The Flickr for Nonprofits Affinity group will meet in Washington, DC on April 4 at 1:00 PM (check agenda) to share experiences, tips, and ideas about how Flickr can be used to support nonprofits and their programs. It's great that NTEN let's anyone who is passionate about a topic set up an affinity group. Given my interest in flickr that's why I set one up last fall. I'm excited that a few of us can meet face-to-face!
Here's a few resources that might be of interest:
How to do you explain flickr to those who haven't heard of it?
Flickr is a web-based digital photo sharing application that uses tags to facilitate finding people and photos. It isnât simply about putting your photos up on the web for the world to see. What if you could invite other people from the around the world to have discussions about those images? What if you and your colleagues could annotiate these photos with your own descrptions and observations? What if you could become part of an online community that contributes images of similar topics for you to consume? And, what if you could subscribe to an RSS feed so anytime a new picture was added about a topic you care about, were studying, or writing about - it would come automatically to you?
Why Museum Professionals Should Use Flickr from the Musem 2.0 Blog
A List of Examples
Fundraising Campaigns and Presentations
Post with an interview
Fundraising Campaign raised $8,000 from photo group
Presentation annotated in a flickr photo set
he Hold The Sign Meme: Examples of different campaigns on flickr
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Visitors sharing photos in a group
One.org Campaign Add Your One Face To Flickr Group
Full Stop Campaign - google maps and flickr mashup
Voter's s (flickr and other social media sites)
March of Dimes Contest (features community voting)
Source for Presentations, Documentation Methods
CogDog Blog's Brilliant: What can you do with flickr?
Getting Attention on Flickr
Getting the Most out of Flickr from Toronto Podcamp - Bryan Person
Using Flickr Photos As Source Material
More Advanced Techniques
Does your nonprofit have an example of using flickr and you're not listed here? Leave a comment with a url!