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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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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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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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09
Feb

911 What is Your Photo Emergency?

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · | Business · Multimedia · Photography

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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04
Feb

World Cancer Day: Beth’s Story

Posted by | · · · · · · · · · · | Storytelling · Video & Film

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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12
Jan

Podcast 1: How We Get Work as Humanitarian Photographers

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

Laura has been getting emails about how she gets work since NGO Storytelling began in 2012 and it is still the most frequent email we receive. We are passionate about creating content that you want to see (or in this case hear) and based on your feedback, finding out how […]

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05
Jan

Our Plans for NGO Storytelling in 2017

Posted by | · · · · | Business · Multimedia · Nonprofits · Photography

Last year, Laura and I decided to keep NGO Storytelling alive for another year. We saw it as a way to give back to the community that had done so much for us. We were blown away by how well it went.   And even though it was awesome, it […]

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10
Nov

Three Ways to Make Yourself Easy to Work With

Posted by | · · · · · · · | Business · Inspiration · Nonprofits · Storytelling

When I worked on staff at a nonprofit and had the budget to hire freelancers, my main goal was to work with people who made my life easier. I thought of that a lot when I started running my photography and video business full-time. I try to be very easy to […]

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03
Nov

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Music Licensing

Posted by | · · · · · · | Audio & Music · Editing · Multimedia

I was recently editing a video project and my client asked to change the music in the video. She sent me songs by several popular artists. And, as I was drafting my email outlining the technicalities of music licensing, I figured sharing this information might help you out as well. […]

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