- I love how simple it is to use
- I love how good it makes my photos look
- I love how easy it is to share images across networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr)
- I love "reading" my feed of stories told through images each day
NPR is already sharing photos with Instagram that range from a Hubble telescope image, to Haitian children playing in front of latrines, to a close-up of Rep. Gabrielle Gifford's husband holding her hand.
Nonprofits could use Instagram to share photos:
- from the field
- from an event, march or fundraiser
- as they build, or create something (e.g. a home, an urban garden, a mural)
- of natural places they want to preserve
- of and by the people they serve
- of and by volunteers, or donors
- of animals that need to be adopted
- of a "day in the life" of their staff, or constituents
- as a teaser to a longer story, or a video on their website
Update: The January 27th Mashable post, Instagram Introduces Hastags for Users and Brands, talks about how NPR and Charity:Water will be using hastags: "Charity: Water is asking users to share images of water in their life using #charitywater, and NPR is on the lookout for photos that capture the ideas of #love and #hate."
Update: The June 8th instagr.am post, Nonprofits on Instagram, lists a few more.
This post is a submission for the January Net2ThinkTank.
Image: Photo taken in Oakland's Redwood Regional Park made to look extra awesome with Instagram.