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Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits

By Rachel L. West
Advocacy Consultant

I’m been delinquent with updating the blog lately (sorry). I have gotten really busy the past couple of weeks.

Embedded below is a Slideshare presentation from the Rockefeller Foundation on digital storytelling platforms. Storytelling is important for nonprofits. People want to understand what it is you do. They want to hear about the impact your organization is having. The best way to convey that in a way the is memorable and elicits support is by telling a compelling story. People, in general, find stats boarding and they will forget those number two seconds after they read them. On this note here’s a great article that talks about the power of a good story.

The presentation below covers major social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as well as curation sites like Flipbook. I like it because they give you a little synopsis about each platform and then provide you with a pros and cons list on each. One platform they did not assess, which I was shocked to find left off the list, is Rebel Mouse. You can find The Political Social Workers Rebel Mouse page here.


Rachel L. West Consulting provides consultation to social good organizations and helping professionals on the use of social media. For services contact Rachel at (631) 615-1709.

Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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