storytelling

The frank academy team spent one week in June helping 80 program officers and scientists at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) find their stories.

Read more
Posted: June 5, 2017

This Wednesday, storytelling coach and guru Andy Goodman will be live on Twitter to answer questions for the frank community. We talked with Andy about his career journey, the craft of storytelling and how organizations can use stories to communicate who they are better. We hope you enjoy this conversation as…

Read more
Posted: September 26, 2016

By Brandon Telg and Jaron Jones One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when writing one’s story is knowing where to start. For this reason, it is helpful to start with parameters. So we challenge you to write your story within this parameter: one sentence. What is your story in…

Read more
Posted: September 14, 2016

Research & Insights

A Storytelling Takeover

By Brandon Telg and Jaron Jones Over the next week, Self Narrate, a Gainesville-based nonprofit run by two franksters, will be taking over frank’s social media presence. To kick off the week, we wanted to introduce ourselves and what we do to the frank community. Self Narrate is a nonprofit…

Read more
Posted: September 11, 2016

Climate disaster films are an emerging genre that reflect people's desire to cope with a changing planet through art. How will they affect public attitudes on climate change?

Read more
Posted: August 1, 2016

An inspiring video can enliven a campaign in progress or spark a new one. Alina Evans, account coordinator at Spitfire Strategies, shares five points to think about if your organization is considering getting behind the camera.

Read more
Posted: May 25, 2016

Sacha Evans, senior associate at DG + CO, talked with Kathryn Thier, adjunct instructor at the University of Oregon, who is wrapping up her first semester teaching one of the country’s first university courses entirely devoted to solutions journalism.

Read more
Posted: May 19, 2016

Research & Insights

21 Ways to Tell a Nonprofit Story

From oral histories to games to traveling exhibits, Paul VanDeCarr, managing director and co-founder of Working Narratives, shares 21 ways to tell your nonprofit stories

Read more
Posted: April 27, 2016

In this frank playlist, we hear from speakers using technology to connect users and tell stories that will incite empathy and drive change.

Read more
Posted: March 29, 2016

In honor of International Women’s Day, I talked with Sara Landas and Holli Rae, the filmmakers behind the new grassroots documentary, The Goddess Project, about their film, the role of media in driving change and why it is important to tell stories about women’s lives.

Read more
Posted: March 8, 2016