Nonprofit Video – What’s It Really Worth?

Aaron Bramley

Videos are a great way to engage and inspire your supporters and Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that encourages other nonprofits to use film and video to tell their stories. You may know them from their Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival. They are currently conducting a survey of nonprofits about their use of video. Even if you don’t use video, take a few minutes to help out and you could win a video training session. ~Kivi

Guest Post by Aaron Bramley of Lights. Camera. Help.

What is the state of nonprofit video?  That’s what Lights. Camera. Help. wants to know.  Let us know how your organization is using video and you could win one of 5 enrollments in Lights. Camera. Help.’s Video for Nonprofits online webinar series.

This 5-10 minute survey will help Lights. Camera. Help. find out what video can really accomplish for a nonprofit organization.  The results will be published at the end of the year for the entire cause-driven community to use and share.

Take the survey now at http://bit.ly/NPVideoStudy.

Five lucky winners of the Video for Nonprofits online webinar series will be notified by email in October.  The series will take place in November (specific dates TBA).

Here’s what you can expect from this online course.

Before You Push Record – 1.5 hours
This webinar will cover what you need to know before you record your video.  Topics include:

  • The importance of storytelling
  • Creating a script and production guide
  • Copyright and finding free music, stock video and photography

Capturing Your Story on Camera – 1.5 hours
The second webinar of the series will provide you with great tips for shooting your video.  You’ll learn:

  • What equipment is right for your organization
  • How to set up a good shot
  • Considerations for capturing indoor, outdoor and event footage

You Have the Footage, Now What? – 1.5 hours
The final session of the beginner’s series devoted to editing and distributing your video.  We’ll show you:

  • Recommendations for editing software
  • The basics of creating a more professional video
  • How to upload, tag and describe your video in order to get it seen.

Aaron Bramley is the founder of Lights. Camera. Help., a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging causes to use film and video to tell their story.  Aaron is also a communications professional who uses social media and video to help his clients reach their audience the right way.