Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S. Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth Ngonzi , Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs and Former CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA. Ngonzi on Twitter and LinkedIn and register for her upcoming on March 24, Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S.

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. She has worked with Candid, Cornell University, the United Nations, and Vital Voices Global Partnerships, among others.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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

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. Toan Lam is a multimedia consultant, university professor, thought leader, and former TV reporter and host who is on the forefront of the changing landscape of multimedia. Event video community TechSoup Event tsdigs digital storytelling tstellingyourstory tsevents

Storytelling Through Paid Advertising

NTEN

I'm going to start by telling a story about storytelling. It's an instance of advertising as storytelling and it's something many NPOs rarely consider. But, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that while there is a huge amount of online clutter created by for-profit brands, there is space in the universe of paid online advertising for organizations that are seeking to tell their story. By Nasser Asif, Director of Marketing and Media, See3 Communications.

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. The Whale Hunt: A Storytelling Experiment by Jonathan Harris. Mobile nptech nten storytelling CommunicationsBy Nam-ho Park, Director, Mobile Service, Forum One.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 116: Storytelling 101

Connection Cafe

One of the most effective ways this can be done is through storytelling. In this episode of the sgENGAGE Podcast, host Christine Newman is joined by two storytelling experts, Jocelyn Wright and Kirk Lilwall of Blackbaud University. Storytelling for diverse audiences. How technology has changed the approach and strategy for storytelling. Blackbaud University Organizational Best Practices: Multimedia Storytelling. Blackbaud University.

Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

Tech Soup Blog

This special digital storytelling episode of Nonprofits Live will include secrets from the pros for nonprofits submitting photo and video stories to the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge in February. Berkeley, Stanford, United Nations University, New York University, UC. Please spread the word about the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge and enter your photo stories or videos in February!

The Power of Storytelling in Your Crowdfunding Campaign

NonProfit Hub

When not crafting beautiful musings for WonderWe, Josh can be found cooking up the latest Paleo dish (his fiancee’s fault), cycling all over God’s creation, and/or endeavoring to understand the mysterious ways of the universe. As a start, let’s chat about the power of storytelling to move people to action. Turns out, storytelling is just as important with crowdfunding as with any other donation campaign. Josh Shukman is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Meet the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges

Tech Soup Blog

Submissions for the 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge have closed, but the fun has just begun! So who are these hard-working digital storytelling junkies? conference on storytelling in the digital age. University, he teaches thousands of marketers, change-makers, and. Event Multimedia and Graphics tsdigs digital storytelling

Building Community with Digital Storytelling: Online Community Meetup Recap

Tech Soup Blog

In September, the San Francisco Online Community Meetup welcomed Cara Jones , founder of Storytellers for Good , and JD Lasica , chief strategist at Socialbrite. Jones and Lasica spoke on the topic of using storytelling for community building. Jones kicked off the event by sharing important storytelling principles that she illustrated with video examples. Principles of Storytelling. Social media and technology are the newest tools available to us for storytelling.

Experts Break Down the Science of Nonprofit Storytelling

EveryAction

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.). We hosted Amy Saidman (Executive Director - Story District ) and Alex Herder (President - The Duke & the Duck ) for a discussion on how nonprofits can break down the storytelling process. marketing nonprofit storytelling

Use Storytelling As A Key Leadership Tool

Eric Jacobson

Today, many of the most successful organizations on the planet intentionally use storytelling as a key leadership tool ,” explains Smith. Several companies, such as Kimberly-Clark , actively teach storytelling skills to their leaders. And, some forward-thinking business schools such as Notre Dame and De Paul University have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. “As

Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

NTEN

Numbers are a universal langauge. Data NPTech NTEN storytelling CommunicationsBy Kurt Voelker, CTO, Forum One Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs.

Participation in Storytelling: Collaborative Video on Nonprofits Live

Tech Soup Blog

This special Digital Storytelling episode of Nonprofits Live will include secrets from the pros for nonprofits submitting photo and video stories to the TSDigs challenge in February. He has spoken publicly about his work to audiences at the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Stanford, United Nations University, New York University, UC Santa Cruz, the British Museum, Apple, Google, Adobe and numerous other conferences and public events around the world.

How Storytelling Captivates, Convinces And Inspires Employees And Customers

Eric Jacobson

Today, many of the most successful organizations on the planet intentionally use storytelling as a key leadership tool ,” explains Smith. Several companies, such as Kimberly-Clark , actively teach storytelling skills to their leaders. And, some forward-thinking business schools such as Notre Dame and De Paul University have even added storytelling courses to their management curriculum. “As

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. Universities and colleges have it somewhat easier when it comes to talking about shared life experiences with alumni because they all went to the same school. But really, any organization can tap into universally shared life experience.

Transmedia Storytelling and Co-Creation Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Now to dig into this topic because it combines a couple of interest - storytelling with social media and working in a networked way. Lina offers a concise definition of Transmedia Storytelling , a concept and term coined by Henry Jenkins. Transmedia storytelling is storytelling by a number of decentralized authors who share and create content for distribution across multiple forms of media. It’s likely time to add storytelling to the task list.

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

Connection Cafe

Sean recently spent a day with us, as well, sharing the lessons he has learned about humanity, the universal appeal of a child’s smile, about strength against adversity, and more. Nonprofit News Blackbaud''s Mission in Action Exhibit photography Sean Sheridan storytelling I love when my life and my work collide.

Digital storytelling and video buying basics for nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

Audra Buras holds a master’s degree in communication studies from Arizona State University. posted by Audra Buras Chief Distribution Officer, IMMINENT Digital. Millennials and post-Millennials, Generation Z, live, eat, and likely even sleep, with their phones. The word Millennial has become so overused that it sounds less like a term for a generation and more like fingernails dragging down a chalkboard.

The Power of Storytelling in Your Crowdfunding Campaign

NonProfit Hub

When not crafting beautiful musings for WonderWe, Josh can be found cooking up the latest Paleo dish (his fiancee’s fault), cycling all over God’s creation, and/or endeavoring to understand the mysterious ways of the universe. As a start, let’s chat about the power of storytelling to move people to action. Turns out, storytelling is just as important with crowdfunding as with any other donation campaign. Josh Schukman is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

Go Around the Globe with #Storymakers2014

Tech Soup Blog

Are you ready to join a global, Storytelling conversation on Twitter at #Storymakers2014 spanning the globe from India, Libya, Kenya across Europe, Canada and the United States. With one-hour chats in Cameroon, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Canada and the United States, we have over twelves hours of digital storytelling conversation planned for your listening pleasure. 3:00 pm New Zealand Standard time / 3:00 am Coordinated Universal Time.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Black Public Media emerged out of a need for more stories from Black storytellers. BPM provided seed money to create pathways for funding and distribution for storytellers such as Spike Lee, Julie Dash, Stanley Nelson, Shola Lynch, and Byron Hurt. They even have an initiative called “Sistas to Watch” featuring incredible Black women not only in the political sphere but in positions of power in corporations, universities, the media, and more.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona. Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group.

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Data and Storytelling: 6 Ways to Use Data to Move Your Mission

Forum One

Numbers are a universal langauge. Data is the new black. These days everyone is releasing it, visualizing it, aggregating it, and mashing it up. And for good reason. Data is so much more than a stack of numbers or a server filled with client outputs. It can justify the work that your organization is doing, help others understand why it is critical, and offer exciting new ways to motivate others to help solve the problems your organization is working on.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

Connection Cafe

Listen to the interview to hear what she has to say about how to engage audiences through storytelling across multiple digital channels, what powerful and compelling stories look like, and how organizations should be thinking about using podcasting and other types of new media.

Storymakers 2014 Winners — A Global Success

Tech Soup Blog

In the past few years, we've seen the transformation from long to extremely short-form digital content like that on Vine and Instagram, and we've experienced the rise and fall of numerous storytelling apps never to be seen or heard of again. But what remains constant underneath all the change in this digital age is the steady pulse of community storytelling. Storymakers2014 global storytelling digital storytelling storymakers video The world is changing.

Game Friday: Lessons in Environmental Storytelling from an Imagineer

Museum 2.0

Two of the articles that most influenced me were written by Don Carson, Disney imagineer turned video game designer, about "environmental storytelling." (You But incorporating good environmental storytelling techniques from the game world doesn't mean you have to put on mouse ears (or a trenchcoat). As he puts it: Most important of all is once you have created this story, or the rules by which your imagined universe exists, you do not break them!

Crowdsourcing Campaign Videos: Let Your Members Be the Messengers

NTEN

He graduated cum laude from Boston University in 2005 with a B.A. Community digital storytelling nptech nten Social Media storytelling video CommunicationsBy Danny De Bonis, Director, Political Media, IB5K. Every campaign is bedeviled with certain challenges. Namely, how to spice up an email program, tell compelling stories, show the human side of your organization, and build strong emotional connections between your audience and your issue.

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Use TechSoup's Content for Free!

Tech Soup Blog

Lots of organizations now use Creative Commons licensing, including the World Bank , Wikipedia , and MIT plus many other universities. Take advantage of all of TechSoup's best digital storytelling resources. image images graphics photo digital storytelling visualization visual We hope you like our content, and we want you to use it! Content created by TechSoup is available to reuse by any nonprofit or library (for free!), thanks to our Creative Commons license.

Why Social Movements Need Stories

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling can be a powerful tool for good. Simple Storytelling Solutions and the Arab Spring. The Arab Spring also demonstrated that storytelling doesn’t need a big budget or tons of editing time to be effective. Likewise, Twitter can be a powerful and relatively easy-to-use storytelling tool. One month later, she has more than 200,000 followers, a clear statement on the power of Twitter as a storytelling tool.

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Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration

EveryAction

They're working to change the world with the power of activism and storytelling. began as a hip hop conference at the University of Maryland in 2000. Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please.

Around the TechSoup Global Blogosphere

Tech Soup Blog

Read the transcript of the Nonprofit Commons meeting, featuring Dr. Valerie Hill of Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Science discussing libraries, museums, and immersive learning. July is digital storytelling month Down Under. Learn how not to make three digital storytelling mistakes. Get inspired with these digital storytelling examples: raising awareness of homelessness and sharing indigenous stories online.

The Sharing Economy of Nonprofit Organizational Strategies: The Top 10 Nonprofit Blogs

Connection Cafe

Typically, these strategies fell into one of these categories: Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Social Media, Marketing, Technology, Big Data, Storytelling, Professional Development, and Nonprofit News. Lucy Bernholz is a visiting Stanford University scholar whose thoughts on Philanthropy, civil society, and politics can only be described as refreshing and forward thinking. #8: 6: The Storytelling Nonprofit. Vanessa Chase is a storytelling master.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

NTEN

The argument for stories In 2003, John Sadowsky and Loick Roche, two professors at the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in France, reviewed the major academic literature on storytelling and wrote a paper called, "The power of stories: a discussion of why stories are powerful". Their four central points may sound familiar: Stories are universal. Data NPTech NTEN storytelling Communications

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended. As you dive deep into the world of storytelling and connecting with donors, we also want you to have a great time and feel inspired when you leave. University of Florida College of Communications & Journalism / Gainesville, FL / By invitation.

The #1 Skill Nonprofit Professionals Should Focus on in 2021

DipJar

Over his 30-year career, Hugg has held positions at the Boy Scouts of America, Lebanon Valley College, the University of Cincinnati, Ursinus College, and the University of the Arts. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Top Nonprofit Blogs to Bookmark Today

The Modern Nonprofit

She was one of the first to publish about using social media for social impact and has lectured at Stanford University. THE STORYTELLING NONPROFIT. In this blog, you’ll learn about: Storytelling for Social Good, Fundraising, and Nonprofit Communications.

How can nonprofits strategically implement digital tools to achieve impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

Nonprofits must never forget that they are called to be active participants in the lives of people, learning stories, and, when appropriate, storytelling for further impact. This makes storytelling a necessity and a digital discipline. Illustration by Yuxin Qin.

The day I made an impact

ASU Lodestar Center

Colleen Dunbar is a project specialist in the ASU Lodestar Center''s marketing/communications department, and is currently completing her master of arts degree in communications studies at Arizona State University. storytelling impact Colleen Dunbar posted by Colleen Dunbar , Project Specialist , Marketing/Communications. ASU Lodestar Center.

‘Humans of New York’ Just Won Fundraising | Here’s What We Can Learn from Its Success

Connection Cafe

But at the same time, this campaign tapped into so many of the “universal truths” of fundraising that the lessons of its triumph are comprehensive enough to apply to any fundraising work. Nonprofit Fundraising crowdfunding fundraising ideas HONY Humans of New York Nonprofit Storytelling Maybe you’ve glimpsed the #1 New York Times best-selling book in a store window somewhere. Maybe you’re one of the 8 million people who follow the page on social media.

Telling Better Stories: Fundraising Tips from 12NTC

Tech Soup Blog

Storytelling Isn't Enough – You Have to Tell Good Stories. The most surprising thing Steve Daigneault shared was M+R Strategic Service's tests on the effectiveness of storytelling. " This seems to fly in the face of what we keep hearing about stories: that stories are effective fundraising strategies because they're universal, they create emotional connections, and they promote information retention. Use images and humor in storytelling.

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Is it Real? Artwork, Authenticity. and Cognitive Science

Museum 2.0

Cognitive scientists at Yale and University of Chicago researched how people perceive "identity continuity" of an artwork when reproduced. design exhibition research storytelling A farmer says he has had the same ax his whole life--he only changed the handle three times and head two times. Does he have the same ax? This question launches Howard Mansfield''s fascinating book about historic restoration, The Same Ax, Twice.