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Jobs Around the World: March 2017

Posted by | March 16

Director of Communications for Fundación Capital in Bogota Deadline: April 10, 2017 • Communication Strategy & Branding​: develop, adjust and implement a global communications strategy that brings a distinctive presence to FundaK; advance the company’s brand and supervise the implementation of branding guidelines; develop organizational messaging, building on a recent […]

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Rwandan Photographer Mussa Uwitonze on Changing Visual Perceptions of His Country

Posted by | March 9

Mussa Uwitonze began learning photography as a nine-year-old boy selected to work on a photo project at Imbabazi Orphanage in Gisenyi, Rwanda, where he grew up. He now lives in Kigali with his wife and two children. You can see his work at and on Instagram at @photo_mussa. Thank you for […]

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Care About Visual Storytelling

Posted by | March 2

What do you do as a humanitarian storyteller if your organization doesn’t currently see the value of visual storytelling? It’s time to convince them. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS), there are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the United States alone. This number includes public charities, […]

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Becky Warnock: The Influence of Colonization on Images of Africa

Posted by | February 23

Becky Warnock is an artist, facilitator and activist. Her artistic practice crosses photography, film, and theatre. She uses participatory practice to engage with the people she works with. Her focus is on creating innovative, community engaged art powered for social change. She trained at the Central School of Speech and […]

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Jobs Around the World: February 2017

Posted by | February 16

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! Director of Communications for Palladium in Rwanda Deadline: May 31, 2017 Oversees communications for project […]

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911 What is Your Photo Emergency?

Posted by | February 9

Did you ever have those times in your life where you really needed help but you didn’t know where to turn? I know I have. My feelings of helplessness are sometimes compounded by running a small business that creates storytelling media for nonprofits.   We don’t really like to talk […]

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World Cancer Day: Beth’s Story

Posted by | February 4

As many of you know, NGOStorytelling has tracked important days in development for quite some time. But this year we decided that putting a mark on the calendar isn’t enough. Instead, we want to share the work that nonprofits and media makers are doing to bring awareness to their cause. […]

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My Path to a Humanitarian Photography Career (or What I Did When Photography Couldn’t Pay the Bills)

Posted by | January 31

(Writer’s note: A version of this post first appeared on my personal blog.) Like most humanitarian photographers, I haven’t always had steady work. In fact, I’ve worked all kinds of jobs to support myself while trying to build a business and confidence that I could make it as a photographer. Here’s a list […]

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Thomas Patterson of Mercy Corps on How He Hires Photographers

Posted by | January 26

Thomas Patterson is an award-winning photojournalist, multimedia storyteller, editor and content manager for the international relief organization Mercy Corps. He is based in Portland, Oregon, and specialize in multimedia projects for editorial, corporate and non-profit clients around the world. NGO Storytelling: How did you get started in nonprofit and humanitarian storytelling? Thomas Patterson: I come from the newspaper and photojournalism […]

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