Personal story shows the highs and lows of the social entrepreneur and the decisions he made that represent his grit and innovation. It transports the viewer right next to the entrepreneur through his journey inspiring the viewer along the way.
Featured Guest Blogger: Amanda Avutu, Founder, Good Egg Branding: Storytelling for the Socially Responsible.
Amanda Avutu (AA) is a brand storyteller with a thing for good eggs—not the kind you get scrambled, the kind who want to make a difference while making a buck. The founder of Good Egg Branding, Amanda works with social entrepreneurs to discover, articulate, and shout their brand stories from the urban-farmed rooftops. Her fiction appears…
Mainstream news channels and media outlets constantly keep us abreast of what is happening around us, albeit with a sense of shame and shock. As much as it is important to know what the world lacks and where we can contribute, daily news channels are left wanting in offering us hope we all crave for. Positive news portals (PNPs) fill this lacuna by showing a sanguine and a cheerful perspective of things happening around us.
Young entrepreneurs who are at the threshold of starting something which is driven by their passion can either choose a non-profit path like Mother Teresa or create path breaking innovative solutions for the greater good like Elon Musk is doing. What is your path?
Social Good Brands have inherent advantage of being looked at kindly by their donors. But this advantage is fast wearing off. Fund-raising for doing social good has become competitive and calls for an equally creative approach towards promotion as any other campaign. Applying Visual storytelling to a crowdfunding campaign can be highly rewarding to social good brands. Here are 5 ways to increase traffic and facilitate engagement for your crowdfunding campaign.
A Social Good Brand or a Social Enterprise is an organized entity that primarily works towards solving a social problem through proactive positive intervention and sustains itself by raising funds or by generating profit. Social Good Brands can be broadly categorized on basis of the impact they create and the way they operate.
Social good brands can use the power of visual storytelling to attract new donors, bring about awareness on an issue, motivate people to take specific action or show impact to their investors.
A compelling visual story has to be real, positive & meaningful. Every brand story relies on 6 essential pillars that form the core of storytelling and bring in a sense of purpose to the narrative. The gamut of these stories is virtually limitless. All social entrepreneurs need is a little imagination.
Social brands have a great potential to cut through the clutter and attract and retain motivated fans by harnessing the power of visual storytelling. They can aim to serve as platforms for real stories of real people. However, the real question is ‘Are the Social brands ready?’
Uplifting communities while chasing profits makes a social entrepreneur’s task a classic balancing act. As a matter of fact this duality influences most of his decisions related to branding, operations, cost efficiency, scaling up and raising funds from investors.