I’ve seen lots of interest from nonprofits in using video to communicate with supporters about their causes, along with an equal amount of trepidation about how to do it. I’m not a video expert, but I know several people who are, so I put out a call over Twitter for some guest posts to share with you. I’m expecting several more, but I’ll share two that have come in some far:
Steve Braker of Worthwhile Films | Nonprofit Media posted some do-it-yourself video tips on Facebook (you should be able to see it even without a Facebook account). Steve is @worthwhilefilms on Twitter.
Cymberly Pierce on her blog, Clever Title, also offers some fast tips on nonprofit video. She’s @cymberly on Twitter.
On Tuesday, March 10, at Noon Eastern, the Chronicle of Philanthropy is hosting an online chat on how nonprofits can effectively use video. Even if you can’t attend live, be sure to check out the transcript later.
Here are some additional resources I think you’ll find helpful:
DoGooder.Tv (Produced a video in 2008? Enter it in the annual Nonprofit Video Awards by March 26!)
YouTube’s Nonprofit Program
Flip’s Camera Giveaway Program “Video Spotlight”
Nancy Schwartz’s 9 Keys to Using Online Video to Increase Your Nonprofit Marketing Impact and How Six Nonprofits Are Putting Great Online Video to Work
Endless Plain’s Nonprofit Video Shootout
Share your video tips by leaving a comment and I’ll add those guest posts as soon as they come in.