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About NGO Storytelling

We offer insights and tips for nonprofit and NGO storytellers.
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We think that ethical photography and video stories help nonprofits show the impact of their projects,
and increase funding and emotional connection to their work.
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We believe in empowering people to create a better life for themselves.

 

© Crystaline Kline Randazzo

 

You would never know by looking at these students’ crisp, white shirts and carefully styled hair that they had been attending school for weeks under a tent in Jacmel, Haiti. The school building of Marie Reine Imaculee was damaged and 400+ students no longer had a place to study. Class resumed under tents in steamy hot temperatures. © 2010 Crystaline Kline Randazzo. All Rights Reserved.

Latest Blog Posts

World Immunization Week

Posted by | April 25

“I’m old enough to remember when the polio vaccine was still new. Also, it hadn’t been that long since most people who caught pneumonia died from it. These medical breakthroughs were practically miracles.” – Pat Cadigan

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Jobs Around the World: April 2016

Posted by | April 20

NOTE: Please don’t send your job applications to NGO Storytelling. We aggregate these postings as a service to you. To apply for a position, click the “Learn more about this job” link beneath each listing. Thanks! ——————– Creative Digital Media Coordinator Convoy of Hope in Springfield, MO The Creative Digital Media Coordinator […]

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Should Photographers Work for Nonprofits for Free?

Posted by | April 14

This year, I approached a nonprofit that worked with the homeless in DC and offered my services free of charge for a fundraising video for their nonprofit. Most of you know that I do photography and video professionally. I make my living off of nonprofit work so going around offering […]

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How to Create a Simple Video Interview Setup

Posted by | April 8

1. MAKE SURE YOUR EQUIPMENT IS READY — Ensure your camera battery is fully charged and your memory card has enough space. — A tripod will keep the camera steady during the whole interview. Attempting to handhold the camera will make much of the footage shaky and unusable. Even a simple tripod, like […]

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Jobs Around the World: March 2016

Posted by | March 24

NOTE: Please don’t send your job applications to NGO Storytelling. We aggregate these postings as a service to you. To apply for a position, click the “Learn more about this job” link beneath each listing. Thanks! ——————– Communication Officer for WaterAid in Pakistan (1-year Fixed Contract) You will be responsible […]

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World Water Day

Posted by | March 22

Today is world water day. World Water Day is observed internationally. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. […]

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When to Put Down the Camera

Posted by | March 10

Years ago, I spent one week photographing a story on Aasima, a single mom raising two young children in Virginia. We came from such different worlds yet we shared an intense, common experience from our past that helped us forge a quick bond and a strong trust in each other. That trust meant Aasima […]

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New Skills: The Basic Components of a Photo Story

Posted by | March 3

Why is that every nonprofit has an archive of images but few have images they feel that they can use? It’s like having a closet full of clothes and nothing to wear. I think most nonprofits feel this way is because they have lots of images but very few complete photo […]

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Why Our Personal Stories Are Important

Posted by | February 25

After the earthquake, I put my camera down and I didn’t know if I’d pick it up again. I had spent years and many thousands of dollars becoming a photographer and none of it mattered to me. I had recently married to an American diplomat and was living with him […]

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