What is an Artifact?

It’s difficult sometimes to find a best practice. Instead, the Transmission Project seeks out examples of Honest Practice from the partners we work with and support. These intermediary and process documents probably won’t give you the answer you seek, but we hope they provide you with examples, building blocks and inspiration to help you develop your own individual practice.


Sound Board Quick Guide

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Media Bridges Cincinnati

A quick reference to an audio soundboard for use in a mixing studio. Created by Corps member Katie Finnegan.

Federated Search Engine of All NAMAC Member Organizations

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This is a ‘federated search engine’ built by former CTC VISTA, Morgan Sully. It performs a simultaneous search of all NAMAC Member organizations.

Check it out here: http://namac.org/federated-search-beta

Visualizing Usage Data

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This great visualization of access and usage was created by VISTA member Billy Brown for the Community Center of St. Bernard.

Visualising Social Media Reporting

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This Social Media Report shows the results of a survey given to members visiting the Community Center of Saint Bernard. It is useful in providing this information in a meaningful and engaging format.

Airshifter Handbook: Community Radio Manual

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This Airshifter Handbook is an introductory manual for Radio Free Urbana, a community radio station in Urbana, IL. This manual contains the history of Low Power FM radio, information on programming and a broad overview of operations at the station. It was created by VISTA member Stephen Fonzo serving at the Independent Media Center in Urbana, IL.

Non-Profit Guide to Planning and Running Events: Festivals, Concerts, Fundraisers, Art Shows and More

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This comprehensive Event Planning Guide was created by VISTA members Stephen Fonzo and Nicole Pion at the Independent Media Center in Urbana, IL. It includes advice and tips for Setting the Date, Choosing a Venue/Location, Format, Promotion, Budget, Team & Staff, Catering & Entertainment, Networking, and Documentation.

Windows - Mac Translation Guide

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Media Bridges Cincinnati

These “translation”-guide are designed for Windows users who have to use a Mac.

The first translates standard keyboard combinations for the odd-creature that is the Apple keyboard. This guide was designed by VISTA Stephen Loverme serving at HOME, Inc. in Boston, MA.

The second translates common visual cues from Windows to the Mac. For example, the Windows spinning hourglass is the same as the swirling rainbow on the Mac. This was created by VISTA Lauren Bratslavsky serving at Media Bridges Cincinnati.

Youth Video Contest Ad

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This advertisement, created by Stephen Loverme serving at HOME, Inc. in Boston, is designed to get youth to create and edit a short video and upload it to Youtube

iGoogle Dashboard Example

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Developed by VISTA Mary Chant, this is a screenshot of a Dashboard developed for MicroMentor in Portland, OR. Using the free service iGoogle, it puts online, social networking, listening, and sharing all together in one place to quickly update and review your web assets.

Marketing Plan and Target Market Analysis

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This Marketing Plan and Target Market Analysis brings together internal and external data points analyze and strategize around funding, volunteers and service provisioning. It was developed by VISTA member Mary Chant at MicroMentor in Portland, OR.

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