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

The Truth About Nonprofit Storytelling

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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.

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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.

Experts Break Down the Science of Nonprofit Storytelling


Lately, we've been obsessed with storytelling. For nonprofits, great storytelling, especially in the digital space, is changing donor behavior in all of the best ways (think: more action, deeper connection, and higher donation rates.). marketing nonprofit storytelling

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

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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.

Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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. How does your nonprofit use storytelling effectively on its digital channels?

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 Classic Storylines for Nonprofit Storytelling


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

Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

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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

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.

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. 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?

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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.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Tips for Great Storytelling


Love this one!! H/T Poppulo. Photo by Andrew Measham on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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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. design Social Media storytelling Samihah Azim. Product Design Manager. Bluenose Analytics.

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. ————– ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

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

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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.

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 […].

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


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

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


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

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?

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.

Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

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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!

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. 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.”.

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.

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. And besides, storytelling is fun!

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

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

How to Engage Social Media Followers With Storytelling

John Haydon

The Nonprofit Storytelling Tour I […]. The post How to Engage Social Media Followers With Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon. One of my very first cars was a yellow 1972 VW Super Beetle. It was beautiful and simple and had lots of pep.

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.

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

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Celebrate Community Storytelling

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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

#NPTechChat — Storytelling for Sustainable Development Goals

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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

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

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

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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.

Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits

John Haydon

It goes without saying that storytelling is integral to connecting with supporters. In an age of constant distraction, storytelling hooks people in. The post Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits appeared first on John Haydon.