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Want your content to go viral? Catch this

Editor's note: This originally appeared at The Communications Network website, and is reposted here with permission. Want to learn how to make your content spread like a virus? Catch the latest in the Communications Network Zero to Ninety series. In the video below, I share four tips to help your content go viral…

Interview: Bridget Besaw, environmental documentarian

Bridget Besaw has found a way to combine her passion for photography with her love of the natural world. As an environmental documentarian, Bridget works with various environmental organizations to tell their stories through photo exhibits, books, and short film series. Over the years, she has partnered with a variety…

Using video for social change (Part 2)

You’re making a video! That’s awesome. Now what? In my first post I shared several core concepts we use when building video for social change: creating effective viewer engagement, finding a story about an individual to represent your cause, and sharing successes rather than dwelling on problems. As you move…

Using video for social change (Part 1)

Videos have taken center stage in communications: explainer videos describe how a new app works; instructional videos show how to change your furnace’s air filter; advertising videos are designed to go viral (like that Dollar Shave Club spot). If you’re trying to drive social or environmental change, you are asking…

Annual reports score big with better visuals

As you’re surfing the Internet, jumping from page to page in hot pursuit of hot content, what do you find jumps out and grabs your eye? Did you answer: a nice big block of dense text? Yeah, neither did we. Recently, many nonprofit organizations have been coming to the same…

Interview: Katie Homes, Climate Reality Project

What do shopping, cookies, and outdoor concerts have to do with climate change? Anyone who has explored the Climate Reality Project’s visually stunning website, Whatilove.org, can tell you: all will be jeopardized in the near future thanks to carbon pollution. Like most people, you may feel largely disconnected from the…

8 keys to successful web video interviews and presentations

It wasn’t long ago that broadcasting was the domain of big networks, politicians, and corporations only. But video over the internet has brought it into the hands of anyone with a high speed connection and a webcam -- two things that are seemingly ubiquitous these days. Furthermore, television news (both…

And…we’re live! (via Google+ Hangout On Air)!

Conference calls and webinars have become a normal part of both the for-profit and nonprofit world. Despite the ability to share screens and slide decks, there’s really no replacement to seeing the face of the person presenting. While video conferencing was once difficult and expensive, the technology has improved by…

How nonprofits can use Vine’s new features

Last week, Vine rolled out some useful updates to its mobile video service. While the basics didn’t really change (it’s still six seconds, shot with your smartphone and shared via Twitter), you can now edit your Vines, and save drafts for later completion. For anyone who has worked through multiple…

Reframing perceptions of people and places through video

American stereotypes of Africa and Africans run the gamut, but over the last century, it is safe to say that more people have viewed it as the land of famine, warlords, tragedy and disaster, than the land of opportunity. Ever since the wildly viral Kony 2012 video played right into…