Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling. Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. Storytelling

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth : Over the past six months, I’ve been on an advisory group for project that my colleague Jay Geneske at the Rockefeller Foundation has spearheaded to help build the capacity of nonprofits in storytelling skills. Your CEO as Master Storyteller. Storytelling

4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ? The truth is that nonprofits are still not using storytelling as strategically as they could be. In other words, storytelling is an ad-hoc activity that happens on the side. Storytelling can be used support your organization’s advocacy, communications, marketing, and fundraising efforts by helping you build stronger connections with your audience.

Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

Stories naturally demonstrate impact in a tangible way and when they are told well, they make the reader feel like the hero. But your organization can go a step beyond by empowering Millennials to be the storytellers.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

So much of fundraising and relationship building is about following up with donors—keeping in touch, reporting impact, keeping them apprised of new happenings and so on. When it comes to the content of donor communications that actually retain donors , we must focus on communicating impact.

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

Connection Cafe

Storytelling is important in the social good community. Today’s guest joined the podcast to talk about how organizations can better incorporate visual elements into their storytelling. Topics Discussed in This Episode: Why visual storytelling matters to fundraising.

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

Your Brain On Good Stories: Why Storytelling Matters For Nonprofits


While the ROI of storytelling is a difficult one to measure , what’s important to understand is that it does work. Essentially, storytelling is something that not only helps nonprofits engage with their communities, but it also harbors the potential to help nonprofits fundraise, too.

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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. This is why TechSoup has run a storytelling campaign for the last seven years. Here are four reasons to consider an Authentic Storytelling approach when creating your story. Storytelling

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

This conference brings together some of the top minds in nptech and gives attendees a chance to discuss what’s happening across the industry and share best practices for how to work smarter and create bigger, lasting impact with technology.

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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.

Sharing Your Story: How to Engage Donors with the Philanthropic Impact of Their Gift

Connection Cafe

It’s simple—regularly communicate the impact that your donors have already created. It might seem too easy, but research shows that donors want to know 1) how their gift was used and 2) what impact it had. Stories perfectly illustrate impact in action.

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Building Impact Fundraising Capacity

Connection Cafe

Jamie Forbes of Opus Advisers and Alexandra Urbanowski of New Hampshire Public Radio helped attendees understand the value of building a brand within the nonprofit space and how it can impact fundraising. Measurement is essential to understand your impact. Focus on storytelling.

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#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary. I would urge you to take a few minutes to view this video and see what you can learn nonprofit storytelling. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event

AFP Blog

TechSoup Digital Storytelling Event: "Every organization has a story to tell. Even with limited resources, time, or skills, your nonprofit can tell a compelling story that captures the importance and impact of your cause — and we've got an event that will show you how! But yours doesn't have to be a bland, corporate-sounding video or canned sound bite.

3 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Instagram For Brand Storytelling


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.

DIY Digital Storytelling Resources from TechSoup

John Haydon

To create and share inspiring stories online, nonprofits need both storytelling resources and inspiration. TechSoup ‘s annual nonprofit digital storytelling contest, Storymakers , provides both. Best New Storyteller Award, for an organization new to digital storytelling.

Guest Lecture: NYU – Data and Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

I will join Laurel Hart’s class to discuss some of the key ways social media has impacted nonprofit organizations and the opportunities for the social impact sector to leverage the social technologies available today and in the future. presentation Presentations from 2011 community content data guest lecture planning storytelling strategyDate : April 28, 2011. Location : New York, NY. Topic : Nonprofits & Social Media.

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


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.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Nonprofits: What if you created a digital annual report that walked viewers through your service area, giving them a tour of your work and impact?

Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson. The event also included plenary speakers, including a provocative talk about storytelling with data from Alexandra Samuel.

The Importance Of Including Storytelling In Fundraising Message


It can be easy to forget that the easiest way to have an impact on someone is to provide them with a narrative they can relate to. People don’t want to understand a social cause through numbers and statistics; they want to hear about the cause’s human impact.

The day I made an impact

ASU Lodestar Center

There is much talk within the nonprofit sector of how organizations should measure their impact, and there doesn’t really seem to be a right or wrong way to implement a measurement strategy. Just like every donated dime counts, so does every point of impact.

Q&A With Best Selling Author And Expert Storyteller, Paul Smith

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his book, Paul demonstrates how storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success. It seems that a lot more people nowadays are professing the power of storytelling.

The Power of Storytelling in Your Crowdfunding Campaign

NonProfit Hub

He’s the writing whiz for WonderWe —a crowdfunding social network that provides free viral tools for non-profits to fundraise, recruit and measure impact like a pro. As a start, let’s chat about the power of storytelling to move people to action.

Finding the Great Impact Story

Tech Soup Blog

In the age of social media there have never been better ways to drive this interactive storytelling. And don't forget to enter TechSoup's 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge with your own story by April 30 to win prizes!

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Storymakers: Previous Digital Storytelling Winners

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is committed to helping nonprofits build their storytelling capacity. For the past four years, we have been amazed and inspired by the storytelling created by our members. 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners. 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners.

Using Cloud Technology in Storytelling


What do storytelling and cloud technology have in common? Storytelling is a cornerstone of nonprofit fundraising and public messaging. The ability to identify and tell a compelling story is such an important part of conveying our impact that it has almost reached the level of cliché. Cloud cloud technology storybanking storytelling Communications Elizabeth Prescott. Principal and CEO. Prescott Consulting.

Storymakers Digital Storytelling Resources - Go Explore

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup storytelling campaigns have been educating nonprofits and building storytelling capacity for four years. Creating a Culture of Storytelling. A Menu of Storytelling Options from Small to Large. Storytelling Blog Posts. Storytelling and Social Sharing.

TSDigs: Creating Impact & Effective Storytelling Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

It’s the goal of every nonprofit that creates a video – creating a video that has impact. Examining what makes video have an impact was the topic of TechSoup’s recent Digital Storytelling Challenge tweet chat.

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?

Drive Attention and Gain Donations on Facebook with Video Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Storytelling in a sound-off world. The notion of storytelling might seem grandiose. Video on Facebook is your opportunity to showcase how your nonprofit makes an impact. Connect with us and drive attention and gain donations on Facebook with video storytelling.

5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But what makes this bot most engaging is good storytelling shared in a conversational way, matching the pope’s tone of voice and illustrated with photos, video, and audio. This is storytelling with a purpose, each story ending with the option of taking action, share the story or donate.

Unleash your curation creativity: 4 cool storytelling tools


I’ve been playing with a slew of storytelling tools lately. maximizes the reach and impact of shared content for publishers by driving traffic back to the original site at more than 5x the industry average for traditional links.

TSDigs: The Collected Digital Storytelling Resources

Tech Soup Blog

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights.Camera.Help. Febrauary 2012 was marked by weekly tweet chats and webinars, an episode of NPLive, blog posts, and articles on the topic of digital storytelling. Although the Digital Storytelling Challenge submissions period is over – the opportunity to hone your digital storytelling skills doesn’t need to end. The collected digital storytelling event recaps can all be found here.

The 12th Issue of NTEN: Change is Out - "Outcomes & Impact"


The true test of any nonprofit is to demonstrate impact. Every nonprofit aims to have impact, but few have the systems in place to calculate little more than outputs. For nonprofits, measuring their broader impact can be easier said than done.

[PODCAST] Storytelling as Mission Moments | Ft. Lori Jacobwith

NonProfit Hub

Storytelling has been a pretty noteworthy buzzword in the nonprofit sector in the last few years. Blogs, conferences and thought leaders all over the sector stress the importance of storytelling. We all have stories that stem from our work and most of us already know the importance of storytelling. Lori Jacobwith explains a new way to view storytelling. Mission moments help others learn an organization’s why by showing (not telling) real examples of impact. .

How to Harness the Power of Data for Better Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

Data can be a powerful storytelling tool to communicate impact to current and potential donors and funders. The post How to Harness the Power of Data for Better Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors. The IMPACT Conference. The IMPACT Conference. The IMPACT Conference / Charlottesville, VA / TBD. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.

How to Wow: Four Useful Insights on Amazing Digital Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

The Internet is awash in a flood of digital storytelling tips. Joe Lambert is the E xecutive Director of the Center for Digital Storytelling. Submit here and find out more information on our webinar series, our global-tweet-chat, and more storytelling resources.

Webinars to Sharpen Your Digital Storytelling Skills

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge kicks off this April combining a month of learning and friendly competition into a media-making challenge. More important, they hone their digital storytelling skills and come away with a reusable piece of marketing collateral.

Storytelling Through Paid Advertising


I'm going to start by telling a story about storytelling. As we know now, the outcome of the case was not what we wanted, but we really tried to create impact – and we know that going forward (as a family), we'll be close to AI's mission for life.

How Nonprofits Can Engage an Audience Through Storytelling

ASU Lodestar Center

Storytelling is a strategic tool that has been used since the beginning of humanity to transmit a meaningful message to others. Nonprofits can also make use of storytelling to engage their audience , get their attention, and influence them to change their behavior and take action.