Natasha Akib (Australia)

Director, Stories for Impact, Digital Storytellers

Natasha Akib is a digital producer who believes in individuals and communities telling their own stories. She specialises in using the skills of film production, media and marketing for purpose-driven organisations and is responsible for developing, producing and facilitating Stories for Impact – Digital Storytellers’ educational workshops, tools and resources. Stories for Impact has supported thousands of storytellers from around the world to find, make, edit and share their own video stories using smartphones and affordable technology, for fundraising, advocacy, community engagement and more. This includes working with Engineers Without Borders, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition, Uniting Ability Links, the Centre for Social Impact and the World Bank. Stories from former participants have been broadcast widely, including on BBC World News, National Geographic, the Today Show and beyond. Natasha was previously Community Builder at StartSomeGood.com – the leading crowdfunding platform for social impact projects. As well as leading the communications and community engagement for StartSomeGood’s community of changemakers, she has also been directly involved in managing eight of her own successful crowdfunding campaigns which have raised over $200,000 in total. 


Learn more about Natasha’s #FRO 2019 session –

Stories for impact: How to use the Story Canvas and narrative to engage audiences and drive action