Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

EveryAction

With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling. As you start to think about how your organization will tell your story this season we enlisted the advice of Vanessa Chase Lockshin, the creator of The Storytelling Nonprofit , to show us how we can stretch our storytelling muscles and get ready for year end! Yes, it’s 2018 and we are still talking about the power and benefits of storytelling.

The Power of Storytelling – A Nonprofit Essential: 3 Steps for Success

One Cause

The post The Power of Storytelling – A Nonprofit Essential: 3 Steps for Success appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post fundraising strategy Marketing storytelling

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Ethical Storytelling + Nonprofit Fundraising

Greater Giving

How can we make storytellers feel safe and trust that their stories will be told with the utmost respect and in a way that they would want them to be told? We are all our own best storytellers. ? Center your storyteller, not the organization. Keep storytellers involved.

Cut Through the Clutter: Why Storytelling Matters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And this is where storytelling comes in. So, what makes an effective storytelling campaign? It is not enough for your storytelling campaign to evoke feelings of sympathy. Elements your nonprofit should include in your storytelling campaigns include: Show impact. By creating a sense of urgency in your storytelling campaigns. Encourage user-generated storytelling with social media.

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

EveryAction

We asked storytelling expert Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Non-Profit to share the most common mistakes organizations make when talking about how + why they do what they do. Read on for her advice on doing nonprofit storytelling right! Check out the brand new Epic Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling! nonprofit storytelling

How To Be An Effective Storyteller

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Has a personal connection to the storyteller and/or the audience. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Storytelling Telling Stories

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori

EveryAction

What makes a great storyteller? A great storyteller is someone who can relate to those experiences, right? How do you approach storytelling with communities that you’re less directly connected to? You’ve been a storyteller and an organizer across multiple arms of the progressive movement. Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer.

An Introduction to Nonprofit Storytelling

Wild Apricot

Here's an introduction to the basic elements of nonprofit storytelling from the expert on the matter, Vanessa Chase. storytellingIncluding an emotional story in your messaging can inspire your supporters to take action.

The Essential Core Components Of Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Being a good storyteller will serve you well in your leadership role. "A Leadership Management Storytelling Storytelling Esther K. A story with a business impact can be as short as one sentence.

The Power of Storytelling | What a powerful interactive storytelling experience looks like

Pamela Grow

It’s a storytelling experience that fosters empathy in an impactful, lasting way. Sharing compelling stories is a critical aspect of your organization’s fundraising. They’re stories that can ultimately convince supports to make a gift.

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4 Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Storytelling with WhatsApp

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth Ngonzi , is an Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs where she teaches Digital Storytelling, Innovation and Fundraising. Storytelling is core to how we as human beings communicate. Storytelling Framework. Digital Storytelling Framework.

6 Nonprofit Storytelling Tips to Multiply the Impact of Your Charitable Marketing Strategy

Elevation

Good storytelling leaves us wanting more, be it in the form of just one last bedtime story, the novel we can’t put down, the tale that captivates us as we huddle around a campfire, or the film we lose ourselves in while cuddled up on the couch. Nonprofit Marketing Nonprofit Storytelling

Effective Storytelling Includes These Seven Elements

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Has a personal connection to the storyteller and/or the audience. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Presentations Presenting Stories Storytelling Telling Stories

8 Times For Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Storytelling"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence.

Power of Storytelling | Orbis shows donor love on Valentine’s Day

Pamela Grow

donorlove Nonprofit monthly giving Nonprofit storytellingMonthly giving is vital. If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you know how important I know it is. Did you know… “Sixty percent of donors under 35 give monthly.”.

Your Brain On Good Stories: Why Storytelling Matters For Nonprofits

TechImpact

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. According to the HBR article, there’s a formula for effective storytelling, too. Your brain loves a good story. Now, this might sound a little strange, but it’s true.

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Eight Good Times For Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Management Storytelling"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence.

Use Storytelling During These Eight Times

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Stories Storytelling Telling Stories"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence.

Using Cloud Technology in Storytelling

NTEN

What do storytelling and cloud technology have in common? Storytelling is a cornerstone of nonprofit fundraising and public messaging. Cloud cloud technology storybanking storytelling Communications Elizabeth Prescott. Principal and CEO. Prescott Consulting. In Liz Prescott's experience, which she shares here, cloud-based solutions can make the difference between an advocacy victory and a missed opportunity. What is a story bank anyway?

[FREE WEBINAR] How NGOs Worldwide Can Use Digital Storytelling to Attract U.S. Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Elizabeth Ngonzi , Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs and Former CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA.

Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience

NTEN

The fundamentals of designing for storytelling in tech products can be woven into the overall strategy of nonprofit organizations. design Social Media storytelling Samihah Azim. Product Design Manager. Bluenose Analytics. When pie charts about pie detract from your story: how to hold content as the star and design as the back-up singer. I work to weave the story of customer success into the core of the product.

10 Reasons For Embracing Storytelling As A Business Tool

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits

NTEN

In an increasingly image-driven world, it is necessary for nonprofit organizations to capitalize on the undeniable power of visual storytelling to support their mission. Visit PhotoPhilanthropy for resources, to connect with photographers, learn tips for effective storytelling, or just to be inspired! Advocacy Community digital storytelling photography photos Web Sites CommunicationsBy Christy Wiles, Marketing Manager, PhotoPhilanthropy.

10 Reasons To Use Storytelling In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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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. So if you're interested in digital storytelling, online community, emerging technologies, or all of the above, do join us for a night of storytelling, a little bit of ceremony, and a lot of celebration! Event video community TechSoup Event tsdigs digital storytelling tstellingyourstory tsevents

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. Don’t misunderstand—I believe storytelling is absolutely critical for fundraising success. But that’s not a new idea; in my lifetime, fundraisers have always been storytellers. And storytelling is not rocket science—it’s something any one of us can do. Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Storytelling storytelling

Eight Times For Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Kristi Hedges Stories Storytelling Telling Stories The Power of Presence"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible.

Grant Writing and the Perfect Storytelling

Tech Soup Blog

Evening meals sometimes went on for hours as we continued our storytelling. When I began writing proposals, storytelling was the only way I knew to convey the problems my organization faced and what we were doing to overcome those problems. But storytelling still plays a prominent role in all requests that I write. Often this idea confuses grant writers because they know they have limited space to make their case, so why waste it on storytelling?

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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.

Guest Lecture: NYU – Data and Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

presentation Presentations from 2011 community content data guest lecture planning storytelling strategyDate : April 28, 2011. Location : New York, NY. Topic : Nonprofits & Social Media. Description : This class is part of the Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program at NYU.

Visual Storytelling for the Modern Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Modern technology provides us all with new opportunities for storytelling, including new ways to approach the ever-important visual element. That is the topic of the most recent episode of The sgENGAGE Podcast: Visual Storytelling: A Picture is Worth 60,000 Words. You’re bringing an element to this, which is about the visual storytelling aspect. Wrap our heads around the idea of visual storytelling.

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. Our webinars will cover how to create impact stories, super-short storytelling and how to get your story noticed. 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners. 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners. 2011 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth Kanter

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy. This comprehensive book covers the following: Part One addresses storytelling readiness, especially now to transform your nonprofit’s culture. Part Two covers the mechanics finding, writing, and sharing compelling stories, as well as addressing some very common storytelling challenges.

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! An eye-catching opening, slick text animation, smooth transitions — these are all important elements of polished social videos. But what really makes a story shine is a strong, concise message, told in a way only your unique perspective and voice can.

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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. Storytelling can be used support your organization’s advocacy, communications, marketing, and fundraising efforts by helping you build stronger connections with your audience.

May 7 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, the webinar closes with a brief exploration of Flickr and Instagram and discusses how your nonprofit can make your digital photo storytelling mobile. Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Winter Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

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 storytelling community content data guest lecture metrics nyuLast week I had the huge honor of guest lecturing in Laurel Hart’s class for the masters course in Corporate and Organizational Communications at NYU’s school of continuing studies.

November 20 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, the webinar closes with a brief exploration of Flickr , Tumblr , and Instagram and discusses how your nonprofit can make your digital photo storytelling mobile. Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Fall Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

March 5 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, the webinar closes with a brief exploration of Flickr , Tumblr , and Instagram and discusses how your nonprofit can make your digital photo storytelling mobile. Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Fall Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

September 18 Webinar: Pinterest and Digital Photography for Nonprofit Storytelling

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Finally, the webinar closes with a brief exploration of Flickr , Tumblr , and Instagram and discusses how your nonprofit can make your digital photo storytelling mobile. Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Summer Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

The Art of People Powered Storytelling Through Social Media

NetWits

His perspective storytelling and letting the Make-a-Wish brand roam free in the social space was impressive. Take a few minutes to listen to what he’s go to say ( he’ll come by to share more in the comments if you have specific questions ) … SXSW 2011: Petri Darby Talks about Social Media Storytelling with Frank Barry. Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He blogs at darbyDARNIT.

8 Times To Incorporate Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Stories Storytelling Telling Stories"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible. Need to show others -- whether a large audience or one person -- that you have shared commonalities.

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Beth Kanter

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. However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential. Could funders prioritize storytelling as a reporting and evaluation mechanism? Storytelling