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16
Nov

Jobs Around the World: November 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. Thank you! Director and Editor-in-Chief at Reproductive Health Matters in Flexible Location Deadline: January 8, […]

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05
Nov

Radi-Aid Awards Fighting Visual Stereotypes With New Social Media Guidelines

Posted by | · · · · · | Ethics · Photography · Social Media

You’ve probably seen the picture on social media before: a young man or woman, typically from Europe or the United States, holding a baby in Africa and feeling #thankful. The visual trope is so ubiquitous that it’s satirized and parodied in places like the the Barbie Savior Instagram account and […]

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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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28
Sep

What Photographers Wish Nonprofits Understood About Working Together

Posted by | · · · | Nonprofits · Photography

I love my job. Not only are the people usually fun and interesting to work with, but I get to tell stories about topics I may otherwise never know about. I mean, how else would I ever learn firsthand about the rigors of cashew farming or the work that goes […]

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21
Sep

Podcast 3: How Photographers and Nonprofits Can Collaborate Successfully

Posted by | · · · · · · | Audio & Music · Business

What does a successful collaboration between a photographer and a nonprofit look like? An unsuccessful one? In this podcast, we discuss keys to successful collaboration. If you’d like to see more of this kind of podcast, leave us a comment below or send a note to hello@ngostorytelling.com. Crystaline: Hi, I’m Crystaline […]

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14
Sep

Jobs Around the World: September 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. Thank you! Senior African Communications Associate for One Acre Fund in Nairobi Deadline: October 10, […]

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03
Aug

The Value of Telling a Real Story – Warts and All

Posted by | · · · | Storytelling

Oftentimes, the real-life stories we remember the most are marked by twists and turns, obstacles, and failure. Like the one about the world-famous ballerina rejected from a ballet academy when she was 13. Or the one about a man’s sleepwalking disorder that nearly killed him. Or the one about a […]

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05
Jul

We’d Love to Meet You This Week

Posted by | No Tags | Nonprofits

Crystaline and I are together in the United States and we’d love to meet you! ONLINE: Join us for a Facebook Live chat on Thursday, July 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST. We’ll be answering questions about getting started in NGO work, negotiating contracts and pay, and everything in between. Ask us anything about nonprofit storytelling or […]

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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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