Visual Storytelling for the Modern Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

For as long as nonprofits have been around it has always been vital for these organizations to convey the messages of their causes and missions, to tell their stories. That is the topic of the most recent episode of The sgENGAGE Podcast: Visual Storytelling: A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words.

Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Every nonprofit wants a piece of the Millennial pie these days—it seems like every organization I’ve talked to has a plan or is trying to create a plan to break into a new demographic of support. But your organization can go a step beyond by empowering Millennials to be the storytellers.

8 #GivingTuesday Storytelling Tips for Nonprofits 

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. Storytelling can play a key role in a #GivingTuesday campaign, so here are eight tips to consider. Images and videos make it easier to grab someone’s attention on social media.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 76: Visual Storytelling: A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words

Connection Cafe

Storytelling is important in the social good community. Visual images help donors visualize and understand what the organizations they support are doing, and how their contributions make a difference. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why visual storytelling matters to fundraising.

Top 10 Sources for Free Images

Tech Soup Blog

There are more places than ever to get free images that are entirely OK for you to use for your communications. Here are 10 sources for images you can freely use on your website or other communications channels. Where to Find Free Images. How TechSoup Uses Images.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling. Yes, it’s 2018 and we are still talking about the power and benefits of storytelling. 15 Minute Storytelling Workouts. nonprofit storytelling

Story-Led Change: A Photojournalist’s Thoughts on the Power of Storytelling

Connection Cafe

I was lucky enough to sit down with Sean Sheridan , photojournalist, author and speaker who has spent nearly two decades elevating people and brands through storytelling, to learn more about his focus on storytelling through imagery and how his work amplifies the cause-minded organizations he partners with. I got my start in the corporate world doing communications and storytelling, but I began to grow antsy with that work. Incorporating Images for Impactful Storytelling.

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method. For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. Storytelling

Mission in Action, in Life and in Work| The Storytelling Power of A Camera Lens

Connection Cafe

As a corporate social responsibility professional working in philanthropy and volunteerism every day, nonprofits, their leaders and the work they do are a huge part of my life. One of my colleagues, Catherine LaCour, got to know Sean and learned that we had many nonprofit customers in common.

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3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Instagram For Brand Storytelling

TechImpact

With over 20 billion images shared to date, the Instagram community inspires innovative storytelling, from photo editing tips to composition to thematic content. The post 3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Instagram For Brand Storytelling appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Since its launch, Instagram has provided over 200 million users, businesses and non-profits with a fun, creative way to share and capture moments in photos.

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits

NTEN

In a time when photographs circulate around the globe at an unprecedented scale and speed, and revolutions are propelled by viral images, it has become more important than ever for mission-driven organizations to create impactful visual media that can drive action and fuel awareness.

Free Graphics Software and Images

Tech Soup Blog

I promise not to say anything about a picture being worth a thousand words, but in today’s ‘attention economy’ using images in our communications online or off is more important than ever in attracting attention. Image Editing. It’s also a nonprofit project.

4 Tools to Create Images, Videos, Diagrams, and Flowcharts

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup has a number of visual communication product donations for nonprofits, libraries, and religious organizations. Image and Video Editing. Photoshop Elements is a tool for editing photos and other still images. Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits (Part 1).

The Scoop on Getty's New Free Images

Frogloop

Did Getty Images, the world''s largest photo service just make its photos free to use? Getty Images says you can use images for free by embedding them on your website or blog as long it''s for non-commercial purposes. What do you think about Getty''s new, free embedded images?

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Promote Campaigns – Pull together information, data, and multimedia power (maps, photos, videos) to create a compelling, interactive campaign story for your nonprofit organization.

Free Digital Storytelling Online Event

Robert Weiner

My friends at TechSoup asked me to pass along info about their upcoming digital storytelling event. From September 30 to October 21, TechSoup will host a free Digital Storytelling online event including expert roundtable discussions, nonprofit case studies, online discussions, live chat, and a community challenge with a final screening awards ceremony in the virtual world of Second Life. What do we mean by Digital Storytelling?

Visual Storytelling: Powerful Connections for Your Nonprofit | Nonprofit Marketing | Getting Attention

AFP Blog

Visual Storytelling: Powerful Connections for Your Nonprofit | Nonprofit Marketing | Getting Attention : Video, infographics, still photography, and even a t-shirt or cap featuring your call to action are all examples of visual media nonprofits are using to tell stories in powerful ways! When executed well, they cut through the clutter and leave a mental image that resonates and is remembered.

Video Storytelling Made Easy with Adobe Spark

Tech Soup Blog

Use these questions to guide your storytelling strategies and then add your text, images, video clips, and even narration to Adobe Spark Video! Distill your message down into a couple of sentences; then use supportive video clips, images, or icons to visually represent your point.

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8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

SocialFish

Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story. If you have gorgeous images with bad sound, your video will be skipped over before you know it.

November 20 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

Instagram for Nonprofits: Powerful Images in the Palm of Your Hand

Have Fun - Do Good

I love how simple it is to use I love how good it makes my photos look I love how easy it is to share images across networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr) I love "reading" my feed of stories told through images each day The Instagram community has grown quickly.

March 5 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

May 7 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

September 18 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012.

Digital Storytelling Tweet Chat Goes Global April 16

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge is here! All April long, we're putting on events to sharpen your digital storytelling skills. Then, you submit your own short video (up to 90-seconds) or five-image slide show to our challenge to win prizes!

4 Ways to Use Your Nonprofit Blog for #GivingTuesday Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

GivingTuesday is an excellent opportunity to use storytelling to draw in new and existing donors and supporters of your cause, on December 2 and beyond. Image 1 : Giving Tuesday / Some rights reserved. Image 2: Jenna Sauber. Image 3 : Eustaquio Santimano / CC BY-NC-ND.

Digital Storytelling at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013

Tech Soup Blog

It's no secret that we are advocates of digital storytelling at TechSoup. This April our 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge offers resources to sharpen your skills and an opportunity to enter your short video or five-image slide show by April 30 to win awesome prizes!

How to Wow: Four Useful Insights on Amazing Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

The Internet is awash in a flood of digital storytelling tips. You know that telling your story is an important way to connect your nonprofit with your constituents and move people to action, but HOW?! Joe Lambert is the E xecutive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling.

New Webinar! Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This webinar begins with a demonstration on how to get your nonprofit started on Pinterest. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites.

Upcoming Webinar: Creating a Culture of Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we know that successful storytelling does not happen in a blink of an eye, out of thin air, or by pressing a magic button. first installment of our 2013 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge webinar series, Creating a Culture of Storytelling.

How To: Use Social Media To Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Home Business Rotator. The more ways your nonprofit is generating leads when fundraising, the better. Here are 5 tips to help your nonprofit take the next step in its social media fundraising efforts. Visual storytelling.

August 13 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

Nonprofits Live: Collaborative Storytelling Recap

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Campaign. kicked off with a special edition of Nonprofits Live on the topic of collaborative storytelling. Collaborative storytelling refers to working with a team, sometimes distributed, to produce video. Borman's experience has taught her that team building is important to collaborative storytelling. Harris rounded out the conversation on collaborative storytelling by sharing the story of the Global Lives Project.

Picture This: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Although most people tend to think of videos when they think of digital storytelling, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge (TSDigs), powered by Lights. Each of the following photos reflects one, or many components, of what makes a powerful image.

6 Tips to Improve Your Next Fundraising Campaign Using Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling is the currency of fundraising. In the digital environment of email, social media, and mobile, we can use storytelling in innovative ways to inspire supporters and donors — and raise more money. TechSoup also offers an excellent resource guide for video storytelling.

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

NTEN

Flipboard is an iPad app that tries to do that, by providing an illusion of priority through a tactful manipulation of layout, font sizes and images. You can select from various past dates when the streetview camera captured the image. Mobile nptech nten storytelling Communications

November 20 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

View: All Webinars for Nonprofits. Also discussed are low-cost or free photo-editing tools that allow nonprofits to create images that not only work well on Pinterest, but also on other social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

Storytelling in the Digital Age: Lessons from the SOCAP12 Conference

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofit leaders, impact investors, and philanthropists from all over the world gathered in San Francisco's Fort Mason Center this week for SOCAP12. Heroic Stories Capture Nonprofit Audiences. Learn More About Digital Storytelling. Image: Ginny Mies.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Infographic: How Much Are Nonprofits Investing In Social Media?

TechImpact

Social media is a staple of any nonprofit’s content marketing efforts. It’s the easiest way for nonprofits to connect with, and communicate its message to a wide array of demographics instantly. Is your nonprofit spending more time on social media in 2014?

Use TechSoup's Content for Free!

Tech Soup Blog

Content created by TechSoup is available to reuse by any nonprofit or library (for free!), We think this kind of information sharing is the essence of nonprofits and libraries' collaborative spirit. Take advantage of all of TechSoup's best digital storytelling resources.

Your Nonprofit’s Guide To Promoting Events Via Social Media

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Jeff Hurt Blog. Your nonprofit’s next event, big or small, will likely be announced and hyped up using social media. The truth is, there are certain things your nonprofit can do to increase your chances of getting noticed, and getting more people out to your event.

2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Is Here!

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights. During the one-month challenge TechSoup will host a series of interactive trainings designed to help nonprofits produce a one-minute video or five-picture Flickr slideshow. Mobile Storytelling Tweet Chat - Learn More!