The Non-Profit Narrative Gets the Audio Treatment

  Just launched is the AudioBook version of The Non-Profit Narrative. I spent some time with Chris Wygal of Audio Concepts and recorded the unabridged version of the book.  It’s 110 minutes of encouragement on how you can better develop your story and better connect with donors. I’m selling it for just $6.95 on Audible, Amazon and iTunes – So … Read More

United Way Celebrates Veterans

This past weekend Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials hosted the 1st Annual Veterans Appreciation Day. United Way of Greater Los Angeles was on hand to celebrate veterans and launch their report and action plan to support 25,000 veterans returning from service. “United Way has set a goal to cut post-9/11 veteran unemployment in … Read More

Announcing the All New DanPortnoy.com

  Super thrilled to announce the launch of a new look to DanPortnoy.com. A few months back I talked with the crew at OutThink about what it could look like, it’s function and expectations of what it could do. I chose the workshop because it’s where trial and error happen, research and development and very … Read More

Behind the Curtain | Frank

I met Frank a few years ago while attending a show at ArcLight Pasadena. He’s incredible to be around and he makes the movie going experience that much better – check him out! With reserved seating, double-arm reclining chairs, a café and bar, and a sound system that exceeds THX standards, ArcLight Cinemas in Pasadena … Read More

Justin McRoberts CMYK Kickstarter

Last week Justin McRoberts launched his first ever Kickstarter Campaign and I love it. This summer I had the chance to hear his vision for a project that was part music, part written word and all awesome. The CMYK project started last year and has featured 3 EP’s (C, M & Y) These have all … Read More

Social Media for NonProfits in Los Angeles

After a sold-out program in Silicon Valley, Social Media for Nonprofits is heading to Los Angeles on August 14, featuring an all-star lineup sharing practical tips and tools for leveraging social media for fundraising, marketing & advocacy. Join me along with Giulia McPherson, CARE; Lee Fox, KooDooz; Lisa Rau, Confluence; Tom Kramer, Fundly; Michael Bellavia, … Read More

Make Your Team Building Anything But Ordinary

I’ve seen this trailer a few times over the past several months and it’s finally hitting theaters. As soon as I saw it, I knew that would be a great outing for the Portnoy Media team. I’m a huge fan of Friday Morning Movies. Not a lot of people in the theater, it disrupts the … Read More

How NBC has Primetime Olympic Coverage All Wrong

I’ve been looking forward to the Olympics. I bought food for specific Olympic dishes, invited people over, checked broadcast schedules and talked with a lot of people about this years coverage. Dreaming about how incredible it could be. I went to the NBC website, logged in to get emails when specific sports are broadcast so … Read More

4 Tips About Non-Profit Storytelling From The Dark Knight Rises

Tonights the big night and I’ll bet you know about it. You’ve been hearing all about it for weeks and weeks. Your friends have been mentioning it, you’ve seen ads, you’ve seen clips, you’ve seen behind the scenes footage and it all culminates tonight! The Dark Knight Rises debuts at Midnight. “Gotham, take control… take … Read More

You Can Grow Ideas In The Garden of Your Mind

Fred Rogers has been dropping knowledge from 1968 until 2000 – That’s 895 episodes of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood! So when he encourages the use of imagination, even if it is to children, there’s wisdom in his words. Imagination is the well that a storyteller must go back to over and over. Make sure you’re taking … Read More