Video is one of the most powerful tools a nonprofit has to share their story. By 2019, video will represent over 80% of all Internet traffic; however, for often resource-starved charities, making videos can be time-consuming and expensive. To help nonprofits effectively tell their stories and showcase their successes through video, FrontStream – provider of Panorama, the only all-in-one online fundraising platform for nonprofits and corporations – launched the Realize a More Beautiful World campaign.
“FrontStream is committed to championing our customers’ causes and growing their impact,” said Bill Wood, CEO of FrontStream. “We want to help charities and companies be the most successful they can be by giving them the online fundraising, engagement tools and coaching they need to support the important work they do.”
Habitat for Humanity: A World Where Everyone Has A Home
The first story in the “Realize a More Beautiful World” video series is one from Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga broke ground on The Bett-Knowlton Build Project in the summer of 2016. The house will be for four autistic gentlemen who are in need of supportive housing that can accommodate them for their futures. These four men have been friends, and companions and are now ready to be roommates and a family in a house of their own.
“Building a home for one family is special. Building a home for four gentlemen with autism and changing the lives of four families is remarkable,” said Sarah Golan, Senior Manager of Brand Strategy and Marketing at Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga. “This is the first time Habitat has partnered with Community Living, but it’s just the beginning – the first of many!”
Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga has used the power of FrontStream’s online events and fundraising platform, with the support of social media advertising, to raise over $25,000 for this project. FrontStream works with over 65 chapters of Habitat for Humanity and has helped them raise nearly $15M.
Golan continued, “FrontStream is vital to our day-to-day, which allows our day-to-day to change someone’s life.”
Additional FrontStream programs supporting and creating a community for charities include the new podcast, Asking for More – real talk from real fundraising professionals, and nationwide Realize events – exclusive evenings for nonprofit professionals featuring dynamic panel discussions. For upcoming Realize dates and cities, follow FrontStream’s Facebook page.