July 13, 2009

Building for mobile at the margins

by kiwanja

Fortunately for us, many of the day-to-day technologies that drive large chunks of our online lives quietly tick away in the background, only reminding us of our total dependence on them when something breaks or goes wrong. We take the complex ecosystem which drives much of this for granted. A couple of months ago, I was invited to speak at … Continue reading

July 1, 2009

Video tutorial: How do I Twitter my Flickr photos?

by John Haydon

I caught a post on Twitter from Ian Wilker about feeding your Twitter stream with your Flickr activity. This is a great approach for businesses or non-profits that communicate their impact with images, but have limited time for social media marketing. This process seemed so easy, I decided to screencast (above) while I connect my own Flickr and Twitter accounts. … Continue reading

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June 30, 2009

How Convio uses social media

by JD Lasica

How Convio uses social media from JD Lasica on Vimeo. The name Convio is a well-known brand in the nonprofit sector. The company offers online fundraising and marketing software and donor database and CMS solutions to its more than 1,200 nonprofit clients, ranging from a seven-person nonprofit with remote staff to large institutions like the Humane Society and American Cancer … Continue reading

June 29, 2009

NPtech + causes + open source + social media

by JD Lasica

As part of our silo-busting effort at Socialbrite, we’ll be showcasing cool technologies that haven’t received enough attention in the nonprofit and social change worlds. So here’s a one-minute video, announcing the launch of Socialbrite, that I created last night on Animoto: Introducing Socialbrite.org. Nonprofit tech + Causes + Open source + Social media. We’re using it at the top … Continue reading

June 27, 2009

Boxee and the promise of open media

by JD Lasica

At last weekend’s Open Video Conference, where 850 people turned out at NYU to discuss the future of open media, the standout open source project — at least for me — was Boxee. It’s not so much a company as a cause. This is a big subject, so, first, a word about the conference, put on by the Participatory Culture … Continue reading

June 22, 2009

YouTube calls for video volunteers to help nonprofits

by Amy Sample Ward

Volunteerism in the 21st century can take a different form than traditional charity work, like YouTube’s Video Volunteers. The mission of YouTube’s Video Volunteers platform is to connect nonprofit organizations with skilled video makers who can help them broadcast their causes through video, reaching new audiences online and driving action around issues and projects that matter to them. In partnership … Continue reading