Storytelling Resources to Help You Become a Storymaker
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Our resources below provide a step-by-step roadmap from story creation through postproduction and marketing. We've got a roundup of articles, how-tos, and recorded webinars that will walk you through the process of story making and sharing.
Photo Resources to Capture Your Story on Camera
Photo storytelling is an easy way to personalize your mission. These resources will help your nonprofit get started. Get out there and start shooting!
Storytelling with Your Mobile Device
Nearly 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 its strategy.
Get Your Story Noticed by Funders and Supporters
Now that your digital story is done, how do you get your story noticed? These resources are guideposts for impact storytelling.
Foundation Center connects you to the tools you need to succeed in your mission. Self-paced trainings on social media can help you find the best ways to amplify your organization's story and spread the word about the good work you do.
GlobalGiving connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world and can help you use your digital story to improve your organization's fundraising. Learn more.
Make your inspirational stories visible to 20 million users on GreatNonprofits and its syndication partners. Nonprofits can add photos and videos to a free profile page on GreatNonprofits. You can also invite your community to submit stories about their experiences with you.
GuideStar is the world's largest source of nonprofit information, connecting people and organizations with data on 2.4 million IRS-recognized nonprofits. Each year, more than 7 million people use GuideStar data to make intelligent decisions about the social sector. GuideStar Nonprofit Profiles are populated with information from the IRS, directly from nonprofits, and via other partners in the nonprofit sector.
See3 provides strategy, video, and web services to nonprofits and social causes. The See3 team helps do-gooders change the world by delivering on goals for fundraising, awareness, recruitment, and more.
StoryCenter is a nonprofit organization that uses a combination of Storywork and innovative, participatory media methods to support people in sharing personal narratives rooted in their own life experiences.
Taproot+ is the best way for nonprofits to find pro bono help and for skilled volunteers to provide it.