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19th May, 2017
international development, NGOs, online technology, social media

To Tweet or Not to Tweet, and are Blogs Worth the Slog?

Non-profit Communications Managers, prick up your ears! Digital Content Editors, sit up and take note! A very useful analysis of the digital trends shaping the way we represent our organisations online is now out. Hailed as ‘groundbreaking’ by the research team at Nonprofit Tech for Good, the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report claims to be “the only annual research project dedicated to studying how NGOs worldwide use web and [...]
12th May, 2017
Rockefeller Foundation, Vietnam, flood risk, children

Using Positive Visual Storytelling for Fundraising: The Science Behind Personalising a Cause

In the autumn of 2013, two psychology researchers from Stanford University gathered to discuss the findings of their recent graduate research project into the neuroscience behind charitable giving. Both academics in the early stages of their careers, they wanted to better understand what many non-profit fundraisers had felt they’d intuitively known for some time: that people are far more likely to give when presented with an identifiable individual’s story than by statistics about a problem [...]
5th May, 2017
Hope foundation, Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India, toe painter

Why Positive Images Must Prevail

The time for ‘poverty porn’ has well and truly passed, in our view (if, indeed, there ever was one). Yet we still sometimes come across some very negative and degrading portrayals of people and places within development-related communications. As a visual communications company, we take our responsibility for representing people seriously. We believe that there’s already enough bad news [...]