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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. Once you have completed Steps 1 to 3, you are ready to create your storytelling plan.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

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Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

But your organization can go a step beyond by empowering Millennials to be the storytellers. So where should you start? Engagement.

The Truth About Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

So forgive me, but I just don’t get this “new” idea being proclaimed from the rooftops about storytelling. and she loved a little boy.”

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

For this Designing for Good episode, we’re showcasing the best examples of nonprofit storytelling of 2016. Mature humor. #5

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

The problem with this model of storytelling is that we fail to form a meaningful connection with our audience. It’s different from sympathy.

Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling


What’s the big deal about storytelling? Social Networking Online Fundraising Online Marketing

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

Many are focused on storytelling as an initiative which tells us they’re beginning to understand the power of content marketing.

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. Storytelling By Jay Geneske, 2014.

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. Q: How do you define story?

5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid

John Haydon

That’s because human beings are hardwired for nonprofit storytelling. The post 5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on John Haydon. Whether told face-to-face with a major donor, in a thank you video, or in your fundraising emails, stories are the most powerful tool in your fundraising and marketing arsenal.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling


Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story.

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches – Guest Post by Jay Geneske, Rockefeller Foundation. Storytelling

#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. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference.

The key to great digital storytelling


Love this deck from Simon Mainwaring about digital storytelling. See what you think! Di-Day Slides from Simon Mainwaring. Content Strategy

Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience


The fundamentals of designing for storytelling in tech products can be woven into the overall strategy of nonprofit organizations. Samihah Azim.

Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling skills are also a prerequisite to successful advocacy. Take Part in the Digital Storytelling Challenge! What Can You Do?

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

Connection Cafe

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3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

Without good storytelling, you lack the emotional oomph that’s needed to attract and retain supporters. Is it your email messages?

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


Visit PhotoPhilanthropy for resources, to connect with photographers, learn tips for effective storytelling, or just to be inspired!

Why Board Members Need to Be on Board with Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit storytelling is crucial to conveying your organization’s message to donors and volunteers alike. Want more great tips from Lori?

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The event also included plenary speakers, including a provocative talk about storytelling with data from Alexandra Samuel. nptech?

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media


His perspective storytelling and letting the Make-a-Wish brand roam free in the social space was impressive. He blogs at darbyDARNIT.

NYU Guest Lecture: Data for Strategy Building and Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

Data: Strategy and Storytelling. We also talked about user testing and storytelling with data. Presentation. Resources. link]. link].

Nonprofit Storytelling with Infographics

John Haydon

Nonprofit Storytelling with Infographics. Strategy Infographics storytellingFive Tips for Creating Powerful Infographics. Promote it.

Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

John Haydon

Through nonprofit storytelling, we step into someone else’s shoes. The transformational power of story both engages and changes us.

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#NPTechChat — Storytelling for Sustainable Development Goals

Tech Soup Blog

But how will the United Nations Foundation (the.( read more

Guest post: 5 Things (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong About Storytelling


Read on for her advice on doing nonprofit storytelling right! Check out the brand new Epic Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling!

5 Ways to Use Data Storytelling for Advocacy

Tech Soup Blog

And data storytelling is at the forefront of such initiatives. At first thought, data and storytelling sound like an odd mix. spanhidden.

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

Eric Jacobsen Blog

It seems that a lot more people nowadays are professing the power of storytelling. But I have continued to write in the storytelling space.

Celebrate Community Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

RSVP now for TechSoup's fourth annual Digital Storytelling Screening and Awards Party on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Featured Appearances.

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Public Radio about Storytelling


To take advantage of this is an exciting and pivotal moment, nonprofits should consider adding audio storytelling to your digital communications toolkit. 13ntc nptech nten radio storytelling CommunicationsWill Coley. Producer/Founder. Aquifer Media.

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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. Donor Communication

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

Connection Cafe

3 storytelling techniques to effectively communicate donor impact: Share impact through pictures. This is key for repeat donations.

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New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. Do you have a hyperlocal online network/space?

Tools for Digital Storytelling


Some good stuff and info about digital storytelling tools in this deck by the always fabulous Debra Askanase. Digital Storytelling Tools for Nonprofit Organizations from Community Organizer 2.0. Read more about the training she did on this here. Content Strategy From the Trenches Implementation

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What is Nonprofit Storytelling And Why is it So Important?

John Haydon

What Margaret Mitchell can teach you about storytelling. Social Media Optimization Your Brand marketing sharing your story storytelling

Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story


The Whale Hunt: A Storytelling Experiment by Jonathan Harris. Mobile nptech nten storytelling CommunicationsMy Story. This is so true.

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. General

DIY Digital Storytelling Resources from TechSoup

John Haydon

To create and share inspiring stories online, nonprofits need both storytelling resources and inspiration. 2014 Storymaker Winners.