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LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPACT! VIDEO STORYTELLING FOR NONPROFITS
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Nonprofit organizations are recognizing the value of visual stories in communicating their mission, growing their membership, and raising critical funding. Whether your nonprofit plans to produce video in-house or hire professionals, you need to know how to ensure your videos can achieve your desired goal.

9/11/2014
When: 9/11/2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, Maryland 
United States
Presenter: Docs in Progress

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LIGHTS! CAMERA! IMPACT! VIDEO STORYTELLING FOR NONPROFITS

Date and time:
Thursday Sep 11, 2014 at 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 

Where:
Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD

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Presented by

Docs in Progress

Martha Dodge

 

Nonprofit organizations are recognizing the value of visual stories in communicating their mission, growing their membership, and raising critical funding.  Whether your nonprofit plans to produce video in-house or hire professionals, you need to know how to ensure your videos can achieve your desired goal.  This all-day seminar for nonprofits and community organizations will help you:

  • Think about where video fits into your larger context of communications strategies;
  • Identify your call to action and the audience you are trying to reach;
  • Identify ways to finance and budget for video production;
  • Understand the benefits of incorporating documentary-style storytelling into video communications;
  • Think about ways to partner with filmmakers who are working on projects on topics related to your mission

 

 A Preview of the Day’s Sessions

Session 1: Where’s the money?
Finding money for web-based nonprofit video projects is often tough and frustrating. But experts agree, money is out there. So how do you find the funding for the videos you want to make? This panel will focus on practical tactics like crowdfunding, grants, corporate donations and structuring realistic and savvy budgets.
Speakers to include Erica Ginsberg (Docs In Progress), and Mitchell Wenkus(Greenpeace USA).

Session 2: How do you build a video strategy?
Many nonprofits today have to incorporate a variety of videos into their larger communication strategy. What does your video plan look like? Do you have one? Is your video enhancing your organization’s message, goals or branding? This panel will focus on the nuts and bolts of making a video strategy sustainable and long-term.
Speakers to include Martha Dodge (Martha Dodge Media) and Cecili Williams(Free Range Studios).

Session 3: Storytelling Workshop with Stone Soup Films

Why are some videos successful while others fall flat? What makes a video powerful? In this workshop Liz Norton of Stone Soup Films will talk storytelling best practices focusing on what makes a story visual, constructing narrative arcs, using characters, defining your audience and making call to actions easy.
Presented by Liz Norton (Stone Soup Films).

Session 4: How do you create impact and track it?
Your video is only impactful if people actually see it. So how can you start reaching new audiences? And why is measuring impact so important? This panel will focus on how to partner with documentary filmmakers, offer new approaches in outreach and show how to track your video’s progress and impact.
Speakers to include Andrea Kalin (Spark Media), Katy Chevigny (Big Mouth Productions), Richard Chisolm (Cafeteria Man), and Christina DiPasquale(FitzGibbon Media).

Morning coffee and a boxed lunch is included as part of the seminar.

Please note: This is not a hands-on video production class. If you want production training, we have two options for you:

If you are an arts organization based in Montgomery County, MD, we are offering a special  Video Production for Arts Organizations workshop from October 7-30 (two weekday mornings per week) Deadline to apply is September 22.  Find out more.

We also have spots in our regular Saturday Intro to Documentary Production class which takes place on Saturday mornings from September 13-October 18.  Find out more.

LEVEL
I – Aimed at nonprofit staff/volunteers interested in understanding how they can tell their story better through documentary-style video.

FEES

Earlybird (register and pay by Septemeber 2): $50 *
Regular (register and pay from September 3-8): $75*
September 9 or later: $95

* Thanks to the support of the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County, arts nonprofits based anywhere in Montgomery County, MD can register for only $25  through September 8. (after then, regular fees apply)

* Thanks to the support of the Takoma Foundation, all nonprofits headquartered in Takoma Park and Takoma DC can register for only $15  through September 8. (after then, regular fees apply)

HOW TO REGISTER?

Advanced registration is highly recommended.  Please note that fees are per person, not per organization.

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If you are paying by credit card, payment must be made at the same time you complete the online registration form.

If you are paying by check, you still need to register online, but skip the payment option.  Make check payable to “Docs In Progress” and mail to:

Docs In Progress
8700 First Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(Write in the memo line “Nonprofit Workshop”)

Your registration will be completed once your payment is received.  Note: In order to get the discounted earlybird rate, full payment must be RECEIVED by the earlybird date.  Otherwise the regular rate will be charged.

LOCATION
Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium
7500 Maple Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the Beltway:
Take I-495 East or West to Exit 30B, Colesville Rd. South (Route 29).
Continue south on Colesville 1.5 miles.
Turn left on Fenton St. Take Fenton for about 3/4 mile.
Turn left on Philadelphia Ave. (MD-410)
Continue east on Philadelphia about a mile.
Just before the stop light at Maple Ave, turn left into the parking lot.
If you miss the parking lot, turn left on Maple and left into the below-ground parking lot.

From Washington DC:
Take Georgia Avenue North toward Maryland.
Just after you pass Tuckerman St, turn right on Piney Branch Rd.
Continue on Piney Branch about 1.3 miles.
Turn right on Philadelphia Ave. (MD-410).
Continue on Philadelphia about 1/4 mile.
Just before the stop light at Maple Ave, turn left into the parking lot.
If you miss the parking lot, turn left on Maple and left into the parking lot.

The building has surface parking lots both in front of and behind the building (do not worry about the signs which say you can only park for 4 hours). If the lot is full, please note that some streets around the building require resident permits during the day. You are more likely to find non-permit parking on streets on the other side of Maple.

BY METRO AND WALKING
The closest Metro station is Takoma on the Red Line. From there, it is about a 1/2 mile (15 minute) walk to the Community Center.
From the Metro station exit, walk toward downtown Takoma Park on Carroll Ave. Go two blocks.
Turn left on Maple Ave. Continue on Maple about 1/2 mile past Dance Exchange and through a residential neighborhood.
When you reach Philadelphia Avenue, the Community Center is across the street in the same building as the library, police station, and city offices.

BY METRO AND RIDE-ON BUS
Take the Red Line to Takoma Metro Station.
Catch Ride On #18 towards Langley Park. Ask the driver to let you off near the intersection of Philadelphia Avenue and Maple Avenue.

ACCESSIBILITY
The Takoma Park Community Center entrance, auditorium and restroom can accommodate wheelchairs.

REFUND POLICY
If your circumstances change and you must withdraw from a workshop after registering, please be aware of our refund policy:
Withdrawal 30 or more calendar days before the first day of a program: 75% refund
Withdrawal 11-29 calendar days before the first day of a program: 50% refund
Withdrawal 10 or fewer calendar days before a program: No refund

WEATHER POLICY
In the event of inclement weather, we will make a decision by 6 pm the prior day. If you have not received an e-mail notification from us, call our office at 301-789-2797 (we will have an outgoing message on voicemail).

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