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  • 8 Best Free Video-Sharing Sites for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 October 2009 14 comments
    Thanks to low-cost cameras, and free or inexpensive software tools, there’s a place for video production within the budget of even small nonprofits and associations. And distributing your videos on the Internet has never been cheaper or easier...
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  • Yes, Blog Action Day is Kind of a Big Deal - What Can Your Nonprofit Learn from #BAD09?

    Lori Halley 15 October 2009 4 comments
    Blog Action Day started in 2007 as the initiative of just two people. Look how it’s grown! This year, some 9,400 blogs in 150 countries are spreading the word about climate change to almost 13 million readers. There are good lessons and ideas here for even the smallest nonprofit organization.
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  • America's Giving Challenge for Facebook Causes

    Lori Halley 09 October 2009 1 comments
    The Case Foundation, Facebook Causes and PARADE Publications just launched the 2009 America’s Giving Challenge, a competition designed to raise both awareness and funds for charitable causes. From now through November 6, they’ll be giving away a total...
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  • Fundraiser vs Donor

    Lori Halley 19 September 2009 2 comments
    The relationship between a fundraiser and a donor is a tricky kind of courtship, as Network for Good shows us — with a smile — in Fundraiser vs Donor . This 2-minute video is a tongue-in-cheek look at the “break up” that’s bound to happen when a fundraiser gets his communications strategy wrong. Very badly wrong...
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  • Topic-Based RSS Search LazyFeed Opens to the Public

    Lori Halley 26 August 2009 2 comments
    LazyFeed is a new RSS feed engine based on topics, not sources or individuals, that offers a new way to find information online blogs, news services, podcasts, social media updates, and so on — content from any site that publishes an RSS feed. The...
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  • Digital Storytelling with VoiceThread: Create a Collaborative Multi-Media Presentation

    Lori Halley 31 July 2009 1 comments
    VoiceThread, named one of Webware's top 100 web apps for 2008, is an online media album tool that lets a group of people easily add their comments to a collection of images, videos, and documents. Gayle Thorsen has some great ideas for how non-profits can use VoiceThread to engage their supporters in a compelling, collaborative online story — and you’ll have plenty of your own ideas, when you see what VoiceThread can do!
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  • Yahoo Search Pad for Automatic Notes

    Lori Halley 16 July 2009 0 comments
    If Yahoo Search is your search engine of choice, you may have noticed a new feature recently. Yahoo Search Pad kicks in automatically when the engine detects a pattern of search that suggests you're researching a specific topic, and unobtrusively tracks...
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  • Member Management Magic: Wild Apricot Launches Version 3

    Lori Halley 20 May 2009 5 comments
    Who says membership management can’t be fun? As a company, Wild Apricot believes in making the web as easy and fun as possible — so when it came time to launch Version 3.0, a major upgrade to its website and membership management software for associations...
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  • Animoto Gives Free Pro Accounts to Non-Profits and Causes

    Lori Halley 10 May 2009 4 comments
    Animoto is quite possibly the easiest way to turn your photos and music into a dynamic, DVD-quality video without special skills or expensive technology. Last year, the video creation platform gave free pro accounts to educators - now, "Animoto for a Cause" offers free all-access pro accounts to "organizations and people who are working toward improving their community and the world at large."
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  • Show, Don't Tell: Google Earth Outreach for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 27 October 2008 2 comments
    Since the earliest days of world exploration, maps have told compelling stories to people who may never see the places depicted. Topographical lines on paper only go a small way to recreate the traveller's experience, however, and the rest depends...
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  • Social Media in Plain English: Video

    Lori Halley 09 June 2008 0 comments
    It turns out that ice cream and social media have a lot in common -- at least, according to the latest video by Lee Lefever of Common Craft, Social Media in Plain English. Using a deceptively simple paper and whiteboard technique, Common Craft specializes in short, amusing, and easy-to-understand videos that explain complex ideas. This latest video focuses on basics of Social Media: "new technology that makes everyone a producer and tools that give everyone a chance to have a say."
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  • Free All-Access Animoto for Educators

    Lori Halley 31 May 2008 2 comments
    Imagine a Web 2.0 tool that combines your images and music to create a flashy video presentation. It's quick and easy to use, and the results can make the standard digital slideshow look like something from the last decade. That's Animoto.
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  • NonProfits on Video: Using YouTube to Promote Your Cause

    Lori Halley 12 April 2008 7 comments
    Conventional wisdom says that it is the small nonprofit organizations who stand most to benefit from Web 2.0 opportunities, where so much can be accomplished for such a small investment of time and resources. Online video, for example, puts multimedia...
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  • Seesmic: where YouTube meets Twitter

    Lori Halley 01 February 2008 7 comments
    A new video-based social media startup has appeared on the Web 2.0 horizon, and some heavy-hitters in the web tech world are wagering their investments that Seesmic could be the Next Big Thing. Seesmic is best described as a sort of "video Twitter"...
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  • Create a video for your nonprofit, and win a trip to San Francisco -- 2nd Annual DoGooderTV Awards

    Lori Halley 17 January 2008 2 comments
    Here's another great reason to put your video skills to use! See3 Communications and the Nonprofit Technology Network ( NTEN ) invite you to submit your videos to the contest, hosted on DoGooderTV . The theme of this year's contest is From the Ground...
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