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Reviving the community tradition of sharing stories

When we hear others tell stories, we can laugh at their humorous adventures, feel the thrill of exciting encounters, see parts of ourselves in them, and learn from the challenges they face.

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The Moldovan Diaries

The Moldovan Diaries | Things charity | Scoop.it
A journey between West and East, a multimedia documentary platform about Moldova, its society, history and people.

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The Displaced (VR Video)

War has driven 30 million children from their homes. These are the stories of three of them. Note: This is a VR video — a brand new kind of video that gives ...

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, November 9, 2015 9:02 AM

Work by the The NYTimes #360 #video #immersion

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The 'Black Route' to Europe, and the story of a Syrian family who braved it

The 'Black Route' to Europe, and the story of a Syrian family who braved it | Things charity | Scoop.it
Northern Europe offers generous asylum benefits to war refugees. But first, they have to get there.

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, January 26, 10:50 AM

El viaje de una familia siria en su camino a Europa #scroll #parallax "To tell the story of the Jinaid family’s journey, correspondent Anthony Faiola and photographer Charles Ommanney traveled with the Syrian migrants for four days, first along the Greek/Macedonian border and then in Serbia" #refugees

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Inheritance

Inheritance | Things charity | Scoop.it
A box of notebooks. Two cassette tapes. Thirty-six cents. These are the items filmmaker Ken Dornstein has kept since his brother’s death in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, February 4, 11:55 AM

"INHERITANCE is an interactive story presented by FRONTLINEPBS. All stories were told by Ken Dornstein in a series of interviews, and were adapted for this presentation"

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How to Build an Editorial Calendar with Trello | Markerly - influencer marketing, content creation and amplification

How to Build an Editorial Calendar with Trello | Markerly - influencer marketing, content creation and amplification | Things charity | Scoop.it
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I have been looking at Trello recently > this is one great way to use it

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14 Key Components of an Effective Donation Page

14 Key Components of an Effective Donation Page | Things charity | Scoop.it
If you're a digital fundraiser, you definitely know it's no easy feat to convert visitors into donors.It's hard enough getting people to your donation page but once you have got them there, there a...
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The Refugee Project: An interactive map of refugee migrations around the world

The Refugee Project: An interactive map of refugee migrations around the world | Things charity | Scoop.it
Created by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma, The Refugee Project visualizes UNHCR refugee data and UN population data to tell the stories of refugee movements from 1975 to 2012. See it at   

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The Humane Society Taught Me How To Build An Engagement Strategy

The Humane Society Taught Me How To Build An Engagement Strategy | Things charity | Scoop.it
The Like or the follow is only the beginning of the relationship between you and your followers. You must be relevant, interesting, concise and responsive and provide value to your followers. The H...
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Choosing the Right Hashtag

Choosing the Right Hashtag | Things charity | Scoop.it
Hashtags can be used to start a conversation or discussion around a topic or to find other people interested in issues that relate to your cause. Creating a hashtag for your campaign will help you ...
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Creating a hashtag for your campaign will help you connect followers through shared conversations and reach new audiences. Hit the jump to find out more.

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Think You Cant Fundraise With Digital Media? These 4 Nonprofits Will Change Your Mind | Daniel Melbye

Think You Cant Fundraise With Digital Media? These 4 Nonprofits Will Change Your Mind | Daniel Melbye | Things charity | Scoop.it
For those who are doubters here are some of my favourite charities who understand the value of digital media and know how to use digital mar
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Certainly they are the exception and that is why I highlighted them because they show what is possible. New media can be effective and hopefully other charities will start using the opportunities they provide.

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Telling stories: five successful marketing examples

Telling stories: five successful marketing examples | Things charity | Scoop.it

"Research shows that stories, anecdotes and metaphors are more memorable than data. 

 

At Searchlove last week, business consultant and author Danny Scheinmann discussed why stories work, the hidden structures behind them and how they can help your business to communicate effectively."


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17 Compelling Stats That Make the Case for Smarter Site Design

17 Compelling Stats That Make the Case for Smarter Site Design | Things charity | Scoop.it
Check out these 17 stats to learn about the latest trends in website design and optimization.
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Mexico Disappeared

Mexico Disappeared | Things charity | Scoop.it

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:28 PM

En México hay más de 25.000 desaparecidos.

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Banished: Why menstruation can mean exile

Banished: Why menstruation can mean exile | Things charity | Scoop.it
Believed to be impure, some menstruating women in Nepal are forced from their homes - with sometimes deadly consequences.

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, December 15, 2015 10:38 AM

"Believed to be impured, some menstruation women in Nepal are forced from their homes - with sometimes deadly consequences" A #webdoc by Dirk Gilson #scroll #parallax

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The Greenpeace fleet taking the helm of all campaigns

The Greenpeace fleet taking the helm of all campaigns | Things charity | Scoop.it
The Greenpeace fleet: taking the helm of all campaigns. Embark on Greenpeace’s boats and find out about their epic journeys over the last 40 years. Boots and waterproofs recommended.

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Eva Dominguez's curator insight, February 4, 10:42 AM

Greenpeace over 40 years

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How Save the Children Is Using An Edgy Infographic As Part of A Multi-Channel Campaign for Children in Syria

How Save the Children Is Using An Edgy Infographic As Part of A Multi-Channel Campaign for Children in Syria | Things charity | Scoop.it
Save the Children's Ettoré Rossetti, Director of Digital Marketing & Social Media for Save the Children USA, emailed me an infographic on the impact of the Syria crisis on children.  As you can see, the design is a bit edgy - and its part of new multi-channel campaign that hopes to 
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The Power and Meaning of Stories #marketing

The Power and Meaning of Stories #marketing | Things charity | Scoop.it
Stories have incredible power. Great stories make people feel something, and those emotions create powerful connections between the audience and our causes. Through stories we can share our experie...
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If we can understand the underlying factors that make stories compelling we can use these to great effect to raise awareness and drive support for our causes.

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James at Overstand.org.uk's comment, March 10, 2014 4:38 AM
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James at Overstand.org.uk's comment, March 10, 2014 4:40 AM
You should have a look into 'transportation theory' - there's a great team at Cardiff University who study it as part of the 'Values and Attitudes' group. Look into Geoff Haddock - well worth it as I've found transportation theory both interesting and very useful as a 'story' framework.
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Six Human Factors that Influence Virality

Six Human Factors that Influence Virality | Things charity | Scoop.it
We have a false belief that the Internet makes something go viral. We see the video of goats screaming like humans, and we hope YouTube will bless our videos as well.

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8 Ways to Incorporate Instagram into your Campaign

8 Ways to Incorporate Instagram into your Campaign | Things charity | Scoop.it
Instagram has become one of the most heavily utilized social media marketing channels for organisations of all sizes due to the platform’s huge user growth in such a short period of time. With cool...
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6 Creative Ways To Use Hashtags

6 Creative Ways To Use Hashtags | Things charity | Scoop.it
Hashtags are simply keywords or phrases you add to your updates with a # sign before them. If people see a hashtag, they can click on it to see more status updates with that same hashtag. You might...
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What the creative ways that you have used hashtags to promote your cause?

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How to beat Hubspot at its own game - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}

How to beat Hubspot at its own game - Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow} | Things charity | Scoop.it
hubspot, content marketing, content strategy, content marketing strategy, social media strategy
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Is "Ambient Data" from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders?

Is "Ambient Data" from Social Media Channels Useful for Funders? | Things charity | Scoop.it
Last week the Packard Foundation hosted a convening on “Data Informed Philanthropy," an effort to explore and build digital systems that enable philanthropies to be truly data-informed.
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Do positive or negative images lead to more donations? | Daniel Melbye

Do positive or negative images lead to more donations? | Daniel Melbye | Things charity | Scoop.it
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James at Overstand.org.uk's curator insight, November 10, 2013 6:14 AM

Are we really still taking about this?  How much evidence do we need!

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Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology?

Is your charity making the most of youth obsession with technology? | Things charity | Scoop.it
Technology is often presented as a barrier to getting young people to volunteer
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Are voluntary organisations missing a trick?

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