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This post was penned by John Rode of SlideRocket and originally appeared on the SlideRocket blog. Their web-based professional-grade service for creating and sharing presentations online is available to eligible nonprofits and public libraries through TechSoup. Marnie Webb, one of TechSoup Global's CEOs was a judge for their contest, where winners are highlighted below.
Congratulations to the five winners of the SlideRocket Nonprofit
Presentation Contest! Well done! Please take a few moments to view and
share the winning presentations below. And a big congratulations to all the presentation contest participants. It really was a close race!
The first place winner will receive a $10,000 donation from
SlideRocket, and each of the other four winners will receive a $5,000
donation. To process your donation, we will contact you directly via the
email you used to register for SlideRocket. If you are one of the
winners and have any questions or concerns please email
The judges made their selections of the best presentations based on
unique views, best storyline, composition and compelling cause. So,
without further ado, here are the winning presentations!
created a truly engaging presentation that highlights the challenge of
corrupt and unhealthy trash collection, and the poverty it perpetuates,
in many developing countries. In their presentation, Waste Ventures
provides both an awakening to the problem and inspires the viewer to
believe they can solve it. Powerful images, great use of fonts, and an
engaging storyline motivated the judges to select this as the best
presentation in the contest.
garnered by far the most presentation views in the contest. Operation
Asha seeks to solve the challenge of drug-resistant tuberculosis in
developing countries. And their presentation reflects the weight of the
problem with emotional music, moody colors and images, and an overall
design that draws the viewer in. It’s no surprise the folks on Twitter
and Facebook voted this the best presentation via their tweets and likes.
Senior Dog Rescue knows how to market. One of the best presentations in
terms of creating an identifiable (and lovable) brand, Muttville
entertains the viewer and pulls at their heart strings at the same time.
The judges loved Muttville’s visuals, particularly the backgrounds,
coupled with giant, easy to read fonts that build with just the right
tempo. And of course a fun music track keeps you watching.
A child who is diagnosed with cancer is a tragedy. But when a family
is unable to make ends meet financially to properly treat the child,
it’s heartbreaking. The National Children’s Cancer Society
seeks to help families close the financial gap. NCCS’s presentation
drew crowds every time I played it. The music is a fantastic hook and
the innocent look and feel of the presentation gave it a very personal
and emotional tone. Well done!
The Innovative Humanitarian Products Organization
is a testament to the power of creative engineering and philanthropy.
IHPO has created an incubator of great ideas that can make a big impact
in the world, starting with the development of a water purifier for
people in the developing world. IHPO’s presentation is a simple story,
it’s straightforward in asking for your help, and provides a positive,
inspiring vibe throughout. Without even saying it directly, IHPO
inspires you to be believe they can, with your help, put a big dent in
the world’s water crisis.
Becky Wiegand is the Interactive Events Producer at TechSoup.org
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