Digital Storytelling from NTEN

This month’s NTEN Connect focuses on digital storytelling. We are all about that and so excited to point you in the direction of this fantastic marketing resource. You can subscribe here. Executive Director Holly Ross sums up the value of storytelling in her introduction:

Storytelling is the most powerful means we have of connecting with our donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. It’s how we make the unimaginable problems we address real, specific – and solvable. It’s how we connect our work to not just the minds, but the hearts of our communities.

Digital storytelling can help us do all this in profoundly new ways, and while it used to be very expensive to use these tools, that’s just not the case anymore. In an era when your mobile phone can double as a digital camera, and becomes a triple threat when it records video, every nonprofit can use online tools to tell amazing stories.

In this issue, we highlight some of the very many ways you can use digital tools for storytelling – from pictures to video to blogs to visual design. We hope you’ll find inspiration in the articles here – and that you’ll share your work with us as well.

Also, since data visualizations have emerged as a great way to tell your story, you should check out our 3-part webinar series, “Becoming a Data-Driven Nonprofit“. Not only is it free (thanks to the generous support of Google), but we’ll spend an entire session on tools and tactics for creating great visualizations.

Don’t miss Beth Kanter on Analytics and StoryTelling, Darian Rodriguez Heyman on Viral Storytelling and Danny Debonis on Crowdsourcing Campaign Videos.

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