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    Want to Gather More and Better Stories? (VIDEO)

    Post by: Paul VanDeCarr

    How and why can communications staffers use storytelling to advance their foundations’ and nonprofits’ goals? That was the basic question explored during a recent Communications Network webinar: “The Past and Future of Storytelling and Social Change.” 

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    Are You Crisis-Ready? (VIDEO)

    In a perfect world we wouldn’t have to plan for crises. However, as we all know too well, most crises—such as financial mismanagement, executive misconduct, sexual discrimination or government investigations—strike without warning. The difference between heading off disaster or watching your organization drown in bad media and messaging is having a solid crisis communication plan that is ready to go in a moment’s notice.

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    Smart Tech for Smart Communicators (VIDEO)

    Many of us find it difficult — even intimidating — to keep up with all the fast-changing digital tools available to do our jobs. It often seems that new ones pop up every day. With many of them available for free, the choices can be overwhelming.

    Fortunately, there are organizations out there like the Sunlight Foundation who make it their business to stay on the bleeding edge of web/mobile tools that help them do their work better. That’s why we recently invited Liz Bartolomeo, the foundation’s media director, to have a conversation online with our regular webinar host, Andy Goodman, about the best tools for outreach, engagement, productivity and research.

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    Avoiding the Blind Spot: Telling Your Story with Pictures (VIDEO)

    You’ve probably heard countless times that a picture is worth a thousand words. But how often have you actually heeded that advice and opted for a picture instead of a paragraph to create powerful messages for your organization? By choosing words over images are you creating an unintentional blind spot in your messaging? What can communicators – usually hired for our excellent writing skills – learn about using visuals?

    To answer these questions we recently held a webinar, Avoiding the Blind Spot: Telling Your Story With Pictures. During the webinar Liz Banse and Scott Miller of Resource Media shared the neuroscience behind image processing, strategies for effectively communicating using photos and video, examples of extraordinary visual storytelling and practical, low-cost tips for better visual communications.

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    Seeing is Believing: Data Visualization for Philanthropy (VIDEO)

    Chances are good that your organization is sitting on a pile of data. How do you take those vital nuggets of information hidden in files and trapped behind your four walls and shape them in ways that help advance your organization’s work or mission? How might you mash it up with other data to create new knowledge? And how can you bring all of this to life through data visualization?

    To provide answers to these questions, we recently held a webinar, Seeing is Believing: Data Visualization for Philanthropy (Replay available below.)

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