Should Nonprofits Use Video for Internal Communications?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Damien Johnson was a member of our Communications Director Mentoring Program and shared this great idea on using video for internal communications. It wasn’t until a recent change in executive management that the idea of sending our message through video came about. Damien Johnson.

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Explain (Video) Yourself

Social Media Bird Brain

Consider an explainer video. As Eric Blattberg lays out in this Digiday article, explainer videos are hot. Looking for a new way to reach out to your community?

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Another Great Thank You Video You Need to See

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last October, Kivi presented a webinar on thank you videos. He also sent the thank you video his organization, SwimRVA, produced and I asked him to share their creation process with you. The holiday season was approaching and it seemed like the appropriate time to produce such a video.

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How to Use Your Smartphone to Make a Donor Thank You Video  

J Campbell Social Marketing

Creating short, simple thank you videos and sharing them regularly can help combat donor fatigue and deepen relationships, leading to a long-term partnerships. Take these two simple but effective videos made by BellSchool:   [link] and [link]. Free mobile video editor.

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Creating a Thank-You Video in a Day – How This Nonprofit Did It

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week Angela Crist, CEO of Findlay Hope House, reached out to me and Kivi about a thank you video they created after attending our recent webinar. Mostly I just wanted to create a video like the Cornell Lab of Ornithology put out last year. Guest Bloggers Thank-You Letters Video

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5 Ways to Delight and Retain Donors with Video

J Campbell Social Marketing

By using video of course! Here are just 5 simple ways to delight and inspire your donors with video. Create special videos that they can share with the people who contributed to their Fundraisers – their friends and family who gave to support them. .

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40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

Getting Attention

BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features a extra tips not found here. The lightbulb really went off when I typed “homeless” into the YouTube search bar.Invisible People undoubtedly has more videos from homeless people than any other content creator.

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Get More Video Views & Shares: #501TechNYC (Part 2)

Getting Attention

Thanks to NYC’s 501 Tech Club for inviting knowledgeable nonprofit video makers from Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and International Rescue Committee (IRC) to share tips, tools, and case studies with us video expert wannabees. Well, that increases tenfold with videos.

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Nonprofit Video Experts Share Tips & Tools: #501TechNYC (Part 1)

Getting Attention

It’s so challenging for nonprofits to get video right, especially with limited budgets and bandwidth. Ensure that the video is designed to advance priority goals, and is one of the best methods of doing so. Powerful videos require planning, lots and lots of planning.

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How to Show Impact In Your Nonprofit Donor Thank You Video

J Campbell Social Marketing

Donor thank you videos may be the perfect solution. Effective donor thank you videos should do 2 things: 1. It’s important to note that donor thank you videos are not traditional fundraising videos.

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Nonprofit Thank You Videos – Binge Watch Here!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I am so excited about next week, not only because it’s Thanksgiving, but because this is when we see a huge wave of nonprofit thank you videos being released. I’ve started my 2014 Playlist of Nonprofit Thank You Videos. Nonprofit Communications Thank-You Letters Video

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Editorial Calendar Basics [New Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today I’m sharing the third video in our new series from the Communications Coaching Program for Executive Directors (we call it the CoCoa Club for short.). In this video, we cover the basics with grid and calendar formats. ( Can’t see the video player?

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How to Use Live-Streaming Video to Share Stories as They Happen

J Campbell Social Marketing

So what is “live-streaming video”? Live-streaming means filming a video as it happens and broadcasting it via social media. This may sound terrifying to the uninitiated but take note: Live-streaming video is the most popular form of video content on the web today.

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Government Videos Wiki List Experiment

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

This year, I have decided to create a Google Spreadsheet (following the same kind of template), for Canadian public servants to input their favourite Government videos that have been created specifically for the web.

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The Biggest Mistake Nonprofits Make With Video

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Annie Escobar is co-founder of ListenIn Pictures which produces compelling video stories for nonprofits. Creating engaging, sharable videos doesn’t seem to come naturally for most nonprofits and I think I know why. The best use of video is not to inform and educate.

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Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Hosted by See3, YouTube and the Nonprofit Technology Network, the DooGooder Awards highlight nonprofits, do-gooders and creators who use video to change the world. Over 150 videos were submitted from around the world with over 20,000 votes cast. Best Nonprofit Video Award.

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How a Homeless Shelter Used Facebook Live Video to DOUBLE Results on Giving Tuesday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Diving deeper into Facebook’s intent – to make “sure the time we all spend on Facebook is time well spent” — it’s become even more clear that Facebook Live video, among other tactics, will work in the new newsfeed. Take us through the videos. The videos don’t cost anything!

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Best Nonprofit Videos of the Year

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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3 Things Your Next Video Has To Do

Mission Minded

With video coming at us from every direction, what really makes a good nonprofit video these days? Videos capture hearts by sharing experiences your audience can connect with. And the best videos make a compelling emotional appeal that leads viewers to support your work.

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5 interesting videos that promote legacy giving

iMarketSmart

Here are 5 videos for promoting legacy giving. Related Posts: >>3 easy ways to make a video that will inspire legacy or major gifts. >>Why Why you should add video to your website. The post 5 interesting videos that promote legacy giving appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |. According to LegacyVoice these 5 are the best. I’m not so sure about that. But I do applaud the efforts. What do you think? Do you agree with their selections and think they are the best ?

How To Fund Your Nonprofit Video

Social Media Bird Brain

We''ve had two of three articles on why your small nonprofit should invest in creating a video. This week, I''m sharing an article by another video production company which addresses how you go about funding that video. It''s longer than I might usually post here, but there''s a lot of ground to cover in funding a video production. sponsorship crowdfunding video production funding auctioneering Small nonprofit

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A Few Great Thank You Videos

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This may have been the “Year of the Thank You Video” – lots of really great stuff arrived in my inbox in the last week. So much so that even the well-written Thanksgiving messages without videos seemed a little boring and dated to me.

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The RIGHT Way to Tell Your Story via Video

Getting Attention

Annie Escobar is co-founder of ListenIn Pictures which produces compelling video stories for nonprofits. I’m on a mission to end bad nonprofit video. You know, the boring, long, put-you-to-sleep video about what the nonprofit does and not why, how or results.

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How WE Do It! The Best Video Ever

Getting Attention

This video from Make It Work —a community making things better for hardworking women, men and families across the country—works wonders. We can laugh at the video, and ourselves.

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Practice Makes Progress—Into Focus Nonprofit Video Guide

Getting Attention

See3 and friends have just released Into Focus , the first-ever benchmark guide to video in the nonprofit sector. It’s a good read based on solid research, with these key takeaways: Video is important and getting more so. 2) The role of video in the content spectrum has changed.

The Last Word on the #IceBucketChallenge [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here’s the video: What do you think? Advocacy Creative Ideas Fundraising Mobile Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Nonprofit Personality Social Networking Trends Video

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How to Solve Any Nonprofit Marketing Problem [New Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today I’m sharing the second video in our new series from the Communications Coaching Program for Executive Directors (we call it the CoCoa Club for short.). Can’t see the video player? CoCoa Club Videos Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

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How to Translate Your Program Into a Compelling Video

Getting Attention

Guest blogger, Annie Escobar has created over 60 videos for over 30 purpose driven organizations. When an organization comes to me and says, “We want a video about our program,” I always cringe a little bit. Their videos focus too much on what they do, instead of why they do it.

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Free Guide to Video Storytelling Available

Non Profit Marketing 360

If you’re resolved to tell your story better in 2012, take a look at this free e-book on how to use video for better storytelling. The book even comes with a useful worksheet for step-by-step planning of videos. Image via Wikipedia.

Three Pillars of Nonprofit Marketing Management [CoCoa Club Video #1]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Welcome to our new free video series from the Communications Coaching Program for Executive Directors (we call it the CoCoa Club for short.). Can’t see the video player? CoCoa Club Videos Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

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Submit Your Video Today: DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards—Deadline Feb. 29

Getting Attention

Is your organization telling a great story via video? If so, enter your video today in the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, presented by See3 Communications and You Tube. Now is your chance to get your nonprofit video featured on the YouTube homepage, receive prizes provided by Cisco and more. But there’s more… “ The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards enable nonprofits to learn about new techniques in making nonprofit videos.

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Inspire With Video

The Agitator

Speaking from a fundraising perspective, I love online videos. But the bottomline, stats like this from Mobile Cause: 57% of online donors make a gift after watching a video. Crowdfunding pages that are promoted by a video raise 4 times as many donations.

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Content Marketing for Nonprofits, Explained [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Content Marketing Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Trends Video We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now.

Nonprofit Videos: Best Practices and Benchmarks

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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3 Essentials for Nonprofit Email Newsletters [Video]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Today I’m sharing the fourth video in our new series from the Communications Coaching Program for Executive Directors (we call it the CoCoa Club for short.). In this video, I share the three essentials I am looking for when I review an email newsletter. (

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 MakeUseOf.com. It''s not really video so much as it is slides that are surrounded by video. For example, video of someone swiping across or up and down an iPad on which your text and graphics are shown. Image Small nonprofit social media marketing video Videolean

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Nonprofit Video Awards Announced

The Agitator

The 2014 DoGooder Video Awards have just been announced. For the eighth year, See3, YouTube, NTEN and Cisco, now joined by The National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network have combined to select the best of nonprofit videos.

How to Create a Thank-You Video for Supporters Before Thanksgiving

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to release a thank-you video for your supporters. Next week, Kivi will give you everything you need to create a great thank-you video just in time for Thanksgiving during her BRAND NEW 60-minute webinar: How to Create a Thank-You Video for.

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40k to 4 Million Views! Boost YOUR YouTube Video Views (Case Study)

Getting Attention

BTW, Mark’s video version of this post features bonus tips not found here! Invisible People undoubtedly has more videos from homeless people than any other content creator. All that came up was prank videos and other awful content that was so far from the truth about homelessness. None of our videos were showing in search with the keyword “homeless.” I updated 20 videos every morning while drinking my first cups of coffee.

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2 examples of great nonprofit video storytelling

J Campbell Social Marketing

The event was very well put together, but what stood out to me most were the two videos played during the introductions. The video goes on to feature a specific Bottom Line student and her college application process. The second video was from Cradles to Crayons.