In a comment to an earlier blog post, I discovered that my friend Jayne Cravens is long back from her stint in Kabul. I must have been really overwhelmed back August (that's when I was Cambodia) .. so to avoid feeling overwhelmed I sometimes use mark read all on all feeds -- I read too many blogs.
Anyway, she has started a YouTube Channel. I love it! Go subscribe.
I've started my own YouTube channel (but then, hasn't everyone?), and my first video is on "Using VIdeo to Support Online Volunteers/Remote Volunteers." It's just nine minutes long. Goes well with my first podcast, "For Nonprofits Considering Their Own Podcasts: Why It's Worth Exploring, and Content Considerations." These are really simple products; the video was done in less than 30 minutes, not counting the time it took to write the script and upload it to YouTube. The podcast was made using my iBook running OS 9, to show that such can be done with even old technology. And the lesson from both, I hope, is that truly, anyone with a decent computer can do this. Also see these suggestions for using real-time tools with volunteers (VoIP, chat, instant messaging, etc.).