Talking Nonprofit Videos With The Folks Behind The DoGooder Awards
For nearly a decade now, the DoGooder Awards have celebrated the most innovative and effective nonprofit videos in the sector, and during that time, the awards have expanded to local regions as well. In fact, nominations for the LA DoGooder Awards are open until June 10, with more regional awards slated for the remainder of the year.
Recently, FundRaising Success spoke with Mona Das of MOXY! and Engage With It founder Dana Weiss, both of whom work with Here's My Chance and See3 Communications on the DoGooder Awards, about the awards and how nonprofits can tackle video in their marketing strategies.
FundRaising Success: How do the regional DoGooder Awards, like the LA DoGooder Awards, differ from the larger DoGooder Awards that were awarded earlier this year, if at all?
Mona Das/Dana Weiss: The DoGooder Awards and Video Hackathon celebrate the good in each city. We highlight social change, environmental action and community engagement at its best. Our DoGooders are the social entrepreneurs, sustainable businesses, nonprofits and filmmakers working to improve their communities — in this case, Los Angeles.
Our community of DoGooders recognizes local champions of social and environmental impact and the brave storytellers that bring their vision to the screen. We honor those that commit to improving Los Angeles through doing good.
For the DoGooder Video Hackathon, we paired 14 filmmaking teams with 14 social enterprises and nonprofits. Each team was given mentorship, training and support to create a two- to three-minute video in just 10 days. They were challenged to tell the story of their organization and compel their audience to take action.
FS: How do organizations submit videos? What are the categories for the LA competition and the deadline for the regional competition?
MD/DW: Organizations in Los Angeles can submit videos that have already been created in the past 12 months until June 10th to: firstname.lastname@example.org