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Ten digital social innovators to watch

Ten digital social innovators to watch | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Many innovations tackling societal problems have developed online. Jon Kingsbury and Peter Baeck highlight rising stars

Via Carles Sora, Fotis Begklis
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Some great crowd-sourced collaborative participatory

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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Important to keep in mind.
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Stephen Dale's curator insight, February 21, 6:39 AM
I was reminded of the saying "...if the facts don't fit the theory, then change the facts!" I think this is part of the swearing-in process for politicians. 
Kajsa Hartig's curator insight, February 22, 12:14 AM
How can museums deal with a world of confirmation bias?
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The Foundational Skill for Becoming a Better Storyteller

The Foundational Skill for Becoming a Better Storyteller | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Starting tomorrow, we’re going to be sharing seven small articles, one per
day, about a very big topic: the importance of listening as a storyteller.
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The ear training guide for audio producers

The ear training guide for audio producers | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into larger technical problems. This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time Continue Reading >
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The High Value of Your Nonprofit’s Values

The High Value of Your Nonprofit’s Values | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
After listening to the needs of their community, Brooklyn Community Foundation created a set of values to complement the needs and voices of its community,
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""Mission tells us what you do; values show who you are." 

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Choosing the right yardstick: What research tools to use when in the digital development process

Choosing the right yardstick: What research tools to use when in the digital development process | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
I felt something of an imposter speaking at the recent (and nattily titled) Scottish Network on Digital Cultural Resources Evaluation Symposium – #EDCR2016 – which brought together academics and researchers working in the field of cultural and heritage content: I’m not an academic, nor a researcher. Nor Scottish. But research is part of the daily workings […]

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Useful, thoughtful post on  developing digital programs.
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International Listening Association - Home

International Listening Association - Home | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
The International Listening Association is the professional organization whose members are dedicated to learning more about the impact that listening has on all human activity
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Getting the most out of data with storytelling

Getting the most out of data with storytelling | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Learn how to use storytelling to make sure everyone on your team can easily understand and act on your research insights.

Via Karen Dietz
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data + story -- ya need them both
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 4, 2016 12:06 PM

OK -- here's a much better article on data storytelling than the one I curated yesterday! It helps you move through the process of working with your data using storyboarding. This creates your narrative.

 

I also like the points made about the impact storytelling will have on a product team, suggestions for finding an insight, and how to keep the visuals simple. 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

Insight Narrator's curator insight, November 14, 2016 12:49 PM

OK -- here's a much better article on data storytelling than the one I curated yesterday! It helps you move through the process of working with your data using storyboarding. This creates your narrative.

 

I also like the points made about the impact storytelling will have on a product team, suggestions for finding an insight, and how to keep the visuals simple. 

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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4 Levels of Civil Discourse - Tracking Wonder

4 Levels of Civil Discourse - Tracking Wonder | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Most of us, I've realized, aren't taught how to own our voice in ways that elicit healthy discourse. But I've also learned we each can change that. 
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Great story and helpful way to think about levels of discourse
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The Wait | Inside the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Germany

The Wait | Inside the Lives of Asylum Seekers in Germany | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Project by Lakshmi Sarah, Fan Fei and Melissa Bosworth. "This project aims to provide perspectives absent from much of the current news on refugees around the globe — a peek into what life is like for those who have made it to Europe in search of safety, freedom, better lives." #360
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5 Creative Ways Museums Leveraged Social Media on Giving Tuesday

5 Creative Ways Museums Leveraged Social Media on Giving Tuesday | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Earlier in the week we celebrated Giving Tuesday, one of the biggest days of the year for nonprofits to engage the masses to open their wallets to charitable giving. This year, over $168 millio

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10 Ways to Feed Your Library Instagram

10 Ways to Feed Your Library Instagram | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it

I wanted to share how we use Instagram, and I also am massively jealous of my daughter's blog writing in the BuzzFeed sort of format. I played with several things and finally just made a Google Site so I could upload the photos the way I wanted. 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 16, 2016 5:40 PM

I hope you get some good tips here! And remember the advice from Gwyneth Jones about blogging: never apologize if you don't post on a regular basis! We're all doing the best we can in our libraries:)

GwynethJones's curator insight, November 17, 2016 2:32 PM

This is the BEST Post!

I'm stealing & trying ALL these great ideas!

~G

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Jerusalem, We Are Here

Jerusalem, We Are Here | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
An interactive documentary that digitally brings Palestinians back into the Jerusalem neighbourhoods from which they were expelled in 1948.
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How to Listen Better – Josh Stearns

How to Listen Better – Josh Stearns | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
In my weekly newsletter, The Local Fix, I compiled a list of guides, tools, and examples of how newsrooms can listen more deeply to local communities. I’m sharing it here in case it can be useful to…
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Love is love, no matter where you live. – charity: water

Love is love, no matter where you live. – charity: water | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Last October, the charity: water team spent two weeks in a community in Tigray, Ethiopia collecting more than four hundred individual stories about the need for clean water. Over the course of that…
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Great example of storytelling around holidays.
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Next 5 Storyboards - Submarine Channel

Next 5 Storyboards - Submarine Channel | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
In the American animation studios, story artists like to play story games. Often done as warm-up exercises, story games such as Next 5 are also a popular assignment during story internships. These games are a lot of fun to do, but they are also a great way to practice some of the basic skills of …
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5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid »

5 Biggest Nonprofit Storytelling Mistakes to Avoid » | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Nonprofit storytelling is a lock-and-key mechanism to get attention, ignite motivation, and invite action. Don't make these common storytelling mistakes.
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Basic advice. Good examples.
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Beyond the 5 W’s: What should you ask before starting a story?

Beyond the 5 W’s: What should you ask before starting a story? | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
We all know the classic “5 w” questions journalists ask: Who, what, where, when, why (and bonus, “how”). But you should also consider the six additional questions listed below, which complement those fundamentals. They are informed by journalism but focused on storytelling. Your answers to these questions may change in the process of reporting. That Continue Reading >
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NPR offers this useful set of tips.
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It’s Time To Tell A Different Nonprofit Story

It’s Time To Tell A Different Nonprofit Story | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
I’m tired of telling the same old, nonprofit story. And I’m searching for ways to start telling better ones. I’m certain I am not alone this is a area that most storytellers need to work on. If you’re like me, you’ll find that it’s easy to fall back on the beneficiary story. Person A has…
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Some fine examples of nonprofit storytelling (Founders...etc)
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Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Annual Report 2014-2015

Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) Annual Report 2014-2015 | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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If only all nonprofits found such a powerful, engaging, useful way to tell their annual report story...
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thought-leadership

thought-leadership | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
A live event using ScribbleLive
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For nonprofit leaders -- shows the power of blogging as part of thought leadership skill set
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100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016 includes RTE Drama Written by Louis Kornfeld-The Man in the Barn

100 Outstanding Audio Stories of 2016 includes RTE Drama Written by Louis Kornfeld-The Man in the Barn | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Podcasts, audio stories, radio — whatever you call them, 2016 was a groundbreaking year for audio as a storytelling medium. From unique partnerships and collaborations, to interviews and political…

Via Gerard Beirne
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Training Board Members in Storytelling - Unleash Their Energy and Commitment - Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry

Training Board Members in Storytelling - Unleash Their Energy and Commitment - Fired-Up Fundraising with Gail Perry | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Have you tried training board members in storytelling yet? Sometimes we forget about this hugely important issue! The fact is, most board members simply don’t know what to say when they have the opportunity. It hit home to me once when a board member asked me: “If I get a chance to talk about my …
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Basic, useful exercises to use with board & staff. Missing anything to do with active listening, however. Would love to see board mix with clients to do these exercises as well.

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ContentWRX Index: Nonprofit Infographic

ContentWRX Index: Nonprofit Infographic | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Content evaluation is important, especially so for cause-based nonprofits. The ContentWRX Index: Nonprofit Infographic reflects key findings from our report.
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Home - Deck of Brilliance

Home - Deck of Brilliance | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Idea generation tools for creative professionals
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Terrific idea- helper, creative fun.
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Shelf Life Community Story Project

Shelf Life Community Story Project | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
A community story project capturing the voices and faces of the employees, neighbors, and customers of the Red Apple grocery, in the final months before the store is demolished to make way for new development.
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