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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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5 Social Media Tips for Businesses

From Social Media to a Handshake: Taking Advantage of Communication Tools

Our multimedia guru, Suzy Shaw, has compiled the benefits and her recommendations for small business owners working to understand how to use social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

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Communicating the Heart of Your Nonprofit through Video Storytelling

Nonprofit Video — How to Use Storytelling

Nonprofit videos are an incredible way to inspire and motivate, which is critical for organizations. I spent 7 years working in the Development Department of Maryland Public Television producing over 90-hours of live-television fundraising a year, and one of the most important things I learned was that people give their support for emotional reasons....

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Videoconference and Web Video Production Tips

There are quite a few technical considerations to keep in mind when preparing to be on camera for a video webcast or conference. As a broadcast video producer, I’ve experienced every disaster you could think of.  So hopefully you can learn from my experiences. 

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Web Video Presenter Tips

Web video (or webcasting) is accessible to nearly everyone today just as Marty McFly predicted in Back to the Future! From FaceTime, to Skype, to GoToMeeting, video conferencing and webcasting has become integrated into our everyday business and personal lives. Employers often interview prospective employees through webcasting, and YES first impressions do matter! As a broadcast video...

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5 Technology Practices Nonprofits Should Consider

Technology is constantly changing and every industry uses it in so many different ways. In the nonprofit sector, technology can now be used to leverage communications with members and increase engagement.  It can be used in many different ways; from the way supporters engage with nonprofits to the way nonprofit organizations fundraise, market, and manage information. In today’s day and age, we...

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Dogfooding: Why We Use Our Own IT Products and Services

“Dogfooding” or eating your own dog food: a term used to reference a scenario in which a company uses its own product to validate the quality and capabilities of the product.

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5 Design Tips for the Best Video Conferencing Backdrops

Do you work from home and use video conferencing for work? Have you stopped and thought about what's behind you in your home office? There's a huge difference between Skyping with friends or family, and hopping on a conference call with colleagues or potential customers. Your home office is a representation of you as a professional and should be as least distracting as possible. Especially if...

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Video Conferencing

By Kimberly Scolaro| November 5, 2014 |

Tags: Business, Video, Video Conferencing

Video conferencing is still up and coming and not quite everyone is using it. But why not? With the introduction of cloud subscription services the cost of video conferencing has gone down dramatically, making it a cost-effective solution for all businesses. There are a ton of great benefits that not everyone is fully aware of.

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