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Best-in-Class Nonprofit Video Production by Tectonic

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:

  • Educational curriculum for universities and museums
  • Marketing videos for international development organizations
  • Virtual fundraising events for community development organizations
  • Advocacy campaigns for human rights organizations
  • Immersive 360º & VR experiences for health-related nonprofits

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. Testimonial Videos

Testimonial videos allow your clients, donors and partners to affirm your nonprofits impact using their own voices. These videos are powerful for numerous audiences.

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. 360º & VR 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.

1

Strategy

After reviewing your goals, values, budget and timeline, our team pitches concepts, deliverables, and a scope of work.
2

Locations, Pre-Interviews, Asset Review

Our video production team scouts filming locations, conducts pre-interviews with potential filming subjects, and reviews existing assets.
3

Creative Approach & Script Writing

We find the creative angles and flesh out the story through script writing.
4

Scheduling & Shoot Prep

Personnel, locations and equipment are scheduled, shot lists are created, and travel is arranged.
5

Filming

Our film crew captures the interviews and b-roll needed to bring your video concept to life.
6

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.

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