Video for Nonprofits: Finding your Story

This event is the second in a series of eight monthly meetups focusing on Video for Nonprofits. We will cover everything from strategy to hands-on editing workshops between now and March 2014. Please join us!

You know you want to use video to promote your organization – but where to start? You start with a good story.

Allanah and Tiva will address several things to consider as you search for and shape your story. Topics covered include:

  1. Basic principles of storytelling such as message, tone, and structure
  2. The unique story-telling concerns that come up for non-profits
  3. Examples and techniques for how to apply all this to visual storytelling.


When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 5:30 PM To 7:30 PM
Where: HiVE Vancouver, #210 – 128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC.



  • 5:30 – 6:00 PM: schmoozing and snacks
  • 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Finding your Story presentation
  • 7:00 – 7:30 PM: Q&A and Wrap


  • Event hashtag: #npvideo and #Net2van
  • Group: @NetTuesday
  • Presenter: @lionheartprods and @TivaWrites
  • Venue sponsor: @HiVEVancouver
  • Social media sponsor: @HootSuite



Allanah has over twenty years communications experience, with an emphasis on storytelling, strategy, & social change. She is the CEO of Lionheart Productions.

Lionheart has been creating custom content for 8 years, with a focus on video. Leading a large worker health & safety campaign, Allanah produced multiple short films, and gathered narrative and visual assets for her client which continue to be customized for multiple audience segments. Allanah has filmed in China and India and translated her content into 7 languages.

Prior to founding Lionheart, she worked in marketing, and community relations for the Vancouver Canucks and the Calgary Flames, where she developed a character education program for kids, championed the creation of the Canucks Family Education Centre, and increased revenues for the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon by 300%.


Tiva makes “explainer videos” – short animated videos that use visual metaphors to help people see the benefits of a complex product or service. Tiva has over 10 years experience as a storyteller for social change, and has written proposals that raised over $20 million for non-profits in Canada and the US.
Find her at Onwords Consulting or on Twitter at @TivaWrites


Mobility Access: This venue does not have ramps or elevators.

Hearing Access: Speakers at this event will use microphones.

Sight Access: Contact the organizers if you need an advance copy of the presentation.

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