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The BayBio Institute, under the BayBioVideos channel on YouTube, submitted the Bio-Community.org video that aired at the BayBio Pantheon Ceremony on November 11, 2010.

See3 Communications, the leaders in online video for nonprofits, and YouTube, the world’s largest online video platform, announced the launch of the 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards. The Case Foundation will generously award  a total of $10,000 in grants to the best videos of 2010 found in the YouTube Nonprofit Program—a special program that YouTube designed to help nonprofits achieve their missions through video. The winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage, receive custom products from Flip Video and a registration to NTC, the Nonprofit Technology Network’s signature event.

“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 partner with great organizations such as the Case Foundation, Flip Video and NTEN who have been trailblazers in the nonprofit sector’s usage of technology, video, and social media.”

Beginning today, video submissions will be accepted until March 2, 2011 when a panel of expert judges will select four finalists in each category, which include Best Small Organization Video, Best Medium Organization Video, Best Large Organization Video, and Best Thrifty Video (for videos produced for under $500).

Ultimately this year’s winners will be determined by the public.  The YouTube community will have the opportunity to vote for the best videos among the 16 finalists from March 7th through March 11th.

The winning videos in each category will be featured on the YouTube homepage (the nonprofit equivalent of an ad in the Super Bowl) and recognized at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday, March 19th, 2011.  The winner in each category will receive a $2,500 grant  from the Case Foundation.  Winners and all finalists will receive a custom-designed MiniHD Flip video camera, and the winner of the “Best Thrifty Video” category will also get a special Flip Video prize pack that includes four UltraHD 2-hour video cameras, 4 Flip Video Ultra Battery Packs, 2 Bower Wide Angle lenses, 2 Flip Video Ultra Underwater Cases, 2 Flip Video Action Tripods, and a surprise gift. Finally, the winner in the Small Organization category also will receive a free registration to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington DC.

Celebrating its fifth year, the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards has awarded thousands of dollars in grants and prizes to nonprofit organizations with the goal of advancing the use of video to support the work of the nonprofit sector and social good.  Last year, more than 750 entries were submitted from hundreds of nonprofit organizations, with winning videosfrom Rock for Equality, the Canadian Cancer Society, The Wooden Floor, and Darius Goes West.

“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 which are leading the movement to create meaningful cause-related video.”

Organizations can enter the contest by going to www.youtube.com/nonprofitvideoawards.

Organizations not currently taking part in the YouTube Nonprofit Program are encouraged to apply for free atwww.youtube.com/nonprofits. 

ABOUT SEE3 COMMUNICATIONS

See3 Communications is an interactive communications agency that works exclusively with nonprofits and causes. We specialize in helping nonprofits and causes to get results by telling their stories online through engagement campaigns, video production, and web design & development.

Nasser Asif

Director of Marketing & Communications
See3 Communications
(773) 784-7333

nasser@see3.net
www.see3.net

YOUTUBE

YouTube is the world’s most popular online video community allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.

THE CASE FOUNDATION

The Case Foundation, created by Steve and Jean Case in 1997, invests in people and ideas that can change the world, with the ultimate goal of making giving back a part of everyday life. We create and support initiatives that that leverage new technologies and entrepreneurial approaches to drive innovation in the social sector and encourage individuals to get involved with the communities and causes they care about.

For more information, visit CaseFoundation.organd follow the Case Foundation @casefoundation on Twitterandwww.facebook.com/casefoundationvia Facebook.

NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY NETWORK

The Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) helps nonprofits use technology strategically and confidently to create the change they want to see in the world. NTEN facilitates the exchange of knowledge and information by connecting our members to each other, providing professional development opportunities, educating our constituency on issues of technology use in nonprofits, and spearheading groundbreaking research, advocacy, and education on technology issues affecting our entire community. For more info, please visit NTEN.org

FLIP VIDEO

Flip Video, recently acquired by Cisco, offers revolutionary Flip Video camcorders that have changed the way people capture and share video by making it simple, assessable and fun for anyone.   For more information about the Flip Video line, visit theflip.com, and to apply their nonprofit matching program visit www.flipforgood.org.

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To learn more about this year’s contest please email to nonprofitvideoawards@gmail.com.