10 Qualities You Need To Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

Storytelling is not only a fantastic way to relate to other humans on a personal level, it is also a fantastic marketing and fundraising tool for nonprofits. How can you go from Communications Coordinator or Development Director to Stellar Storyteller?

Nonprofit Storytelling Breaking Bad Style

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Whether you love, hate or have never seen Breaking Bad , there’s a lot to learn from its emotionally intense, can’t-stop-watching storytelling. Here’s how to break out of bad nonprofit stories: storytelling message development Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

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5-Star Storytelling Success Story

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Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. So, what’s your secret recipe for five-star storytelling? storytelling Julie Brown Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing Social Media

Storytelling Secret Sauce—Via Maya Angelou

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Today, I want to share her storytelling secret sauce with you… I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. storytelling Maya Angelou Nonprofit Communications nonprofit marketing

A Road Map for Nonprofit Storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

Check out the full infographic on my Nonprofit Storytelling Pinterest board. The post A Road Map for Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on JCSM. Infographics Nonprofits Storytelling Classy Infographic nonprofit storytelling

Healthcare Social Media Review #41: Tapping into Visual Storytelling

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This edition of the Healthcare Social Media (HCSM) Review explores visual storytelling. Storytelling alone could have been our sole focus, but the increasing prominence of visual media, especially across social networking sites, couldn’t go unnoticed.

Successful Nonprofit Storytelling: Stay Humble

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Julie is intrigued by storytelling, and the opportunity it offers to inspire donors and volunteers to act. Children’s Mentoring Connection (CMC) has used short video storytelling with success in its campaign targeted to garner more mentors.

Experts Break Down the Science of Nonprofit Storytelling

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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

How To Tell Your Strength Story: Nonprofit Storytelling #5 1/2

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Nonprofit Storytelling #1-9. I came across this story months ago, while preparing for a storytelling training, and it’s been on my mind ever since. P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here. More Storytelling Guidance for You.

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Don’t Do Storytelling – And My Solutions

J Campbell Social Marketing

As a savvy nonprofit professional, you understand that effective storytelling is one of the most important ways to raise money and grow support for your cause. I have detailed the three most common challenges that nonprofits face in storytelling, along with my suggested solutions.

Great Advice on Storytelling for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been running a great series of articles by Paul VanDeCarr on storytelling the past few months called “Storytelling Summer: Advice about Motivating Your Audience.” Read the answer in Reaching New Audiences Through Storytelling.

Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are the slides from my presentation this morning to the People’s United Nonprofit Consortium on the topic of nonprofit storytelling and social media. Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media from Julia Campbell – J Campbell Social Marketing. The post Engaging Your Nonprofit Community Through Storytelling & Social Media appeared first on JCSM.

Eye Candy—Digital Storytelling Challenge 2013

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I was thrilled to be invited to judge this year’s TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge and even more thrilled to see how many powerful videos, and photos (both stills and slide decks/photo series) were submitted. That’s the power of visual storytelling.

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Shape Stories to Motivate Action: Nonprofit Storytelling #8

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Nonprofit Storytelling # 1-7. P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here. I’m introducing a storytelling e-clinic this summer, and want you to be the first to know. More Storytelling Guidance for You.

Social Media Storytelling for Nonprofits

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Pairing your nonprofit storytelling with social media is a smart tactic for engaging supporters and inspiring them to take action. Social Networking Nonprofit Storytelling 101: Getting Started Inspiration When coupled with a compelling story and a n integrated marketing plan, s ocial me dia is an easy wa y to promote stories about your cause.

Super Short is Super Sweet: Storytelling that Hooks Digital Donors

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What I find most astonishing about super short video is how much can be conveyed in just seconds, and still be effective storytelling tools for fundraising. Jim Lynch.

How To Tell Your Founding Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 3

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P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here. I’m introducing a storytelling e-clinic early this spring, and want you to be the first to know. Part 1: This is Getting in Your Way, Stories Will Help. Part 2: Six Story Types to Tell.

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

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P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here. I’m introducing a storytelling e-clinic in late spring, and want you to be the first to know. More Storytelling Guidance for You.

Nonprofit Storyteller of the Week – Women for Women International

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My Nonprofit Storyteller of the Week is Women for Women International , an international nonprofit helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives, has fantastic (and horrifying) stories to tell. What do you think of Women for Women International’s storytelling techniques? .

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.

What’s Wrong with Storytelling for Fundraising

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There’s been a lot of talk about storytelling for fundraising recently. Just a few weeks ago lots of folks even attended a Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. The post What’s Wrong with Storytelling for Fundraising appeared first on MarketSmart. I get it! I get it!

2 Ways to Build Digital Storytelling Skills—Midnight Deadline

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Here are two absolutely irresistible (and free) ways to build your storytelling and video skills. 2) Jump into the free training offered right now with the Tech Soup Digital Storytelling Challenge , and submit your video by April 30. April 9: Tweet Chat: Storytelling with Data.

2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling

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The post 2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. Nonprofits Storytelling Video boston Bottom Line Cradles to Crayons Video examples

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown)

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Contributing writer Antionette Kerr is back with another edition, this time on social media storytelling and some bonus tips on Snapchat. I also dig how major corporations are looking to a nonprofit as a thought leader for storytelling and audience engagement on Snapchat.

Visual Storytelling: Powerful Connections for Your Nonprofit

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I’ve “pinned” some social media and nonprofit marketing infographics at top left here on Pinterest, my online bulletin board—and another visual storytelling channel). I urge you to integrate visual storytelling into your organization’s communications.

How To Tell Your Future Story: Nonprofit Storytelling #7

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P.S. If you’re interested in becoming a 5-star storyteller, please email me here. I’m introducing a storytelling e-clinic in late spring, and want you to be the first to know. More Storytelling Guidance for You.

The 4 Best Examples of Non-Profit Video Storytelling - Guest Post

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Here''s the second of three guest posts on the subject of storytelling for your nonprofit through videos. An oldy but a goody - the storytelling arc is a proven staple to video marketing. video storytelling video production Madeleine Hammond Skeleton Productions Small nonprofit Guest blogger Madeleine Hammond is a Marketing Executive at Skeleton Productions, a UK based corporate video production company.

Put Shakespeare’s Storytelling Skills to Work for Your Nonprofit

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Great stories are a precise blend of outcomes (conveyed in tangible data) together with a healthy dose of good storytelling and visual imagery. storytelling Kim St. Guest blogger Kim St. John-Stevenson is the communications officer at the St.

Storytelling: The First Best Thing

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Storytelling is the single most powerful communications tool you have available, bar none. But many good causes tend to have problems telling good stories even though people have been communicating through stories for thousands of years. . So, what makes narrative so powerful? . Stories help us remember. When you have facts you want people to remember, it's much more likely they will be remembered if you contain those facts within a story. . Stories influence how we decide.

Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits

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This time I’d like to cover five other storytelling tools–Animoto for a Cause,VuVox, MixBook, SmileBox, ZooBurst, and Masher. Uncategorized donor cultivation freetools photography presentations sharingknowledge storytelling tips trends videoFlickr/mysza831.

Storytelling Vs. Data. Which Is More Important?

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Check out Nick Ellinger’s post over at the DonorVoice Blog , where he tackles the age-old debate over the power of storytelling versus data when it comes to fundraising success. Looking for something to debate over lunch today?

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6 Story Types to Tell: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 2

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There’s so much content around on storytelling, lots of its focused on why stories are so effective. That’s what most of you said you wanted to know to become 5-star storytellers, and that’s the focus of this series.

7 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Storytelling

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Photo Source: Big Stock Photo Storytelling is great for fundraising and creating awareness. Nonprofit Marketing Nonprofit Storytelling 101: Getting Started Quick TipsWant to inspire more people to give to your cause?

The good and bad of brand storytelling

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today I want to talk about brand storytelling. The biggest mistake people make in brand storytelling is they forget the party shaping your brand story is the person experiencing the brand - and not your marketing department. Bad brand storytelling is: 1.

The single most important ingredient in storytelling

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2) It’s also an amazing example of the single most important ingredient in powerful storytelling. Directed by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog, From One Second to the Next is a documentary-style PSA in AT&T’s “ It Can Wait ” campaign.

Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members

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In this brief video, I give you an important storytelling tip that will free you up to be the best ambassador your nonprofit has ever had, simply by being yourself ! Come to next month''s Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in Seattle.

Storytelling is for fundraising NOT for nonprofit marketing!

Fundraising Coach

I''m shocked at how people looking for solid fundraising tactics, simply blow off storytelling. It''s as though there is some cosmic organizational chart in the sky that has storytelling is on one side (the "marketing" side) and fundraising is on the other.

Tips for Better Nonprofit Storytelling – Interview with @impactkathy

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Tomorrow, I start teaching a two-webinar series on nonprofit storytelling. Kathy Swayze is a great nonprofit storyteller — it’s the core of her consulting business at Impact Communications. Fundraising Storytelling

Next Frontier of Storytelling in the Nonprofit Sector

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Editor’s note: This post was written by Vanessa Chase , founder of The Storytelling Non-Profit. You can check out more thoughts on storytelling on her blog. Or, if you’re in the mood to watch a webinar on storytelling, you can download the archived version of her Nonprofit911 webinar.

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

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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