We are all doing our part to protect one another by “sheltering-in-place,” which means video calls are becoming part of our everyday routine with work-from-home meetings, musical jams with friends or virtual family gatherings. Show support for your favorite nonprofit by adding Bread & Roses to your Zoom background.
6 reasons to use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
1. Display your support.
Show off your love for Bread & Roses! Be an ambassador and use this as an opportunity to share with others how you have been involved with Bread & Roses.
2. Minimize Distractions.
A virtual background blocks out busy background activity and interruptions, keeping the focus on you and your meeting.
3. Start the conversation.
Virtual meetings are new and awkward for many of us. Let your virtual background inspire curiosity in others and serve as a conversation starter.
4. Make Memories.
With all the different remote work meetings, group calls and gatherings, make this one stand out with a visually stimulating image.
5. Protect your space.
Keep your space private by using a virtual background. No one will see how far you’ve let the dishes pile up or that you haven’t put away the laundry yet.
6. Inspire Joy.
This has been a troubling time for many of us. Lift spirits with one of our fun background photos!
Select from one of our many visually compelling backgrounds:
Artwork in the style of 1980 vintage poster for Bread & Roses Festival of Music at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley
Artwork in the style of 1978 vintage poster for Bread & Roses Festival of Music at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley
Bread & Roses Concert Backdrop design by George Mead of WET Studios
Bread & Roses Presents: Hope and Healing Through Live Music
Setting the stage for a benefit concert at HopMonk Novato January 2019. Photo by Marian Hubler
Our rose stage backdrop in the redwood trees at 2012 Bread & Roses benefit event at Coventry Grove in Kensington. Photo by Ken Friedman
Setting up for Bread & Roses institutional show at Walden House in SF with The California Honeydrops in 2017. Photo by Peter Merts
Audrey Auld and Nina Gerber perform at Bread & Roses Benefit Concert. Photo by Ken Friedman.
How to change your Zoom background
On your desktop computer:
Click your profile picture in the top right corner, then click on Settings.
In the left menu bar, click on the Virtual Background tab (if you don't see this tab, log in to the Zoom website, go to Settings and toggle on Virtual Background).
Add your own image by clicking the + icon to upload from your computer.
For the best quality, un-check "I Have A Green Screen" (unless you have one!)
If your background image includes text, uncheck the ‘mirror my video’ option in your video settings.
On the mobile app:
Open Zoom, sign in and join a meeting.
Tap the three dots at the bottom right to open the More menu.
Tap Virtual Background.
Select or upload your own image.
Written and graphics by Carrie Sownie, Development-Communications Associate