Nonprofit Video Creators: Enter The 2013 DoGooder Video Awards

By Megan O'Neill 

Are you working to change your community or change the world through online video?  If so, you’re invited to enter the DoGooder Video Awards for your chance to win a $3,500 grant, free admission to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, and special promotion on YouTube.

This will be the seventh annual DoGooder Video Awards, and the fourth year that it’s been a collaboration bewteen Youtube and See3 Communications.  In previous years, it was open to nonprofits only, but this year they’ve opened up submissions to include “individuals who are making videos to change their communities and the world,” says Jessica Mason of YouTube for Good.  “So if you’re a YouTube creator trying to save the whales one video at a time, or if you made a video on behalf of your favorite nonprofit this year, visit to nominate your video.”

Michael Hoffman, CEO of See3 Communications, says, “We are excited to present another year of the DoGooder Video Awards. The use of video by nonprofits continues to grow and it’s great that we get to highlight the important and innovative work being done.  New categories in this year’s contest are recognizing video’s direct role in creating impact, and we will be honoring the individual video-makers who tell stories and do good by making a difference for a cause. We are grateful for the continued support of YouTube and to partner again with Cisco and NTEN, who are invested in the success of the nonprofit sector.”

DoGooder Awards will be given out in four different categories—the ImpactX Award will be given to videos that clearly created real-world impact; the Funny for Good award will recognize effective use of comedy in driving action; the Change Agent Award will reward individuals who have produced their own video for a cause; and an award for Best Nonprofit Video will also be given out.

Check out the video below and head over to to find out more.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.