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Your Video Storytelling Journey: Tips on Maximizing the Mileage (1/31/2018)

January 31st, 2018
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Philanthropy Massachusetts, 133 Federal Street, Suite 802, Boston, MA
Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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About This Workshop
Creating video can feel like a daunting task for several reasons. From the get-go, it can be challenging to figure out what story or stories you want to tell, and who are the right people for the job. In the middle of the process, it may seem overwhelming if you have a lot of footage but are unsure of the best way to get the most out of it. And on the tail end of things, it can be difficult to figure out how to share it with your desired audiences.
Have no fear! Whether you want to use video to help raise money, recruit staff and volunteers, or educate your audience about key issues you care about, facilitator Rachel Jellinek from Reflection Films will guide you as she shares tips on crafting your message, including some pitfalls to avoid. In addition, she will address how to map out a communications calendar to put your video footage to creative, consistent and effective use. Rachel will share video examples and she encourages participants to come ready to share their experiences as well. This presentation will not include discussion of the technical aspects of video production or video editing.
Ideal for marketing, communications and development staff, as well as board members and volunteers, engaged in developing storytelling content for a range of audiences.
About Rachel Jellinek
Rachel Jellinek co-founded Reflection Films, an award-winning video production company. Reflection Films provides mission-driven organizations with video storytelling and content creation services, including filming and animation, typically for marketing, fundraising and training purposes.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts from Harvard University. Prior to Reflection Films, she worked on educational campaigns at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, as a health educator for children, as a director for a literacy program, and as a community relations liaison at MIT. Her experience in the nonprofit world lends itself well to understanding how to tell client stories in an emotionally compelling and entertaining way.
From Amanda Holm at The Boston Foundation:
 "My team and I recently hired Rachel to host a workshop for 65 nonprofit leaders, to guide them as they seek new ways to communicate with their donors, board members, volunteers, clients, and more. Over the course of 3.5 hours, Rachel expressed her enthusiasm for film, her expertise in capturing a story, and impressive ability to respond to the needs of her clients. She made sure to answer every question and followed up with our guests with additional resources and support. I'm so glad we chose Rachel to host this unique workshop and have been so impressed with her professionalism and field knowledge. I enthusiastically recommend her as a presenter, project manager, and video expert!"
From Dennis Boyer at Nonprofit Net:
 "Rachel is an excellent public speaker. At a seminar I attended she displayed deep knowledge of story-telling with video. She was able to clearly explain the process to an audience of generalists without using technical jargon. Equally important was her ability to command the attention of the audience for the entire two hours, including considerable interaction with the attendees."
From Julia Carpenter-Conlin:
"I hired Rachel to lead a Video Storytelling workshop as part of Third Sector New England's training programs. Rachel is an excellent trainer with extensive subject area expertise who led an engaging session. The evaluations from this sold-out event were extremely positive, with one participant sharing "Presenter was extremely knowledgeable, clear, down to earth, experienced. She gave us many, many useful tips and things to think about. Excellent training!" Rachel is able to connect with participants easily in a straightforward way and brings extensive knowledge and humor to her work. I highly recommend Rachel as a trainer and video storyteller. She brings an in-depth understanding of the nonprofit sector and is a thoughtful, caring person and this outlook clearly carries through in her video storytelling work."

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