Digital Storytelling: Expert Tips by J.D. Lasica

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The piece is titled " Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps.' I met J.D. Lasica at the 2006 Blogher Conference where I found out about his one his projects on ourmedia - the Personal Media Learning Center. - a "Democratic knowledge clearing house."

Great reads from around the web on May 28th

Amy Sample Ward

Wild Apricot Blog : Make Your Own Infographic – "Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause. " Tags: roundup bookmarks competitions data design fundraising government howto infographics information interviews list networking postalicious race report resources socialmedia tutorial video visualization

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

From #batkid to #GivingTuesday, the Next Generation of American Giving to Content Marketing for Nonprofits , storytelling to social fundraising, retention rates to relationship building, the roundup below covers it all (and everything in between). In Pamela Grow’s Nonprofit Storytelling- How to hook your reader from the first sentence she draws on the importance of using emotional hooks to draw your readers in. It’s been quite the year.

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Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program

Tech Soup Blog

They'll share storytelling tips, budgets, and viral marketing secrets. Learn how to use digital storytelling to your advantage in this article, Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps. Check out TechSoup's Digital Storytelling Event for information on the Digital Storytelling Challenge or to learn more about digital storytelling through online seminars and articles. Hardware video storytelling digital video Flip Video

Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program

Tech Soup Blog

They shared storytelling tips, budgets, and viral marketing secrets. Learn how to use digital storytelling to your advantage in this article, Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps. Check out TechSoup's Digital Storytelling Event for information on the Digital Storytelling Challenge or to learn more about digital storytelling through online seminars and articles. Hardware video storytelling digital video Flip Video

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PowToon enables user to create video animations for video storytelling and presentations. HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

New on SSIR: Can Giving Days Strengthen Your Community?

Amy Sample Ward

Core elements included using the Razoo giving platform, content best practices, online storytelling, social media strategy, and donor cultivation. My latest post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog is now up.

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59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

PowToon enables user to create video animations for video storytelling and presentations. HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Hack Your Content Marketing With Facebook Interest Lists and Graph Search

SocialFish

Below are six Facebook Graph search strings you can use right now ( watch this video tutorial on using Graph Search ). One of the biggest challenges nonprofits have is finding content that will resonate with their community.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is superb for visual storytelling about your organization, its stakeholders, and results. The idea that “pictures do the talking” is also appealing to younger audiences which is why Instagram is popular with Gen Z and Gen Y.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is superb for visual storytelling about your organization, its stakeholders, and results. Cheat Sheets and Tutorial To Coach Your Nonprofit CEO.

Digital Analytics Basics: Free Online Academy from Google

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That training was either expensive or a hodge podge of low cost webinars and free video tutorials available on the web.

Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I created Excel for Evaluation , a series of more than 25 video tutorials with real examples from nonprofits, to share my favorite techniques with nonprofit leaders like you. Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent.

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Get the Equipment You Need to Shoot a Professional-Looking Video

Tech Soup Blog

Check out Wistia's tutorial on shooting video with an iPhone for even more mobile video tips. (If If you're shooting video with an Android or Windows Phone, this tutorial is still useful.).

Your Top 10 Tech Topics

Tech Soup Blog

Our five-part Photoshop for Nonprofits tutorial shows you how. Our Storymakers campaign offered storytelling how-to webinars and events, culminating in a contest to identify the very best nonprofit videos. Fiscal year end is a time of reflection here at TechSoup.

nfp 2.0 » Not-for-profit’s have the gift of stories

Rebooting Charity

1) myspace (1) nspcc (2) oxfam (2) podcast (1) second life (5) social impact (6) social media (16) social networking (6) storytelling (6) tagging (3) web 2.0 (18) For a primer on digital storytelling, you can do no better than read J.D. Lasica’s 10 Easy Steps tutorial.

Socialbrite: Social Tools for Social Change

Amy Sample Ward

Scores of additional articles, guides and tutorials to help newcomers and veterans alike get better acquainted with this fast-moving space. Services include conducting in-depth workshops, working with senior staff to develop a social media strategy, and crafting campaigns to reach contributors and supporters through Twitter, Facebook and digital storytelling, among other modern approaches. Nonprofit tech experts team up to help others master ‘social tools for social change’.

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Things We Like (October 2011)

NTEN

Didn't get enough visual storytelling in our newsletter ? Big Duck's Rebecca Hume wrote up a nice introduction , and SocialBrite's JD Lasica offers a tutorial in 10 easy steps. Digital storytelling potential a-plenty there. A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources and other goodies. Read more posts on our blog. We've also got some more great resources on our blog – on how to tell stories with maps , video , even paid advertising !

TechSoup's Top 10 Tech Topics of 2016

Tech Soup Blog

Our Digital Storytelling Challenge. We provide tutorials on video production processes and photo editing so you can tell your story like a pro. Check out our resources on great nonprofit storytelling and learn more. You told us what you wanted to know, and we listened.

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Free In-Person Events for Nonprofit Techies

Tech Soup Blog

Atlanta, Georgia: Visual Storytelling: Using Digital Media. New York, New York: Data Storytelling and Data Visualization for Nonprofits. Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session!

Free Graphics Software and Images

Tech Soup Blog

It’s not super easy to use, but it has lots of assistance like help files, a user manual and online resources such as tutorials , a wiki , documentation (in 11 languages), forums , FAQs , tips etc. There’s also the GIMP Basics tutorial, which is more geeky, but still manageable.

Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop

Tech Soup Blog

Maybe you can use the software to take home the grand prize in this year's TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge ! You can start at Adobe's own Learn Photoshop CS6 tutorials on Adobe TV.

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How To Put Social Fundraising On Steroids: Community Giving Days

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How To Marry Social Media with Fundraising. View more presentations from Beth Kanter. Social fundraising is when your nonprofit integrates tried and true fundraising techniques with social media to inspire your supporters to raise money from their networks on your behalf.

Tips for Shooting A Winning Video For Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Both have dedicated users and a huge variety of tutorials online to help you get started. Dawn is a freelancer for BC/DC Ideas and Brian writes for the volunteer storytelling blog Amplifying Good. Photo by Global Fund for Children.

Get Fundraising Tips at a NetSquared Community Event

Tech Soup Blog

Baltimore, Maryland: Salesforce CRM Tutorial and Free Tech Help Session! Mukono, Uganda: Digital Storytelling. Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season!

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s way too much marketing happening on social networking sites and not enough storytelling. UPDATED 1/8/12: Thanks to the launch of Google+ Pages for brands, Google+ traffic hit an all time high in December 2011 and it’s likely that the trend will continue in 2012.

Social Video Questions, Answered: Join TechSoup July 20

Tech Soup Blog

Is It Different from Digital Storytelling? videos together, presentations, video meetings, and 3D design that can be recorded for public media sharing or YouTube tutorials. including: a product matching program, storytelling trainings, social.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

There’s way too much marketing happening on social networking sites and not enough storytelling. UPDATED 2/26/12: Please note that the best practices listed below are a work in progress and are updated regularly.