January 17, 2012

How charity: water changes lives through multimedia

by Lauren Major

Water, the Web and high storytelling & production values Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, foundations, social enterprises, cause organizations, businesses and their corporate social responsibility (CSR) divisions, video producers, educators, journalists, general public. This is part three of our three-part series on how nonprofits can create engaging multimedia stories that motivate supporters to take a desired action. Also see: • Creating … Continue reading

January 13, 2012

Should nonprofits use video for their annual reports?

by Debra Askanase

Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, social enterprises, cause organizations, NGOs, businesses. There are three things I know about the nonprofit annual report: It takes a ton of time to put together beautifully, few people actually read it, but funders require it. The annual report is one of those pieces of communication and collateral that executive directors and development directors dread putting … Continue reading

January 11, 2012

How to get started with live streaming technology

by Guest

Image by krishnacreations for Big Stock Advice on the approaches to live streaming for your nonprofit and the most popular tools to use Target audience: Nonprofits, NGOs, businesses, brands, cause organizations, event planners, technology managers, individuals. Guest post by Christina Johns Director of New Media, International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Live streaming is an area of new media getting … Continue reading

December 6, 2011

How to edit your nonprofit video inside YouTube

by Guest

Image by frbird for Big Stock A step-by-step guide to using YouTube’s Video Editor feature This is part of an ongoing series of guests posts from content partner Movements.org. Target audience: Nonprofits, foundations, NGOs, cause organizations, social enterprises, brands, businesses, video producers, Web publishers. Guest post by Brannon Cullum Movements.org By now, most nonprofits understand the value of creating video … Continue reading

November 30, 2011

How to effectively use calls to action in nonprofit videos

by Lauren Major

Getting your supporters to take the next step when your video ends This is part two of a three-part series on how nonprofits can create engaging multimedia stories that motivate supporters to take a desired action. Part two describes the use of call-to-action video overlays to boost ROI. Also see part one: • Creating compelling advocacy videos for nonprofits Target audience: … Continue reading

November 15, 2011

How socially responsible mobile tech is evolving

by kiwanja

Last Monday was an exciting day for us when we picked up the prestigious 2011 Curry Stone Design Prize for FrontlineSMS. The Curry Stone Design Prize was created to champion designers as a force for social change. Now in its fourth year, the Prize recognizes innovators who address critical issues involving clean air, food and water, shelter, health care, energy, education, social justice or peace. Continue reading