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Contribute

Drop Inn has now such a wide reach, it now works best as a network, with contributions going back and forth. This page advises on how you, as a partner or a friend of Drop Inn, can contribute to our website or material.

Note

We want to inform you that everything you contribute can be used by us freely. If you want a credit, let us know, but we cannot offer payment for material.

News and Articles

If you want to contribute a News item or an Article write-up, you can email them to media@dropinn.net.

Remember to include:

  • Your name
  • Your country
  • A campaign, if it relates to one.

You can also send us an article (if it’s purely text) via our contact form.

Photos

If you have photos, there are a number of ways in which you can supply them to us:

Flickr

This is our preferred option. We use Flickr as a central repository for photos. This allows full resolutions to be stored. We have created a collaboration group which you can join and contribute as often as you like. If you want to join you need to do the following:

  • Create a Yahoo account
  • Let us know your yahoo email address, along with your name and your association with Drop Inn. You can do this via media@dropinn.net

Once we have received this we will add you to the group, at which point you will get a notification to your yahoo address.

Dropbox

Dropbox acts as an online hard drive. To use Dropbox:

  • If you do not have a Dropbox account create one at dropbox.com.
  • You can create folders within Dropbox where you can upload photos
  • Dropbox has instructions of how to share folders as links. To share with us, simply email your link to media@dropinn.net

Email

You can also email us directly with photos via media@dropinn.net.

Notes

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when sharing photos:

  • Photos should be JPGs
  • They should not be embedded in a document, eg. Word or Powerpoint: just the actual photos
  • Larger the better. Smaller photos limit how they can be used
  • Name your JPGs sensibly. This helps us identify what they are of: eg. secondary-school-in-koudougou.jpg makes more sense than IC1038929.jpg
  • On Flickr there are further options to put notes against your photos. Make use of these as they help us understand your photos more.

Video

There are a number of ways in which you can supply video:

Vimeo

This is our preferred method. It encourages high-quality video, which is ad-free. To use this:

  • If you haven’t one already, create a Vimeo account at vimeo.com
  • Upload your video via the button at the top of the page, following the instructions.
  • Once uploaded, send us the link via media@dropinn.net

YouTube

You can also send us the link to a YouTube video you have created

If you have a Google account, you can upload to YouTube.

  • Upload your video via the button at the top of the page, following the instructions.
  • Once uploaded, send us the link via media@dropinn.net

Dropbox

Dropbox acts as an online hard drive. To use Dropbox:

  • If you do not have a Dropbox account create one at dropbox.com
  • You can create folders within Dropbox where you can upload photos
  • Dropbox has instructions of how to share folders as links. To share with us, simply email your link to media@dropinn.net

Email

You can also email us directly with videos via media@dropinn.net.

Notes

There are a couple of things to keep in mind when sharing videos via Dropbox or email:

  • Videos should be in MP4
  • They should not be embedded in a document, eg. Word or Powerpoint: just the actual photos
  • Name your Videos sensibly. This helps us identify what they are of: eg. secondary-school-in-koudougou.mp4 makes more sense than IC1038929.mp4