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Lights, Camera, Donations! Quick Tips for Effective Nonprofit Videos 

October 27, 2014

By: Liz Ragland

Does the idea of creating video content intimidate you? It’s okay—you aren’t alone. Many nonprofits are wary of diving into video, fearing it’s too difficult or expensive, but a simple one- to two-minute film can really hit home and connect people to your cause. It can also be affordable and easy. The most impo… Read More

The Top 4 Tips for Nonprofit Video Projects 

February 6, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

As a filmmaker with more than 30 years of professional experience, I have witnessed the ability of film to get to the heart of a message, faster, and more powerfully than any other medium. That is why I am passionate about helping nonprofits use film to their best advantage. Here are my top four tips… Read More

The Top 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Visuals 

January 22, 2014

By: Melissa Raimondi

It might be old news, but it’s still true: Visuals trump text. Content with compelling images experience 94% more views on average than content without images. Nonprofits can harness the power of visuals to help boost their online presence, generate an engaged social media following, and share information with su… Read More

5 Tips for Getting Started with Nonprofit Video 

July 25, 2013

By: Liz Ragland

With a good story as the foundation for your video, your organization can use YouTube to spread your message and raise money online. Here are some tips for nonprofits venturing into the world of online video: No video camera? No problem. Videos created with still images, audio, and text can be just as powerful as… Read More

How to Use Memes to Spread Your Nonprofit’s Message 

July 23, 2013

By: Melissa Raimondi defines a meme as an idea, behavior, or usage that spreads from person to person. “Who shot J.R.?” and typing “0.7734” to reveal “hello” on an upside-down calculator were popular memes in the preinternet era. Online, memes often take the form of a graphic with wor… Read More

Compelling Images for Nonprofits: When Babies and Puppies Aren’t in Your Mission 

July 16, 2013

By: Liz Ragland

The verdict is in: Donors love puppies and babies. But not every organization can use an image of a child or dog to tell their story. So what kind of images can you use if your mission isn’t related to a smiling child or a playful puppy? Here are some ideas to help you create… Read More

The Right Way to Use Stock Images 

June 19, 2013

By: Liz Ragland

There’s not much that can stand-in for beautiful images of your organization’s work. But we know there are times when stock images might be your only option for adding visual interest to your nonprofit website, newsletter or fundraising appeal. This is especially true for new nonprofits, organizations that don&… Read More

11 Rules for Video Fundraising 

July 24, 2012

By: Caryn Stein

Using video fundraising in your fundraising campaign can be an easy and effective way to tell a story and capture the attention of your supporters. How does video fit into your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy? Apply these 11 important principles to get the most out of your video efforts. 1. Above all, tell a st… Read More


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