During our Getting Friendly with the Web workshop we discussed different free web-based business tools that non-profits can use to keep overhead low but still remain technically savvy. We also bring to the non-profits attention that there are many companies out there that want to help non-profits reach their goals. I just came stumbled upon another that it worth sharing.
Animoto For A Cause is the perfect example of a company helping non-profits reach their ambitious goals. Animoto is a video creation service that works under a “freemium” model. Basically meaning that parts of the service are free but if you want the really cool stuff, you have to pay.
Well, Animoto's really cool stuff is provided to non-profits for free. I know, wonderful, right?!
Now you sort of know what Animoto does but you aren't sure how you can use it for your non-profit? Tell people what you’ve accomplished. Show people pictures of the people that you positively affect. Show your office and field staff making your community or larger world a better place. Keep in mind all Animoto videos can easily be added to your YouTube Channel, so it gives your organization more exposure too!
Brilliant Example of Using Animoto: The Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network has a video they call their “Annual Report.” They used Animoto for a Cause to display all of the lives the resource and referral has affected
CACFP Sponsor? Resource and Referral? What are the different things you can show? Share in the comments section. Here are some ideas, hopefully we can add to them!
Healthy Meals Served
Children eating unique and healthy foods
Quality Child Care Settings
The number of children in your community eating healthier due to your services
The number of children receiving licensed child care due to your efforts
The number of working parents that use your services
List the counties and communities that you positively affect with your services
Number of claims processed/enrollments processed or income eligibility
A “Thank you” to providers, your office staff, your state representatives or…
Here is the animoto video that the Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network did with Animoto for a Cause.