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Fast Company often published articles of interest to the nonprofit world including 3 Pillars of a Successful Nonprofit Strategy by Seth Kahan.

Ignorance is no excuse when it comes to the law. The Charity Lawyer Blog by Ellis Carter is a fantastic resource for legal issues of concern for nonprofits.

LinkedIn isn't just for job searching. How Fundraisers Can Get More Out of LinkedIn provides some great tips on how to up your game on the platform.

Nonprofit Tech for Good provides handy specs for social media graphics in The Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit on Social Networks Through Graphic Design.

So you've got some great photos, and maybe some video clips, but who has the time or money to assemble it all into a polished call to action? Step right up and check out Animoto. This online platform lets you upload your various assets and place them into a pre-made video template - all the template options are very nicely designed. You can also select from their music library to give your message just the vibe you want.

Here's an example of a video that was made on Animoto by Philanthro:

Have you seen the New York Times feature Snow Fall? How about Firestorm from the Guardian? These interactive, multimedia features represent the direction that online storytelling is going using the new capabilities of HTML5, CSS and JavaScript. Think about the powerful constituent stories and annual reports you could do using these techniques. 

The examples above were expensive to produce - far outside the means of most nonprofits. But it's only a matter of time before there will be tools available that will make it possible for non-coders to develop similar pages. Done right, these techniques can provide an immersive experience that static pages don't. Of course shiny, fancy tech tools are no replacement for substance and a good concept!

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