We have often commented on this blog about opportunities for the nonprofit community to enjoy mutually beneficial relationships with the business world. Here is an example that can not only enrich such a symbiosis, but can also fire up your organization’s creative spark while also reaching an international audience without (necessarily) embarking on a long and expensive messaging campaign.
YouTube and DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards,” and submissions are open until Wednesday, March 2nd. Submissions will be posted at YouTube’s Nonprofits channel, and your video could win cash prizes and any number of ‘views’ on YouTube’s homepage!of Chicago are co-sponsoring the 2011 “
The contest is being divided by the size of your organization, so you don’t have to worry about competing with the Red Cross or Red Crescent. Each size group has its own prizes of cash or technologies to help you continue your good work – and perhaps prepare your 2011 entry while you are at it.
Theare posted for your review, and registration at YouTube’s Nonprofits channel is necessary to enter the contest and/or to vote for the finalists in March (an opportunity we will remind you of at that time!).
And if you haven’t worked up a promotional video for your organization, stay in touch with the contest over the next couple of months. See how a few resources and a good deal of inspiration can say so much about your charity, and can perhaps garner awards next year. A quality video need no be terribly expensive, given today’s technologies. But some well-placed investment can mean an engaging calling card across the internet and at presentations with your mobile device or presentation software.