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Tips for Creating Low-to-No Cost Videos for Nonprofits

By: Zahra Leonie Baptiste, Guest Blogger

A lot of non-profits are a bit intimidated by the idea of venturing into the video world, primarily due to fears about the cost. You don't have to hire a production studio, and you don't have to rent or buy expensive equipment. You can actually do it for no money at all! Here's how.

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap: Digital Storytelling

September is Digital Storytelling month at TechSoup Canada, and at the Net Tuesday event on September 9th a crowd gathered at CSI Spadina to hear presentations from Kate Hodgson of iKommunications on an Intro to Digital Storytelling and from Chris DePaul of the Centre for Social Innovation, presenting a case study on what the Centre for Social Innovation did to deal with the curbing of their Facebook reach.

Storytelling for Success: A Look at Three Crowdfunding Campaigns

What draws you to one crowdfunding campaign over another? Is it an inspiring video? Cool photos? A great story? Perhaps it is a combination of a few different storytelling elements. Our Storymakers 2014 challenge kicks off August 26, so to get you inspired, I've compiled some great examples of digital storytelling in crowdfunding campaigns.

6 Storytelling Elements to Help You Create Better Content

While the emergence of new technologies and social media networks has made it easier than ever to find your audience, it has also complicated the process by which nonprofits plan campaigns and strategies. With so much content available, people are turning away from lackluster content and searching for something more. But what are they looking for?

3 Tools to Help Your Nonprofit with Content Curation

 By: Dalia Hashim, Content Gal from Sniply

The days of traditional marketing are numbered. Long gone are the days of solely relying on website advertisements to get the word out there about your product or cause. Instead, marketers today recognize that marketing is an act of mutual benefit, you must provide the customer with a benefit that will in turn prompt them to click on the link that you've provided. You are able to market your product by showing the reader that you will consistently provide them with relevant content. This, in a nutshell, is what content marketing is and its importance stems from its ability to create loyal followers for your content and brand. 

5 Project Management Tools for Nonprofits

Here at Proofhub, we believe project management softwares can help nonprofits balance their work more effectively. These feature-rich programs come with management and collaboration tools that are designed to keep tasks systematic and organized, making it easier to people to collaborate, track and complete their projects.

CMS Crash Course

Content management systems (CMS) are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to create, publish and maintain a website. We invited Andy McIlwain (Content Director at SIDEKICK) to lead a CMS Crash Course for nonprofits at Toronto Net Tuesday and this post summarizes the key takeaways from this event.

Three Ways to Maximize Impact: Know Your Tech Capacity, Share Your Skills, and Be Mobile Friendly

Looking for knowledge sharing and best-practices as a result of this consultation, the summary report TIG released shows that organizations largely lack confidence in their technological capacity to address stakeholder needs and view increased sectoral collaboration and mobile strategy development as solutions to work towards by 2017.  Do these three points extend beyond the TIG community? My guess is yes, and that even small steps towards addressing these concerns can go a long way for the nonprofits and charities in Canada to increase their confidence.

What Is A Hybrid Cloud and How Can It Help My Nonprofit Organization?

Often, when we first meet NPOs who are interested in migrating to the Cloud, the most common question we hear is, “where do I start?”. With so many options on the market, the choices can be overwhelming – should NPOs choose a Public Cloud, a Private Cloud or a combination of both? In this article, we will address this question as well as introduce the idea of a Hybrid Cloud for NPOs.

Top 10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Consider VoIP

While most nonprofits know that they can get their email and CRM from the cloud, it’s not as well known that there are cloud-based options for your telephone service as well. These cloud-based phone options are called Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It’s essentially a telephone service delivered through your Internet connection, instead of a phone line.