The voting period to select the winners of the DogooderTV 2009 Non Profit Video Awards ends this Saturday, April 25, so now is the perfect time to head over to their site, view the different videos uploaded by organizations to promote a cause. Today we´ll show you some of the competing videos which focus on international issues.
On the DoGooder Site, they explain a bit about this year's theme:
The DoGooderTV Nonprofit Video Awards highlight organizations that are using video to inspire and ignite social change. This year's theme, “Everyone's Doing It”, is meant to include submissions of all shapes and sizes, from organizational vlogs, to staff-produced web clips, to high-end, professionally produced videos. If your organization made a video—any video—in 2008, we want to see it!
Water:Charity is participating with a video about the need for clean drinkable water in the Central African Republic and how their charity provides funding as well as training for locals so they can learn how to build and maintain wells. They are participating in the “Short Form” category:
In the “Staff Long Form” category, Elephants on the Edge follows an activist and documentary maker while he investigates about the illegal live elephant trade in Thailand and Burma, and manages to buy back a trafficked pregnant elephant to send her to a sanctuary:
In that same category, “Sharing Hope”, shows a charity dedicated to creating after school reading clubs for girls in Tanzania and giving them books and school supplies, in the belief that educating girls benefits the community far more than educating boys.
And this next video, “Ask Umbra's video advice on greening your office”, is competing in the Staff Short Form category is about making office spaces greener. Quite relevant information you might want to check out, particularly considering that today is Earth Day, and the whole world could use a little tender loving care with its finite resources:
This is just a sample of the videos that are competing, so head over to DoGooderTV to view the rest of them and vote for your favorite one.