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RE: On storytelling as a nonprofit
You might consider posting this as a volunteer opportunity to VolunteerMatch and other sites that allow you to recruit volunteers. The more you can emphasize the results your activities generate, and testimonials from beneficiaries, all the better.
How to find a hero in the story? (Question from Webinar)
Nikki Schlaishunt asks: Our issue is the environment--where is the hero in that?
Workshop: Storytelling for NPs with Video & Print, Sept. 20, 2012, San Francisco
Back in July 2012, Cara Jones, founder of Storytellers for Good, presented her workshop Storytelling for Nonprofits: Harnessing the Power of Video and Print to Promote Your Stories in San Francisco. CompassPoint Nonprofit Services sold out pretty quickly, so she agreed to repeat the workshop on September...
Re: audio and video equipment needed
Hi Georgette-- Jesse pointed you to a great resource and it's a complex question. Let us know how it is going and we can help guide you along the way. You may also want to check out FlipVideo one of our newer products on TechSoup as well as some of the Adobe editing programs that might be of help...
Join in the Digital Storytelling Event 2011: Learn, share, take the challenge, and win prizes!
Hi everyone-- I'm getting very excited about this year's Digital Storytelling Event that kicks off this Thursday, Jan. 13th! Here's further details on the event below and you can also learn more on the event page . Please spread the word to any interested folks! Best, Megan ...
Day 3: Using Technology to Tell Your Story
Hello Everyone! Welcome to day three of this event. Today we will be discussing: Key Ingredients to Making a Digital Story · Where to start · Finding curriculum · Creating and obtaining footage · Making your story · Copyright issues and dealing with release forms Let’s first talk...
The Challenge results are in! Join us for the Challenge Screening & Awards Party Wed. Feb. 23rd
Check out the winners from the Digital Storytelling Challenge: http://bit.ly/tsdigswin and join us Wed. 2/23 for a screening of the winners and awards ceremony party. We'll be rolling out the red carpet for you! Please RSVP and hope to see you there: http://bit.ly/tsdigsawards . More details...
DIGITAL STORYTELLING ONLINE EVENT: to take place here, 3/28 and 3/29
This asynchronous (not live) event will take place in TechSoup’s Digital Divide Forum March 28 and 29. Topics will be discussed via forums posts and will not include a vocal component. If you are interested in participating in our Digital Storytelling event, please just jump in and join the discussion...
Free vs Paid Video Tools
One question that came up in our expert webinars was, "Why should I use video tools that have fees attached when there are many 2.0 tools, that are usually free that will do the same thing?" I posed this question on Twitter as well and got this response from @francisaquino : @penguinasana...
2013 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge starting SOON!
All year long, TechSoup provides tools and resources, like the Digital Storytelling branch of the TechSoup forum , for nonprofits and libraries to get started with digital storytelling, or to take their digital storytelling to the next level. In addition, TechSoup offers the TechSoup Digital Storytelling...
Submit Your GoldMail Digital Story HERE & Win Great Prizes
Hello Storytellers, I'm creating this thread for you to submit your GoldMail digital story. You can create and share a GoldMail in literally minutes, so why not grab some images and give it a go. Submitting Your Goldmail story: Download a 30 day fully functioning GoldMail free trial from...
What questions do you have about digital storytelling? Free webinar: How to Tell Your Digital Story, Thurs. Jan. 13, 11 AM Pacific
Our Digital Storytelling Event and Challenge 2011 kicks off tomorrow with a free webinar! Does your organization have a story to share? Are you working with communities of people which could benefit from having their voices heard? Attend this free webinar and learn the elements of creating a compelling...
Interactive #NPLive Event on Collaborative Storytelling
Join TechSoup for the next installment of our interactive #NPLive events, Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 11am. This special Digital Storytelling episode of Nonprofits Live will include secrets from the pros on ways your nonprofit can achieve the greatest impact with your digital stories. We'll be exploring...
Confidentiality Issues (Question from Webinar)
Rebecca Mooney asks: How do you get people to tell their story? What if confidentiality is an issue?
Re: Join for TweetChats with Nonprofit Digital Storytelling Experts - Tuesdays at 11am PST #TSDigs
Transcript for Tuesday's TweetChat with FirstGiving's @ askdebra can be found HERE ! #TSDigs is still going on Twitter ! And we'll be back with another nonprofit storytelling expert (announced soon!) next week. Tune back into TweetChat January 18 at 11am PST. (And Tuesday after that...
Re: Technology in Action - Photo Contest
UPDATE: What's Tech in Action look like? At the Getset-Go Women's Library - Cambodia , technology inspires exploration and collaboration. This is just one of the many inspiring photos from our #TechInAction contest. The winner of the Karma Store infographic will be announced next week. Check...
RSVP for the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Awards Screening Party Tommorow, Wednesday October 21, 7 PM
We've had all kinds of happenings with TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Event and tomorrow night we’re rolling down the red carpet for the finale! http://bit.ly/g3OCh We received over 100 submissions to the Digital Storytelling Challenge! The digital stories are currently being reviewed...
Lessons Learned so far - Digital Storytelling Challenge
Our team at ATCAA has been working on the digital storytelling challenge as a way to learn how to use technology simply and easily, and teach our community about the power and responsibility of using technology for applications such as telling stories. Here are some of the challenges/issues we have...
Video that's made an impact
For those of you who have made videos in the past for your org., what was the result? What kind of impact did your videos have on your supporters? Whether you've made a video or not, what nonprofit video that you've seen made an impact on you? Post your favorite examples of compelling nonprofit...
Social Media Tags (Questions from Webinar)
Buffy asks: What are the best tags to use for social media?
video camera help -- Prosumer or Camcorder?
There's a chance that I might have $2,000 or so left in my budget this year. I've been wanting to get a good video camera for a few years, so this might be the time. But what should I get? As I see it, I could get a nice Pro-sumer camera (like a Canon GL2) or, with limited knowledge and experience...
Community Engagement (Question from #TSDigs Chat)
suzboop asks: Can we elaborate on community engagement, not just sharing? What methodologies work well?
@stories4good / Storytellers For Good
Storytellers For Good is "a team of journalists and photographers who aim to tell and promote stories of people and organizations making a positive difference." The Storytellers For Good web site, and the @stories4good Twitter feed . And here are some of the videos they have helped to produce...
Storytelling for Older Populations
Arthur Upham asks: Are storytelling tools the tools of the young and energetic? How about older populations who have stories to tell?
YouTube “Do Gooder” Video Awards Seek Nonprofit Videos
YouTube, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) and the marketing firm See3 are now accepting submissions for the 2013 “Do Gooder” Video Awards. Videos can be submitted for one of four categories: the Best Nonprofit Video award; the ImpactX award, which celebrates videos that have inspired...