How Nonprofits Are Using Video Online: 20 Examples

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These campaigns encourage visitors to get involved by recording and contributing their own videos or photos: 24 Hours for Darfur has collected over 900 personal video appeals from celebrities, politicians, Darfurians, and citizens around the world. The campaign aims to strengthen Darfur advocacy and enable individuals to send their appeals to political leaders. Stand Up 2 Cancer asked visitors to “Submit your own picture or video and tell the world what you stand for!

December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (31). cancer (21). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

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December 2008: Most Popular Cause-Related Search Terms

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darfur (31). cancer (21). Social Actions is committed to making freely available the statistics we generate on the flows of philanthropic activity. One indicator of popular action areas is the search terms that people use to find opportunities to make a difference. Below are the most popular search terms for December 2008. I have included all terms that were submitted to our search engine two or more times.

Change.org is Hiring Bloggers for Social Action Blog Network

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Hey all you do-good bloggers! Ben Rattray of Change.org wanted me to let you know that they are hiring bloggers. Positions are part-time, paid and start in June. To apply, go to [link]. I've pasted the blurb below: Hiring Bloggers for Change.org! Want to blog on an issue you are passionate about for an audience of hundreds of thousands of activists and nonprofit leaders? Want to create the premier online space for your issue and become a leading voice for social action?

YouTube Launches Nonprofit Program

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Check out their participating partners' YouTube channels: 24 Hours for Darfur • American Cancer Society • Autism Speaks • 92nd Street Y • Asia Society • Strong American Schools’ ED in ’08 • Friends of the Earth • International Rescue Committee • March of Dimes • YouthNoise • The ONE Campaign • The Clinton Global Initiative • World Vision Australia Youtube nonprofitJust got a press release this morning announcing the launch of the YouTube Nonprofit Program !

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dan Says: December 31st, 2006 at 10:12 pm I think the virtual Camp Darfur showed more of the qualities for SL success that you & Rik are advocating.

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Here’s what’s pissing me off: The reason I have to fight every time to do these stories [like Darfur] is because the truth is that it’s hard to get the majority of Americans…to care. ” (not in video).

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Serious Games Initiative

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The Darfur is Dying game probably caught your attention. From inspiring young cancer patients to fighting poverty to peaceful resistance of oppressive regimes. It caught mine as I'm interested in the role of play in problem-solving, what ever the scope of the problem. It is part of emerging trend: harnessing the power of the gaming medium for more "serious purposes," that many nonprofits address.

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Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

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Steve has also been a consultant and strategist for the Save Darfur Coalition, American Cancer Society, U.S. By Colin Holtz and Steve Daigneault, M+R Strategic Services Everyone is talking about "the power of stories" — social scientists, nonprofit directors, your mother, you name it. Connect emotionally to your supporters and they'll give! Make them see the issue in human terms and they'll give more! There's just one problem.

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A Second Life for nonprofits? | Beaconfire Wire

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American Cancer Society raised $40,000 with a virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Commonwealth Island in Second Life consists of a “rugged, coniferous island housing several nonprofits, including Greenpeace and ACLU&# There’s an education campaign to help end the genocide in Darfur in “Camp Darfur&#.

Nonprofits and Second Life and Other Games

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A few organizations in the nonprofit sector are exploring the power of the this type of gaming medium for social justice - take Camp Darfur for example. The office will offer an interactive cancer information resource, peer support groups, as well as a headquarters for in-world event planning.

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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One example is 24HoursforDarfur who has collected over 800 videos from celebrities, elected officials, and citizens urging Congress to do more about the genocide in Darfur.

Insiders Guide to Video and YouTube for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

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One example is 24HoursforDarfur who has collected over 800 videos from celebrities, elected officials, and citizens urging Congress to do more about the genocide in Darfur.

Nonprofits and MySpace Roundup Inspired By Solidariti

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Breast Cancer Action. Save Darfur. The Solidariti Blog is written by Priscilla Brice-Weller who has worked for the not-for-profit sector in Melbourne, Austraila. She is the online campaign coordinator for a national grassroots organization, ANTar , that supports indigenous people. Her recent blog post, called web2.0 goodness , caught my eye. She writes about a nonprofit portal in Myspace called Nonprofit Organizations MySpace.

Be My Online Valentine for $1 | Beaconfire Wire

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We discovered that not only was breast cancer awareness the largest cause-related group on Facebook, it was the second largest Facebook group, with more than 800,000 members. Or even better, give a $1 directly to the Save Darfur campaign and the campaign will give you a ribbon that you can display on your profile.

Facebook Causes 2.0 – a non-profit wish list | Beaconfire Wire

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Some individual causes have been showing similar logarithmic growth – Save Darfur is up to almost 220,000 members and $17,000 raised, The ONE Campaign is at almost 40,000 members and $4,500, and Support Breast Cancer Research , a cause that wasn’t even on the radar three weeks ago, is at nearly 400,000 members and $10,000 donated.

A Tale of Three NPO Facebook Apps | Beaconfire Wire

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Nedra Weinreich: Social Marketing Guru

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You can create or simulate an experience that can evoke an emotional response from a visitor, as they have done with Camp Darfur. ve also been interested in watching what the American Cancer Society has done with its virtual walk-a-thon in Second Life. Nedra Weinreich, Spare Change Blog Nedra Weinreich was one of the first nonprofit tagged blogs that I discovered while browsing the blogher blogroll a few months back.

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Clearly virtual space has not yet proved its viability for fundraising purposes; the largest fundraiser to date being $40K for the American Cancer Society in July. For example, Camp Darfur is a simulated Sudanese refugee camp in Second Life created by activists trying to get more public attention and political action on the crisis in the Sudan and neighboring Chad.