Digital storytelling is everywhere these days. And if there's any more widespread topic than digital storytelling, it's data. While both are important to your nonprofit, charity, cause, or library, both together just might be its secret weapon.

So how do you turn your data into a powerful communications tool to tell your story?

Join us on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time for a special Digital Storytelling Challenge edition of the weekly CommBuild discussion on Twitter.

Matthew Scharpnick, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Elefint Designs will be on hand to answer questions and share data visualization tips.

How to Participate

  • Join us directly on to follow along with the conversation
  • Participate in the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #commbuild

Have questions about storytelling with data you'd like to make sure we cover during the discussion on Twitter? Tweet them to @TechSoup before April 9 using the hashtag #commbuild.

Never participated in a tweet chat before? Check out this how-to in TechSoup's Nonprofit Social Media 101 Wiki and watch the video below.

About Matthew Scharpnick

Matthew ScharpnickMatthew Scharpnick is a design strategist and researcher, as well as a UX and information designer. As the co-founder and chief strategy officer of Elefint Designs, he has dedicated his professional life to helping good causes communicate in ways that are strategic and engaging.

Matthew regularly contributes thought leadership pieces on the importance of design for the social sector. He runs the design blog Redesigning Good on the Chronicle of Philanthropy, and has written for publications such as the Stanford Social Innovation Review and .net magazine. He served as a mentor at SXSWi in 2012.

In his life before Elefint, Matthew headed up marketing and communications for nonprofits including the Art of Living Foundation and THINK Together. He received his MBA from UC Irvine and studied social change at UC Santa Cruz.

About CommBuild

The CommBuild Community of Practice focuses on issues and topics relevant to those working in social sector community building or community management roles.

Anyone interested in community building, whether you are formally in a community management job or not, is welcome to join the group and participate in the weekly chats.

Michael DeLong | Online Community Manager