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February Meetup: I'm the storyteller and my story must be told!

Apologies for the reference to 1980s childrens' TV, but this month our focus is on the new buzzword: Digital Storytelling

We'll be having some talks and insights about ways non-profits are putting across their message.  What works, and how can we measure it?

Know of a good story? Please post up any links on this collaboration space.

Our speakers:


Dr. Luke Dickens, Research Associate in Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, will join us to illustrate some of the underlying issues around digital storytelling via the example of the '100 Camps' project, a recent digital storytelling project undertaken with the Salford Lads Club. His case study will explore the possibilities that digital technologies can bring to the fundamental human desire to connect through the exchange of stories.


Steve Daigneault is Senior Vice President at M+R Strategic Services.  Steve has over 15 years of experience as a grassroots organizer, communications specialist and online strategist with organisations such as Save Darfur Coalition, American Cancer Society, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Amnesty International USA and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Oceana. Steve recently hosted the webinar It's Not You, It's Your Stories: How Your Fundraising Appeals Can Tell Better Stories and will join us (live from New York) to share insights.


Michael DeLong is I'm the Online Community Manager at TechSoup Global, based in San Francisco.  Michael is involved in the 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge, where non-profit organisations participate in a series of short, interactive online trainings and then apply that knowledge to create their digital story in the form of a one-minute video or five-picture slideshow.  

This #TSDigs Challenge is currently underway and closes on the 29th Feb, so do check it out beforehand if you can... and/or watch the video.

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  • Mark M.

    Excellent meet. Lots of really good ideas and good conversation and sharing of ideas. Thanks to Steven for organising!

    March 2, 2012

  • Steven F.

    Really enjoyed the speakers and subject matter. Big thanks to John for streaming, plus MadLab for their bluetooth speaker set-up!

    February 29, 2012

  • Sue D.

    From Madlab to Salford to West Coast USA all in one meeting, with great input from all speakers.

    February 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event - I loved seeing Niall and Mike's stories from Salford Lads' Club (thanks Luke), and very impressed that we managed to connect up with Seattle and San Francisco without a hitch - well done Steven. Good to see everyone, and meet Mark C :-)

    February 29, 2012

  • Barbara B.

    really enjoyed this meetup -
    the prentation by Luke Dickens on principles and practice and the example of the Salford Lads Club Camp 100 project gave lots of useful signposts to additional information and examples of nice work as well as the issues around dissemination and enagement. Two short talks on storytelling and fundraising and M+R competition = lots of new ideas and thought provoking. Well done peeps on the link ups to USA - technology's great when it works!!

    February 29, 2012

  • Nigel B.

    No probs Steven can help you out,let me know what time you would like me there

    February 23, 2012

  • Steven F.

    Blimey, we've now a speaker dialling in from NYC, and another from San Francisco! If anyone can come along to MadLab a tad early to help me set up, it'd be appreciated...!

    February 23, 2012

  • Steven F.

    Ha ha! Actually, it could also be about my poor googling skills. Im sure the original is accessible somewhere...!

    January 19, 2012

  • Coral G.

    Thanks for the Storyteller link - he's dishier than I remember, even though I'm Outraged by the swap of England for America in the lyrics. The Storyteller is fickle and cunning - a master of international deception. Whereas we must remain authentic in our telling!!

    January 19, 2012

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