Recent Posts

01
Dec

We’re Away for the Holidays

Posted by | · · | Holidays · Uncategorized

When Laura and I started collaborating on NGO Storytelling our goal was to share stories and experiences to help inspire and inform other humanitarian photographers. We love building connection and community around things like storytelling, ethics, and media. Thank you for sharing the journey with us. Some of the highlights […]

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23
Nov

Podcast 4: Informed Consent & Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · · · · · | Business · Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography · Podcast · Storytelling · Video & Film

Working with vulnerable people almost always leads to questions about how we should behave as ethical storytellers. In this podcast, we discuss the difference between consent and informed consent,  model releases, and how to handle difficult situations like photographing children. If you’d like to see more of this kind of […]

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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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09
Nov

Thomas Patterson: The Editor’s Take on Ethics in Nonprofit Storytelling

Posted by | · · · · | Business · Ethics · Nonprofits · Photography · Video & Film

  “Better to fail with honor than succeed by fraud.” – Sophocles   Many of us who tell stories for NGOs and other nonprofits come from the journalism world, and we consciously try to bring along the ethical framework we learned in journalism: using truth to afflict the comfortable and […]

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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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26
Oct

How to Rework a Story for Social Media

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

This month we wanted to get down to practicalities and show you how to rework a story for different social media channels. Today, I’ll share the way I used a video story for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. While my demonstration in these posts uses a video for the major links […]

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19
Oct

Jobs Around the World: October 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 of Communication for Palladium in Cairo, Egypt Deadline: January 19, 2018 The […]

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05
Oct

Visual Stories for Nonprofits: Webdoc on Iraqi Refugees by Terre des Hommes

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · | Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography · Social Media · Uncategorized · Video & Film

This is a collaborative interview with the video project manager and the social media manager for the nonprofit Terre des hommes on their recent web documentary on Iraqi refugees entitled Heartbeats at Mosul’s Gates. Joakim Löb is the Digital & Video Project Manager at Terre des hommes. He’s based in […]

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