April 6, 2016 | Category: Blog, News and Events, Resources | Author:

Weekly roundup: Legislative Theatre, Digital Story Challenge, more

The 2016 Legislative Theatre Festival happens this May 4-5 in New York City. Organized by Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, the festival features short plays by LGBTQ youth about their experiences with housing; audience members can step into the plays and suggest alternative courses of action, and suggest and vote on policy proposals generated during the festival. Watch the video above or read more here.

The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge is accepting submissions for best nonprofit stories, now through May 31st. Sponsored by TechSoup, the challenge awards a total of $7,000 in prizes for best nonprofit digital stories in four categories. Participating groups can get free resources in how to tell better nonprofit stories. Learn more at the TechSoup Storymakers page!

Frank presents five studies about climate-change communications that indicate how to overcome people’s cognitive biases and “move nonbelievers to believers.”

AndAction, a new initiative from the communications experts at Spitfire Strategies, alerts nonprofits to upcoming storylines in movies and TV programs that have to do with the causes those groups address, and offers guidance on how to motivate viewers to take action.  Read a Spitfire blog post about the initiative, or watch the video below.