How To Tell Your Impact Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 5

Getting Attention

And if you don’t have the details and permissions that will make them even stronger, go back and get those elements for recent stories, and start collecting proactively going forward. P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here.

How To Tell Your People Stories: Nonprofit Storytelling Part 6

Getting Attention

All posts in the storytelling series are linked to at the bottom of this post). And if you don’t have the details and permissions that will make them even stronger, go back and get those elements for recent stories, and start collecting proactively going forward.

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Storytelling Q & A

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I asked for your storytelling questions at the beginning of March on Facebook, and answered a few of them with these posts: Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Tell. Storytelling: Behind the Scenes at One Warm Coat. More Proof that Storytelling and Gratitude Payoff. Q: How do you incorporate storytelling when the people your organization serves are children? But don’t use confidentiality requirements as an excuse for avoiding storytelling. Get permission.

How to Collect Stories About Your Nonprofit [WORKSHEET]

J Campbell Social Marketing

Last week’s lesson in Storytelling Summer School detailed the 5 types of stories you need to actively collect and share about your nonprofit and it’s impact. (If Over in the Facebook Group , Storytelling Superstar Amelia Leggett jumped right in!

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#TECH: Facebook Timeline Rolled Out-Nonprofits Roll In

Non Profit Marketing 360

Last week a much-anticipated feature was released by Facebook’s developers. No, not the stock IPO (Initial Public Offer), but the Timeline feature/app that can turn one’s activities online into, well, a timeline.

#COMMUNICATIONS: The Number One Way To Gain Site Or Blog Readership Is…

Non Profit Marketing 360

If your nonprofit or your charity has any online presence at all, you want readers to engage your content, click through the link(s), visit the site, and get involved with money and/or time.

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#Interview: Gail Perry, Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Author of Fired-Up Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

As web guru Seth Godin says, you earn permission to email people. They give you permission to come into their lives, into their computers. Gail Perry is a fundraising consultant and trainer and the author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Your Board’s Passion into Action.

#ADVOCACY: When A Clever Concept Just Misses, It Misses By A Lot

Non Profit Marketing 360

Sometimes being close really means missing by quite a bit. Sometimes a nonprofit’s campaign can include a fine idea that, alas, doesn’t quite get it right.

#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael Stein, Senior Account Executive for Donordigital , is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist whose areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content, mobile messaging, and social media.

#INTERVIEW: Joanne Fritz, The About.com Website Guide on Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Joanne Fritz is the guide to About.com ’s “ Nonprofit Charitable Organizations ” site. A former high school and university teacher, she has also been a senior manager at two nonprofits and two universities.

#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. Howard, who began working with nonprofits as a graphic designer in 1991, founded the agency 10 years ago.

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#Interview: Gail Perry, Fundraising Consultant, Trainer & Author of Fired-Up Fundraising

Non Profit Marketing 360

As web guru Seth Godin says, you earn permission to email people. They give you permission to come into their lives, into their computers. Gail Perry is a fundraising consultant and trainer and the author of Fired-Up Fundraising: Turn Your Board’s Passion into Action.

#INTERVIEW: Jeff Brooks, Nonprofit Blogger, Author, and Creative Director

Non Profit Marketing 360

Jeff Brooks has been working on behalf of nonprofits for more than 20 years and passionately blogging about fundraising since 2005. He writes the Future Fundraising Now blog and is creative director at TrueSense Marketing.

#VIDEO: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising (Part II)

Non Profit Marketing 360

CauseVox and ListenIn Pictures Release The Starter Guide to Nonprofit Video Storytelling. Earlier this month we posted our first interview with Rob Wu , co-founder of the online fundraising and social-media platform Causevox. We wanted to talk with him because Causevox was rolling out the latest version of its platform in late September. Our conversation proved so interesting that we couldn’t contain it in one post, so today we bring you part two of our conversation with Rob.

#Interview: Howard Adam Levy, Principal of Red Rooster Group

Non Profit Marketing 360

Howard Adam Levy is Principal of Red Rooster Group , a New York City-based branding, marketing and design agency for nonprofits. Howard, who began working with nonprofits as a graphic designer in 1991, founded the agency 10 years ago.

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#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael Stein, Senior Account Executive for Donordigital , is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist whose areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content, mobile messaging, and social media.

nonprofits, especially web newbies, shouldn't miss this free webinar series on storytelling and social media

Studio 501c

This free five-part webinar series on storytelling and social media from TechSoup Global and NTEN looks like an excellent introduction for beginners as well as a great resource for those who are more advanced. Plus, it integrates storytelling, the proven technique for communicating.

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#Interview: Michael Stein, Author, Blogger, & Veteran Nonprofit Technology Strategist

Non Profit Marketing 360

Michael Stein, Senior Account Executive for Donordigital , is a veteran nonprofit technology strategist whose areas of expertise include online fundraising, email messaging, email list growth, blogging, website content, mobile messaging, and social media.

#SocialMedia: Facebook’s Updates Strive For Timelines About Its Users

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Community eNewsletter Facebook Marketing Media Review Nonprofit Opinion Permission Marketing Public Relations Social Media Software Review Storytelling Technology Video Web and Print Web Design Beth Kanter Charitable organization Farmville Google Non-profit organization Online Communities Social network Spotify Timeline videoLast week Facebook presented its latest iteration and updates with fanfare unusual even for Facebook.

Three Simple Steps to Using Original Photos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Before you take out the camera, though, check whether your organization has a policy regarding the use of original photos, specifically how to handle obtaining permission from people that will be shown in the photos. 1 Permission Forms. 2 Obtaining Permission.

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5 Ways to Use Social Media to Demonstrate Impact

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling makes complex issues more tangible to audiences that aren’t inside the work every single day. . Content Creation Fundraising Marketing Nonprofits Online Fundraising Social Media Storytelling Strategy Visual Marketing demonstrate impact visual storytelling

#SocialNetworking: Facebook Updates Introduces “Timelines”

Non Profit Marketing 360

Communications Community eNewsletter Facebook Marketing Media Review Nonprofit Opinion Permission Marketing Public Relations Social Media Software Review Storytelling Technology Video Web and Print Web Design Beth Kanter Charitable organization Farmville Google Non-profit organization Online Communities Public relations Social network Spotify Timeline videoLast week Facebook presented its latest iteration and updates with fanfare unusual even for Facebook.

How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

Almost universally, organizations rely on program staff knowledge and relationships to gather stories, though the department overseeing the storytelling process is typically fundraising (54%) or communications (42%). There are five steps in the nonprofit storytelling process. The first order of business is to figure out the single person who “owns” organizational storytelling; the “story boss.” Here’s a great example from storytelling guru Vanessa Chase.

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4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Gain permission AGAIN if you plan to use a supporter story in fundraising. 4) March of Dimes’ “Share Your Story” Nonprofit Communications StorytellingWant to get your supporters pumped? Try a “Share Your Story” page on your website.

#INTERVIEW: Rob Wu of Causevox Tells Us About Developments In Online Fundraising (Part II)

Non Profit Marketing 360

CauseVox and ListenIn Pictures Release The Starter Guide to Nonprofit Video Storytelling. Earlier this month we posted our first interview with Rob Wu , co-founder of the online fundraising and social-media platform Causevox. We wanted to talk with him because Causevox was rolling out the latest version of its platform in late September. Our conversation proved so interesting that we couldn’t contain it in one post, so today we bring you part two of our conversation with Rob.

How to Create a Nonprofit Social Media Toolkit for Your Online Fundraising Campaign

J Campbell Social Marketing

One of the best ways to showcase the impact of your organization and the amazing work that you do is through storytelling. Storytelling works best when soliciting funds, online or offline.

nonprofits, especially web newbies, shouldn't miss this free webinar series on storytelling and social media

Studio 501c

This free five-part webinar series on storytelling and social media from TechSoup Global and NTEN looks like an excellent introduction for beginners as well as a great resource for those who are more advanced. Plus, it integrates storytelling, the proven technique for communicating. And thanks to Many Cats 4 Me for permission to use this photo via a Creative Commons license.) BASICS FOR NEWBIES COMMUNICATIONS COOL TOOLS PODCASTING STORYTELLING STUDIO 501C SMART PICKS VIDEO

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8 Interview Guidelines for Capturing the Best Stories

Getting Attention

As nonprofits continue to realize the value of storytelling in their print and digital communications, strong interview skills are critical for capturing constituent stories. Make sure you ask permission first, though.

How to Spot & Gather Strong Stories

Getting Attention

Almost universally, organizations rely on program staff knowledge and relationships to gather stories, though the department overseeing the storytelling process is typically fundraising (54%) or communications (42%). There are five steps in the nonprofit storytelling process. The first order of business is to figure out the single person who “owns” organizational storytelling; the “story boss.” Here’s a great example from storytelling guru Vanessa Chase.

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6 Foolproof Tips for Great Nonprofit Content

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Much has been written about the persuasive power of storytelling. Just be sure to give the proper attribution to the photographer and get permission when required. . Nonprofit Marketing Nonprofit Storytelling Best Practices

The Right Way to Use Stock Images

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TechSoup also explains the basics for using images you find on the internet (when you have permission and when you don’t). Web Site 101 Best Practices Nonprofit Storytelling There’s not much that can stand-in for beautiful images of your organization''s work.

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Five Content Marketing Strategy Essentials for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Essential #2: Content Marketing Overlaps with Permission-Based Marketing, But They Are Not the Same Thing Permission-based marketing is the number one marketing strategy for nonprofits. This is where people opt-in, subscribe or follow you; in other words, they give you permission to send them content. While there’s overlap between permission-based marketing and content marketing, they are not the same thing.

15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

With their permission, post photos of your donors. Instagram Nonprofits Social Media social media for nonprofits Social Media for Social Good Storytelling visual marketing This post was first published on the GiftWorks Guest Blog. . Instagram is hot.

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Helping board members tell their nonprofit story

Fundraising Coach

Used by permission. Permission to simply tell share from her experience freed her up to introduce people to the campaign. If you need help with that, check out the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference this November. "Story Road" by umjanedoan on Flickr.

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5 Visual Marketing Tips for Small Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Permissions should be explicit when participating in this challenge. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Visual Marketing graphic design infographics visual storytellingThere is no doubt that visual marketing rules the social web.

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Creating an Online Marketing Strategy in Two Hours at #10NTC

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Instead, we talked about storytelling. Assuming a 50% success rate with collecting all the details and getting permission from the participants to use their names, she’d have five new stories per month to tell.

Entice Your Donors With Visual Stories

Ann Green

Confidentiality issues may come up and you’ll need to get permission to use pictures of kids. Nonprofits should Use Video Storytelling to Create Impact! 5 Steps to Successful Video Storytelling. Using Visual Storytelling in Your Nonprofit for Greater Impact.

A Picture Really is Worth a 1000 Words

Ann Green

Confidentiality issues may come up and you’ll need to get permission to use pictures of kids. Visual Storytelling: Photography Tips for Nonprofits. 5 Video Tips to Rock Nonprofit Digital Storytelling. 5 Steps to Successful Video Storytelling.

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What Facebook’s Shift to Privacy Means for Nonprofit Marketers

J Campbell Social Marketing

Continue to focus heavily on sharing photos and videos, as visual storytelling wins on Facebook every time. If you are building your list in an ethical and permission-based way, you control your list of email subscribers, and you can bring it with you across platforms.

Get Noticed in an Instant With a Visual Story

Ann Green

Confidentiality issues may come up and you’ll need to get permission to take pictures of kids. Communications donor relations fundraising marketing communications storytellingWhen we think of stories, we often think of a written story.

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Get Noticed in an Instant with a Visual Story

Ann Green

Confidentiality issues may come up and you’ll need to get permission to take pictures of kids. Communications fundraising planning stories storytellingWe’re bombarded with information by the bucket loads these days. It’s easy for your messages to get lost in the endless sea of stuff.

Giving continues to grow

Fundraising Coach

Used with permission. If giving to your organization isn't what you'd like, try changing your communications and storytelling. Fundraising in nonprofits can be an almost thankless task. At the end of each fiscal year, no matter how well you did, you start again at zero.

Capture Your Donors’ Attention in an Instant by Using Visual Stories

Ann Green

Confidentiality issues may come up and you’ll need to get permission to take pictures of kids. Communications donor relations fundraising writing communications donor-centered storytellingStories come in many forms and people process information in different ways.