Every month I feature a list of curated storytelling resources from around the web. This month’s list is a fun combination of storytelling tools, narrative developing and visual storytelling.
Getting People Involved with Your Story. I had the opportunity to be interviewed on the Driving Participation podcast. Beth Brodovsky and I talk about all things storytelling and the cultural benefits of storytelling.
Are you going to the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference in November? In preparation for the conference, I shared 5 Questions to Collect Stories from Staff. This is a super fun, short video you won’t want to miss!
StayClassy listed us as one of the best nonprofit blogs – what an honor! Check out the full list of great blogs here.
Tools for Storytelling
Have you heard of Mozilla Popcorn Maker? It’s a free web-based software that you can use to make your own. GIFs and other stories. How fun is that!?
The Society for Storytelling based in the U.K. has a great archive of storytelling resources. Be sure to bookmark this!
The Knight Foundation announced their prototype fund winners.Several of the projects in this round include tools for journalists and publishers to encourage news development, storytelling, and community engagement.
More Storytelling Advice
5 Ways to Weave Every Element of Your Nonprofit’s Story onto Pinterest via YNPN Triangle NC
Copyblogger shared a great post about a storytelling technique that will help you create better content.
Want to figure out what stories to tell your audience? Survey them!
Communications is Listening – a great article from the Nonprofit Times.
What Makes People Giving Generously: Charity, Empathy and Storytelling – published by Forbes. I was surprised to see an article like this on Forbes’ website, but I’m encouraged that philanthropy is becoming part of the cultural and societal conversations.
Did you know that donors give more when they have a sense of belonging? This is an interesting read from the New York Times. Personally, I think stories help foster a strong sense of community and belonging.