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

Latest Blog Posts

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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Four Ways to Steady Your Camera Without a Tripod

Posted by | October 12

You’re out photographing and suddenly need a tripod. What to do? Follow these four tips for keeping your camera steady. – Tweet that! If you have a viewfinder, use it. The more points of contact your body has with the camera, the less shaky you’ll be when holding the camera.     […]

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Jobs Around the World: September 2016

Posted by | September 22

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! Communications Manager for the International Rescue Committee in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan Deadline: Nov. 13, 2016 […]

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Three Insights From the “I’m a Mormon” Videos

Posted by | September 15

For a few years now I’ve found myself a repeat visitor to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website. It’s not because I’m looking to join the church. No, it’s because they’ve got this fantastic “I’m a Mormon” video series filled with everyday people, funny moments, surprising facts, and excellent editing – […]

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International Literacy Day

Posted by | September 8

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and UNESCO is celebrating it under the banner “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”. International Literacy Day 2016 celebrates and honours the past five decades of national and international engagement, efforts and progress made to increase literacy rates around the […]

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