September 15, 2010

Catchafire: Connecting nonprofits & professionals

by JD Lasica

Jane Slusser: Connecting nonprofits & volunteers from JD Lasica on Vimeo. At the Craigslist Foundation Boot Camp held Aug. 21 in Berkeley, Calif., I met tons of cool people, but none were more interesting than Jane Slusser, chief service officer of Catchafire. Catchafire is a new online marketplace that connects professionals who want to volunteer their skills with nonprofits and … Continue reading

September 9, 2010

Mother Jones’ move into social media

by JD Lasica

Mother Jones’ move into social media from JD Lasica on Vimeo.   Publisher’s message to other nonprofits: Know your goals ‘If you know Mother Jones, you probably think of us as primarily a print magazine,” says publisher Steve Katz. “That’s not really true anymore.” For the past year, I’ve been working with Jon Funabiki of San Francisco State’s Renaissance Journalism … Continue reading

August 6, 2010

How to maximize your nonprofit’s impact with YouTube

by Jess Haswell

Charity: water’s “World Water Day” video contains a call to action starting at about 10 seconds in. By Jessica Haswell Socialbrite staff Nonprofits have long known that creating a YouTube channel can help tell your organization’s story. But did you know that YouTube offers a nonprofit program? YouTube’s program gives nonprofits a number of handy features to get your message … Continue reading

July 28, 2010

Guide to shooting better online video

by Guest

The Canon Vixia HV40. Tips on video equipment, interviewing people on camera & more Target audience: Nonprofits, social change organizations, videographers, educators, foundations, businesses, individuals. This is part of Creating Media, our ongoing series designed to help nonprofits and other organizations learn how to use and make media. Guest post by Diana Day Online Journalism Review With the increasingly affordable … Continue reading

July 27, 2010

Support my birthday campaign on Jolkona!

by JD Lasica

Help enterprising Colombia youths running an Internet cafe Today is my birthday, and in the tradition of other social media strategists working in the nonprofit space like Beth Kanter (I wrote about her last birthday campaign in January) and Geoff Livingston, I’d like to ask your help in making the day special for some enterprising young people in Colombia. But … Continue reading