Writing

26
Oct

A Flowchart to Help You Find the Right Medium for Your Story

Posted by | · | Infographic · Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Video & Film · Writing

Do you ever get stumped about what kind of story to create? Let our story flowchart help you! Click on it to see it larger with links and all. Flowchart made with SmartDraw.

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24
Aug

How Do I Know If My Story Is Actually A Story?

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Storytelling · Writing

I once spent an entire year studying storytelling. I wanted to understand why some stories held more power than others. What made them different? I looked at a lot of stories. And I saw things that people were trying to sell as stories that were totally missing narrative. So here […]

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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
Aug

JOBS AROUND THE WORLD: AUGUST 2016

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · | Jobs · Multimedia · Nonprofits · Storytelling · Video & Film · Writing

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! Head of Content Strategy Creation and Distribution for the World Food Programme in Rome, Italy Leadership […]

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09
Aug

Why Photo Captions Are Important

Posted by | · · · · | Photography · Writing

A few years ago I worked on a nonprofit project that required using pictures from an organization’s photo archive. I searched through file cabinets stuffed with a few thousand pictures, almost none of them labeled with so much as a year, never mind a name, place or context. I would have given […]

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12
May

Writing Down the Details

Posted by | · · · · · | Inspiration · Nonprofits · Storytelling · Writing

This is a guest post by Sara Fajardo, who is a multimedia storyteller based out of Lima, Peru. She first fell in love with storytelling when she was four years old and her family moved from Peru to the United States. Her father would send handwritten stories tucked into letters for her […]

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05
May

It’s Time To Tell A Different Nonprofit Story

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

I’m tired of telling the same old, nonprofit story. And I’m searching for ways to start telling better ones. I’m certain I am not alone this is a area that most storytellers need to work on. If you’re like me, you’ll find that it’s easy to fall back on the […]

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11
Nov

Creating an Editorial Calendar

Posted by | · · · · · · | Photography · Social Media · Storytelling · Writing

(A version of this originally appeared on the Non-Profit Network website.)   You may have heard the term “editorial calendar” before but thought that was something just for magazines and newspapers. No – it’s for anyone with a blog or newsletter or social media feed, including nonprofits and NGOs. Put […]

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01
Nov

What I Learned From My Public Mistake

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · | Ethics · Storytelling · Writing

Nonprofit organizations are notoriously tight-lipped about their failures. Admitting you made a mistake is hard. Publicly admitting failure is even harder, but there’s value in sharing what went wrong and especially how you handled it and what you learned.   One of my biggest mistakes happened not at a nonprofit, […]

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