Nonprofits often struggle with making themselves heard and understood. We have fantastic ideas to share with the world – but why is it so hard to get seen and get noticed?
My guest this week is best-selling author and TED speaker Tamsen Webster. She explains, “Your idea has a story, because your idea is a story—and your audience needs to hear that story before they’ll act.”
Part strategist, part storyteller, part English-to-English translator, Tamsen helps experts drive action with their ideas. Tamsen honed her trademark Red Thread approach in and for major organizations like Johnson & Johnson, Harvard Medical School, and Intel, as well as with hundreds of individual founders, academics, and thought leaders.
She’s a former TEDx Executive Producer and current Idea Strategist. Most recently, Tamsen was named to the Thinkers50 Radar thinkers to watch class of 2022. She’s also the author of Find Your Red Thread: Make Your Big Ideas Irresistible.
In this episode, we discuss the common obstacles that keep nonprofits from communicating effectively, why storytelling needs to change, and how to get your idea across in a way that will inspire people to take action.
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About Julia Campbell, the host of the Nonprofit Nation podcast:
Named as a top thought leader by Forbes and BizTech Magazine, Julia Campbell (she/hers) is an author, coach, and speaker on a mission to make the digital world a better place.
She wrote her book, Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, as a roadmap for social change agents who want to build movements using engaging digital storytelling techniques. Her second book, How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit, was published in 2020 as a call-to-arms for mission-driven organizations to use the power of social media to build movements.
Julia’s online courses, webinars, and keynote talks have helped hundreds of nonprofits make the shift to digital thinking and how to do effective marketing in the digital age.
Take Julia’s free nonprofit masterclass, 3 Must-Have Elements of Social Media That Converts
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