We just finished our new webinar Video Trends for Nonprofits in 2023. During this webinar we shared the state of video in 2023 (it’s Pedro Pascal), video fundamentals, how to find your niche, and five big trends we’re seeing. Registrants also got a handy dandy video resource guide with tech suggestions and recommendations, more tips on editing and creating videos, and links to tutorials so you can quickly produce successful videos.
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We also talked about the types of video nonprofits should be producing.
Here is the type of video content nonprofits are producing now according to our 2023 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.
These are our 10 favorites:
- Explainers (Your Mission)
- How Tos
- Behind the Scenes
- Donate Now
- Get Involved
- Thank You Videos
- Annual Report or Impact Videos
- Internal Comms
- Thought Leadership
Here are some examples for inspiration:
Explainers (Your Mission)
- This is storytelling, not mission regurgitation.
- The problem, your solution, the hows and whys, the invitation
- The process/steps you go through to reach a destination
- Break it down into simple language – no wonky jargon!
- Give good advice or simplify a process
- Share a personal experience that illustrates a solution for others
- Provide a list or steps
- Do a demo
Behind the Scenes
- Day in the Life
- Creative Processes
- Teamwork/Friendships in the office
- Learning New Skills
@catskillanimalsanctuary We wanted to take you behind-the-scenes on what it’s like to work for an organization like Catskill Animal Sanctuary! Here’s a little glimpse into a typical day for Camryn, our Digital Marketing & Communications Associate 🥰 #dreamjob #dayinthelife #animalsanctuary #friendsnotfood #hudsonvalleyny ♬ Hey Lover – The Daughters Of Eve
- Help them see the need
- Focus on the change that will take place / who will benefit
- Ask very clearly!
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- Show what they can do to help
- Show what helping will look like for them
- Share Calls to action
- Ask for volunteers
- In their own words…
- Introduce person, situation, and goals
- How they overcome with help from nonprofit
@girlswhocode Ready to join a lifelong sisterhood in the GWC alumni, like Doaa Mohammad? Build friends, projects, and community (and have fun doing it) by applying for our Summer Immersion Program! #LinkInBio #computersciencestudent #girlswhocode #girlsinstem #summerprograms #codingskills #learntocode #careerdevelopment #womenintech ♬ original sound – girlswhocode
Thank You Videos
- Because of you, we were able to…
- Include client or volunteer voices when possible
- Show what you will do with their donation
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Annual Report or Impact Videos
- Create a video highlighting the year’s accomplishments instead of a long report
- Stories or pictures of the real people you serve
- Substitute this for the emails no one reads
- Great for leadership!
While the video isn’t available anymore, here is how Touchstone Health Services used video for internal communications.
- Think TED Talk Style
- Conference Recordings
- Can also be more casual “op-ed” style videos
@power.to.her #stitch with @shaavir6 THE NERVE #desitiktok #feminist #desifeminist #feministiktok #desiboys ♬ original sound – Power To Her
What types of video content does your nonprofit produce?