GlobalGiving’s Video Contest: Learn More!

GlobalGiving’s Video Contest is back! Videos are an amazing communication tool. With a short video you can engage and inspire supporters. Videos give donors the chance to know your organization better and give you the chance to promote your projects.

Video Training: Not Your Everyday Webinar

Are you feeling like you don’t  know where to start? Don’t worry because this year we are extremely honored to have help from the talented team at What Took You So Long Foundation (WTYSL). WTYSL is a team of documentary filmmakers dedicated to filming unsung heroes and untold stories. They made an instructional video just for you! It’s filled with tips and tricks for telling your project’s story through film.

You do not want to miss this incredible learning opportunity and eye catching short film, which offers 34 tips and examples for creating short films about non-profit organizations and international projects.

Watch here!


Inspired by WTYSL’s work? We are too! Click here to learn more about this incredible team. You can also learn more about What Took You So Long? By:


Video Contest Terms and Conditions:

  • Participating organizations must be current Partners, Leaders or Superstars on Please note that projects that are not featured on are not eligible.
  • Eligible videos must be between 00:30 and 3:00 minutes long. Videos that are longer than 3:00 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Videos must be embedded in the GlobalGiving project page in order to qualify for the Video Contest.
  • The submitted video must focus on the content described in the project.
  • Videos must be high quality and creative.
  • Videos may not contain any copyrighted element. Be sure that you have obtained all necessary legal rights for the content of your video.
  • All video participants must give informed consent of their participation.
  • Videos may not contain vulgar language or inappropriate content. GlobalGiving reserves the right to determine inappropriate content and disqualify a video.
  • Organizations may submit one video per organization
  • Videos must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET (what time in your city) Friday, February 15th in order to be eligible.

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How to submit your video:

  • Upload your video to YouTube.
  • Embed your YouTube video into your project page by entering the direct YouTube link to your video under the “Project Video” section of the “Photos & Documents” tab in the project editor in the project entry system.
  • Submit the web address for your project page and video in this entry form.

 See complete step by step instructions here.

How does the contest work?

  • Videos must be uploaded to the project and approved by February 15, 2013 at 11:59pm ET (what time in your city) to be eligible. Keep in mind, project approvals can take between 1-3 business days.
  • All participants must also complete the entry form by February 15, 2013 at 11:59pm ET (what time in your city) to be eligible.
  • Eligible videos will be judged by The Jubilee Project team. Judging will be based on creativity, relevance to the organization’s project, and overall quality.
  • Five videos will be selected by independent judges to be featured on GlobalGiving’s Facebook and Twitter.
  • One grand prize winner will be featured in GlobalGiving’s monthly newsletter, which goes out to 110,000 subscribers!
  • Winners will be announced on February 28, 2013.

Meet our Judges: The Jubilee Project

We are so lucky to have the founders and team of The Jubilee Project judge this year’s Video Contest. The Jubilee Project’s mission is to make videos for a good cause and produce entertaining content that will empower, enable, and inspire others to do good as well.  Jason, Eddie, and Eric, the founders of The Jubilee Project work to get stories like yours heard and get viewers motivated to help make positive change.

To learn more about this amazing trio click here.


You can also learn more about The Jubilee Project by:

Prize for the Winners:

  • The five winning videos will each be featured  on GlobalGiving’s Facebook and Twitter
  • One grand prize winner will be featured in GlobalGiving’s monthly newsletter, which goes out to 110,000 subscribers!
  •  Winners will be announced on February 28, 2013.


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