5 questions that will make your next nonprofit video work

Okay, everyone knows videos can do a lot to get people paying attention online.

So let’s make a video!

But first, check out this post at M+R Labs: Lights, Camera, Action, Post: Using video to tell your story.

Ask these questions when you’re thinking about making a video:

  • What’s the goal? (If the goal is “make a video,” you’re about to waste a lot of time and money.)
  • Is video the best way to generate action? (See #1, then ask if a video is the best way to do it.)
  • Who is the audience and how will they find your fancy video?
  • Do you have a compelling “star”? (Not necessarily a celebrity, but someone who gets the point across.)
  • Will video help extend the story? (How will this video fit in the bigger picture?)


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2 responses to “5 questions that will make your next nonprofit video work”

  1. You Tube and smart devices are gifts to nonprofits. You don’t have to spend a lot of money making a video. In fact, people often find the one you shot with your tablet to be more authentic than the expensive one you had made. Both have a place in your toolkit.

  2. You Tube and smart devices are gifts to nonprofits. You don’t have to spend a lot of money making a video. In fact, people often find the one you shot with your tablet to be more authentic than the expensive one you had made. Both have a place in your toolkit.

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