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Creating a Culture of Storytelling Webinar Recap
TechSoup kicked off its 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge with the webinar Creating a Culture of Storytelling . The webinar provided case studies of how one nonprofit and one library created storytelling cultures within their organizations. The case studies were presented by Zoe Blumenfeld, communications...
24 Apr 2013
#11NPD: Developing Your Communications Game Plan
"Communications is a Trojan horse for strategy." So said Holly Minch, of LightBox Collaborative , in her CompassPoint Nonprofit Day presentation called Your Next (Best) Communications Game Plan. GAME in this case is an acronym for Goals, Audience, Message, Engagement. And I thought it was...
21 Sep 2011
Moving from Story to Narrative
Although storytelling has become quite the buzzword, do you understand how it fits into your narrative? At first glance, you might think they are the same, but they are not, according to John Hagel . He gave a talk at the recent SXSW conference on "Moving from Story to Narrative." What’s...
9 Apr 2013
Nonprofits Live: Social Video Recap
Following the first successful Nonprofits Live (NPLive) event on the Future of Fundraising , the second edition of TechSoup’s NPLive covered the topic of social video. NPLive, for the unfamiliar, blends virtual video speaker conferencing; online presentation and video; and live audience chatting...
25 Jul 2011
Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video
Evonne Heyning is an Interactive Producer with TechSoup. One of the most frequent questions I hear at events from nonprofit professionals in the field is how to coordinate teams to produce compelling media across offices, time zones and countries. Our ability to collaborate effectively in the cloud...
31 Jan 2012
CommBuild Tweet Chat April 9: Storytelling with Data
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...
26 Mar 2013
Storytelling and Social Sharing — A CommBuild Tweet Chat Recap
For a second time in April, the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge partnered with the CommBuild tweet chat . This time the topic was on storytelling and social sharing for communities. The chat featured guest experts Michael Hoffman , CEO of See3 Communications , and Melissa Roberts, engagement...
30 Apr 2013
Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program
Cisco has launched a new Flip Video donation program with TechSoup. Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now each request up to five bundles of video cameras. About the Cameras With Flip Video cameras, you can take up to one hour of high-quality digital, high-definition video anywhere. These...
12 Aug 2011
Storytelling for Community with Data Visualization: CommBuild Tweet Chat Recap
The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge partnered with the first CommBuild tweet chat of April to look at storytelling for communities. More specifically, the CommBuild tweet chat was about using data visualization for community storytelling. Joing the chat to provide data visualization expertise...
24 Apr 2013
Raise More Money This Year: Network for Good Can Help
Allison Schwalm is Marketing Engagement Manager at Network for Good and a new guest blogger on the TechSoup.org blog. We're Network for Good and it's a pleasure to meet you! In 2001, tech giants AOL, Cisco, and Yahoo! got together to form our organization. Nowadays, we offer a suite...
6 Dec 2012
Finding the Great Impact Story
A couple years ago I was working at a nonprofit, and I made a call to a small grassroots organizing group in Arkansas. I was building social media contacts with progressive policy organizations and conducting a routine communications capacity audit. The executive director and I got talking and, as...
22 Apr 2013
SlideRocket Launches iPad Presentation App
SlideRocket , the cloud-based tool for creating and sharing presentations, recently announced a new SlideRocket Player app for iPad . If you have a SlideRocket account, the free app lets you import and play your SlideRocket presentations on the iPad. So even when you're offline, you can still...
27 Oct 2011
#CLFBC: Making Your Content More Visible to Cause-Focused Media Outlets
Want to get your organization's news releases and stories picked up by larger media outlets? I just got out of a session at the 8th Annual Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp about successfully finding and crafting a pitch that will stand out to editors drowning in emails. The session was hosted by Victoria...
2 Jun 2011
5 Tips to Effectively Tell Your Story with Video
So, you invested in a technology only to find you don't necessarily know how to use it. Where do you turn? Our friends at Atomic Training are busy putting together an arsenal of trainings and how-tos to maximize your use of the technology you purchase. Here are some tips on how to effect...
18 Apr 2013
Storytelling with Sliderocket – Webinar with Connecting Up Australia
On July 26 at 6 p.m. Pacific time (the morning of July 27 with Connecting Up Australia ), we will be exploring the art of storytelling in SlideRocket. Join us to learn how to mix live content with social media, video, public challenges, and narrative flow. Storytelling is an evolving art, and...
23 Jul 2012
Upcoming Webinar on February 9: Digital Storytelling - Capturing Your Story on Camera
In conjunction with the third annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , we are offering three free webinars to ensure you know the nuts and bolts of all the stages of production — and get your questions answered by the experts. The second part of this three-part webinar series on Thursday...
1 Feb 2012
Baby Steps Storytelling Winners Announced
These last few months, we worked with a number of partners to bring you the Baby Steps Storytelling Competition with the belief that early childhood education is the most important investment we can make in our children’s future. Together with the William K. Kellogg and Packard Foundations,...
28 Apr 2014