• 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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  • Digital Storytelling for Your Association

    Dec 05, 2016 by Joe Fuld

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    Tips and Tactics for Digital Storytelling

    Digital storytelling is the "it" thing for advocacy but with enthusiasm around digital storytelling has come big expectations that it is a panacea for driving traffic and donations.  Digital storytelling can be a great option for your assocation, but it will take a while to develop and use the content in away that it will do everything you want or need it to.  So here are some of our (hopefully) helpful mediums to engage in digital storytelling in a thoughtful and fulfilling way.

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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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