April 13, 2009

A Simple Way to Jazz It Up

Are you looking for another way to tell the story of grassroots grantmaking? To illustrate the power of people coming together to weave a tapestry of community change? To acknowledge the people who are doing the work?

Check out my favorite new online tool at www.animoto.com. You'll find an on-line tool that creates amazing videos for you. I'm not kidding. It does it for you.

Betty Alonso, Grassroots Grantmakers' new board chair and Associate Program Director at the Dade Community Foundation, recently told me about animoto. I was preparing for the annual retreat of the Grassroots Grantmakers board and looking for a way to give a quick update of our work over the past year and set an up-beat tone for the rest of the meeting. Betty suggested animoto.com. Bingo, I was in business.

Check out what I produced with just a few clicks and some music. And imagine how you can use this to tell your community's story of grassroots grantmaking at grantee meetings, grantmaking committee meetings, and meetings of your board.

What other tools have you discovered that help tell the story of your work? Please share!

1 comment:

  1. Great piece, Janis. It's inspired me to find more ways to tell our story here in Battle Creek. Thanks so much. Kathy