Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, you can imagine my delight in discovering this fabulous photography site called Collective Lens: Photography for Social Change. " There are links to several charities that provide support and assistance to children in developing countries. Another contributor to the site is Natalia who has shared some compelling photos of children beggars in from Afghanistan. Photo by Santino Livoti One face to a problem moves us, millions overwhelm us.

Using Photography to Change the World: An Interview with Paola Gianturco

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The children are ages 6-16, and they're making huge strides by leading a national movement against child rape in Zimbabwe. For me, that meant photography, which I have done since I was eight, and traveling, which I love. It was about woman entrepreneurs who were sending their children to school with the money they earned, even though they were living themselves on a dollar a day. women photography photojournalism social change Global Fund for Women


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What Should Impress You in Shooting Photos?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the leading reasons people entered digital photography was through a person they love. Digital photography is an enthusiasm that you can show the crucial individuals in your life. And also, one of the most common reasons individuals get interested in photography was as a result of family, especially having their very own kids. Digital photography is a means to document the lives of your children, and that alone deserves learning all you can about it.

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6 Tips to Make the Most of Giving Tuesday in 2021

Saleforce Nonprofit

A good example of a charity planning a Giving Tuesday campaign is the children’s health charity, Tiny Tickers. Strong case studies and great photography help to deliver our message,” said Pamela Vass, digital fundraising executive at Sightsavers.

The 15th issue of NTEN: Change is here: Advocacy and Visual Communications


The 15th issue of the NTEN: Change journal is out, focusing on Advocacy and Visual Communications: How to Rise Above the Noise. This issue is packed with actionable ideas, intriguing interviews, and impactful case examples that''ll help you show what your mission means, and why it''s important. >>Read >>Read the September 2014 issue!

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A Guide to Storytelling for Nonprofits & Digital Marketing

DNL OmniMedia

Photography: Seek out variety in your photo assets, in both the scenes depicted and the dimensions of the photos. Mustard Seed Communities’ mission is to provide residential care to children and adults with developmental and physical difficulties. Save The Children US.

The Comprehensive Guide to Nonprofit Branding

DNL OmniMedia

Or, perhaps the smiling faces of children who have received wishes from the Make-a-Wish Foundation? For example, if you’re working with children, it’s not unreasonable to have a more playful brand personality. What do you think of when you think of nonprofit branding?

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Why Instagram Is A Great Platform For Nonprofits (And 7 Accounts That Are Crushing It)


Through stunning photography, their Instagram feed quickly conveys their mission (to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries) in a single glance. Instagram feed, and you can easily see they serve school age children.

How To Use Stories To Raise Money On Social Media


In this case, the photo draws you in, and when you click through to the website , you can read full length stories and see great photos of children who have been helped by the organization. Trickle Up uses colorful, eye-catching photography and great quotes from the people that they serve in the captions. Storytelling and social media – these terms have certainly been thrown around a lot this year!

Is Instagram Useful for Nonprofit Marketing?

Beth Kanter

Instagram, the mobile photography app, has been getting a lot of attention lately. From critics saying it is killing photography to hype and hoopla from marketing pundits saying it is a must-have as part of your “visual marketing tool box.” Others are using Instagram by sharing visual stories about their programs using a branded profile, like Children’s LA and Unicef USA.

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Storymakers 2016 Winners

Tech Soup Blog

Imagine children around the United States learning mindfulness. Then imagine how this teaching can impact children's lives, transforming their journey through life. The viewer is left imagining the future, wondering what stories these children will tell themselves someday. This organization creates special, therapeutic experiences for children through riding horses. Best Photography Winner — Learning Tree Farm.

Cambodia: Responsible Tourism: Part 3

Beth Kanter

Via Twitter, Daniela Papi , who co-founded a NGO called Pepy that supports children in Siem Reap area, introduced me to Yut who was “the best guide in Siem Reap.” He was engaging and also connected really well with our children. We had many teachable moments – particularly about giving money to children who were begging. This young girl only spoke a few words of English – and they were $1 dollar for a photo. This upset me.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest


Hands On Childrens Museum. For children’s museums and zoos, there’s Kids and Pets; for museums, Art, Architecture, or Design. Here’s a suggestion from on how Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos or aquariums) could use Pinterest: Create a shared Board for visitors to pin their favorite works of art or to share shots of themselves feeding their favorite animals (In exhibits and galleries where photography is permitted, of course!).

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Visitors in Focus

Museum 2.0

When they leave their offices to grab a coffee or unthaw themselves after working in freezing offices, they might notice galleries filled with seniors, school children, and people pushing strollers. That said, other than school children, people who come during the day are there as part of their leisure time. Some go because they feel like they should, like parents attending with their children. I have sat on the floor with my children.

14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!


Credit: Broken Banjo Photography] It takes a lot to jump onstage and pitch a brand new idea in front of a new group of people. Virtual Parent/Family Education - Richard Wollenberger This tool will provide video chat help for parents with children aged P-5/6; Trained parent educators will provide research-based support for specific early childhood issues via video chat.

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A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many years ago before the digital cameras and children, my husband used to spend many hours combining two past times: birding and photography. Black-Crowned Night Heron.

[VIDEO] 4-Step Plan to More Donations and Greater Fundraising Results


a small nonprofit who serves children with disability, raising $91,000 on a regional giving day. Maybe you need to get some professional photography to tell that story. Jesse Lane will share the super-simple process for raising more money for your nonprofit.

Last Week for the 11NTC Scholarship Auction - New and Improved Software!


We have several in the arts category, including: Colors Over Capital: Donated by Fertile Photography. Thanks also to our scholarship sponsors: Changing Our World Global Cloud Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Masterworks TechSoup Global And, of course, thanks to Convio for making this possible by matching your donations dollar for dollar. Thank you to everyone who who has bid so far in our online auction to benefit the 11NTC SCholarship campaign.

14 Top Nonprofit Websites to Inspire Your Organization

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Save the Children. Top Nonprofit Website: Save the Children US. Save the Children US is a leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of underprivileged children around the world, and 2019 marks their 100th birthday! Strong use of photography.

The 8 Greatest Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns


Make-A-Wish has become a household name in recent years with its unique goal of fulfilling the wishes of ill and vulnerable children, from visiting Disneyland to meeting celebrities. As a result of their inspiring content, they have grown into a huge organisation and can help thousands of children fulfil their wishes. . National Trust utilises the passion of its supporters and their beautiful photography to spread the word about its beautiful sites. by Zoe Allen.

The Many Ways to Say I Love You With A Donation To A Charity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A number of nonprofit organizations are promoting Valentine's Day giving opportunities, here's a few: A Day for Hearts is an opportunity to raise awareness about congenital heart defects, a lethal constellation of birth defects of the heart that affect millions of newborn infants and children worldwide. The money helps women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa. Save the Children hopes to start a new tradition of sending Save the Children Valentine's Day Cards.

Rest in Peace Dith Pran: We Will Not Forget

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Dith Pran came to a New Year's Celebration at a friend's home that included many children adopted from Cambodia. He gave me a photography tips. As we were boarding the plane to Florida, I read a tweet from Ben Greenberg and was saddened to learn that Dith Pran, of the Killing Fields fame, had passed away. When we decided to adopt from Cambodia, we tried to learn as much as possible about the country. We read books and rented movies (including the Killing Fields).

Storymakers 2014 Winners — A Global Success

Tech Soup Blog

"In this short film, Hope House honored us by allowing our cameras into a maximum security prison to document their camp program reconnecting children with their incarcerated fathers. Participants learn skills in digital storytelling, photography, video production, and audio production, and use these skills to tell powerful stories about the lives of young people. We accept this award on behalf of the Manos Internacional board of directors, volunteers, and children.

Museum Photo Policies Should Be as Open as Possible

Museum 2.0

While the majority of experience-based museums like children's and science museums have unrestricted noncommercial photography policies, many collections-based art and history museums continue to maintain highly restrictive photo policies. Conservation: Objects may be damaged by flash photography. Would staff members who hate photography be comparably disturbed by visitors sketching in the galleries?

YMCA of Greater Seattle: Windows MultiPoint Server Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

It serves an estimated 84,000 children and teens, so we hoped that this lab would be a serious test of a MultiPoint Server lab's resilience. Their youth users have a strong interest and talent in editing, graphic design, video, and photography. Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Server. is a thin-client or shared-resource-computing. software solution in which one host computer is shared by multiple users simultaneously.

And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To.

Tech Soup Blog

Hearing what those children want to be when they grow up motivated me to share the story with as many people as possible so that they would be able to realize their dreams. The Lytro camera is the only one of its kind that captures the entire light field, making photography a social sport by allowing you to focus in on pieces of the shot after you shoot - online! We all have a story. Here at TechSoup, we're on a mission to empower you to tell yours.

10 Great Nonprofit Websites and How To Improve Yours


The Childline website (which is run by the NSPCC ) is a website targeted at children in need, providing them with educational resources and direct access to online counselling and a helpline. The amazing success of this service, and the amount of children they’ve been able to help, is partly down to how accessible the website is to under 16s. The website includes educational games, videos and stories of children in similar positions as they might be. by Olivia Warnes.

Ask Britt: How can I combine the creative arts with social impact?

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Here are some examples of ways people have used the arts to create social impact: 50 Crows Social Change Photography "Images inspire people to act. Examples of socially rousing photography permeate our history: Vietnam, Rwanda, 9-11’s Ground Zero. Artivist Film Festival "'ARTIVIST' is the first international film festival and awards dedicated to addressing Human Rights, Children's Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Rights.

5 Blogs for Blog Day

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My days are spent wrangling children, chipping dried manure from boots, washing jeans, and frying calf nuts. Although I've never made any of her recipes, I feel healthy just looking at the photos (: BlogDay2008 blogging photography food cupcake veganToday, August 31st, is Blog Day , a day for bloggers to recommend 5 new blogs to their readers, "preferably blogs that are different from their own culture, point of view and attitude."

Transforming Nonprofit Staff Into Champions on Social

Beth Kanter

One Person Communications Department: Arkansas Advocates for Children has a one-person communications department. Instagram and Device Photography 101. Today I presented on a “featured session” at the United Way Community Leaders Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The conference theme was “Working Together in the Era of the Individual.”

Pinterest Nonprofit Benchmarking with Pinerly

Beth Kanter

The board topics with the most followers from this sample of seven early adopters include: Photography. Children. The most popular board in the group is UNICEF’s Photography board – which includes over 100 compelling photos of their work and they have been consistently adding content, including a “Photo of the Week” feature. Photography.

Second Life: Issue Awareness Raising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today, I got a report via the TechSoup Second Life listserv about an awareness-raising campaign for homeless children in Second Life - reported here , here and here. A Spain-based non-profit, their main goal is to create shelters and foster homes for poor children and elderly people. They have sponsored 296 foster homes housing 2,300 children! It's been crazy busy last week and this week too. I'm so behind!

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

He suggests filling in the reclaimed hours producing, rather than consuming. This is what Harold Jarche has called “sense-making” as part of an elegant framework of seek-sense-share that has helped me curb my over consumption habits. Johnson also engaging in other activities that sharpen the mind – like paper journal, writing, photography, or other synthesis activities that get you away from that stream.

On White Privilege and Museums

Museum 2.0

I remember a photography exhibition in Boston where one photograph of three young ballerinas was labeled with their names. I'm talking about zoos, aquaria, science centers, and children's museums--all of which do a much better job supporting and stewarding diverse participation than traditional art, history, and science museums. Two weeks ago, Roberto Bedoya asked several arts bloggers, including me, to write a post reflecting on Whiteness and its implications for the arts.

Adobe Is Creating Change

Tech Soup Blog

The Foundation also supports organizations that provide direct services to children and youth (ages 0-18) by addressing their basic human needs and safety through financial grants as well as Adobe employee volunteer support and software donations. The program empowers 12- to 18-year-olds to express their opinions and perspectives about issues important to them through photography, sound, video, and digital art.

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Cameras for Cambodia

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

C4C will put cameras in the hands of children aged 10-16. A university-aged Khmer assistant with an interest in photography will also be recruited. The project is similar to one sponsored by Global-Children where they gave cameras to children in orphanages. Before I go on about this interesting artist/social activist project, I found it in the blogsphere.

Instagram for Nonprofits: A Beginner’s Guide


This means that Instagram is filled with compelling images and brilliant photography, and your content can be very interesting and engaging for your audiences. Save the Children , for example, uses the branded hashtag #everylastchild, which is also their tagline. Archives. by Zoe Allen. Find out how you can leverage one of the fastest growing social media platforms to reach a huge new audience. Inspire potential supporters with compelling images on Instagram.

Getting Creative with Online Fundraising: 10 Campaigns Using Mission Inspired Gifts aka Gift Catalogues

Connection Cafe

Their clean interface and beautiful photography is inspiring to browse, and the offer of tangible gifts like stuffed animals of the breed you are supporting add additional incentive to participate in the program. Antibiotics for 10 kids , equipping a volunteer surgeon and children’s pain medication are just a few items for “sale” that literally help to make the efforts the organization make on daily basis to change the lives of children around the world for the better.

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Support Women Survivors of War with $27/month

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There she found her five children who had survived by the kindness of strangers. Sissel of the Sissel Byington Photography blog sponsors a women each year. "The program 'has dared me to hope-of having a house, of living in peace, of reclaiming my dynamism, my dignity. If not director of a school, I would like to be someone of importance, someone of value again.'"--Honorata (pictured left) about her experience with Women for Women International.

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[VIDEO] Emerging Trends in Nonprofit Social Media Marketing


And I wrote two books which are also like my other two children. You don’t have to have any photography experience, any videography experience because I don’t and I made a 360 video and it was really pretty cool. Boston Children’s Hospital, learn more about us.

Museums and Flickr

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

stickier with photos of adorable children, of course. posed stock photography ever could. Leonard Gagnon's daughters knitting from John Collier, Jr. used with permission). This photograph is part of The American Image: The Photographs of John Collier Jr. online exhibit developed by the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico and Ideum. If you click through to the license, it says "all rights reserved."

What's Your Leisure Identity? Does it Bring You Into Museums?

Museum 2.0

I might not go to a children's museum for a recharge, nor would I necessarily see myself as a good facilitator if I dragged my friends through a crowded mega-museum. We did stop at two museum-like places on our drive home: a photography gallery featuring images taken by a climber, where we pored over his photos and personal effects and compared his gear to our own, and a place that attracted us with a giant sign that read, "COME AND SEE HOW CHEESE IS MADE."

nfp 2.0 » Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr

Rebooting Charity

In May, Kresta left her tenured high school post in Arizona and enrolled on the MA of Photography program at The Arts Institute at Bournemouth in the UK. However, in the past year I’ve sold many photographs, and have donated many more to great causes like UNICEF, the UN, and the Pearl Children Care Centre in Uganda. Developing contacts through Flickr has really inspired me to take my photography a step further. Smith, founder of CARF ( Children at Risk Foundation ).