The Power of Digital Storytelling & Launch of TSdigs Challenge for the March 29th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, March 29th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Ale Bezdikian and Michael DeLong, both members of TechSoup’s Global Content and Community team, who will discuss their annual Digital Storytelling Challenge, the importance of storytelling for your cause in general, as well as highlighting ways you and your organization can get involved in this year’s campaign.




Ale Bezdikian

After studying journalism and comparative religion at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Alexandra (Ale) Bezdikian moved to San Francisco and began producing videos for, as well as fronting their outreach communications department. She has been writing as a free-lance journalist for a few years, publishing in the Armenian Reporter newspaper as well as pro bono for various other niche publications around the Bay Area. Most recently, Ale is the Global Content and Community Coordinator at TechSoup Global where she manages their annual Digital Storytelling Challenge.


Ale is a self-proclaimed non-conformist, and a huge fan of old books, great photographs, graphic novels and visual storytelling.


Michael DeLong

Michael is the senior manager of online community and social media at TechSoup. He enjoys connecting with folks — and connecting them to each other — online. He is particularly interested in how you or your org has used technology effectively. Michael’s background is in communications and he considers himself “tech adjacent” more than a techie so his favorite thing is the story behind the technology. There’s always a human angle behind the bits and bytes!



Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, March 29th, 8:30 AM SLT / PST

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater




• 8:30 am Introductions

• 8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

• 8:45 am Mentors Central

• 8:55 am Power of Digital Storytelling & Launch of TSdigs Challenge

• 9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements


The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions.

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir