Week 6: Giving Hearts Day Analysis — Natalia, But Online

Giving Hearts Day, the annual fundraiser for local nonprofits in the area, was a completely success this year! According to the website, $54,813,185 was raised for over 571 charities. The two organizations that I looked at this Giving Hearts Day were Unseen, a human trafficking awareness and prevention organization, and the Fargo Moorhead Rape and […]

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Visual Storytelling

Here’s my little analysis for week 5! I just learned my iPhone could do this! 😂

Mae's Garage

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Visual Storytelling, The F5 Project, and Giving Hearts Day

Guerrier Féministe

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Although Giving Hearts Day has passed us by, you can still donate to The F5 Project on their website (link provided below).


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/f5projectorg/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX-6-YpSzppjH0lJbsxpvEw

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Powerful Visual Storytelling in a Local Nonprofit

Here’s my week 5 blog (screen-cast)

Ashley McCoy

Visual storytelling allows nonprofits and other organizations a chance to engage, inform, and inspire their audience through compact visual posts. These posts allows the audience to engage and shift into users of that webpage or social media platform. In this screen-cast I investigate and discuss the use of visual storytelling for the local nonprofit Girls On The Run. This short video starts to dive into the topic of visual narrative.

As I worked through his screen-cast (the first I have ever done) I learned just how difficult it is to jump out of our comfort zone of text posts. As I continue to work on my visual storytelling, I encourage you to do the same. Step out of a comfort zone of typing words and start to share your voice!

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Week 5: Visual Storytelling: Eleven YouTube Best Practices for Nonprofits

Hey everyone, here’s my screencast for Week Five. Enjoy!

Dean Brooks' Blog

Hello, and welcome to my first screencast! This is an examination of the Red Cross’s social media presence, and its strategy using video and images for storytelling. It’s a bit on the long side, but follows Chapter 5 of Heather Mansfield’s 2012 book Social Media for Social Good, along with some of my own opinions and reflectionsThe Red Cross, along with its local chapters, is a model organization to follow when it comes to social media activity. When I finished, I was actually flabbergasted that this came out to nearly 30 minutes. I initially had planned to only go on for ten minutes or so, but as it turns out there’s a lot to talk about and study when it comes to looking at social media. I did not use a script, other than creating the 11-point checklist to help guide the conversation. Usually I’m not such a…

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“[A]lways seeking ways to improve”: HIT, Inc. and Its Media Ecology

Here’s my analysis of HIT, Inc.’s media ecology. It’s a long one, but it’s worth it!

Christian Weber

After examining the ways in which the Dacotah Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Bismarck, ND, uses – or, more aptly, fails to use – its online presence to amplify its presence in the communities it serves, I chose to take a look at HIT, Inc., another local nonprofit. I visited its website and Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter pages to get an idea of how it integrates its social media presences into a cohesive and effective system, an ecology of outreach efforts intended to increase community awareness of the organization and its services. While what I found wasn’t particularly impressive, – not a single tweet since 2015! – I recognized 1. each page included an accessible link to HIT’s website; and 2. the content available on each social media page was interesting, relevant, and reflected the stated goals of the organization. Its efforts to get in on this fraught…

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Have you heard of the Dacotah Foundation?

Hi, again! I chose to take a look at how the Dacotah Foundation uses social media. Spoiler alert: their approach needs some work.

Christian Weber

Unless you’re 1. a long-time resident of Bismarck, ND, Mandan, ND, or Fargo, ND; and 2. working in community mental health services in one of those areas, your answer is probably no. Although the Dacotah Foundation has provided community mental health and addiction services in Bismarck and Mandan for over 50 years, it’s largely unknown, especially when compared with similar local organizations like Pride, Inc. and HIT, Inc. It’s not very difficult to understand why this is. Pride and HIT operate blogs on their respective websites as well as active Facebook and Twitter pages. The Dacotah Foundation’s Facebook page has fewer than 300 “likes,” and its website looks like some artifact dredged out of a dial-up-era forum.

The Foundation


The Dacotah Foundation was founded in Bismarck, ND in 1965. A second location opened in Fargo in 2003. It offers a wide variety of services intended for people with psychological and…

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