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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

In a digital age where there is so much online available online and attention is your supporter’s most precious resource, are you saving or seizing it?  … Read More

Pokemon Go and Nonprofits


Pokemon Go, the latest installment in the best-selling Pokémon video game series, launched as a smartphone app using augmented reality. It became an overnight viral sensation and cultural phenomena.  Perhaps its appeal is an escape from all the bad things that are happening the world right now.… Read More

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling


Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits.  One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More

Hatch: A Tool for Digital Storytelling for Social Impact Launches


Note from Beth:  Over the past six months,  I’ve been on an advisory group for project that my colleague Jay Geneske at the Rockefeller Foundation has spearheaded to help build the capacity of nonprofits in storytelling skills. The Foundation recognized that a big opportunity exists between the intersection of story and technology, and  launched a research project to consider the role that digital technology can play in elevating the practice of storytelling as a means to improve the well-being of the poor and vulnerable around the world.  

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Report: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

 

 

I don’t have to tell anyone who reads Beth’s blog about the value of storytelling.

Few would deny that storytelling is a powerful tool for inspiring action and influencing thought leaders, donors, and decision makers. However, few of us working in the social impact space could admit to utilizing storytelling to its fullest potential.… Read More