September 27, 2011

Techniques to add dazzle to your advocacy video

by Lauren Major

Matanya’s Hope tells stories of Kenyan schoolchildren through photos & video Multimedia storytelling can be an incredibly powerful tool for your organization to attract funders, motivate volunteers and demonstrate the power of your message. Our friends at Matanya’s Hope asked us to create a visual story for their nonprofit by seamlessly blending photos and video footage that they have captured … Continue reading

September 22, 2011

How to make cause marketing video that doesn’t suck

by Guest

  10 tips you need to know before picking up that camera Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, brands, educators, video producers, Web publishers, storytellers, individuals. Guest post by Steve Stockman Writer/director/producer, Custom Productions, Inc. Videos are made out of passion you have for your cause — the people you are helping, the changes that need to be … Continue reading

August 24, 2011

Storytelling 2.0: Why nonprofits need to tell stories

by JD Lasica

Nonprofits have astonishing stories to tell — about the constituents you serve, about your mission, about your organization. But too often nonprofits don’t know how to convey those stories effectively. At the Social Media for Nonprofits conference in Los Angeles on Monday, I gave a half-hour talk on “Storytelling 2.0: Harnessing video and commkunity to meet your nonprofit’s mission.” At … Continue reading

Category: Making media, Video
August 9, 2011

16 tips for making video interviews come alive

by Lindsay Oberst

  How your nonprofit can capture the best stories on camera Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, brands, educators, video producers, Web publishers, storytellers, individuals. This is part 2 of a two-part series on video storytelling. Also see part 1: • How to find amazing, powerful stories for your nonprofit video By Lindsay Oberst Socialbrite staff Stories are … Continue reading

August 3, 2011

How to find amazing, powerful stories for your nonprofit video

by Lindsay Oberst

  Strategies for identifying stories that exemplify your organization’s mission Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, brands, educators, video producers, Web publishers, storytellers, individuals. Part 1 of a two-part series focused on using video to tell compelling stories. Also see part 2: • 16 tips for making video interviews come alive By Lindsay Oberst Socialbrite staff All too … Continue reading

June 15, 2011

Challenges to the environmental network

by kiwanja

Earlier this month a group of environmental experts, activists and scientists gathered in Aspen, Colorado, for the 2011 Aspen Environment Forum. Solving – and communicating – the challenges facing the planet was top of the agenda, and I was invited to sit on a panel that focused on the use of social media. There was increasing interest in social media … Continue reading