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Have any nonprofits been using any platforms to create explainer (whiteboard style) videos? I've seen some nonprofits using...
What have your experiences been, and what kind of videos are you using these platforms to create? Would love some recommendations as well as ideas/strategies!
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I'm on a SUPER tight budget. I also sometimes help my colleague back in Afghanistan use various online tools or explain some concept to her, but with the time difference, creating a video is best to demonstrate something to her.
So I use Quicktime, which is already on my Mac, and which lets me record my screen while I'm talking. I use my cursor as the pointer. I then upload such a video to YouTube, but it can be seen only by someone with the URL ("unlisted"). I've used it to help her understand how to post on Twitter, or create a Twitter list, for instance.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
You're actually able to get Sparkol through TechSoup, also: https://www.techsoup.org/sparkol
What others are people using? Please let us know your experiences!
I've used Powtoons at my former job for quick videos to tell our story as part of funding requests Act One Field Trips Program Video 2019-20 - YouTube and as a Giving Tuesday thank you to donors Giving Tuesday Thank You Video - YouTube. I also created a how-to video for one of our programs Guide to Culture Pass - YouTube. It has a little bit of a learning curve and takes some time, but it's fairly easy once you get the hang of it. I was able to begin creating with the free version and then purchased the annual membership when I was ready to publish.
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