In a world where video is all the rage, the GlobalGiving team is eager to see your most recent productions! There’s just no match for the power that video has to build quick intrigue, trust, and connection. The medium has recently been described by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a “megatrend, almost as big as mobile.”
What we’ve been most excited to watch here at GlobalGiving is the ever-lowering barriers for creating quality video content. It has never been easier or cheaper for nonprofits to captivate audiences with bold visual storytelling. That makes us more excited than ever to watch your submissions!
This year, the Top 10 videos will win GlobalGiving social media promotion and get featured in a GlobalGiving Learn article. Last year’s winner feature was one of GlobalGiving’s highest viewed pieces of content, proving the irresistible nature of visual content.
The top grand prize winning video will also receive a solo feature in a GlobalGiving’s newsletter which gets sent to tens of thousands of engaged donors from around the world. In previous years, this feature has raised the winning project anywhere from $2,000 to $13,000.
Since it’s getting harder and harder to distinguish between amateurs and professionals in the world of video, this year we’re asking YOU to reveal how your video came about. That’s because we’re offering additional promotion + learning opportunities to videos created by our many impressive non-professional videographers out there!
What are you waiting for? Submit your video entry before the Friday, February 23rd deadline and read the full Terms + Conditions below!
Looking for quick tips? We recommend that you:
- Explore the movie-making power of the iPhone
- Learn how to make videos on the cheap
- Share a story that is unique to your organization.
- Let that story revolve around your donors and/or the community you serve (not your organization itself)
- Capture honest moments.
- Try using subtitles
- Aim for one to two minute videos for web content
- Take donors behind the scenes
- Have a clear call to action
- Take a peek at the 2017 Contest Winners!