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Let’s Hear it for the Winners of the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

If you weren’t at the DoGooder Awards ceremony at the Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C. or didn’t get a chance to check out the YouTube homepage on Saturday March 19th, you might not have seen the winners of the 2011 Awards.

It’s okay. You’re still a good person. And the winners are still on the contest website for you to watch, enjoy, and pass on to your friends. So without further ado, here they are:

Best Small Organization: “300 Years of Fossil Fuels in 300 Seconds” by the Post Carbon Institute

Best Medium Organization: “Meet the Digits” by the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Austin

Best Large Organization: “A Public Service Announcement NOT Approved by AJWS” by the American Jewish World Service

Best Thrifty Video (special category for videos produced on a tiny budget): “It’s in Your Hands” by the Watershed Management Group

These awards went to 4 incredible organizations in recognition of their creating the 4 best nonprofit videos of the past year. These videos were creative, clever, informative, interesting, and above all – they were impactful. They exemplify how nonprofits can (and must) connect with the world and tell their stories using sight, sound, and motion. More and more, the world learns about itself via video. Those organizations that strive to do good have the opportunity to reach and teach using this medium, and the ones that put care into their content, the ones who really go the extra mile, will do so much good for their org and their issue. See3, YouTube, the Case Foundation, Flip Video, and NTEN couldn’t be happier for the winners and we hope they continue to do such great work.

Each winner will receive $2,500 in grants generously provided by the Case Foundation, some very cool custom cameras from Flip Video (like a trophy they can actually use), free registration to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco, and more. These videos were also featured on YouTube homepage on March 19th where they received ALMOST 1 MILLION VIEWS!

We also want to thanks the 800+ organizations who submitted almost 1,400 videos, the panel of expert judges from all walks of media life who generously donated their time to choose the finalists, and the public for casting nearly 24,000 votes for their favorite entries. The DoGooder Awards are about creating a community around nonprofit video, and we are both delighted and humbled by this year’s interest and participation.

So check out these videos here and don’t forget to participate in next year’s contest. We can’t wait to see your organization’s best work.

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