As technology advances there are more and more ways to communicate an organization's messages using a variety of methods. Multimedia is becoming an essential part of how organisation presents information. You can invite your organization's audience to become engaged in your mission through these media tools: photo galleries, You Tube, Slideshare, podcasting, videoblogging, digital story telling.
• Photo Gallery
Broadcast your nonprofit's photos on the Internet:
Photo Sharing Review (http://photo-sharing-services-review.toptenreviews.com/)
Examples of Photo Sharing Websites
Photobucket, (http://photobucket.com/) and
Photobucket on Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photobucket)
Picasa, (http://picasa.google.com/) and
Picasa Guide, (http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=157000)
Comparison of Flickr vs. Picasa, (http://www.diffen.com/difference/Flickr_vs_Picasa)
YouTube for Nonprofits (http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits)
Examples of video production/editing tools for videoblogging, Digital Storytelling and YouTube
(Video editing is the process of editing segments of motion video production footage, special effects and sound recordings in the post-production process.)
For YouTube video editing, (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
Adobe Premier Elements Review on Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_Premiere_Elements)
SlideShare, (http://www.slideshare.net/about) is a Web 2.0 based slide hosting service
Users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, Keynote, OpenOffice presentations, and also videos and webinars.
SlideShare on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SlideShare)
Podcasting is online media delivery. You publish selected audio files via the Internet and can allow your users to choose to subscribe via an RSS feed to automatically receive new files. Podcasting lets you create your own online talk show or radio program.
What is a Podcast? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcast)
Podcasting by Scott E. Alumbaugh (http://nten.org/uploads/podcasting_workshop.pdf)
How To Record, Edit and promote Your NonProfit's Podcast - from TechSoup (http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/internet/page5510.cfm)
Podcasting via iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/specs.html#metadata)
Examples of Podcasting Audio Tools
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use and multilingual audio recorder an editor for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
An eBook "Podcasting with Audacity: Creating a Podcast With Free Audio Software (Digital Short Cut)" for purchase at http://www.informit.com/store/podcasting-with-audacity-creating-a-podcast-with-free-9780132366571
Garage Band (http://www.apple.com/support/garageband/)
GarageBand is a software application for Mac OS X and iOS hat allows users to create music or podcasts. It is developed by Apple Inc. as a part of the iLife software package on OS X.
Garage Band on Wikipedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GarageBand)
Liberated Syndication (http://libsyn.com/3/)
A Media distribution service Liberated Syndication, often shortened to LibSyn, is a podcast media hosting company. It offers hosting of files to podcast producers under a monthly subscription model. Libsyn users have unlimited downloads and do not sign over content, maintaining ownership of their work.
A video blog, sometimes shortened to vlog often combines embedded video or a video link with supporting text and images. Vlogs are a popular category on YouTube (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube) Video blogs also take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers.
One example of a vlog on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dypm88RQkSU)
A Look at Nonprofits and Vlogging (http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2006/09/nonprofits_and_.html)
How to Get Started with Videoblogging (http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/digitalmedia/2005/07/27/vlog.html)
Ten Steps To Sucessfull Videoblogging (http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/10-steps-to-successful-video-blogging/)
• Digital Storytelling
"Digital storytelling" is any kind of storytelling that has some computer-based assistance.
A Tutorial In 10 Easy Steps (http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/training/archives/page10096.cfm)