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Two Approaches for Climate Storytelling

I recently wrote about storytelling, emphasizing the importance of amplifying stories without fabricating them. However, a reader called me out, suggesting it is better to “present, don’t exaggerate.” Their suggestion raises the question of …
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January 25, 2024
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Ethical Storytelling: Manipulation vs Persuasion

Is storytelling manipulative, especially when it stirs emotions for donations? This begs a vital question about ethical storytelling: are you a communications manipulator at your nonprofit? Heck, if storytelling is manipulative, we need to …
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January 18, 2024
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Team Not Jelling? Revive It With Authentic Internal Storytelling

You've done all the textbook steps to shape your organization—the mission statement polished, team-building activities executed, and even the company swag disseminated. Yet something's still off. You have all the ingredients, but the cake …
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January 11, 2024
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3 Reasons Why A Central Character in Storytelling Is Better

Focusing on a central character—or the "Heart" of the story—can significantly heighten a film's emotional impact and effectiveness, especially in short formats ranging from 3-20 minutes. In emotive video storytelling, the notion often arises: …
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January 4, 2024
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The Missing Link in Your Climate Action Plan

Are you scratching your head, wondering why your climate action plan doesn't echo as deeply as you'd like? You're following guides, like how to center racial justice in your climate action planning, but something …
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December 14, 2023
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What No One Tells You About Using StoryBrand for Nonprofits

Frameworks are invaluable. They offer us the confidence to craft stories that resonate, especially in the challenging nonprofit landscape. But here's some food for thought—could popular formulas like StoryBrand inadvertently perpetuate white saviorism for …
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December 7, 2023
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Ignoring the Nonprofit Storytelling Gap Costs You Big Time

Have you ever said or thought this, "We don't have a lot of time and brain space to tell a story that deeply personally communicates.”? In that case, your connection with donors, beneficiaries, and …
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October 26, 2023

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