How the World Affairs Council Broadcasts Globally with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

AP: Our events produce a large amount of multimedia (we livestream via YouTube and record audio for radio — It's Your World on KQED/NPR — and our podcast) so we use social media to boost the experience of attending a Council event beyond our local community.

Video Rules: Getting Started With the New Facebook Live

Byte Technology

But now social media giant Facebook has put this exciting tool into the hands of anyone and everyone via their site, giving users the ability to broadcast videos to a worldwide audience with a couple button taps. Was the quality of the video and audio decent?

NetCentric Advocacy: If the poorest and most abused peoples had a network would anyone watch?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Now The Hub is a network broadcast of the stories to the world. Welcome to the Hub - a global platform for human rights media and action, including video, audio and photos related to violations of human rights of all kinds, whether they be political, civil, social, economic or cultural rights. Now The Hub is a network broadcast of the stories to the world. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

11 Tips to Get Your Nonprofit Live on Facebook

NonProfit Hub

This (relatively) new live broadcasting feature lets any person, brand, or nonprofit live-stream events, reveals, celebrations, and more. Hesitant about broadcasting your cause with Facebook Live? How long should we broadcast? The feeling will pass after a few broadcasts.

Technology Toolbox: Learn from Occupy Wall Street to Occupy YOUR Street

Amy Sample Ward

The revolution may not be televised, but no matter where you are, you can now have a front row seat to the broadcast. The livestream – whether it’s video, audio, or just text – can be embedded in your online homebase and shared across social networks.

Oh Yeah, and I shoved a camera in his face

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want to get acceptable audio for video blogging on an inexpensive camera you need to control the noise/environment or get really close to your subject. The guy watching us was public broadcasting producer. Photo by Kino-Eye in Flickr.

8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

SocialFish

For example, if you’re going to broadcast, you’ll need to acquire in a minimum 1080i, at 29.97fps. Do your audio mix for several possible platforms and listen to it on a mobile device before you release! 6 – Care About Audio.

How to Engage Donors with Mobile

Frogloop

talk to people (one-on-one or broadcast recorded messages). send media files (MMS) such as pictures, video and audio that the donor can enjoy on their mobile device at that instant. Savvy fundraisers know that every time a donor interacts with their nonprofit, the bond strengthens.

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33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free.

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Sometimes You Have to Slow it Down

Mobile Commons

The following graph shows the number of phone calls made during the 8 hours after a typical SMS broadcast. This is great when you want to flood phone lines or play a recorded audio message, but doesn’t work very well when connecting to a live operator.

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WeAreMedia ToolBox: Micro Media Tools - Twellow

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is any form of concentrated content created using social tools that broadcast text, voice, images, or video to targeted Web and mobile communities. The tools listed include one from each - text, audio, and video - but there are many, many others. 

3 Ways To Use Text Messaging this Mother’s Day

Mobile Commons

Send out a broadcast to your supporters wishing them a Happy Mother’s Day with a picture message or link to an e-card, then ask them to share it using Tell-a-Friend with their friends or relatives – or anybody who might be interested in your organization, for that matter.

TechSoup Tools for Desktop Publishing and Presentations

Tech Soup Blog

Cool features are: It allows you to incorporate text, images, audio, and video, including embedded video from sites like YouTube or Hulu. Its editing features allow you to trim audio and video, change colors, and resize and crop images, all within PowerPoint.

Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The interview took place during during Beyond Broadcast. I have to stick it in people's faces to get acceptable (to me) audio quality. In fact, the audio in his clip is unacceptable to me, but I had some problems editing with my free Windows moviemaker editing program.

TargetSpot Internet Radio Advertising

Network-Centric Advocacy

Advertisers use TargetSpot's award-winning platform to reach and target internet radio listeners with high-impact audio and video advertising. Traditional and web-only broadcasters alike turn to TargetSpot for its unique ability to support the growth of their streaming products and audience through its innovative advertising technology. Has anyone used this in campaign and issue work yet?

70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free.

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WeAreMedia ToolBox: This Week We're Working Crowdsourcing, Micro Media, and Lifestreaming Tools

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Micro Media: Any form of concentrated content created using social tools that broadcast text, voice, images, or video to targeted Web and mobile communities. The tools listed include one from each - text, audio, and video - but there are many, many others. 

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Most nonprofits have not yet embraced Twitter’s new Vine App , thus they may not have an understanding of how to record and broadcast the world (and social good) in six second bites. Audioboo is a social network of audio recordings.

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free.

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100 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. Even more amazing, their smartphone and tablet apps allow you to broadcast live from anywhere, anytime… for free.

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How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

Tech Soup Blog

The core of the church is a 2,000-seat theater with a fully functional performance stage and state-of-the-art audio and video capability. As creative director, she and a staff of five people plan and run all the technology for music, audio, visual, multimedia, and communications.

Connect with TechSoup at NCVS!

Tech Soup Blog

ReadyTalk — This standard for webinar production offers integrated slides, screensharing, live moderated chat, and high-quality recorded audio. Windows LiveMeeting — Our partners at Microsoft have been innovating web conferencing tools as convergence software , allowing for integration across Microsoft Office and Outlook in addition to synchronized audio and video. This post was written by Evonne Heyning , part of TechSoup's Community team.

Ring it On! Ringtones 08 - User Generated Cell Phone RingTones!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ringtones08 makes it quick and easy to create ringtones and broadcast opinions - from any political persuasion - about national or local candidates, issues, get out the vote, or any other subject dealing with the 2008 election. To post a ringtone, users simply go to RingTones08.com, click on "Submit Your Tone" and follow the steps on MyxerTones' site to upload their 20 second audio file

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How Much Time Does Web 2.0 Take?

Museum 2.0

Same as the blog, but requires a microphone and some audio editing software. If you are comfortable producing audio content, it's quite simple to start a podcast.

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening. This website allows users to build visually appealing interactive timelines using video, audio, images, location, social media, and timestamps.

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Mobile Commons Legislative Lookup Project

Mobile Commons

One of the best ways to generate telephone calls for fundraising or advocacy is mConnect , our product that lets you send out a broadcast text message with an embedded phone number. Users call, hear audio talking points, and are transferred to a destination. Today I’m pleased to announce the first phase of a really exciting upcoming Mobile Commons project.

Mobile Commons Legislative Lookup Project

Mobile Commons

One of the best ways to generate telephone calls for fundraising or advocacy is mConnect , our product that lets you send out a broadcast text message with an embedded phone number. Users call, hear audio talking points, and are transferred to a destination. Today I’m pleased to announce the first phase of a really exciting upcoming Mobile Commons project.

Best of the Web: January 2014

Idealware

Using audio as a storytelling tool can sometimes draw people in more than the written word. Will Coley explains how using the right tools, and of course telling a powerful story, will go a long way in creating the intimate feeling of a public radio broadcast. The Idealware “Best of the Web” is a monthly roundup of the top nonprofit resources from the Idealware blog, our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed to help you make the right technology decisions.

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Using Mobile Technology to Influence Health Care Reform

Mobile Commons

LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan sent a recorded audio message to union members asking for their help passing healthcare reform Bill 3200. True Majority sent a text message broadcast asking people to call their Senators before they went on summer recess and pass health care reform.

How to plan and run a good web conference

Influence

If you have more than a few international participants, especially from developing countries, voice connectivity for the audio portion of the meeting can quickly become a problem. Consider using a tool that offers a VOIP options and just broadcasting the presenter?s Don't forget clear instructions about audio, whether using teleconference or VOIP. As participants log in, have a slide or whiteboard that clearly shows the instructions for the audio.

The Answer to Sean's Question: Tools for Effective Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does anyone know of any other audio or video programming that has mentioned philanthropy blogs? Stop broadcasting messages they TiVo out anyway and hear what they have to say. Sean of the Tactical Philanthropy blog called me the batman of nonprofit technology.

How a Simple Facebook Strategy Can Turn a Crisis into a Community

NTEN

In the middle of the process of purchasing a backup generator, thanks to a federal grant, the station turned to the next available medium to continue the broadcast: their website and social media outlets. Marfa Public Radio, KRTS , is the little nonprofit that could. This public, listener-supported radio station in West Texas, with only three staff members, carried their community through the largest wildfire in Texas history. The Rock House Fire began on April 9 and ran through May 13th.

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Ask Your Lawmaker Widget

NTEN

We Get Answers : "Microphone in hand, CNC will ask at least 10 questions a day – and upload the MP3 broadcast quality audio answers to the Ask Your Lawmaker website and widget." I love widgets. The idea of having portable, dynamic, and (often) free web content simultaneously on your own site and on your friends' and supporters' sites and blogs excites me. There's so much potential for fundraising, advocacy, and general outreach. .

NPTechTag Roundup: Election Debriefs and Wikis in Your Kitchen!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And here's another "vertical" video host -- Capitol Hill Broadcasting Network. CHBN provides a free service for broadcasting member-generated political video content. Click To Play. Found via the NpTech Tag at blip.tv.

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60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This tool turns your smartphone or desktop computer into an audio recorder that allows you to easily share audio messages and podasts with your supporters. You can either broadcast live (think of it as your own radio station) or host the messages on the Cinchcast server for later listening. This website allows users to build visually appealing interactive timelines using video, audio, images, location, social media, and timestamps.

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"Press 2 for Chickens": Innovating African Radio Stations

NTEN

Freedom Fone leverages audio as a mobile function using IVR, a technology that allows a system to detect voice and keyboard input. IVR allows a user to call, enter or say specific numbers, and listen to or contribute audio content. Many of the audio responses were later rebroadcast on the program. . Where Radio Maria collected and re-broadcasted incoming voice content, Volta Star in Ghana focused on improving access to radio segments by posting outgoing content.

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12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile devices allow multi-touch and gesture navigation, precise GPS-based location tracking; have audio, video, and camera capabilities; let you send real-time notifications and SMS messaging; and more. Broadcast SMS.

Self-Identification and Status Updates: Personal Entrypoints to Museum Experiences

Museum 2.0

When you make an audio mashup, your voice is part of the mix. Because Twitter is designed as a broadcasting service, the focus is on action--things you do, links you discover. I've become convinced that successful paths to participation in museums start with self-identification.

NpTech Tag: People Behind Tags, NpTech Timeline, Twitter, and More Widgets

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

FOSS, Audio and Video for Activism and Advocacy. Leigh Blackall has some great rumblings on his Vision for Wikieducator , but goes onto explain how wikis can be a channel for bringing in content from other sources and being able to broadcast them out on RSS.

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Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We initially planned to provide a small number of live streams of the main sessions, as our local conference host said they could broadcast to about 50 streams. We just sent it out, but it is really great to have people provide feedback in audio, text, or video form.

The One-Look Virus and Immersive Environments for Teaching and Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

broadcaster VRML world projects in 96 called the Mirror (BT, BBC and others). While poking around Koo's blog, I found the transcript and audio for the session , along with screen capture of what Second Life participants looked like from the view of those sitting in the room at Harvard Law School.