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Using Video to Tell Your Stories

Video is taking over the internet. Fast. Nonprofits need to get in front of this trend now. Video can be complicated and expensive, but it doesn't have to be.

Join Net Tuesday this May for a licorice allsorts bag of video treats.

  1. Top three nonprofit videos - what makes them awesome?
    Siobhan Aspinall will share the sweetest nonprofit videos and lead a discussion of why they’re successful. This is video that will melt your face with its philanthropic awesomeness.

  2. Popcorn Maker - annotating your videos
    Do you remember Pop Up Video, the snarky series that overlayed commentary on top of your favorite music videos? Well Mozilla has created a free tool that allows you to remix any video on the internet. Join Eli van der Giessen for a live demo.

  3. 3 ways to get your own video
    How much time and money do you have for making a video? Is your message simple or complex? Whatever your answers, there’s an option that fits. Tiva will go over some affordable online tools for making your own videos, as well as what you get if you work with a professional for a fully customized video.


  • 5:30 - 6:00 pm: schmoozing and snacks
  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm: Demos from presenters
  • 7:00 - 7:30 pm: Q&A

Our presenters

Siobhan Aspinall
Siobhan Aspinall 200x200Siobhan has been fundraising for over 12 years for non-profit organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, the David Suzuki Foundation and Junior Achievement. She teaches fundraising at BCIT and is the coordinator of their two non-profit programs. She volunteers as a board member for Options for Sexual Health and in her spare time, likes to blog about fundraising and hit the surf in Tofino.
You can follow her on Twitter at @SiobhanAspinall or connect with her on LinkedIn.

Tiva Quinn
2013-Tiva-thumb2Tiva makes “explainer videos” – short animated videos that use visual metaphors to help people see the benefits of a complex product or service. Tiva has over 10 years experience as a storyteller for social change, and has written proposals that raised over $20 million for non-profits in Canada and the US.
Find her at Onwords Consulting or on Twitter at @TivaWrites

Elijah van der Giessen
Eli with hat 200x200Eli strives to be a connector - the interstitial tissue that holds the muscle of a community together. He’s been a volunteer manager, an event organizer and a digital campaigner. Basically he’ll take any gig that allows him to enable a group of passionate people to create things they love.
Currently he’s the NetSquared Local Community Curator supporting a global volunteer network of 50 monthly meetups for the nonprofit technology sector. Together they hold over 450 events per year. He blogs infrequently at and tweets at @elijah

Our sponsor

Net Tuesday is thrilled to have HiVE Vancouver as our venue sponsor.

HiVe Vancouver is a shared workspace with a dynamic cafe-like studio culture. They are home to artists, designers, small social enterprises, mid-size NGOs, green businesses, IT experts, self employed, start ups, independent contractors… and you?


Net Tuesday

  • #ntvan
  • @NetTuesday


  • #Net2
  • @NetSquared


  • @TivaWrites
  • @SiobhanAspinall
  • @elijah

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  • Ronald L.

    I may not be able to make this afterall, have a photoshoot same night. Can someone video record this? I'll even lend you a camera. Ronald

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • Elijah van der G.

    We've collected all the videos, slides, and photos from the event here:

    We even have a screen recording of Tiva's demo so that you can see exactly what she was doing. :-)

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the meetup, there was some very useful information! I would have liked to have asked some questions such as "What are the most common mistakes in making videos?" I won't be able to make the other sessions, but maybe you can have a Q&A then.

    May 9, 2013

  • Patricia P.

    My first Meet Up. Loved the energy. Hope for the world when young people do what you guys do. Might be back.

    May 8, 2013

  • Elijah van der G.

    VIDEO: Tiva Quinn demonstrates Animoto and VideoScribe:

    May 8, 2013

  • Dave M.

    Would like it to start on time

    May 8, 2013

    • Elijah van der G.

      We'll work on punctuality. The doors are always at 5:30pm, but the schedule says the presentation starts at 6pm (we were 5 mins late this week.)

      May 8, 2013

  • Patricia P.

    First Meet up for along time - looking forward to it.

    May 7, 2013

  • barbara a.

    sorry, I am called for work in US Tuesday and won't be able to make it back in time.

    May 6, 2013

  • Gordon R.

    Yes, video is the best way to tell a story. but it's a mix between Art and Science. Stoked to learn more...

    May 5, 2013

  • Dave M.

    I believe we can now all become our own media broadcast companies. Would love to share ideas

    May 1, 2013

  • Chad

    Have footage, need help! Great timing!

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    +1, if that's ok

    April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I know I haven't been to the last 2 meetups. And I totally regret that. I will come in May.

    April 8, 2013

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