Archive | November, 2011

A Business Perspective on Advanced Social Media for Nonprofits

Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Monday, November 7, Benevolent Media hosted a panel discussion with three local nonprofit leaders working to inspire social change through social media. Advanced Social Media for Nonprofits View more presentations from benevolentmedia. For an overview of the panel discussion, read this excerpt from “What B2B Sales Innovators […]

Making Soup With Stones: Filmmaking for a Cause

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Monday, November 7, Benevolent Media and the World Resources Institute hosted a Nonprofit Storytelling Filmmaking Workshop, led by Stone Soup Films, a  nonprofit cooperative that produces and donates promotional films to worthy organizations. “A lot of organizations are so close to their programs that they forget […]

Photography for Good: PhotoPhilanthropy, Nuru Project, Critical Exposure

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media hosted a slideshow and panel discussion with three nonprofit leaders working to inspire social change through photography. Ernst Fischer believed that “art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” The panelists of the Benevolent Media Festival’s Photography for […]

Q&A with Peter Holmes: Capturing the Invisible

  Canadian photographer Peter Holmes was growing frustrated with the seeming inability of the policies he was studying at school to have an effective impact on real life politics. “I wanted to combine my studies in international relations and political science with my passion for photography,” said the 26-year-old Alberta native, who graduated from the University of British […]

“The Rights of Butterflies” Takes Flight with Youth Media Organizers

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media organized a screening and panel discussion with youth media organizers from Gandhi Brigade, a nonprofit organization established in 2005 that trains young people on media production and leadership skills. Last Sunday afternoon, at Gold Leaf Studio in Chinatown, Gandhi Brigade screened […]

Finding the Female Voice in Media

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Sunday, November 6, Benevolent Media and  BloomBars hosted a screening of Miss Representation, a documentary film that explores media’s limited portrayal of women and girls. One audience member, fashion writer Claire Sevigny, reacts to the film. Women make up 51 percent of the population in the United […]

Sharing Positive Stories to End Violence

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Saturday, November 5, Benevolent Media and  American University’s Center for Social Media hosted a screening of The Interrupters, a documentary film examining street violence in Chicago. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with Washington, D.C. peace activists and members of the Free Minds Book Club and Writing […]

Painting 3.2%: Artist Regina Holliday Depicts D.C.’s HIV Epidemic

  Highlights from the 2011 Benevolent Media Festival: On Monday, November 7, Benevolent Media organized an Open Mic Night, “Breaking the Silence: The Story of D.C.’s HIV Crisis and the Everyday Heroes Working to End It,” at Artfully Chocolate Bistro to share empowering and inspiring stories about living with HIV/AIDS in the District, and what’s […]

We’re Giving Stuff Away for Free!

We’re hosting a raffle for frequent festival goers. Attend 3+ events this weekend for a chance to win! At every event, we’ll distribute special “benevolent passports.” Bring your passport to the first hour of every event you attend and receive a stamp from one of our check-in volunteers. Collect three or more stamps and leave your […]