We at Cause Global have been covering the emergence of the cause video sector from its beginnings; a recent Cause Globalpost about Choose a Different Ending -- a new type of cause video -- recently caught the eye of blogger and consultant Sean Stannard-Stockton, who has included it today in his own list of 10 "favorite" videos for social impact.
Stannard-Stockton, CEO of Tactical Philanthropy Advisors, is asking his readers to vote on their favorites from his list; he will show the winner at tonight's inVision 2010 get-together in San Francisco. Our recent favorites at Cause Global remain Choose a Different Ending, along with The Girl Effect -- a video CG Publisher Marcia Stepanek uses as one of many examples of effective cause videos in the seminars and Webinars she teaches at NYU and elsewhere on the use of social media in advocacy.
Here are three videos of particular interest from Stannard-Stockton's list, besides the one we suggested:
* The Tipping Point, modeled after The Girl Effect:
* The Lost Generation, which Georgia State University student Jonathan Reed created for a 2007 contest hosted by AARP:
* Rebuilding Haiti with Microfinance, produced by The MasterCard Foundation:
Are there cause videos that you'd like to share that aren't on the list? Let us hear from you; meanwhile, watch this space for continuing coverage of the use and creation of cause video for social change.
Ms. Stepanek is a Multimedia Journalist, New Media Strategist, an award-winning news and features editor and author of the forthcoming book, "Swarms: The Rise of the Digital Anti-Establishment." She teaches digital media strategy and cause video at Columbia University, curates a speaker series on disruptive innovation in the advocacy sector and runs a short-form 'micro-documentary' studio in Manhattan. A former Knight Fellow at Stanford and the former Web Strategies Editor at BusinessWeek, Marcia is a frequent speaker on the influence of new media at workshops and conferences worldwide. She was Founding Editor-in-Chief of Contribute magazine, covering the rise of the mass philanthropy movement and the use of social media in advocacy. She blogs for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Pop!Tech, Videocracy.org and msnbc.com.
This blog covers the influence of new media on popular culture, business innovation, social change advocacy, and the workplace.