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Top-Rated Video Production for Nonprofits and Foundations

Why Nonprofits Partner with Tectonic Video

Tectonic Video is a full-service video production company that works exclusively with nonprofits, foundations, and corporate philanthropy. While there will always be a need for traditional text and images, we know that video is the future—and our clients do too.

Organizations across the mission-driven sector partner with Tectonic Video because our videos have the power to engage audiences and bring the human experience to life through film.

Here are a few examples of the types of video we’ve created:

Through it all, our team has never lost sight of why we do this work: world-changing organizations deserve to have their stories told.

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Types of Nonprofit Videos That We Create

At Tectonic, the opportunities to use video for your nonprofit are endless. We know exactly how to meet the needs of your audiences to boost engagement and affect change. Here’s a list of the types of nonprofit videos that we specialize in:

1. Marketing Videos

Marketing videos build awareness about your cause and organization. They target the widest audience possible to compel them to learn more about your work.

2. Fundraising Videos

Fundraising videos build your case for support to ask current and prospective donors to contribute to a campaign.

3. Story Videos

Story videos demonstrate the impact of your nonprofit through a story of transformation in one of your beneficiaries.

4. Educational Videos

Educational videos transfer vital knowledge to general and specific audiences through engaging and enjoyable means.

5. Explainer Videos

Explainer videos show informed audiences what you do and how you do it. They also demonstrate how your approach is different from anyone else.

6. Event Videos

Benefits, galas, rallies and more need video to share your story and compel your audiences to action.

7. PSA videos

Public service announcements, or PSAs, are brief educational videos for specific audiences. They are critical for spreading lifesaving information.

8. Branded Content

Branded content is a story video that is sponsored by your nonprofit yet doesn’t directly advertise or promote your organization.

9. VR & 360º Videos

360º and Virtual Reality (VR) videos are cutting edge, immersive experiences that build empathy and blow minds.

Tectonic’s Approach to Nonprofit Video Production

Creating a nonprofit video takes 2-3 months from concept to delivery. But don’t worry—our expert video storytellers will be there every step of the way. We have a tried and true process for development and production that is clear, collaborative, and low-stress for everyone involved.



After reviewing your goals, values, budget and timeline, our team pitches concepts, deliverables, and a scope of work.

Locations, Pre-Interviews, Asset Review

Our video production team scouts filming locations, conducts pre-interviews with potential filming subjects, and reviews existing assets.

Creative Approach & Script Writing

We find the creative angles and flesh out the story through script writing.

Scheduling & Shoot Prep

Personnel, locations and equipment are scheduled, shot lists are created, and travel is arranged.


Our film crew captures the interviews and b-roll needed to bring your video concept to life.

Editing & Finishing

After feedback and revisions, the video is color graded, audio is mixed, and final graphics and subtitles are made. The final product is an asset to your organization that will inspire change and spark meaningful action.

Our Award-Winning Nonprofit Videos

Over the past decade, we have created hundreds of nonprofit videos for organizations across the globe. Our content has been installed in museums, selected by film festivals, profiled by The New York Times, and honored with almost 200 awards. Here are a few examples of our award-winning work:

Eric & Peety 6:25

Created for Mutual Rescue, this branded content video went viral with 100M+ views, coverage on the New York Times, NPR, and AdWeek, and won numerous awards.

Source International 6:08

Created for The Tech Interactive, this story film won top honors at the CinemAmbiente Environmental Film Festival.

How Nuru Works 3:32

Created for Nuru International, this explainer video won top honors at the Tellys, Daveys and Communicator Awards.

Austin Coming Together 6:25

Created for United Way of Metro Chicago, this marketing video explains their neighborhood network approach in Chicago.

One Million Lives 4:08

Created for Village Enterprise, this story film celebrated the 1 millions lives who have been impacted by their work.

Julie Packard 2:28

Created for The Tech Interactive, this story video profiled the 2019 Global Humanitarian Award Winner.

FAQs About Nonprofit Video Production


What is nonprofit video production?

Nonprofit video production refers to the process of creating videos for a nonprofit or foundation with the goal of promoting their cause, educating their audiences, or raising awareness funds for their campaigns. It generally involves scriptwriting, storyboarding, filming, editing, and post-production to produce a polished video that resonates with viewers and supports the organization’s mission.

How much does nonprofit video production cost?

The cost for nonprofit video production varies based on style, length, and subject matter. Most nonprofits will spend between $30,000 to $150,000 for high-quality, in-depth video content.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just estimates and the actual cost depends on the project that you choose to pursue. Request a quote from a nonprofit video production company and compare their pricing to your nonprofit’s needs and budget.

How long does nonprofit video production usually take?

The duration of nonprofit video production varies depending on the complexity of the project. On average, it can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.

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