Date(s) - 09/30/2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fenway Community Center
Creating video can seem like a daunting task for several reasons. From the get-go, it can be challenging to figure out what story or stories you want to tell, and who are the right people for the job. In the middle of the process, it can seem overwhelming because you have all of this footage and you might not be sure of the best way to get the most mileage out of it. And on the tail end of things, it can be difficult to figure out how to share it with your desired audiences.
Whether you want to use video to help raise money, recruit staff and volunteers, or educate your audience about key issues you care about, Rachel Jellinek will share tips on crafting your message, including some pitfalls to avoid. Rachel will also share video examples and encourages participants to come ready to share their experiences with video storytelling as well. The focus of this conversation will be on storytelling strategy (ideas and what to do with them), not on the technical aspects of video production.
Rachel Jellinek is a co-founder of Reflection Films, an award-winning video production company that does video storytelling and content creation for a variety of mission-driven organizations. Reflection Films does filming and animation, typically for fundraising, marketing, or training purpose.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Harvard University. Prior to Reflection Films, she worked at several nonprofits focused on public health and education. She has served as a health educator for youth and adults; as a director of a literacy program, and as a community relations liaison at MIT. Her experience in the nonprofit world lends itself well to understanding how to tell client stories in an emotionally compelling and entertaining way.
This session is appropriate for any nonprofit employee who wants to learn more about video storytelling, with or without prior experience, but is especially suited for those in fundraising, marketing, and/or communications roles. Join us at the Fenway Community Center on Monday, September 30th to learn more about how visual storytelling can create an impact for your organization.
Please apply by using the link below by September 20th. Applicants will be notified of acceptance within two business days.