Aggregate is partnering with the True/False Film Fest—which has become one of the country’s premiere documentary film festivals over the past ten years—to develop a storytelling “boot camp” for documentary filmmakers, nonprofit organizations and philanthropies. Compelled by our belief in the power of effective storytelling to create social change, the True/False Storytelling for Change Boot Camp (working title) will bring documentary filmmakers, staff from nonprofit/advocacy organizations and philanthropic funders together to learn from each other—and from advocacy communications practitioners—how to work collectively to develop effective audience engagement strategies, leading to new knowledge, new partnerships and greater impact. The two-day workshop will immediately follow the four-day True/False Film Fest in early March to enable participants to become fully immersed in the power of storytelling for social change.
After my trip to the University of Florida earlier this month, I came back and drafted a blog post for The Communications Network with my tips for young people considering a career in strategic communications.
The tips were what was top of mind for me after my conversations with students, but there are so many more.
What would you add to the list?