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YouTube Seeks to Improve Nonprofit Videos

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YouTube Seeks to Improve Nonprofit Videos

February 23, 2012, 10:27 am

By Cody Switzer

From The Chronicles of Philanthropy:

YouTube in recent weeks has turned its focus to helping nonprofits create more powerful, effective videos, with a new “playbook” guide and a chance to participate in a one-day video boot camp in San Francisco.

The free 24-page guide, “YouTube for Good,” helps nonprofits devise attention-grabbing names and code their videos’ descriptions to make them more visible to search engines, tell better stories, and use video as part of  broad campaign.

The San Francisco event is part of the company’s NextUp program, which in the past year has helped chefs and fitness trainers improve their videos. The meeting, in San Francisco on April 2, will offer one-on-one consulting to organizations selected through an application process.

Since YouTube started its Nonprofit Program in 2007, 16,000 organizations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have joined. Nonprofits and activism’ is the second fastest-growing category on the site, according to the company.

“So, what do you think? Ready to get your feet wet? We recently held a workshop on creating a PSA for your nonprofit! It’s painless, and can be LOTS of fun! The professionals at Access Fort Wayne are ready, willing, and able to help you create a PSA that can be posted online! You’ll be reaping the benefits of it before your know it! Here’s the link to the information on creating your own PSA!” Donna

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