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

May 17, 2011

Empowering homeless people to tell their own stories

by JD Lasica

Advocating for the homeless from JD Lasica on Vimeo.   Mark Horvath on invisiblepeople.tv & wearevisible.com If you haven’t come face to face with the plight of the homeless, then you need to have Mark Horvath drape his arm around you and introduce you to invisiblepeople.tv and wearevisible.com. Mark, who goes by the handle @hardlynormal on Twitter, is a former … Continue reading

April 21, 2011

8 great examples of nonprofit storytelling

by JD Lasica

“A Glimmer of Hope – LTBH Feature – Austin 2009” How to convey a powerful message with videos & photos Target audience: Nonprofits, social enterprises, NGOs, foundations, cause organizations, Web publishers, small businesses. As regular readers know, I’ve been a longtime proponent of visual storytelling to advance the missions of nonprofits, cause organizations and businesses. (Heck, I co-founded Ourmedia.org before … Continue reading

March 17, 2011

A story-driven Web platform for communities

by JD Lasica

Shelbyville project kicks off with a series of ‘Welcoming’ videos Chances are you haven’t yet heard of Shelbyville, a small rural community in Tennessee, much less than the upcoming “Welcome to Shelbyville” documentary or the online project that is forging a pilot, or prototype, for communities to tell and share their own stories. So let me share my initial impressions … Continue reading

February 28, 2011

The networked activist: How ‘The Story of Stuff’ went viral

by JD Lasica

The Story of Stuff from JD Lasica on Vimeo.   Filmmaker Annie Leonard offers advice on becoming a network-centric organization At the TechSoup Global Contributors Summit in San Jose on March 15, Annie Leonard, an independent filmmaker in Berkeley, Calif., gave one of the standout talks, discussing how The Story of Stuff — the film and the project — came … Continue reading

February 21, 2011

Enter your nonprofit video for a DoGooder award

by Sloane Berrent

Calling all nonprofits that have made kick-ass videos this past year. See3, in partnership with YouTube, has announced that entries are now being accepted for the fifth annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. This year winners will again have the chance to win one of four $2,500 grants provided by the Case Foundation, video cameras from Flip Video, a free registration … Continue reading