Interested in digital storytelling? Join the global #Storymaker2016 tweetchat on Weds 4th May at 2-3pm

This post comes from an email to SchoolNet from David Barnard: 

“Storytelling is increasingly relevant to the strategic communication and awareness-raising activities of nonprofit organisations (NPOs) worldwide, and especially in Africa.  That’s why TechSoup organises the annual Storymakers digital storytelling campaign to assist NPOs create stories that will generate the necessary public interest and attention.

One of the main events of Storymakers 2016 is a global tweet-chat which will be held on Wednesday 4th May at 2pm GCT+2. Unfamiliar with tweet-chats? It’s a live Twitter event, moderated and focused around a specific topic, using a shared hashtag – in our case #Storymakers2016 – to filter all the chatter into a single conversation.

Our global tweet-chat on Wednesday 4th May will be a 12-hour global conversation – from New Zealand in the East to the United States in the West – consisting of a series of one-hour tweet-chats on the theme of digital storytelling.

Each chat will be hosted and facilitated, and cover a different topic associated with digital storytelling.

Information about the Southern Africa tweet-chat is as follows:

Time: 4 May 2016, from 14h00-15h00 (South Africa Standard Time)

Topic: How do you make storytelling a part of your organisation’s culture?

Host: @techsoupafrica & @david_barnard

Other tweet-chat sessions with a focus on Africa include:

# East Africa (14h00 Eastern Africa Time)

Topic: Creating an Elevator Pitch – Telling your story in 10 seconds

Host: @TechSoupKenya & @KCDF

Refer to for more information about the various sessions.

You are welcome to participate in all these chats, but we encourage you to participate specifically in the time zone where you are based.

Remember to use #Storymakers2016 in all your tweets, in conjunction with the country where you are based (e.g. #Kenya or #Ghana, etc.).

To ensure the success of the tweet-chat, we need your participation and support to keep the conversation relevant and informative, and encourage you to invite your colleagues, partners and other NPOs to do the same. Please use your websites, e-mail lists and social media channels to spread the word about this initiative.

The global tweet-chat will be summarised in Storify at the end of the day.

We look forward to your participation in this exciting initiative on 4 May 2016.”

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