by Ariel Schwartz.
In the age of YouTube, a moving video can be a powerful tool for raising awareness. But not all nonprofits have the ability to put together a good movie about their work. Let It Ripple can help with that, with a hand from the global community.
Tiffany Shlain could have been satisfied with her impact on American culture after founding the Webby Awards and co-founding the The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. But like most overachievers, she couldn’t stop there. Her recent feature documentary Connected, a meditation on technology and our interconnected future, was recently chosen by the U.S. State Department to represent the U.S. around the world. And now Shlain is giving back with Let it Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change, a digital short series (bankrolled by an anonymous donor) that offers nonprofits free socially minded films to promote their causes.
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