Stories make us human

Ethical Storytelling 101 Webinar

Our Ethical Storytelling 101 is now available as a recording. Tune in to hear from filmmaker Heidi Burkey, The Freedom Story President Rachel Goble, Chab Dai’s Helen Sworn and Sophie Otiende from HAART Kenya as they lay a foundation for what it means to tell story ethically in our non-profits.

NGO Ethical Storytelling: How To

The first webinar in our training module, NGO Ethical Storytelling: How To includes practical tips to strengthen your organizations ethical practices in story. A download link of a recording of the webinar which includes presenters’ slides is available upon checkout. 

Storyteller Ethical Storytelling: How To

The second webinar in our training module, Storyteller Ethical Storytelling: How To includes panelists sharing their experiences from the perspective of writing, photography and filmmaking. A download link of a recording of the webinar which includes presenters’ slides is available upon checkout. 


Ethical Storytelling resources provides sample templates from ourselves or partners. Please feel free to download and customize to your organization’s needs.

Child Protection Policy

Developed and published
by Discover the Journey

Guidance on Use of Victim’s Images

By Freedom Collaborative,
Chab Dai, and Liberty Asia

Media Consent Form

A sample template for you
to download and customize for your organization

The Development Element

Guidelines for communicating
about global poverty.

The ES Podcast

Ok, you’re committed to Ethical Storytelling. You’ve attended the webinar and read all the materials we have to offer on the website. Understanding Ethical Storytelling is great but actually applying the tools in the field…that’s a whole other ball game. The Ethical Storytelling Podcast is a unique resource that brings you stories from the field, from nonprofit leaders to filmmakers to photographers, each guest brings their unique viewpoint on Ethical Storytelling and shares their personal successes and downfalls in the pursuit of story.

Listen to the featured:
Ethical Storytelling NGO: Michael Kass

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