Sending GlobalGiving your stories
You may deliver paper stories to GlobalGiving in one of three ways. We prefer the first or second way:
- Best – enter them directly into the web form that matches your papers. The URL will be in the upper right corner, such as http://goto.gg/s/417.
- Best – use a scanner or camera phone (android, iphone,etc) to scan the stories, then attach in an email to us (email@example.com). There are several smart phone apps that work as fast as a photocopier-scanner for converting papers into images (takes about 40 minutes to "scan" 120 stories by phone).
Some apps we have tested are:
★★ Scan to PDF (free on android) - Okay, but not ideal
★★★★★ Genius Scan (free on iPhone) - Awesome, easy to use, and high quality images generated without messing around with camera settings
★★★★ Genius Scan for android ($2) - all around best one, but "blocked" if you have a phone in a developing country where the google Play Store doesn't let you spend money for apps!
★★★★ MDScan ($1) - If you can pay a few dollars for an android app, this one will work well even with cheap camera phones. The free version is limited to 4 pages per PDF generated
- Acceptable – ✉ mail the physical papers to GlobalGiving UK or US or our transcription service. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org for the mailing addresses. We will scan the papers for you and email the images to transcription team.
- Acceptable - if your volunteers really cannot get more than 3 minutes of a person's time, just record their story without any survey. Use one of these smart phone apps to record audio and email it directly to email@example.com. We will transcribe the rest into text and host it on storylearning.org:
★★★★★ Dictadroid Lite - simple to use, free to download, and makes emailing the recording very easy.
★★★★★ iTalk recorder for iPhone - simple dictation app for iPhone. Record and email the file to us. We'll do the rest.
File size / image quality should be similar to these examples (downloadable, but too big for web-pages):