Inspring and informing humanitarian storytellers

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.

 

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Heather Rude-Turner reads to her son and daughter at their home in Springfield, Va. Heather depends on the EITC (the earned income tax credit) to help support her family.
Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl for Bread for the World.

Latest Blog Posts

Podcast 1: How We Get Work as Humanitarian Photographers

Posted by | January 12

Laura has been getting emails about how she gets work since NGO Storytelling began in 2012 and it is still the most frequent email we receive. We are passionate about creating content that you want to see (or in this case hear) and based on your feedback, finding out how […]

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Our Plans for NGO Storytelling in 2017

Posted by | January 5

Last year, Laura and I decided to keep NGO Storytelling alive for another year. We saw it as a way to give back to the community that had done so much for us. We were blown away by how well it went.   And even though it was awesome, it […]

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Jobs Around the World: December 2016

Posted by | December 15

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! Digital Communications Specialist for the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange in Boston, MA This individual […]

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The Power of Collaboration

Posted by | December 8

I was ready to quit.   I’d been running NGO Storytelling as my passion project for three years, and I didn’t have the energy or time to do it alone anymore. My goal had always been to give back to the humanitarian storytelling community by writing about my experiences, but I […]

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Jobs Around the World: November 2016

Posted by | November 17

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! Marketing Director at Women for Women International in Washington, D.C. Meet annual fundraising targets […]

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Three Ways to Make Yourself Easy to Work With

Posted by | November 10

When I worked on staff at a nonprofit and had the budget to hire freelancers, my main goal was to work with people who made my life easier. I thought of that a lot when I started running my photography and video business full-time. I try to be very easy to […]

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Music Licensing

Posted by | November 3

I was recently editing a video project and my client asked to change the music in the video. She sent me songs by several popular artists. And, as I was drafting my email outlining the technicalities of music licensing, I figured sharing this information might help you out as well. […]

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Jobs Around the World: October 2016

Posted by | October 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! Content Marketing Manager for Global Poverty Project in New York, NY As the Content Marketing Manager […]

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Should Photographers Work for Nonprofits for Free Part II

Posted by | October 13

As some of you know, I do a few pro bono projects per year for causes that I believe in. I’ve invested time and energy learning how photographers can work with nonprofits without hurting the nonprofit photography industry. Over the years, I’ve also developed created my own guidelines for doing […]

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