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Storymakers 2017

Techsoup is inviting Non-Profits to participate in the 2017 Storymakers competition and win some amazing prizes. A total of US $10,000 in cash prizes to award to Nonprofit organizations.

What is Storymakers?
Storymakers is a storytelling campaign that is focused on digital media. Its purpose is to build the skills of media makers and enthusiasts in the nonprofit sector. Our goal is to educate and inspire nonprofits to create powerful stories about the social benefits of their important work.

When is the Storymakers campaign?
Submissions will open September 5 at 9:00 a.m. PDT and close October 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Expert and community voting will happen during the first two weeks of November, and prizes will be awarded by November 15.

Who is eligible to participate?
The contest is open to new and seasoned nonprofit storytellers around the globe. Any nonprofit, library, or charity is allowed to enter. Feel free to enter with a video or five-photo Flickr slideshow that uses your native language. Good storytelling should overcome language barriers.

OK, I'm a TechSoup Member. How can I participate?

1. Register for free webinars
2. Participate in a Twitter chat or two
3. Invite your coworkers and friends to vote
4. Search, share, and connect around the web with the hashtag #Storymakers2017
5. Create a short video or five-photo slideshow to submit
6. Enter your story to win prizes and gain publicity through our global network

What is the time limit on a video submission?
We will accept a video that is up to five minutes in length. Please note that the average attention span when people view video content online is approximately 90 seconds.

I already made a short video for my organization can I still enter the competition?
Yes! You can submit videos that have been made within the last 12 months; as long as you meet the requirements, you're welcome to register!

Is there any cost to participate in the competition?

No, all webinars and resources are free, and it's free to enter the Contest.

Do I need to be a member of TechSoup?
No, you do not, but there is no cost to become a member. And members of TechSoup have access to a catalog of over 400 technology products. These products been donated by businesses such as Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Intuit, and more.

Visit to become a TechSoup member.

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The Institute has a resource centre that is open to civil society actors in the region. It serves as a library of civil society documents, research reports and edited volumes that are accessible to both individuals and organisations. The Institute has partnered the Foundation Centre to provide online learning resources and a database of grant giving institutions in the United States of America.

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