Enough with the Pointless Nonprofit Storytelling

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Richard Maxwell and Robert Dickman All of the five words I have in bold are essential to nonprofit storytelling success. If your approach to nonprofit storytelling isn’t doing these things, it’s time to take a closer look at how and why you are telling stories. Storytellin

7 Steps to Ethical Storytelling (G.R.E.A.T. Stories)

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Now, thanks to innovators in our field, we have a framework for screening stories– the ethical storytelling pledge. Ethical storytelling is a foundation of G.R.E.A.T. storytelling communications ethical storytelling G.R.E.A.T.

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8 Irresistible Benefits of Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling

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My brand new program, Storytelling That Sticks, is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT until 5/31! Social media and storytelling play an integral part in these four steps. My brand new program, Storytelling That Sticks, is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT until 5/31!

How to Get Your Boss to Invest In Digital Storytelling

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Whether you are a storytelling novice or a seasoned professional just looking for some new ideas, I have some ideas for you. . 1) Create a compelling vision for storytelling. . Storytelling works as a strategy to get people excited and passionate about causes. .

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 for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot

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We’re wrapping up our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath today. You’ll see heartfelt connections between the people in the stories and also between the storyteller and the reader. The post Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Storytelling

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot

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They each have very basic elements that anyone can use especially if you are just starting out with storytelling. The post Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. StorytellingA few weeks ago I shared Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits and promised some more ideas on how to actually write those stories.

My brand new storytelling system course is OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

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What you absolutely need to know about Storytelling That Sticks : 1) This course will not be offered again in 2020. What is Storytelling That Sticks? In Storytelling That Sticks , I deliver one live training once per week.

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5 Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling that Compel People to Give

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Nonprofit storytelling is all the rage – but how to do it successfully? In my presentations and workshops with nonprofits, I review a simple storytelling framework for nonprofits and explicitly show them how to collect, craft, and share stories based on the framework.

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.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot

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Welcome back to our Storytelling Series based on the marketing book, Made to Stick (Amazon link) by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. StorytellingLast week we looked at the Challenge Plot which is similar to a lot of Hollywood movies – hero faces adversity and triumphs in the end! Today we look at: The Creativity Plot Creativity stories create those big “Aha!”

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

Great Advice on Storytelling for Nonprofits

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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.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

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With so many EOY campaigns , one of the most powerful ways for donors to connect with your cause is through the power of storytelling. Yes, it’s 2018 and we are still talking about the power and benefits of storytelling. 15 Minute Storytelling Workouts. nonprofit storytelling

Storytelling That Sticks: Deep Dive Q&A Into My New Program for Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

I had a bunch of questions come in about my new course, Storytelling That Sticks, so I decided to write a quick blog post. . If you are considering joining the program, I just added a SPECIAL BONUS training: BONUS: Visual Storytelling In A Digital World: How to Stand Out and Get Noticed !

4 Simple Guidelines For Your Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling Strategy

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Creating a vibrant, effective, and workable social media storytelling strategy can be daunting for many nonprofits, especially small and grassroots organizations with little to no staff capacity or tech savvy. Let me know how you create your social media storytelling strategy.

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

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

How to Become a Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

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To capitalize on those benefits, what qualities do you need to be an effective storyteller for your nonprofit? Great storytellers have certain specific characteristics in common. Stellar storytellers are outspoken and passionate advocates.

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Digital Storytelling TODAY

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Together we co-administer the Facebook Group Nonprofit Social Media Storytelling. Today’s topic – Digital storytelling! Are you struggling with creating effective digital storytelling campaigns at your nonprofit?

Better Nonprofit Storytelling – Free Webinar

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Nonprofit Communications StorytellingIt’s time for another free webinar, and this time it’s our ever-popular “Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling” on Wednesday, October 24. Space is limited, to reserve your spot now.

Storytelling for Nonprofits: How to Organize Stories and Images [Free Download]

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For the last couple of weeks, I have shared tips and resources on nonprofit storytelling. Catch up: Why Stories Are Important for Nonprofits Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Challenge Plot Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Creativity Plot Storytelling for Nonprofits: The Connection Plot To wrap up this little series, I wanted to share a free resource we have to help you organize all of those great stories (and images) you are going to be collecting! Storytelling

Nonprofit Storytelling That Takes Supporters from Passive to Passionate [WEBINAR]

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Today at 1 PM ET I gave a free webinar with Network for Good , all about how to get people from passive to passionate, using nonprofit storytelling. Storytelling is a buzzword. Marketing Nonprofits Social Media Storytelling Visual Marketing Network for Good nonprofit webinar

Best Practices in Nonprofit Storytelling – How to Structure Your Stories

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This is the first of a multi-part series designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . When you think of storytelling, what comes to mind? Nonprofits Storytelling digital storytelling story structure

How To Fill Out A Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Calendar

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Storytelling Summer School is in session! In this week’s lesson, I walk you through the topics and ideas to enter into your Digital Storytelling Calendar. Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!) Haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry!

How does your nonprofit use storytelling?

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This morning I am presenting with HandsOn Tech Boston on the topic of Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital World. I want to hear from you – How does your nonprofit use storytelling? Resources : The Starter Guide to Nonprofit Video Storytelling.

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.

10 Ways to Become A Stellar Nonprofit Storyteller

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is the third part in a multi-part series on nonprofit storytelling designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. Great storytellers have a few characteristics in common.

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?

How to Drive Social Media Engagement with Your Nonprofit Storytelling [WEBINAR]

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Today at noon ET I am giving a free webinar with DipJar , all about my favorite topic – social media engagement through nonprofit storytelling! The post How to Drive Social Media Engagement with Your Nonprofit Storytelling [WEBINAR] appeared first on marketing for the modern nonprofit.

How to Combat Common Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Challenges

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Storytelling Summer School is in session! In this week’s lesson, I give my solutions to the 6 most common challenges faced by nonprofits as they embark on their digital storytelling campaigns. Sign up for Storytelling Summer School (it’s free!)

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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How To Tell Your Focus Story: Nonprofit Storytelling, Part 4

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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 later 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.

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!

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.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori

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What makes a great storyteller? A great storyteller is someone who can relate to those experiences, right? How do you approach storytelling with communities that you’re less directly connected to? You’ve been a storyteller and an organizer across multiple arms of the progressive movement. Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer.

8 Ways That Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Can Advance Your Cause

J Campbell Social Marketing

This is the second part in a multi-part series on nonprofit storytelling designed to show nonprofits the most effective ways to amplify their stories using digital storytelling techniques. . There is a myriad of benefits that can be gained through a strategic online foray into storytelling—benefits that will resonate throughout the entire organization, from donors to clients to staff. Social media and storytelling play an integral part in these four steps.

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.

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.

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.

8 Ways Digital Storytelling Will Make Your Nonprofit Better

J Campbell Social Marketing

There is a myriad of benefits that can be gained through a strategic online foray into storytelling—benefits that will resonate throughout the entire organization, from donors to clients to staff. Social media and storytelling play an integral part in these four steps.

One Free Way to Ramp Up Your Social Media Storytelling

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Join me for a free 6-week training on social media storytelling, specifically designed for the busy nonprofit! Summer isn’t over yet – there is still time to ramp up your social media storytelling skills! . What is Storytelling Summer School ? .