“Unselfies” and photo booths make advocacy fun! We’ve seen an explosion of selfies, or self-portraits, as camera phones have become ubiquitous and people want to share photos of themselves on networks like Facebook and Instagram. Now, nonprofits have flipped the term and asked people to share unselfies -- photos of themselves advocating for a cause. In today’s Spark Change Podcast, we share our experiences with unselfies, as well as photo booths for advocacy.
What is a social media campaign, anyway? We explain, and share examples of campaigns that have started conversations and sparked change.
Short videos are easy to make and share with smartphones, and they can have a big impact because of their power to create an emotional connection between viewers and people they're watching. In this podcast, we share tips for producing and distributing simple advocacy videos.
Interactive content, such as polls, quizzes and photo contests, are effective ways to increase engagement. In this podcast, we share ideas for using interactive content creation tools like SnapApp to advance advocacy.
In our very first podcast, Erin Murphy and Denise Miller of Firesteel share ideas for using Google+ Hangouts to advance advocacy. Hangouts are a very accessible way to connect people, wherever they are, and to create an archive of their video conversations.
At Firesteel, we test a lot of new media tools as we mobilize our community to advocate for an end to homelessness. The purpose of the Spark Change Podcast is to share what we've learned, and to help other advocates use these tools.