Documentary Fundraising 101 Workshop

November 8, 2012

Documentary Fundraising 101 for Filmmakers and Other Artists

A dynamic group of documentary filmmakers and other artists joined together in Atlanta, Georgia last month at The Foundation Center for an hour and a half workshop to learn about the basics of documentary fundraising.

The Foundation Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering support and resources to anyone in need of funding for their project or organization.

Desktop Documentaries' founder and publisher Faith Fuller led the fundraisng 101 workshop which covered topics ranging from crowdfunding to grants to fundraising trailers.

Sample Clip from Documentary Fundraising 101 Workshop: "Elevator Pitch and Log Line"

The entire documentary fundraising 101 workshop can be viewed
as part of the Documentary Fundraising Tool Kit.

Topics Covered in the Workshop:

  • Fundraising Mindset (Is everything you know about fundraising wrong?)
  • Why People Donate To Documentaries
  • Where To Find Money
  • How To Get The Money
  • Fundraising Tools (Proposal Template, Budget, Trailer, etc)
  • Documentary Film Grants
  • Crowdfunding and Mass Social Media Fundraising Campaigns

Praise For The Workshop

"I traveled from Denver, Colorado to attend your class and I'm so glad I did. I learned so much about the fundraising process, and I'm looking forward to applying this training to my documentaries."

~ Joseph (workshop attendee)

“Thank you for putting together such a wonderful, inspiring and really beneficial workshop!”

~ Suzy (workshop attendee)

WATCH: Documentary Fundraising 101 Workshop

The entire 1 ½ hour video presentation is available as a free bonus feature with the purchase of the Documentary Fundraising Tool Kit.

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