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Aggregate | A Creative Strategy Group

Aggregate | A Creative Strategy Group | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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ACTUP Oral History Project

ACTUP Oral History Project | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
The ACT-UP Oral History Project is a collection of interviews with surviving members of the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, New York.
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An example of a nonprofit oral history project
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Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown) | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Charity: Water versus Water.org and the Tide of Social Media Storytelling (#npcomm Showdown) | Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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interesting comparison of the emotion-driven Charity:Water & data-driven Water.org storytelling approaches
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Telling your story - Pat McNees

Personal site of author-editor Pat McNees, personal historian and medical historian, bringing a light touch to heavy subjects, helping people and organizations tell their life stories.
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Great links to resources on oral storytelling, particularly story interviews
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The Digital Evangelist Leading Google's Storytelling Movement

The Digital Evangelist Leading Google's Storytelling Movement | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
A successful pitch must give equal weight to the data and how it will impact the company’s business.

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Google's storytelling formula: Care. Do. Impact.
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Simon Staffans's curator insight, September 27, 3:50 AM
Storytelling - the one tool you absolutely need.
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5 Ways for Nonprofits to Tell an Ethical Story

5 Ways for Nonprofits to Tell an Ethical Story | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
AN NPQ CLASSIC:
Telling empowering stories is critical to changing public opinion and policy around the issues nonprofits address and people they serve.
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A couple years old, but this post underscores the importance of authenticity, integrity and ethical storytelling.
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Designing Structured Stories

Designing Structured Stories | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Stories are everywhere, from newspapers to TV drama, fact to fiction. By deconstructing stories into fundamental, structured building blocks we can present them in new and powerful ways."

— Medium


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Useful for The Art of Storytelling workshop
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Uri Hasson: Neuroscience of Storytelling Latest Research

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brain

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 7, 12:18 PM

Uri Hasson is the neuroscientist at Princeton University who several years ago did the research using MRIs showing the brain entrainment that happens between a storyteller and a listener.

 

This was breakthrough research into the neuroscience of storytelling. Now here is his latest TED talk where he shares his additional research on the topic.

 

Hasson talks about expanding the research beyond 1 storyteller to 1 listener to 1 storyteller to 5 listeners and what they discovered.

 

He also discusses more about the brain entrainment that happens, how meaning is created, and what happens when people from different cultures listen to the same story.

 

It's fascinating and you will want to take notes. In fact, you'll have to go slowly through the video because Hasson has a strong accent and it's sometimes hard to comprehend what he is saying. Kind of proving his points in a way.

 

So go grab this and bring it into your stash on the neuroscience of storytelling.

 

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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The untapped potential of visual storytelling with Cartoonist Scott McCloud

The untapped potential of visual storytelling with Cartoonist Scott McCloud | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine someone who better understands the power of visual
storytelling than Cartoonist Scott McCloud. He has been called the
"Aristotle of Comics” and his non-fiction work, which details the history,
vocabulary, and methods of the medium of comics— is the a Bible for visual
storytellers. "Understanding Comics" has been translated into 16 languages
and was named a New York Times Notable Book. He recently returned to
fiction with the graphic novel, “The Sculptor” and it has been met with
wide critical acclaim. Scott has lectured at Pixar, Google, and the
Smithsonian Institution and I learned in our conversation that he’s also an
amazingly sincere, accessible and friendly guy with an enormous attention
to detail and a great story to tell.
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Visualising the Journeys of Irish Women who Married U.S. Navymen in World War One

Visualising the Journeys of Irish Women who Married U.S. Navymen in World War One | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
We recently published the images and short biographies of 99 Irish women who applied for U.S. passports, based on either their marriage to a U.S. serviceman or their own services in support of the American military-effort during the First World War (see here). The data we collected offers us many potential insights, and we intend…
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16 Ways to Boost Your Video Storytelling Strategy – Part 1/2 | Visual Storytelling Institute

16 Ways to Boost Your Video Storytelling Strategy – Part 1/2 | Visual Storytelling Institute | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Wondering why your videos aren't working? Learn 16 ways to boost your video storytelling strategy. Find out how.
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6 Great Nonprofit Website Examples To Learn From | CauseVox

6 Great Nonprofit Website Examples To Learn From | CauseVox | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
If you have been evaluating your nonprofit’s website and wondering if it’s time for a redesign, be inspired by these successful 6 great nonprofit websites.
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How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists

How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Students who read stories about great scientists' personal and intellectual struggles performed better in science courses, according to a study.
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5 Ways to Inspire Imagination Through Simple Visual Storytelling

5 Ways to Inspire Imagination Through Simple Visual Storytelling | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Creating great visuals is about building an emotional connection. In this post, contributor Bob Carver looks at some simple ways to do just that.
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A simple example of thinking about your audience when making visual choices
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Training | NPR

Training | NPR | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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Very useful tips on taking better photos for web stories
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Training | NPR

Training | NPR | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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It's not enough to create audio stories; you need a plan to turn them into internet stories. Good tips and examples.
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From Bedtime to the Boardroom: Why Storytelling Matters in Business

From Bedtime to the Boardroom: Why Storytelling Matters in Business | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
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15 Examples Of Video Storytelling For Online Fundraising

15 Examples Of Video Storytelling For Online Fundraising | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Here are 15 powerful nonprofit storytelling video examples that will provide you ideas on how you can use video at your nonprofit to increas
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3 Simple Ways to Tell Your Story – Medium

3 Simple Ways to Tell Your Story – Medium | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
How do you start your story?
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If you're stuck on how to open your story, these quick, simple, timeless ways can help.

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6 Visual Storytelling Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Digital Marketing

6 Visual Storytelling Trends That Will Change the Way You Do Digital Marketing | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
When you combine the timeless necessity of storytelling with the sheer power of visual content, you arrive at one of the most potent forces shaping the future of communication today: Visual storytelling.

Here are some of the trends I believe will shape the future of this field by blurring the lines between once-neatly-defined concepts.

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Though VT nonprofits won't likely be walking down the VR road anytime soon, it's important to see what's out there & what's possible.
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 6, 5:57 PM

Jeff Bullas shares six visual storytelling trends to note.

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Better Recording, Better Transcribing: A Digital Toolbox for Bringing Home the Perfect Interview - Storybench

Better Recording, Better Transcribing: A Digital Toolbox for Bringing Home the Perfect Interview - Storybench | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Before the emergence of digital tools, recording and (especially) transcribing an interview was a tedious affair. The little microcassette tapes were of dubious reliability—and yes, I once had one fail on me during a crucial and contentious encounter. Transcribing was worse, as you’d sit there constantly hitting the “play” and “rewind” buttons, an imprecise process [...]
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How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics

How Designers Turn Data Into Beautiful Infographics | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Behind the scenes of information architects' creative processes.
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Our Stories - Life Remodeled

Our Stories - Life Remodeled | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Celebrate new stories of how Life Remodeled is combining need and hope to create amazing outcomes.
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Rethinking ‘Explore’ | National Museums Scotland Blog

Rethinking ‘Explore’ | National Museums Scotland Blog | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it

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