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Digital Storytelling

Getting Good Audio on a Budget: How to Record Sound

Audio is the foundation for conveying your message effectively through video or auditory media. High-quality video feels weak with poor audio quality, whereas low-quality film with great audio can still grasp your attention. When it comes to radio, podcasting and other auditory media, audio quality becomes absolutely crucial. It determines how your listeners connect with your message, and whether you grasp their interest and bring them into your story’s setting

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: A Few More Things to Consider Before Hitting Record

Before you hit “Record,” there are a few more things you need to consider and test. In Part 3 of “Getting Quality Audio for Your Video,” we’ll explain audio levels, two ways to save your files, the cables and memory cards you’ll need, as well as the last things to listen for before you start filming. 

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Understanding Microphones and Mic Placement

We’re going to talk about equipment in plain speak so someone with little or no video knowledge could record good audio by following these steps.

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Prepare and Listen

Getting good audio for your videos can feel like an anomaly. 

Audio is an essential part of your video; if no one can hear what someone is saying, they won’t be hearing the message you’ve worked so hard to capture. Don’t let poor audio be the downfall of telling your nonprofit’s story, mission and testimonies through video. 

Join TechSoup's 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

We're excited to partner with TechSoup global for Storymakers 2016!

For the sixth year, TechSoup's annual challenge will help nonprofits learn how to increase their storytelling skills for fundraising and advocacy purposes. We also have a contest in which we're giving away US$7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera. Learn more here.

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online: TechSoup Canada Partners with CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has partnered with TechSoup Canada on an integrated campaign to help Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries learn about how they can take ownership of their online identity and build their brand by harnessing the power of domain names and the web.

Part Two: Executing a Nonprofit Blog You Can Manage

Many nonprofits want to start a blog, but their staff are often balancing multiple roles and don’t have the resources to regularly maintain one. However, blogs bring many benefits to nonprofits, and with a strategic approach you can manage a blog with minimal time and resources.

Part One: Planning a Nonprofit Blog You Can Manage

Many nonprofits want to start a blog, but their staff are often balancing multiple roles and don’t have the resources to regularly maintain one. However, blogs bring many benefits to nonprofits, and with a strategic approach you can manage a blog with minimal time and resources.

How to Engage your Community with a Good Story

Storytelling is an important part of any nonprofit's work, whether they’re telling an impact story about the people they serve, or a story about the organization itself.

Regardless, nonprofits have to tell stories to strengthen their brands, draw in donors, and raise awareness around their mission. Stefan Hostetter spoke at our NetSquared Toronto event to explain how nonprofits can do just that: engage their communities with a good story.

5 Design Trends: 2016 is the Year of User Experience

Making predictions for the future is key to success, especially within the face-paced tech industry. Each year, TechSoup Canada predicts key tech and web design trends that will affect nonprofits the most. It’s our prediction that 2016 will be the year of user experience design.