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Video Making for Fun and For (Non)Profits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Video may not be the most widely used marketing channel, but it is definitely one of the fastest growing. Sean King.

Words vs Video

The Agitator

And yes, with an occasional photo or graphic to back me up. But now there’s video … but not just video … online video.

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Enter the #WhyIVolunteer Photo Contest: Show Off Your Impact by Aug. 24

Getting Attention

So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos? So why not ask them to tell your story with their photos and videos?

Making Video on a Shoestring: Videolean - a Review

Social Media Bird Brain

is  Video (Photo credit: Wikipedia) We''ve been talking about video and infographics lately, so I was interested when I came across the blurb for Videolean on It''s not really video so much as it is slides that are surrounded by video. Image Small nonprofit social media marketing video Videolean

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Revise Your.Org Facebook Page Now: Deadline March 30

Getting Attention

Large cover photo at top of page (851×315  pixels), which will take up about 70% of the vertical space of the top screen on your page.

5 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know About Facebook

J Campbell Social Marketing

You may have been told that photos or even links get the most reach and engagement – but the content that works best on Facebook is native videos.

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5 Stories Nonprofits Should Be Telling On Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

photo credit: armadillo444 via photopin cc. They often share photos of their President & CEO in remote areas of the world, on the ground.

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10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll be covering in this article: Facebook Videos. Facebook Videos. Native videos (i.e., And more.

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Have You Used Online Video Lately?

The Agitator

According to a new report from Pew Internet Research, 71% of online adults use video-sharing sites … indeed, when asked, 28% said they had viewed such a site “yesterday&#. That’s a heap of online video watching. hope you have online video in your workplan. That number jumps to 47% in the age 18-29 cohort.

3 Easy Ways to Make a Video That Will Inspire Legacy or Major Gifts


Video is powerful. 45.4% of the American population watches at least one online video a month. higher open rate and a 96.4% Fundraising

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What the Social Media Success of the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Can Teach Nonprofits

J Campbell Social Marketing

Even if they have never heard of ALS before, they will see these videos all over social media and their curiousity will be piqued. Brilliant!

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A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

included relevant photos from the past year and a couple of call-out anecdotes. Liesl Manone. think it’s great!

Free photo editing tools for nonprofits


Quick and dirty photo enhancement: PICMONKEY. More advanced photo editing and manipulation: PIXLR. PIXLR. Really simple to use. Love it.

Do you have a video? Submit it for an award!

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Now in its 6th year, the DoGooder Nonprofit video awards program is presented by See3 Communications and YouTube in association with Cisco and the Case Foundation. Canada and Australia that created video in 2011. The submission phase goes until February 29th, after which the public will have a chance to vote for the winning videos.

Eye Candy—Digital Storytelling Challenge 2013

Getting Attention

Pay special attention to the winning photo and photo series. First-Place Photo: Keshet Dance Company (photo at top left).

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One Fundamental Thing Nonprofits Need To Know About Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Nonprofits Social Media Strategy Amy Sample Ward Association Mavens nonprofit social media NTEN social media strategy video interview

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Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits


This year is no exception, Not every nonprofit has the resources to hire videographers or even buy and use a video cam themselves. VuVox.

4 More Clever Ways to Improve Your Thank You Letters

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Record a Video Message. One of my all-time favorite thank-you emails came from The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with a link to a short video.

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Easy Fundraising: Convert Home VHS Videos to DVDs and/or Digitize Old Family Photos

Fundraiser Ideas

That said, there are far cheaper ways to convert VHS tapes to DVDs, two of which are demonstrated in the videos at the end of this post.

Reasons I Don’t Use Instagram [And Why They Are Silly]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

No, apparently it’s a  “News tab”  at Instagram) on your browser, but you can only upload photos from your phone. Bonus!

More Than Words: Why Visuals Are Critical in Pitching Your Story

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But there are a few things nonprofits can do to incorporate strong photos, graphics, and videos into their media-relations efforts.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Succeed with Visual Marketing

J Campbell Social Marketing

photo credit: helgabj via photopin cc. Snap some photos of the volunteers, the back office, even clients if they are amenable. Not so!

You Can Now Save Links On Facebook To Read Later – And It’s Awesome

J Campbell Social Marketing

used to take screen shots of the post on mobile and then have to remember to check my photos later to find the information. Easy peasy!

How to Succeed with Nonprofit Video

Getting Attention

Well I’m here to tell you that it should be video. But I’m here today to share three tips to help you get your video up and running.

5 Super Solid Ways To Engage Your Supporters Online (PLUS 28 Affordable Tools to Help You Do It)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

PollDaddy. 5) Unleash Creativity With a Photo or Video Contest. Show us your favorite park, wildlife photo, architecture or playground.

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15 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Instagram

J Campbell Social Marketing

With 100 million monthly active users and over 40 million photos uploaded per day, the photo-sharing site claims to gain a new follower every second.

11 props you can use to raise more money at face-to-face meetings


Photos of projects or beneficiaries (be sure you can tell a story about each photo). giving menu (see one here ). Like this post?

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A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lizzie Chen

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Lizzie Chen is the multimedia specialist at Southwest Key Programs and specializes in documentary photography and video production. Lizzie Chen.

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Quickly Get More Facebook Engagement

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 6 things that your nonprofit can try to quickly get more engagement on Facebook. 1) Experiment with Facebook Live video.

4 Inspirational “Share Your Story” Pages That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Want to get your supporters pumped? love using “Share Your Story” submissions for fundraising appeals. Real people. Real problems. Real solutions.

How To Create Eye-Catching Graphics For Your Nonprofit (Without Using Photoshop!)

J Campbell Social Marketing

On Facebook, videos are shared 12X more than links and text posts combined. 42% 42% of all Tumblr posts are photos. On On YouTube, 100 million users are taking a social action on videos every week. 36% 36% of all shared links on Twitter are photos! You can also read more in my free e-book !

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest Group Boards

J Campbell Social Marketing

Invite the Event Committee, speakers, sponsors, donors and volunteers to pin photos before, during and after the event. Leave it up to them.

Nonprofit Storytelling in A Digital World

J Campbell Social Marketing

photo credit: kodomut via photopin cc. Nonprofits Social Media Speaking digital tools handson tech boston Storytelling video-sharing

4 Ways To Make A Story Come Alive

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Turn it into a video. While you’re at it, why not turn your interview into a quick video? Make a “storybook” using lots of photos.

4 Ways To Set Yourself Apart With the New Twitter Layout

J Campbell Social Marketing

Here are 4 ways you can set yourself apart using the new Twitter layout. 1)     Showcase your organization with great photos.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Let Flickr Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story As It Happens

Non Profit Marketing 360

And with digital social media, images are becoming both more common and more powerful as platforms such as Facebook and Google+ emphasize the photo and graphic qualities of their social-media networks. Photos service (rather like what Facebook might do with Instagram ). A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Related articles.

Impossible to Resist - MoveOn's Latest "You're In the News" Video

Getting Attention

I immediately clicked on the email invite to to the latest in 's "you're in the  news" video video series. It seems to be integrated with a Facebook app that pulls info and photos from your profile. Here's the video. It's irresistible to share it via email as I was invited to do at the end of the video.

Fundraising So Simple Only a Child Can Do It Well

The Agitator

They provide a fully automated peer-to-peer website where parents and kids can plug in videos and photos. Check out one of their pre-programmed, easily adaptable videos here. The high quality videos come with the deal and can be easily modified by inserting photos from the user’s library.

Make Your Annual Report Sing: 5 Ways to Choose and Use Stories

Getting Attention

She provides writing and editing services to universities, health systems and other nonprofits. It’s intuitive in many respects to tell a story.

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Digital and Media Literacy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The other issue, is the emotional reactions I see to imagery and video now that the social web has shifted into high gear with visual content (i.e. Instagram, 360 video, Vine’s, FB Auto-Play, Periscope). The The tragic photo of the  drowned Syrian boy is a prime example. Photos start circulating. We can do better.

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