Boris Kievsky

Boris Kievsky

Adjunct Instructor

Boris Kievsky is the Chief Storyteller and Nerd for Good at dotOrgStrategy, dedicated to helping nonprofits harness storytelling and technology to create more heroes for their cause and a better world for all of us.

Boris began programming computers and working with online networks at a young age, falling in love with the power of tech to both communicate and create communities. In college, he switched focus to theater and film, which taught him the power of storytelling to change lives (and taught his parents a lot of patience).

Having retired from playing the occasional Russian bad guy on TV, Boris now combines his two passions and applies them towards helping nonprofits increase their impact through effective use of storytelling and technology. Over the last 10+ years, he has helped hundreds of nonprofits increase their impact locally and globally through digital media including communications, marketing and fundraising.

Past Courses

Storytelling for Fundraising Campaigns

What makes someone choose to give money to one campaign, but not another? How can we help them see the value of what we do and convince them to...

Developing High-Impact Websites for Nonprofits

As competition for attention increases and attention span decreases, nonprofits find themselves competing against large marketing machines and...

Digital Storytelling, Innovation, and Fundraising

Learn to leverage digital platforms to effectively raise awareness about a cause, diversify fundraising, and innovate to become more relevant.