DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

March 9, 2010

DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

* storytelling
* media
* competition
* video
* awards

Deadline: March 19, 2010. Open to nonprofit organizations registered in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are presented by See3 Communications and YouTube, with support from the Case Foundation, Flip Video, and the Nonprofit Technology Network.

MORE INFORMATION
Contest Rules: http://www.see3.net/dogooder/official-contest-rules
FAQs: http://www.see3.net/dogooder/frequently-asked-questions
Judges: http://www.see3.net/dogooder/expert-judges
Last Year’s Finalists: http://www.see3.net/dogooder/last-years-finalists
Press Release: http://www.see3.net/dogooder/press-release

See3 Communications, the leaders in online video for nonprofits, and YouTube, the world’s largest online video platform, announced today the launch of the 4th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. The contest will award a total of $10,000 in grants, funded by the Case Foundation, to the best videos of 2009 found in the YouTube Nonprofit Program—a special program that YouTube designed to help nonprofits achieve their missions. The winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage, and receive prizes from Flip Video and Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN).

“We are thrilled to partner with YouTube for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. With this contest, we get to highlight important nonprofit stories and help organizations engage with the YouTube audience,” said Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3 Communications. “In addition, we are grateful to have such wonderful partners who have been trailblazing how nonprofits use technology, video, and social media.”

Now in its fourth year, the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is looking for the best nonprofit videos of 2009. Last year, more than 400 entries were submitted from over 150 nonprofit organizations, with winning videos from the Children’s Defense Fund, Compassion Over Killing, Step Up Women’s Network, and Breakthrough.

Organizations can enter the contest at by going to http://www.youtube.com/nonprofitvideoawards. Organizations not currently taking part in the YouTube Nonprofit Program are encouraged to apply for free at http://www.youtube.com/nonprofits.

“In the past year, we’ve seen nonprofits use video to fundraise, form petitions that leverage citizen voices, and speak out about the issues that matter to them in creative ways, “ said Steve Grove, Head of YouTube News, Politics and Nonprofits. “The DoGooder Nonprofit Awards are a great way to recognize those organizations who are leading the movement to create meaningful cause-related video.”

Winning videos in each category will be announced and featured on the YouTube homepage and recognized at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta on Saturday, April 10, 2010. They will also receive a $2,500 donation from the Case Foundation, and have their video screened at a special event in Washington DC, hosted by Nomadsland.com, a video publishing platform for nonprofits. All finalists will receive a custom-designed Flip Video HD camera, and the winner in the Small Organization category will receive a free registration to the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington DC.

Beginning today, video submissions will be accepted until March 19, 2010 when a panel of expert judges will select four finalists in each category for Best Small Organization Video, Best Medium Organization Video, Best Large Organization Video, and Best Innovation in Video. Public voting will open on March 29 and end on April 7. Judges include Guy Kawasaki, Gary Vaynerchuk, Beth Kanter and other experts in nonprofit marketing, video, and social media.

To submit a video to the contest, visit http://www.youtube.com/nonprofitvideoawards.

To register for the Nonprofit Technology Conference, visit http://www.nten.org/ntc.

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