Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels. The post Lights, Camera, Action!

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Benetech Featured on the Giving Library

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The recently launched Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library is a unique resource that provides this information about nonprofits through engaging video interviews. We’re delighted that Benetech was selected to be one of the first 250 nonprofits spotlighted on the Giving Library. The Arnolds saw the need for the Giving Library after experiencing multiple barriers to researching nonprofits they were interested in.

Cool App Roundup: Library Edition

Tech Soup Blog

highlights how apps can help libraries connect with patrons and provide services in new ways. Many libraries accomplish this by. creating standalone apps or a mobile-friendly website and library. inspire libraries (and nonprofits!) use apps and mobile technology.

Free Webinar on June 17: Flip-in' Out @ the Library

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's product donation program includes easy-to-use Flip Video cameras that allow you to share your library and community stories. Pacific time and find out how public libraries are using this technology as a tool for making connections, recording library events, and sharing knowledge. We'll showcase several libraries. The Tonganoxie Public Library in Kansas rocks the flip at their library.

Save on Thousands of Products with for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

You can use discounted products from to save on technology costs for those products. The offer is available to all nonprofits and libraries. FinePix SL1000 16 MP Digital Camera (Black). Lock 'n' Charge Technologies.

Pottsboro Area Library: The Winner of TechSoup’s February Success Story Digital Connector Challenge

Tech Soup Blog

Pottsboro Area Library in Texas. We of course got lots of great stories, and our winner is the Pottsboro Area Library. Here’s Dianne’s winning submission in its entirety: “The Pottsboro Library has made bridging the digital divide for teens a priority.

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Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

Tech Soup Blog

Green Technology. In hardware life extension news, the grand award winner for software in Popular Science's Best of What's New 2013 this year is a server/software technology called Neverware Juicebox. MIT Technology Review declared 2013 the year of the Internet of Things.

Nonprofits Brainstorm Technology Interventions to Daily Problems

Tech Soup Blog

A technology intervention! The Generators focus on how technology can alleviate some of the problems or difficulties nonprofits face in their daily operations. What happens when nonprofits come together at TechSoup's offices to swap frustrations and brainstorm solutions?

Digital Storytelling at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013

Tech Soup Blog

When we launched the annual challenge four years ago, nonprofits and libraries were just picking up on the power of digital stories. Nowhere was this clearer than at the Nonprofit Technology Conference 2013 this April in snowy Minneapolis.

Member Round Up: Doing Good and Using Technology


Flickr:izik We know our members are social media pros, so I’d like to highlight other ways they are doing good and using technology. This week our members are giving away free HD video cameras, improving free phone service, creating awesome online surveys, and talking tech over breakfast. Techsoup is offering FREE HD video cameras to nonprofits and libraries. Get up to five free cameras for your organization today!

Prizes that Power Stories

Tech Soup Blog

up a camera. Cisco Flip video camera. Cisco Flip video camera. A big cheers to our friends at Creative Commons, Free Range Studios, Wakingstar story consulting, See3 Communications, Escondido Public Library, Global Fund for Women, Lights.Camera.Help.,

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22 Ways Nonprofits Can Use QR Codes for Fundraising and Awareness Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

QR Codes are two-dimensional bar code images that when scanned by a camera on a smartphone open a link to a website, send a SMS, or dial a phone number. In libraries. Related Link: Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Successfully Utilize Mobile Websites, Group Texting, and Text-to-Give Technology. Mobile Technology for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group. Mobile Technology Mobile Websites QR Codes

Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

When uploading an image from a smartphone or camera, it’s likely it will be way too large and will need to be cropped. Then simply upload an image you want to use as your background—whether it’s original content or from a free media library—and you’ll see it automatically previewed. The post Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Can You Tell Your Nonprofit's Story in 5 Photos?

Wild Apricot

TechSoup’s Digital Storytelling Challenge offers a chance for your photos and videos to win cool prizes for your organization, ranging from a Flip video camera to Adobe software. This contest is wide open to all — submissions are welcomed from the community at large, nonprofits, individuals, libraries, and organizations both in the US and elsewhere in the world — but your entries do need to be in by Friday, October 16th.

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Mobile for Good: Fire Phone, Locking Down Data, and Services for the Homeless

Tech Soup Blog

Exclusive to AT&T, the Fire Phone has specs competitive with other top smartphones available: a 4.7-inch display, Adreno 330 graphics, a 13-megapixel camera, and 2GB of RAM. So let's say you're watching a movie and the camera pans to a can of Spam on a kitchen counter.

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36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Layout from Instagram is a mobile app that lets you combine multiple photos into a single image that can be saved to your camera roll and shared on Instagram and other social networks. Upload’n’Roll allows you to upload images or videos saved on your camera roll to Snapchat.

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Tech for Good at Mobile World Congress

Tech Soup Blog

Mobile World Congress , an annual tech conference in Barcelona, Spain, sets the tone for global technology trends in the coming year. Besides the latest and greatest smartphones and tablets, the conference is a forum for innovation, ranging from green technology to accessibility.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an online library of almost 500 billion screenshots of websites since 1996. Ghostery helps you browse smarter by giving you control over ads and tracking technologies to speed up page loads, eliminate clutter, and protect your data.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Snappa is a simple-to-use graphic design tool with a built-in stock photo, illustration, and icons library. Layout from Instagram is a mobile app that lets you combine multiple photos into a single image that can be saved to your camera roll and shared on Instagram and other social networks.

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Mobile for Good: Earth Month Edition

Tech Soup Blog

To celebrate, I've rounded up some of the latest news in green mobile technology news. I always love new camera apps so it was exciting to hear that Google just launched its own in the Play Store. Happy Earth Month!

10 Ways to Immediately Invest in Your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Don’t buy that expensive camera you’ve been eyeing! …Even if you can use that camera to start an awesome photography business on the side and through that create a permanent, life-long supplemental income (which will pay off for your camera costs within six months).

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

Over the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. " Waukesha Public Library. Tell us about the amazing work your organization is doing and how technology is helping you do it.

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Mobile for Good: A Low-Key CES 2014

Tech Soup Blog

I've picked out a few mobile trends that nonprofits, charities, and libraries should keep an eye on in 2014. This column, by the way, will be a monthly feature on mobile technology for nonprofits and charities. nptech Mobile Technology tsmobiletechnology mobile apps ces

Mobile for Good: Net Neutrality Threats and More Bad News

Tech Soup Blog

To counteract all of this somewhat negative mobile news, I'm also highlighting a very positive story on digital inclusion and public libraries. We love these assessments because they're a great example of green technology. Marin Libraries Helping Close Digital Divide.

Stay Connected with Donated Smartphones from Dell

Tech Soup Blog

These donated phones include a Windows Mobile operating system, 4.1-inch touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard; 8 GB or storage; five-megapixel camera; GPS; and full Adobe Flash support. Project for lots of great resources for nonprofit and library apps.

How Emerging Tech Is Changing Disaster Relief

Tech Soup Blog

The Rock isn't going to save San Francisco after a cargo ship-moving, bridge-splitting, tsunami-causing earthquake … but cutting-edge technology might. I thought it would be interesting to look at some recent examples of emerging technology for disaster relief in action.

Using Smartphones and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots to Tell Your Story

Tech Soup Blog

Here's an idea for using smartphones with good cameras and video capability like the Dell Venue Pro touch screen phones for digital story telling: Send someone out to video compelling work that your nonprofit or library is doing out in the field for your holiday message.

Mixed Reality Learning Lab: @techsoup at NCVS

Tech Soup Blog

Susan Tenby , Josephine Dorado , and I camped with our laptops, video cameras, resource guides, favorite game-building sites, and a bountiful new Nonprofit Resource Library in Second Life providing a playful space for participants to get hands-on with mixed reality technologies.

Got Social Media Policy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Resources from Beth's Blog: Don't Moon People With Cameras or Atleast Hide Your Face While You Do It by Beth Kanter Red Cross Social Media Policy and Handbook: A Case Study by Beth Kanter The Pooch Porch Policy: Does Your Nonprofit Need A Social Media Policy by Beth Kanter.

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Mobile for Good: March Madness

Tech Soup Blog

When I was working at a tech magazine, my colleagues would often comment on certain months being slow for their beats: May was slow for printers, July was slow for cameras, etc. But that's what keeps mobile technology exciting: it's constantly innovating, changing, and reinventing!

Raspberry Pi for Educators

Tech Soup Blog

For educational nonprofits, schools, and libraries, Raspberry Pi is very useful for teaching students about electronics, computing, and many other technical subjects for a price that's far less than a new computer. Digital camera. Raspberry Pi Model B.

Happy Thanksgiving: Check out #Goodspotting and EpicThanks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Snap a picture on your phone or camera and upload it to the Case Foundation Facebook page , or through another online photo-sharing service (Instagram, TwitPic, yFrog), and share on Twitter with the hashtag #GoodSpotting. Happy Thanksgiving!

How to Backup Your iPhone or iPad

Tech Soup Blog

It also backs up photos and videos from your camera roll. also known as "Leopard"), you can use a program called Time Machine to handle incremental backups of your iTunes library. An estimated 17.4

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Meet the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges!

Tech Soup Blog

If you haven't heard, during the month of April TechSoup is hosting our 4 th annual Digital Storytelling Challenge designed to inspire, educate, and empower nonprofits, libraries and social good organizations to tell their story through video and photos. Camera. Camera.

App Review: When Instagram Isn't Enough, Steller Helps You Build Stories

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we're all about using technology to tell your nonprofit, charity, or public library's story. " There isn't a large nonprofit or library presence on Steller — yet — but there are a few fun stories.

Moments in Mobile - Featuring Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits and Mobile Technology. More nonprofits and libraries are using mobile technologies to educate, activate, and engage audiences and constituencies of all shapes and sizes. Current trends in mobile fundraising, such as text-to-give (micro-giving), mobile wallets, and text2donate (major-giving) are allowing nonprofits and libraries to interact with their donors in creative ways. There are easily more than 4.6 billion mobile telephones being used on the planet.

A Few Good Tools for Video Editing


The site also includes a library of copyright-free music you can add to your slideshow, as well as a variety of themes and backgrounds. Some small cameras also allow you edit videos on-screen and offer higher audio and video quality than smartphones. Avid Technology makes the most well-known, including the core of its product suite, Media Composer , which costs several thousand dollars and requires a powerful computer to run it properly. PublishDate: February 2012.

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What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

Tech Soup Blog

Without a doubt big data is one of the most talked about topics in nonprofit technology and IT in general this year. Infographic Tools for Nonprofits and Libraries. Technology for Good. (In Big Data Right Now: 5 Trendy Open Source Technologies (TechCrunch).

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Get Ready for Tax Season and Organize Your Finances with Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

Did you know that TechSoup's most popular accounting technology donation programs have mobile apps? This app harnesses the power of your smartphone's camera and lets you take pictures of your receipts.

The Disposable Computer

Tech Soup Blog

Through organizations like Tech Impact and TechSoup , these online services are being offered at a significant discount to nonprofits, charities, libraries, and private foundations. Thin clients can provide the same experience as a desktop by leveraging technology known as a virtual desktop.

Three Tips: How to Harness the Power of Video for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


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Meet the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges

Tech Soup Blog

Camera. David Lee King writes about, talks about, and works around libraries, social media, and digital communities. entertainment, media, and technology. Submissions for the 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge have closed, but the fun has just begun!

Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing

Tech Soup Blog

Donny is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a certified information technology professional (CITP). NTEN chose him to present on cloud security and financing because he has a unique blend of accounting expertise, technology know-how, and nonprofit industry understanding. Most importantly, he is able to help communicate some very complex accounting and technology concepts in terms that nonprofit leaders can understand.