Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

Movie night. Create a poll and send it out to your supporters of some great, family-friendly movies they’d like to see. You can charge admission to be as much as a movie ticket. By using an online watch party platform, you can have the option to chat with other people while watching a movie. instead of having to awkwardly stumble around Zoom’s audio delays ? Working from home has presented some… challenges.

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How to Set Up Wordpress for Your Non-Profit

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If your nonprofit posts a lot of movies to its site, you’ll find that your bandwidth usage will skyrocket. Audio Player Wordpress plugin. Tags: Adsense-Deluxe Amazon S3 asianamericansforobama Eugene Kang quantcast Audio Player Wordpress plugin AW Stats Google XML Sitemaps All in One SEO Pack Wordpress Obama redirection Getclicky Google Pagerank Google Webmaster Tools mod_rewrite WP-Polls Webalizer Strategy apaforprogress.org.

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Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Next, the webinar highlights the need to create a video and digital photography library and demonstrates how to use Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker to create videos and slideshows for YouTube and Flickr. Please Note: For those in nonprofits attending in Australia and New Zealand, a phone number will be provided for the audio portion, however, it is not toll free.

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Free Digital Storytelling Online Event

Robert Weiner

We will help you learn how to maximize the impact of your organization's message with online audio, video, and images. At our Digital Storytelling Event, our corporate and non profit partners will show you step by step how to tell your story as a captivating, sensory, visual, and audio experience and showcase inspiring non profit case studies to demonstrate the power of digital storytelling in engaging your audience.

Free file converters for your PC

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This issue happens with all sorts of files like image, movie, or music file. Online there are a number of free converter of files which convert video, audio, image, document files into a format which the computer supports. Computer files are available in different formats and they have to be converted from one format to another in order to view them.

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All you should know about the pirate bay

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When it comes to watching videos, or playing games and listening to audio clips, people are leaning more on the internet rather than following the traditional modes. Users can share movies, videos, music, and game files. We live in an era of scientific advancements and in the field of information and technology science is developing in leaps and bounds. Nowadays, more and more people are using the internet for all their day to day transactions.

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Your website should be seen and not heard…until I say so

Judi Sohn

Like movie sites, vacation planning sites want you to have the full multimedia experience. Is there anything that can selectively, on a site-by-site basis, only disable useless background audio? If you’ve known me online for a while you know this is a huge pet peeve of mine…websites that make noise as soon as you visit them. Drives me batty. I get that.

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The Ultimate Video Host Comparison Chart/Article from Robin Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin Good's Web-Based Delivery of Audio and Video Materials provides a great feature-by-feature comparison. The requirements to start benefiting from these new services and opportunities include: some familiarity with the basic audio and video file formats existing out there. basic familiarity with Windows Movie Maker (Windows) or iMovie (Mac). I've been looking around for an article just on this topic!

e-Learning Best Practice: How to Make Sure Your System Works

Gyrus

Second is the type of video or audio files used in the course. If your course has animation, movies, or audio, it is important to know what was used to create it. Discuss how many courses you will have, their file size, and the kinds of audio/video files they will contain. e-Learning Best Practices, and why they can fail from the very start. There are a lot of things that need to go right for your web based content to be successful. Some of them are easy to see.

What is in the Treaty of Marrakesh?

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

So, this means books, periodicals and other similar textual works, including audio versions of those titles. It covers music in the form of sheet music, but not audio or videos of performances. It doesn’t cover movies. The View from an Authorized Entity Many Bookshare users (and potential Bookshare users!)

Free Webinar for Nonprofits in Asia Pacific! How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media Successfully and Build Their Digital Libraries

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Next, the webinar highlights the need to create a video and digital photography library and demonstrates how to use Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker to create videos and slideshows for YouTube and Flickr. Please Note: For those in nonprofits attending in Australia and New Zealand, a phone number will be provided for the audio portion, however, it is not toll free. Date: Thursday, April 26. Time: 12-1:30pm Singapore/Kuala Lumpur.

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits Who Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

NTEN

Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos. Kyle Andrei. Research Analyst. Idealware.

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A Few Good Tools for Video Editing

Idealware

However, the built-in microphones are designed for phone calls, not videos, and the audio quality suffers as a result. Some small cameras also allow you edit videos on-screen and offer higher audio and video quality than smartphones. Movie Maker handles basic tasks well, like trimming clips and adding titles, transitions and soundtracks, but offers limited file options for exporting edited videos or converting clips and files from one format to another.

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

With a press of a virtual button, an ebook can be printed, displayed in large print (on a page or on a display), made into braille (on a page or on an electronic braille display), or read aloud as audio. Even though their movies and patents were not covered by the treaty draft, they were concerned the Treaty might be a bad precedent for them. I believe in the power of books to change the world.

ICYMI: What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. We were in costume; we had props; we used audio and video clips; we incorporated different kinds of discussions. This came up in conversation today, so I’m reposting it. An oldie but a really really goodie.

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How to license mixed media, without a law degree

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But one scenario, well I had that very question in a video I just published : I create a short movie, comprised of a video clip and three digital photos that I took, my -over and a royalty-free soundtrack song, which I bought from Premium Beat. Must I always create credits for the movie, shown at the end? Currently this is only possible with MP3 audio files through embedding of metadata. Beth's Flickr Stream.

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Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits That Don’t Video Good (Part 2)

Idealware

Part Two: Improving Audio and Content. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos. This time we look at how to improve the audio—and, more importantly, the content. Improving audio quality. Audio is, after all, the “A” in A/V).

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Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Video

Tech Soup Blog

An effective nonprofit video can be as simple as a Flickr photo stream set to an audio track or a really great interview. Tools such as Apple's iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker might already be at the disposal of organizations, as they are often included with computer purchases, and are a great choice for beginning video editors. Today's smartphones have fairly sophisticated built-in video cameras and editing tools that, if used wisely, can create great movies.

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[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. We were in costume; we had props; we used audio and video clips; we incorporated different kinds of discussions. Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal.

Tips for Shooting A Winning Video For Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

DSLR Audio Isn’t Good. To capture better audio get a camera with a mic-in jack (these are a bit more expensive) or get a portable recorder. The least expensive and easiest to use options are iMovie and Windows Movie Maker. Photo by Global Fund for Children. Note from Beth: After you read this guest post, you’ll have lots of great tips for your nonprofit’s video.

Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Beth Kanter

Last year, I did a workshop at a conference for professionals who do audio description, a service that makes visual images of theatre, television, movies, and other art forms accessible to people are who blind or have low vision. Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit.

Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have to stick it in people's faces to get acceptable (to me) audio quality. Speaking of good audio, I raised this question on the video bloggers listserv and David Tames (who took the photo stills in the video) offered some great tricks here. This video also incorporates some cell phone movie footage taken by Michael Marcotte, a news director at a public tv station. I would like to see how my camera audio and visuals (a cheap cannon) compare with the next level up.

Favorite Free Software

Robert Weiner

Other products mentioned by participants in the discussion: John Elbare recommended: Wink -– Free program for creating flash movies out of screen shots: [link]. Koyote Free CD — Ripper and Free Audio Converter: [link]. Joe Medina of Colby College asked members of the FUNDSVCS listserve about their favorite free software programs. Here are mine, minus obvious ones like Gmail and Firefox (note that many are only free for home use).

Stream2watch.me Alternatives and Similar Websites and Apps

SocialFish

The website sports clean and easy-to-use navigation, while the user interface is sufficiently intuitive for users who have difficulties navigating TV channels while offering impeccable audio and video quality. If you’re not looking only for a Stream2Watch alternative in terms of sports entertainment, DirecTV also streams movies, TV shows, content for kids and much more. Other streaming services like movies and TV shows are at disposal.

[SLIDES] What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing

SocialFish

Example: Expendables movie poster turned into Expendables Body Count poster by Term Life Insurance – but they did this wrong, were slapped with a cease and desist. We were in costume; we had props; we used audio and video clips; we incorporated different kinds of discussions. Bryan Kelly and I presented this session at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership and Communication Conference last week and the feedback we got was phenomenal.

Learning Journal: Experimenting With Adding Music to Web Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lack of technical skills or software tools in cutting, splicing, fading the audio and weaving it with the video track. Tools: -Windows Movie Maker to add the music to the video, fade in/out -Windows Wave recorder - to cut the clip to size. You can't "silence" the audio in the video by clip or sections of the story board. Tools: -Windows Movie Maker -QuickTime Pro. The next experiment will be to do a music video and turn the video audio off.

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NTEN and SalesForce Screencast: Learnings About the Interview/Documentary Approach

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So that left me with a few hours of video and audio to edit and that's too much to do in Camtasia. Because the screencast is conversational, the screen doesn't have to exactly synch the audio. I was careful to name the audio and screencapture files the same so I could easily match them up in Camtasia. I also had to edit down the screencapture to match the audio length. Then I pulled together the visuals and audio and organized them by tips and wove them together.

The importance of Sandboxes and Play in online learning spaces!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It allowed us to play and get comfortable with the discussion software, faciliplay exercises, and other areas that participants wanted to explore like the audio as online conversation. Doing a movie from stills is great first project, less to worry about, more immediate gratification, and you don't need a video camera Download pumpkins-apples-not-blogging.wmv.

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Designing Recommendation Systems that Go Beyond "You'll Like This"

Museum 2.0

But what if you want to provide a truly emergent recommendation system, like the one used to recommend new songs to you on Pandora or new movies on Netflix? You may buy a ticket to a special exhibition or show, or actively elect to take up an audio guide or exhibition brochure. Consider the case of Netflix, the dominant US online movie rental company. Netflix makes movie recommendations based on your ratings of films you've watched.

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7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Influence

Skeptics doubted the iPod in 2001 , but it went on to help revolutionize how people consume music and audio content. The platform lends itself to investments in high-definition movies, high-resolution photos, and audio-clips — stories that help reveal "what your support is accomplishing." Apple's new iPad tablet computer has spawned some mixed reactions. Some over-hype it as "magical" and "transformative."

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits That Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

Idealware

Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos.

My Learnings from the Boston Media Makers Meeting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some techniques that I learned about that I want to put into practice in future work: Capturing secondary audio with an external mic and recorder and then synching them during the editing process. For example, I figured out a way to silence the audio in a "b" roll and replace it with a -over narrative. Because there are only two audio tracks and the volume control adjusts the audio on both for the entire movie, this was hard to do. (I

Nonprofit Film School Primer: Or, The Idealware School of Video for Nonprofits Who Don’t Video Good (Part 1)

Idealware

Because we’re so saturated with movies, videos, and television, we know what looks good and what doesn’t. If you follow the basic principles of video production, and know how and when to use certain equipment, you can avoid such common mistakes as shaky video, poor lighting, inaudible audio, and boring scenes that make videos look amateurish and cut through the crowd of bad cat videos.

Paul Rusesabagina & Bloggers for Darfur

Have Fun - Do Good

Yesterday I went to see Paul Rusesabagina speak, the man who inspired the movie, Hotel Rwanda. It isn't up yet at this writing, but you should be able to hear an audio recording of the session once it is posted, here. Watch this movie from Physicians for Human Rights. He was promoting his memoir, An Ordinary Man.

My First Vlog Post (2nd & 3rd)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

(I've been wanting to do audio and video for a long time, but it wasn't until my blogher experience that I actually got moving and picked up the knowledge to try my first one. Use a video editing program (Windows Movie Maker because it was free and on my computer) 5.) need to learn how to: Cut and splice the movie clip to edit stuff I don't want or stitch together seperate clips.

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5 Tips to Effectively Tell your Story with Video

Tech Soup Blog

5) Utilize your video making software: Whether you are using Windows Movie Maker or iMovie, or you're into the more advanced tools such as Premier Pro or Final Cut Pro, make sure to get the most out what your software can offer. Video production tools have a lot to offer in terms of animations, transitions, audio settings and much more. Feel confident being able to effect change in your organization with video.

Cool App Roundup: Library Edition

Tech Soup Blog

access related text, images, audio, and other content from. What all these apps have in common is that they use Worldcat , the enormous global catalog of library collections, to provide detailed information about books, CDs, and movies. databases (of music, books, and movies, respectively) they own or would. This Cool App Roundup from App It Up. highlights how apps can help libraries connect with patrons and provide services in new ways. Many libraries accomplish this by.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Best YouTube Formats

See What's Out There

You can compress your video using movie editors, like Windows MovieMaker or Apple iMovie. Video We recommend the following settings: MPEG4 (Divx, Xvid) format 640×480 resolution (* most updated recommendation) MP3 audio 30 frames per second Resizing your video to these specifications before uploading will help your videos look better on YouTube.

Technorati Tag Bookmarklet: The Screencast

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Unfortunately, the software was a little too much of a pig for my middle-aged computer, so there are some places where the over hiccups (if I'm not saying um) and it goes out of synch with the movie (more an editing problem on my part as you can edit the storyboard with the audio and there places where I deleted the audio and re-recorded it and it didn't synch right.) Marshall has a great post about a technorati tag bookmarklet that can save you a lot of grunt work.

Flickr As Presentation Tool: Screencast #2

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I originaly produced this at 800x600 as a SWF with highest quality audio/video and the resulting file was a whooping 72,000 KB. I rendered ten different versions (6 in SWF with different audio sampling and video frame rates and sizes) and 2 in Quicktime and 2 in WMF.) In the end, I decided to produce as a SWF at 640x480 size with second to highest audio/video quality. When the movie is done, I got back and do fine tuning: -edit out ums - not all of them.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Qwiki automatically turns pictures and videos from events you’ve captured on your iPhone into brief movies to share. This website allows users to build visually appealing interactive timelines using video, audio, images, location, social media, and timestamps. 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. Audioboo is a social network of audio recordings.

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Big fan of Daily Kos or mydd.com? | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Technically speaking, I used Windows Movie Maker to do this so this video is about as raw as it gets. Unfortunately, WMM picked up only the 1st audio track which is from a microphone mounted on the camera. It’s a decent mic – a Sennheiser ME66 but I would rather have people listen to the second track which is the audio coming straight from the mics you see on the video. Later versions of this video will have better audio.