Digital Storytelling for Nonprofits

VCF June  2013 Workshop


VCF Digital Storytelling Workshop Agenda

Flickr Set of Workshop Images

Digital Storytelling Hand-out

General Storytelling Resources


Visual Stories

BoostUp Photo with Text Overlay Slide show

Nurse-Family Partnership Photo with Text Overlay Slide show

Dance Company Photo with Text Paragraph Slide show

One’s Scrolling Image-Text Story

Lumina’s Annual Report

Coastguard New Zealand Newsletter

Visual Story Examples from Workshop Participants

Aloha Foundation’s Use of a Single Image to Tell a Story

Green Mountain Horse Association’s Header to Tell a Story

Vermont Parent Representation Center Image and Mission Statement Tell the Story

Intervale Center’s Image with Caption Slide Show

Norman Williams Library (Woodstock) Facebook Image-Text Story/Announcement

Studio Place Arts Text Floating on Image Header

Environmental Mediation Center’s Four-Image Slide Show

Pikes Falls Chamber Orchestra Slide Show

Greensboro Nursing Home Flickr Slideshow

Wellspring Waldorf School Website

Upper Valley Housing Coalition’s Image-Text Mission Slide Deck

Aloha Foundation’s Pinterest Poster

Northwoods Stewardship Center’s Annual Report

COVER’s Newsletter

T.W. Wood Art Gallery Text with Images

Northern Woodlands Education Center  Story Openings

Audio Examples

Geoff Gevalt’s Story of Lily (with Single Photo)

Aaron Huey’s Cowbird Story: Soundtrack

Murmur Project: Audio Stories Tied to Location

Fifty People One Question Project

Multimedia Examples

Room to Read’s Digital Photo Story with Voice Over tells a great fundraising story

Troopers Are as Tough as Gold Digital Photo Story with Voice Over

Healing Histories’ Image, Text and Audio Slideshow from New Orleans

New York Times’ One in Eight Million Audio Slide show (Soundslides)

Holding Up the Memories An audio-slide story to capture the voices of Kentucky (Soundslides)

Soundslides stories around a single organization’s mission

Common Ground A Mediastorm Soundslides story

The Modern Story  Digital Storytelling in Indian Schools

Illinois State Museum’s Audio Video Barn

Digital Stories around Land-Use (made by community members)

Map Stories

Saving the Sierra:  Story Map

Philaplace: THe Stories of Philadelphia’s Neighborhoods

Workshop Participants’ Multimedia Storytelling Examples

Northwoods Stewardship Center’s Video by The Vermont Land Trust

Center for Agricultural Economy Sweetheart Video

Green Mountain Horse Association’s Videos

Winooski Coalition Safe and Peaceful Community Digital Story by High School Student on Smoking

Dismas of Vermont Digital Story

Video Stories

Clinton Foundation Video 

Bayfront Maritime Center

YMCA Kids Club

Follow the Frog

Soul of Athens

Troy Library

Cooking with a Passion

It Gets Better Project (Add Your Own Video Story)

Welcoming Stories:  Video Stories Uploaded by Immigrants to U.S.

ReStore Makes a Video to Thank Its Donors

Pinterest Collection of Great Nonprofit Video Examples

Workshop Participant Video Stories

VINS’ Bird Videos

 Visual Websites

Hunger Free Vermont

Children of the Nations

SPCA International


Digital Storytelling Tips and Tools and Resources  Excellent Resource

Three Ways of Telling the Same Story

Digital Storytelling–Thinking through the Tactics


Digital Storytelling from Soup to Nuts

The Whole Story

How to Make a Great Storyboard

Visual Stories

Resource Media’s Visual Story Lab (Terrific Guide to Visual Storytelling)

Tools for Image Editing:  Pixlr, Photobucket, Over (iPhone app for text on photos), Instagram (Smartphone app)

Instagram for Branding and telling your organization’s story

PhotoVoice : Participatory Photography

Rethinking Visual Storytelling (The Screen as Visual, Connected)

How Many Photos Have Ever Been Taken (some great graphs)

A Post on Next Gen Visual Storytelling

Creative Commons Search for Free Photos

Example of Vine App Story (Amnesty International)

Sample Permission Form to Photograph Subjects

Visual Storytelling to Connect Your Brand with New Audiences Tips

Audio Stories

Audacity — great tool for audio editing

Soundcloud –audio sharing site

Third Place Audio — List of Audio Sites

Layering Sounds in Audacity

Audio Storytelling for Nonprofits:  Some useful examples and good overview

Audio Storytelling  Some Great links here

Free Sounds (A Directory of Sites)

Poynter Institute’s Post on Online Audio Storytelling Tools

Poynter Institute’s Tips on Audio in Multimedia Storytelling

Hongkiat’s 25 Free Digital Audio Editors List

Guide to Making Soundslides Stories

Video Stories

Article on Instagram’s new video feature

Tips on Video Storytelling for Nonprofits

Video Storytelling for Nonprofits Guide

A Free e-Book on Video Storytelling

Five-Shot Video Guide

Andrew Lih’s Video Interviewing Guide

Pinterest Array of Video Storytelling Examples

Meograph app

Guide to Video Editing

Another Guide to Nonprofit Videos

Digital Storytelling Checklist

Vimeo’s Video School

Using Video Well

Soo Meta Online Video Editor — Easy!


Infogram for making infographics

Tools for Making Infographics

Bridge The Gulf Project

Contemporary Storytelling – Transmedia Paradigm Shift | Wyoming Community Media

Tips on Making Infographics

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