Blueforest Studios, a video production firm based in Raleigh, N.C., created an annual campaign called Blueforest Gives Back. Through the campaign, the firm creates a free video for a local Triangle, N.C., area nonprofit valued at $5,000 – $10,000. The Blueforest Studios team developed the campaign as a way to give back to the community.
CASA, a local nonprofit focusing on community development, was selected as the recipient of the free video this year. Blueforest worked with CASA to create a video on their efforts to provide permanent housing solutions for people experiencing homelessness.
The final video was an animation, which used traditional and digital elements. Animation was selected because of it’s freedom to express CASA’s message.
On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015, Blueforest Studios and CASA held a video reveal at The Cary Theater in Cary, N.C. Guests learned about CASA, Blueforest Studios, and animation. They also enjoyed snacks, networking and taking photos at the CASA photo booth with hashtag #WhyIGiveBack.
As part of the video debut, CASA announced that every dollar donated will be matched 1-to-1, up to $5,000 until August 31st. Learn more about CASA here.
New improvements for next year’s Blueforest Gives Back campaign were announced at the video reveal, as well as an upcoming Nonprofit Storytelling Seminar in September 2015.
The category for Blueforest Gives Back 2016 is Community, Economics, and Environment. All local nonprofits that fit into this category are encouraged to apply. Applications will be open later this year. Check for updates of Blueforest Gives Back 2016 here. Learn more about Blueforest Studios here.
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