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Storymakers Resources 

TechSoup Storymakers 2014 

Ready to change the world with a story? So are we.

At TechSoup, we're dedicated to providing your nonprofit, library, or charity with the resources it needs to tell its story.

Learn how to get started and become a Storymaker. See which tools are available. Explore past winners.

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Resources

Ready to become a Storymaker? TechSoup created an all-in-one digital storytelling guide so you can dive right in. Get it now and explore different phases of the storytelling adventure.

Our resources below also provide a step-by-step guide from story creation through postproduction and marketing.

Before You Begin

A nonprofit needs to create a culture of storytelling in order to embed storymaking in its DNA. These resources will help you conceptualize your story at its inception.

Production Resources

Nonprofits have an array of storytelling tools from which to choose. These resources will help your nonprofit analyze the production tools available for your digital stories.

Infographics

Our infographics make the complex accessible.

Mobile Storytelling

Almost 70 percent of adults connect to the Internet with mobile devices like smartphones or tablet computers, according to Pew Research. That means your organization needs to consider mobile storytelling as part of your strategy.

Postproduction

A digital story's success can be determined in postproduction. These tips provide an overview for your postproduction options.

Get Your Story Noticed

Now that your digital story is done, how do you get your story noticed and stand out? These resources are guideposts for impact storytelling.

Community Partners

For more than 20 years, our colleagues at the Center for Digital Storytelling have been developing unique narrative and participatory media processes to support individuals and organizations in sharing their stories. The Center's public workshop offerings enable participants to create poignant and polished short videos, and their customized services for nonprofits are designed to bring visibility to community-based narratives. Learn more about the Center's approach to media making.

Past Challenges 

How to tell your digital story

We have been amazed by the storytelling created by our members! Get inspired by previous years' winners.

2014 Challenge

What is a stand-out story? Need examples of impact storytelling? In 2014, our winners demonstrated what makes a story stand out, plus we dive deep with past years' winners.

2013 Challenge

The 2013 Challenge was a breakthrough year for global participation in interactive events and workshops. More than 135 social-good organizations sent us their digital stories.

2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners

2012 Challenge

The 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge saw more than 250 submissions from social-benefit organizations in 24 countries, exhibiting a stunning breadth and depth of storytelling skills.

2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners

2011 Challenge

More than 80 organizations entered the 2011 Digital Storytelling Challenge, demonstrating a wide range of video and photo savvy.

2011 Digital Storytelling Challenge Winners