• Taking a Long-Term Approach to Nonprofit Storytelling

    May 18, 2020 by Sophie Thurber

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    Build Better Advocacy with a Plan for Nonprofit Storytelling

    Nonprofit storytelling is a powerful tool, but it often falls off the radar when push comes to shove, probably because it takes significant time and people resources to do well. This post will walk you through why it should always be part of your planning and priorities, how to weave it into things you’re already doing (it doesn’t have to be a heavy lift if you do it a little at a time) and some of the elements of compelling storytelling. 

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  • 7 Qs on Storytelling Techniques and Writing With Gavin Edwards

    Feb 19, 2020 by Alicia Barry and Hope Rohrbach

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    What Storytelling Techniques Will Help Me Stand Out?  

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  • Harnessing Testimonials for Your Ballot Measure Campaign

    Apr 04, 2019 by Elena Veatch

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    Highlight the People Impacted by Policy with Testimonials

    Testimonials can work wonders for your ballot measure campaign—especially if you’re dealing with an issue that’s abstract or polarizing.

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  • The Power of Advocacy Video Storytelling

    Jul 24, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Advocacy Video Storytelling: The New Nonprofit Super Power

    Video storytelling is an “it” topic in advocacy and advertising circles. The strategy of delivering a story in the digital age that will get people to engage seems to be the latest goal for many nonprofits. But how can you do it in a consistent, scalable way that achieves your goals? Here are our tips to make an impact with advocacy video storytelling: 

    1. Video matters now more than ever 

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  • An Advocacy Leader Answers 6 Questions on Advocacy Storytelling

    Jan 23, 2017 by Joe Fuld

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    Kevin Simowitz on Advocacy Storytelling:

    Kevin Simowitz is the National Field Director at Caring Across Generations and an expert on advocacy storytelling. He has worked on political and grassroots organizing campaign across the country. Kevin was nice enough to answer six question about advocacy storytelling.  Here are his thoughts on using advocacy to get your story out.

    1. How do you use advocacy storytelling in your work?

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  • Public Speaking with Vulnerability |Emotion Matters |TCW

    Apr 27, 2015 by Joe Fuld

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    A Certain Amount of Nervousness and Vulnerability in Public Speaking Is a Good Thing

    Can public speaking with vulnerability be a good thing? Every time I do any type of public speaking, I get nervous. When I was younger and I was nervous, I would stutter. Even today, I sometimes hear myself repeating a word as I get animated. Throughout my life, I work hard to conceal these flaws, but the reality is that it is a part of who I am. And I'm hardly alone. It’s a natural instinct to be nervous in public speaking and something that many of us can relate to. When I’m speaking, my nervousness and vulnerability is part of what makes me real and relatable.

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  • Campaign Toolbox Tips

    Dec 11, 2014 by Joe Fuld

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    Open up Your Campaign Toolbox, What Will You Find?

    We understand what it’s like to operate a campaign on a tight budget, so we’ve found some free tools to include in your campaign toolbox to help you along the way.  We hope you will find them useful as you launch your campaign or look for ways to better organize it. to ve clear no campaign tool will solve all of your campaigns problems.  Whether fundraising for a nonprofit, managing an independent expenditure campaign, or seeking office, a few of these tools will surely help you along your way.

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