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22
Jun

Musician Chad Crouch — aka Podington Bear — on Composing and Licensing Music

Posted by | · · · · · · | Multimedia

I first learned of the musician Chad Crouch — also known as Podington Bear — several years ago when I heard one of his instrumental songs on a “This American Life” episode. The music was beautiful, emotional and evocative — perfect for some of the nonprofit videos I edit, I thought. […]

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20
Jun

Real Stories for Nonprofits: The Oregon Trail

Posted by | · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Video & Film

Zach Putnam is an award-winning filmmaker and producer based in Portland, Oregon. He has over a decade of experience telling stories that move people and has produced work for clients ranging from Adidas to Upworthy to the Nature Conservancy. Zach has also recently taught photo and video production at the […]

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15
Jun

Jobs Around the World: June 2017

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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! Public Information/Communication Officer for UNDP in Doha, Qatar Deadline: June 19, 2017 The Communications […]

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08
Jun

Copyright Lawyer Ceren Taygun on Understanding Copyright and Contracts

Posted by | · · · | Business · Photography

Ceren Taygun is an international copyright lawyer and PR consultant based in the Middle East. She holds a Masters in Criminal and Intellectual Law from the University of Amsterdam and formerly worked for NORMA, a Dutch collective management organization for performers’ rights. Disclaimer: This interview does not provide legal advice […]

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25
May

5 Google Analytics Metrics to Help You Understand Your Audience

Posted by | · · · · | Storytelling · Writing

Earlier this month Crystaline wrote that understanding your audience is the most important part of nonprofit storytelling. Now I’ll expand on one of the suggestions she gave in her write-up: using Google Analytics. I don’t have any special qualifications for writing this post except that for five years I’ve worked […]

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18
May

Jobs Around the World: May 2017

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Visual Communications and Outreach Specialist at the Public Health Institute in Washington, D.C. Deadline: Open until filled Create relevant technical content including articles, blogs, Photo Stories, and other material used to communicate GHFP-II’s efforts to develop a diverse GH workforce, and share our participant’s (Fellows and Interns) stories. Support the […]

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11
May

Visual Stories for Nonprofits: ICRC’s Syria Street

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

Malak Jaafar is the Digital Content Manager at the ICRC in Lebanon. She has been working with the ICRC’s Communications Department since 2014. She is based in Beirut.   We recently saw your multimedia story called “Syria Street” and we were really impressed by your innovative use of design, audio, […]

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04
May

Understanding Your Audience is the Most Important Part of Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · | Nonprofits · Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Video & Film

Have you put time and energy into a campaign or video, published it online, and gotten fewer than 100 likes or totally missed your fundraising goal? I’ve been there. It’s a horrible experience. Storytelling is supposed to be the magic bullet to get people’s attention, right? Nonprofits sometimes assume donors […]

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28
Apr

Nonprofit Communication Staff Talk Budget

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Business · Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Storytelling · Video & Film

This month we pitched budget questions to various communications directors at nonprofits to get a better idea of what they spend on media. We want to open up a space to have open, candid conversation around telling stories and the production cost of those stories. We believe that discussion leads […]

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