Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

Connection Cafe

But your organization can go a step beyond by empowering Millennials to be the storytellers. The reality is that this could happen anytime, not just when you are encouraging people to be storytellers. Nonprofit Marketing engagement MCON millennials storytelling Vanessa Chase

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.

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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.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit Fundraising charitable giving report donor retention Nonprofit Storytelling stewardship storytellingBlackbaud’s 2016 Charitable Giving Report shows us that donor retention for first time donors is still remarkably low – 29% for offline donors and 21% for online donors.

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. Timely, but why is nonprofit storytelling such a hot topic these days ? And that’s why nonprofit storytelling matters.

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.

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Four Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling

Frogloop

What’s the big deal about storytelling? Social Networking Online Fundraising Online 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. Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. Storytelling

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. The second way that we can find common ground with our audiences through our storytelling is through shared life experiences.

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

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. Her new book is The Producer’s Playbook: Real People on Camera (Focal Press). 1 – Tell a Story.

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

Connection Cafe

They’re trying more tactics, using more social media platforms, growing in their internal knowledge and skills, and focusing on becoming better storytellers. Many are focused on storytelling as an initiative which tells us they’re beginning to understand the power of content marketing.

#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.

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. We are, as a species, addicted to story. Even when the body goes to sleep, the mind […].

The key to great digital storytelling

SocialFish

Love this deck from Simon Mainwaring about digital storytelling. See what you think! Di-Day Slides from Simon Mainwaring. ————– ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

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.

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.

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. Advocacy Community digital storytelling photography photos Web Sites Communications

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. The post 3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon. What makes someone donate to your cause? Is it the design of your landing page?

Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

Tech Soup Blog

For the sixth year, TechSoup's annual challenge will help nonprofits learn how to increase their storytelling skills for fundraising and advocacy purposes. Storytelling skills are also a prerequisite to successful advocacy. Take Part in the Digital Storytelling Challenge!

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. Connect with us and drive attention and gain donations on Facebook with video storytelling. Sponsored by Animoto. Nonprofits have a unique advantage on Facebook.

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. We caught up with master storyteller Lori Jacobwith at the 2014 AFP Conference in San Antonio.

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. Petri Darby is the Director of Brand Marketing & Digital Strategy at Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He blogs at darbyDARNIT.

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. Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”.

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 nyu

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

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit News Blackbaud''s Mission in Action Exhibit photography Sean Sheridan storytelling I love when my life and my work collide.

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! nonprofit storytelling

Nonprofit Storytelling with Infographics

John Haydon

Nonprofit Storytelling with Infographics. Strategy Infographics storytellingPeople support your organization for one reason: They view your organization as the agent of change they seek. If they had the resources, they’d make the changes they desire by themselves.

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Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

John Haydon

Through nonprofit storytelling, we step into someone else’s shoes. The post Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters appeared first on John Haydon. Good stories connect people – to an idea or new information, and most importantly, to other people.

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#NPTechChat — Storytelling for Sustainable Development Goals

Tech Soup Blog

In November 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the social, economic, and environmental spectrum, plus critical pieces relating to civil society. But how will the United Nations Foundation (the.( read more

What Nonprofits Can Learn from Public Radio about Storytelling

NTEN

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. We're in the middle of a renaissance of digital audio online and via mobile technology.

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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. Event video community TechSoup Event tsdigs digital storytelling tstellingyourstory tsevents

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.

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. "Data" sounds dry, while storytelling weaves narratives aimed at appealing to people's emotions.

New on SSIR: A New Tool for Digital Storytelling

Amy Sample Ward

—– I’m really excited by tools that enable digital or transmedia storytelling. My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now posted – you can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR opinion blog , or in full below.

Tools for Digital Storytelling

SocialFish

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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Mobile Storytelling: An Evolving Story

NTEN

Curtis Wong of Microsoft Research has a wonderful presentation of Microsoft’s World Wide Telescope project where the tool for presenting the universe around us sets a stage for storytelling by allowing researchers and students alike to create a narrative through the interface.

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 storytellingStories are the heart and soul of your organization.

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.

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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