Digital storytelling to attract international foundations


Digital storytelling to attract international foundations:
How to access, attract, and engage international foundations online

In our ever-increasingly digitally connected world, NGOs from around the world potentially have the opportunity to access the $150 billion in annual philanthropic giving by the 260,000 foundations worldwide. Unfortunately, many NGOs lack the information necessary to understand how to go about doing so.

In this webinar, participants will learn about how to leverage effective digital storytelling to attract, inspire and engage with international foundations online, while differentiating themselves from the more than 10 million NGOs worldwide, through:

- Use of a storytelling framework that catalyzes international donors and demonstrates the credibility necessary to overcome common challenges faced by organizations engaging with geographically dispersed donors.

- An understanding about how to research and connect with international donors and which online platforms to use to tell their own stories.

This practical 30-minute webinar will also provide links to valuable resources to conduct further research on your own and to take steps to begin your NGO’s journey to access, attract and activate international foundations.

Elizabeth Ngonzi

Adjunct Instructor, New York University Center for Global Affairs

Elizabeth Ngonzi is an international speaker, educator and executive coach, who leverages her distinguished 20+-year career to enable nonprofit professionals to increase their impact.

As an adjunct faculty member at The Center for Global Affairs at New York University, she develops courses for nonprofit leaders that enable them to leverage digital storytelling and platforms to more effectively engage with their stakeholders.

As a trainer, she has developed seminars, webinars and masterclasses for The Foundation Center; International Fundraising Congress; ISOBRO; Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals; Southern Africa Institute for Fundraising; and Vital Voices Global Partnerships, among others.

A member of the U.S. Speaker Program at the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Ngonzi is also an international public speaker who frequently addresses audiences about digital innovations advancing development, philanthropy, and leadership.

Previously, she served as the turnaround CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA, the North American representative of the South African nonprofit, Afrika Tikkun (AT) that has successfully delivered social development services to disadvantaged children in South Africa for 25 years.

AT is one of only four nonprofits worldwide for which then President Nelson Mandela volunteered to be Patron in Chief in 1999.

Ms. Ngonzi developed AT USA into an in-demand nonprofit by drawing on her entrepreneurial approach to social impact, leveraging digital storytelling and developing strategic partnerships across sectors.

She has been quoted and/or featured by Black Enterprise Magazine, CCTV America, CNBC, Crain’s NY Business, Forbes Woman, MarketWatch, NPR, South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) News, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, The NonProfit Times and The Washington Post. She holds an MMH degree in Services Marketing from Cornell University and BS degree in Information Systems from Syracuse University.


The Resource Alliance

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