As both the world and social media continue to change, video has become one of the most informative and inspiring ways to tell stories. The DoGooder Awards were created as a way to showcase and celebrate individuals and nonprofits creating stellar videos to tell their social good stories. This year, hundreds of videos were entered in one of three categories: Funny for Good, Fundraising for Good and Best Nonprofit Video. Your thousands of votes selected one winner in each category who showcased their mission and video skills to grab our attention.
The winners in each category will be honored at the NTEN 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference this week and featured on our social media channels. Plus, the winners receive a free registration to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans!
Without further ado, join us in congratulating these outstanding DoGooders!
Funny for Good
Setting the Bar Low by Wander
This video by Wander depicts the fictional historical accomplishments of a number of hilariously low achievers. The ease of their achievements is then compared to the group’s simple request of manufacturers: Please don’t harm us.
Fundraising for Good
Hand in Hand introduction video, by Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand is a nonprofit that runs a network of six bilingual schools in Israel that model coexistence. Students are a mix of Jews and Arabs and classes are taught in Arabic and Hebrew. In the summer of 2016, Hand in Hand launched a 10-day campaign to raise $250,000. With the video as the centerpiece of the campaign, they raised over $350,000!
Best Nonprofit Video
Jay Z - The War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush by Drug Policy Alliance
The four-minute work, narrated by Jay Z, is part history lesson and part vision statement. He maps the devastation caused by the war on drugs and raises important questions about economic equity in the emerging above-ground marijuana industry. Molly Crabapple, celebrated artist, activist and author, hand painted and animated the video.
Thank you for watching and voting for these incredible organizations. If you want to be recognized as a DoGooder with mad video skills, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and stay tuned for next year’s competition.