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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The days of throwing together a quick press release and making a few calls to one’s media contact to help launch a new advocacy report are over. Large NGOs’ Media Liaison Officers and Communications Officers now need to ensure that their reports not only have high quality images that illustrate their points, but that they also produce accompanying infographic summaries of their [...]