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If nonprofits want to learn how to create content that both engages audiences and creates devoted supporters, we need look no further than the gold standard offered each day by public radio and cutting edge podcasts. Think about it: Radio producers can create stories that keep us in the car for “driveway moments” even when we’ve reached home, just so we can hear the ending. Public radio has created legions of devotees who give money for something they can already get for free. At the same time, we’re in the middle of a renaissance of digital audio online and via mobile technology. To take advantage of this is an exciting and pivotal moment, nonprofits should consider adding audio storytelling to your digital communications toolkit. We’ll discuss how to get started.
Veralyn Williams is an award-winning Journalist who has been tackling questions on identity, social norms, and community since she picked up her first microphone 10 years ago. Veralyn is Managing Editor of Brooklyn Deep (BKD), a digital investigative news, analysis, and data website chronicling neighborhood change in Central Brooklyn. She also co-hosts and produces BKD’s Third Rail podcast, discussing social justice issues and hot topics monthly. Before BKD, Veralyn spent 6 years freelancing, producing and reporting stories for WNYC, NPR, Bedsider.org, Ebony.com, WBAI, BronxNet Television, and on her personal blog, VeralynMedia.com. Veralyn is a Board Member and Co-Founder of Telem Center for the African Child, a nonprofit providing cultural, educational and recreational programs for children of African descent to explore and celebrate their heritage. Through all of her endeavors, she aims to give a voice to perspectives that are often forgotten in the media.