Nonprofit Digital Communications

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For those doing digital strategy work, including written or multimedia content for nonprofit websites, social media, and e-newsletters. This group is for those digital communications folks who create written or multimedia content for websites, social media, and e-newsletters for nonprofits. Members will discuss topics such as social media trends, digital analytics, developing content, storytelling, planning and resources, content strategy, and more.

Outsourcing video work

  • 1.  Outsourcing video work

    Posted Jul 25, 2018 16:54
    Hello! We are hoping to outsource production of a few videos, starting with a quick 2-3 minute instructional video. Do you have any recommendations for an individual or company who could do this for a non-profit budget friendly rate? Thanks!

    Heidi Gollub
    Director of Marketing
    Marathon Kids
    Austin, TX
    Tech Accelerate

  • 2.  RE: Outsourcing video work

    Posted Jul 26, 2018 06:17
    I've been using Jess Vecchione from VeccVideography for 10 years through two different workplaces. She's a terrific storyteller. And you get a lot if archive video that you can put to work in shorter formats. And she's a licensed & insured drone operator (which in NYS you must have for commercial/work-for-hire video).  Here are a few videos she has done for me:
    6-min Making rural homes safe and sound

    Community Partner Award 2017: Madeline Fletcher

    Harold Renzo Community Inspiration Award 2017

    You can reach her aT - tell her I sent you. 

    Tara Collins, RUPCO, Kingston, NY

    Tech Accelerate

  • 3.  RE: Outsourcing video work

    Posted Jul 26, 2018 10:24
    Tara, that rural housing video is great! Ballpark for how much something like that runs?

    Lisa Demer
    Communications Manager
    Rasmuson Foundation
    Anchorage, Alaska

    Tech Accelerate

  • 4.  RE: Outsourcing video work

    Posted Jul 26, 2018 12:28
    You might check to see if you have a government access channel or community tv channel that will do it for a reduced cost. We have that here in Fayetteville, and it's a great service. They also do some teaching about making and using video.

    We also have relied on university students since we're close to a major university. Sometimes it's a great resource and sometimes not. But a class project or student could be free or very affordable.

    Angie Albright
    Clinton House Museum
    Fayetteville, AR

    Tech Accelerate

  • 5.  RE: Outsourcing video work

    Posted Jul 30, 2018 10:10

    @Lisa Dermer ballpark depends on number of shot locations and days and the number of cameras. 3-camera one day, multiple interviews runs about $2500.


    You can get the archive footage edited down in the $750 range.


    I agree with @Angie Albright – community access channel staffers are great, but it will take time (and you have to take their orientation). But it opens up a long term relationship (particularly in a local market). We are exploring this relationship however we haven't had time to send a team over to orientation and then create the video storyboard required prior to shooting.


    Student videographers can work too, however if an intern, 120 hours only takes you so far and usually the ramping up time is worth paying an experienced professional to get it done (with limited oversight).


    Remember you get what you pay for.


    Tara Collins, Director of Communications & Resource Development, RUPCO, Inc.


    Tech Accelerate