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9 Tips for Rocking out Your Own Storytellers Team.

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Post by Mary Schellentrager and Joe Solomon, Energy Action Coalition

Over at , we’ve had tremendous fun with bringing together “Storyteller Teams” at big events. What’s a storyteller team, you ask? It’s a grassroots team of people who are dedicated to using the power of social media to share and promote movement stories from a conference or event. We’ve had kick-ass Storyteller Teams at and the , and together, these teams have reached and inspired hundreds of thousands of people.

Storyteller Teams don’t just happen on their own - they require some planning and recruiting and training and good old cat herding. Below are 9 tips (or rather, lessons we’ve learned) for recruiting and unleashing completely all-star storyteller teams.

How to Make Sweet Social Change Memes in 10 Steps - Using Pixelmator

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Hi friends, It's been a while since blogging here, but I've been meaning to share some social media lessons and tutorials gleaned from working in the climate movement (where I am the social media coordinator at Energy Action Coalition) - so it's I hope it's ok to dip my feet back in again. Below, I would like to show you how I use a tool for macs called Pixelmator to make quick, polished memes.

7 Steps to Make an All-Star Meme For Your Nonprofit/Cause/Thing that Matters - by @WebSkillet

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It's true: You can have absolutely no design skills and make all-star memes for your nonprofit. 

But first, what's a meme? "Memes" are a name for those catchy visuals you see on Facebook these days--some kind of photo, with elaborative text layered on top. Memes are also called "macros" -- I sometimes take to calling them 'Facebook postcards'. Whatever you call them: they're bite sized informative visuals that people tend to share on social media.

7 Social Media experiments we tried with the 99% Power Coalition

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I wanna talk about some social media experiments we tried with the .

First: What is The 99% Power? It's basically a coalition campaign, driven by labor, environmental, and community groups to challenge corporate power.  A lot, it involved tons of people showing up at dozens of corporate shareholder meetings (from WellsFargo to Walmart) this Spring and rallying for fair jobs, respect, and democracy.

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