Nature Conservancy Instagram Contest and Other Examples

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The post summarized why it may be important, best practices, and a few nonprofit examples. One of my blog readers, Sarah Mowry, Outreach Director for the Deschutes Land Trust pointed me to Nature Conservancy’s Instagram contest , an image scavenger hunt.

Guest Post: The Convivial Museum Photo Essay

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They collaborated on this photo essay that demonstrates the simplicity and power of their vision. We found one of our favorite photos on Flickr, taken by Austrian photographer Thom Trauner, who captures the essence of the issue.

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[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: WITNESS

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Flickr: WITNESS currently utilizes the following social media tools: YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and “Video for Change” (blog). A good example is Organization: WITNESS. Organization Size: 29 staff members.

We Are Media Toolbox: Photo Sharing


Now, each year at the NTC, we ask our colleagues to upload any digital photos they take into Flickr, and to tag those photos with 07NTC / 08NTC / etc. I can't think of a better way to show the energy and enthusiasm of our community than through their own photos! Also, we get a much broader range of photos than we would from a single photographer. Finally, when the photos are in a service like Flickr, we can use them in a multitude of ways. .

Museums and Flickr

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" So, I thought I'd use a screen capture of the photo inside flickr instead, but wasn't sure whether I could. Jim laughed and told me that the photo was in the public domain so I could blog it anyway I wanted and that he was going to change the default license.

NetCentric Advocacy: Community Photo Shoots: MoveOn Flickr

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Like Vote! ) » January 02, 2006 Community Photo Shoots: MoveOn Flickr I remember sitting down with the Sierra Club staff and talking about a" day in the life" and all the work the club staff put into telling the story of its members and painting a real face on the movement.

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Museum Photo Policies Should Be as Open as Possible

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While doing research, I found myself digging back into old arguments on museum listservs about photo policies and I want to add my two (very opinionated) cents on this. If people can take their own photos, they won't buy them in the gift shop.

Seeking Stories, Examples, and Tips from Nonprofits About Using Flickr

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Flickr Photo by Locator. I'm doing a panel at NTC with Susan Tenby and will be talking about Flickr and (and Twitter). So, I'm hoping that your nonprofit is using Flickr, could you leave me a comment and a URL?


Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Tagging

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Adding tags to content, whether blog post; video; photo; and so on, helps content creators organize content and, more importantly, helps your intended audience find it on the Internet. Blogs, photos, video, and bookmarks can benefit from the use of many tags when they are uploaded.

Debra Askanase, Guest Post: Using Flickr Creatively

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Yes, everyone likes to see themselves online, but Flickr is so much more than uploading images from the latest event. Flickr combines the power of visual storytelling with the very nature of a social network - engagement and conversation.

Social Media 101 TweetChat Recap: Video

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For example, is it a call to action, a fundraising appeal, or just generating awareness. An effective nonprofit video can be as simple as a Flickr photo stream set to an audio track or a really great interview.

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Connecting with Your Community

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For those of you just getting started, check out our Nonprofit Social Media 101 curriculum for beginners, which has examples, tips, and videos about getting started with and managing your social media presence. Check out the TechSoup Flickr pool. Photo: whizchickenonabun.

Amy Gahran's Advice for Finding Free To Use Flickr Photos

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She tells you how to do the search, gives you an example, and shares some pitfalls to avoid. I'm going to quote them here: Is the subject of the photo copyrighted? If the photo is of, say, a TV screen showing a newscast or a newspaper page showing a staff photo, then you still might be liable for copyright violation despite the terms of the CC license listed on Flickr or elsewhere. Does the Flickr user really have rights to the image?

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Nature Conservancy

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Flickr: We’re using all of the main social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, etc. Facebook and Flickr have been two of the most useful social media sites. Organization: The Nature Conservancy.

nfp 2.0 » Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr

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Mecca Ibrahim : I think Flickr is and always has been perfect for bringing communities together. whitewater widgets yak shack November 1st, 2006 Camera Rwanda: Storytelling using Flickr Kresta King Cutcher has been posting images to the Flickr photo-sharing community since September 2005.

Flickr Has Integrated Geotagging!

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Flickr has added a new feature to its organizer - the ability to add geotags to your photos. There is now a map tab where you can navigate to a location and then automatically add the geotags to that location to a flickr photo or batch of photos. But it gets better: flickr is now using screencasts! Next thing I did was geotag some of the photos from our vacation. You can also use the geotags and the map in flickr to explore photos.

Moveon Use of Flickr

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I missed the post about flickr use by MoveOn on netsquared when I was in London earlier this month. MoveOn Ever Spent: Flickr via Jon Stahl. The article describes how MoveOn is experimenting with flickr, believed to be the first political campaign to make use of flickr. The article points out that adhoc groups have formed on flickr to support photo sharing and organizing around political topics, but MoveOn's use of flickr is on a larger scale.


Library of Congress Rocks Flickr

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Workers leaving Pennsylvania shipyards, Beaumont, Texas (LOC) Originally uploaded by The Library of Congress About a month ago, the Library of Congress put two sets of photographs (about 3000 images total) up on Flickr. Flickr is a photo-sharing site (learn more here ).

NetCentric Advocacy: fastr - a flickr game: Guessing Folk

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Distributed Research on Stardust Project - Public to look for dust grains in Stardust detectors | Main | Pew Backs Value of Network-centric Advocacy Approach to Organizing » January 25, 2006 fastr - a flickr game: Guessing Folk This is cool. It is an exercise in photo recognition and culture. how would the flickr community tag the images. Link: fastr - a flickr game.

Flickr and Nonprofits

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Marnie Webb asks a great question: Wonder what flickr has to do with nonprofits? Or maybe the question should be what can nonprofits do with flickr as answered in the comments. Inspired by Marnie's musings, Deborah Finn suggests that flickr is great source of highly quality nonprofit stock images, although suggests understanding how flickr creative common licenses work before plunking photos into a powerpoint. Take this example of an art history class.

HOW TO: Use Flickr to Distribute and Archive Press Releases

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I have no idea if using Flickr to distribute and archive photo and press releases will appeal to the media and/or blogosphere, but I got the idea from what I think is the best nonprofit photostream on Flickr: The UN Refugee Agency. Just a new twist on how to use Flickr.

Spotted: Another Hold The Sign Meme on Flickr

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American Rights At Work Flickr Stream. I've been collecting examples of the "hold a sign" meme in flickr and by way of Erin Stojan of RE-AMP I found this example from the American Rights at Work. The Flickr stream is here.

Youth Organizations Are Now Eligible for Flickr Pro

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Nonprofits and libraries with missions focused on youth activities, children, and child care are now eligible for the Flickr Donation Program at TechSoup. Showcase Your Community with Flickr. Organizations can upload, organize, and share their images with anyone, anywhere, with Flickr Pro. By creating cloud-based photo galleries of your work (be it tutoring, community development, events, and more) you can use them to help attract new donors, constituents, and volunteers.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

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Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. For example, this might be a good opportunity to read that great article about a professional topic that you bookmarked but never have time to read.

Five Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

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They aren’t cluttering Pinterest with boring photos and seemingly endless marketing pitches. Pin your own website and blog content, but only if it pulls up a good photo! Note that there is a link to the blog post in the pin and that clicking the photo.

Help Street Kids Reach for the Stars: Flickr Fundraising Campaign

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With all the attention on other social media tools, many people forget about the power of flickr, its wonderful community and rich photographs of the world. The photos and conversation in this group are quite breathtaking.

Flickr As Presentation Tool: Screencast #2

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As a follow up to last week's screencast on how to use flickr as a visual resource, here is a post about how to share your wonderfully visual powerpoints with others via your blog or flickr. The flickr set has notes and pointers to other resources if you are interested in the content. I wasn't careful how I placed the photos into my flickr uploader and as a result they didn't appear in the right order in my flickr account and it messed up the slide show order.


Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

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I'm prepping for a workshop on Social Media and wanted do a round up of recent compelling examples of arts organizations using social media strategies and tools. I was particularly interested in examples using blogs, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube, and Facebook. The Museum solicited photographs from artists via an open call on their website, Facebook group, Flickr groups, and outreach to Brooklyn-based arts organizations. see for example the post about blogging policy ).

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

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Photo by Social Misfits. Storify with Tweets and Photos. One of the examples was from an Indian NGO “ Clothes Box Foundation ” that collects donations of clothing for those living in poverty. She showed many examples of Instagram’s spirit of community.

WeAreMedia Case Study: LoL Seals - An Awesome Example of Stakeholder Generated Content

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What was the LOLseals Photo Caption Contest ? It was a photo caption contest based on the popular LOLcats site where users share photos of Cute Cats with funny captions. In using the API, everything was automatic, tagged, and uploaded without the user having to even touch flickr.

Free Graphics Software and Images

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TechSoup’s web content developer, Wes Holing, is a big fan of Pixlr Editor free online photo editor from Autodesk. They have some great examples on the Pixlr blog as well. Pixlr-o-matic is a free online tool that adds special effects, like making photos look antique.

WeAreMedia: Nonprofit Examples of Stakeholder Generated Content, Some Great Tips, and More

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Photo by Brian Caldwell. We've gotten some excellent "user generated" content (for example, check out the tips ). This week on WeAreMedia we're working on the Tactical Module 3: Sharing Your Story Social Media Style.

Selfies for Good?

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I asked this question on my Facebook brand page, and here’s what I learned: The New York Public Library Photo Booth. Flickr Photo - NYPL Photo Booth. Johnson & Johnson sponsored a contest where they donated $1 for each selfie photo donated through Donate a Photo.

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The Flickr Hold A Sign Meme: Protesting Wendy's Frosty Attitude Towards Animals

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This photo is from the Humane Society's recent "Wendy That's Not Right" campaign. This technique is the " hold a sign meme " where you ask your community to send photos to flickr of you (or your animal) holding a protest sign. And please only send photos.

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Skype, Flickr, Stickers and Paper

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I also showed them examples. I told them Nick could answer the questions they had about the flickr photo set he put together. What is the food in the first flickr photo?

How Use Creative Commons Licensing and Flickr To Find Powerful Visuals for Your Presentations

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This screencast focuses on how nonprofits can use flickr and creative commons licensing to search for powerful visuals to use in their presentations without violating copyright laws. Where can you find photos that aren't outrageously expensive or under copyright protection? Flickr.

Nonprofit and Flickr Resource List: Not listed, Add in the Comments

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The Flickr for Nonprofits Affinity group will meet in Washington, DC on April 4 at 1:00 PM ( check agenda ) to share experiences, tips, and ideas about how Flickr can be used to support nonprofits and their programs. Given my interest in flickr that's why I set one up last fall. Here's a few resources that might be of interest: How to do you explain flickr to those who haven't heard of it? Flickr. Why Museum Professionals Should Use Flickr from the Musem 2.0

Is some big old mean (ahem) commercial scavenger getting fabulously rich off of my photos?

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Beth Kanter's photo of Marc Canter in flickr - please read comments for attribution. That's a photo I took of Marc Canter at the first Blogher Conference in July, 2005 I put it in flickr with an "All Rights Reserved" license which is the flickr default.

WeAreMedia Tool Box: Your Best TIps and Tools for Photo Sharing and Video Sharing

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  (WE'll be announcing this week's winners late on Friday) Photo Sharing tools are Internet sites where anyone can upload, share, and organize their digital photos with friends, family, colleagues, and the rest of the world. Photo sharing sites have many social networking features and with open API's can help you easily republish your photos in other places.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

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Flickr Photo by Kris Krug. But when you come into your workplace, the culture and the environment does not support happy, healthy. For example, the break rooms have vending machines with salty and sugary snacks and the fridge is stocked with sodas, not water.