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Video Storytelling for Nonprofits

August 27, 2015

“Quiet on the set!” With that shout, documentary filmmakers Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, and Aqiyla Thomas from Meridian Hill Pictures transformed a chock-full classroom at Foundation Center-Washington, DC, into a world where anyone with an iPhone or iPad can create videos that move people to action.

Full house at FCSF's July 22 event on Black Male Achievement

5 Rs of Getting Philanthropic Support for Your Grassroots Organization

August 19, 2015

A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a Foundation Center San Francisco event last month: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he calls the “5 Rs”.

What to know before you join the board

What You Should Know Before Joining a Nonprofit Board

August 19, 2015

Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.

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