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New Technology for New Power Movements

According to Pew Research Center, two thirds of American adults now own smartphones, and about the same percentage use Facebook. Our supporters are walking around every day with computers in their pockets. They have the technology to shoot and share high quality photos and video, and many have online networks…

How is nonprofit work like a mission to Pluto? (Report from #NN15)

Do you ever feel like you are on a never-ending mission towards a target you can't see, hurtling 30,000 miles-per-hour into a great dark void that's full of unknown obstacles, with a computer as your only lifeline to humanity? Is that just me? In our work, it often feels like…

Interactive graphics help data tell a story

If you are the nation’s premiere energy efficiency research organization and you want to make your highly technical findings interesting to the public and energy professionals, what do you do? In preparing for the release of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s latest report – the 2013 City Energy…

iPhoneography: Beyond basics

Yesterday, we covered the fundamentals of taking quality photos with your iPhone camera. Ready to go beyond point and click? Here are two nifty tricks to shoot like a pro: Use the camera trigger. Most apps feature an onscreen button, but with the iPhone you can also use the volume-up button…

iPhoneography: making the most of your phone’s camera

“The best camera is the one you have with you.” - Chase Jarvis Today nearly all of us are walking around with a perfectly good camera in our pocket -- the one on our smartphone. For this article, I will focus on the iPhone, but the advice on technique and…

How to package solutions stories for online media

The Internet is a vast, weird space filled with fast-changing “rules,” a generally poor signal-to-noise ratio, and a very uneven distribution of power. And cat videos. Tons of cat videos. Getting attention in this environment requires both a good story and smart packaging. Before joining up with Resource Media, I…

Say it With Pictures: 10 Tips for Killer Infographics

I’ve been scooped by the Chronicle of Philanthropy! Yep, one of our funder friends sent me an article from the Chronicle many months ago with good guidance on infographics. Below, we’ve combined the Chronicle’s excellent advice with some of our own, based on experience communicating issues as complex as climate…