Yes! You too can make a polished fundraising video for free, in hours with just a laptop.

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Yes! You too can make a polished fundraising video for free, in hours with just a laptop.

Fundraising videos work. But it shouldn’t cost more to make a video, than the amount you are fundraising.

Use the free Lumen5 app to create compelling videos on your laptop using professionally made, royalty-free video clips and soundtracks.

Neighborhoods Inc of Battlecreek (NIBC) needed to raise $15,000 to support affordable housing but couldn’t afford a video producer. NIBC had never created a video before. This is how they created their own fundraising video in hours with the help of a free online DemLabs video training course.

Watch the GIF or their 50 second video complete with music.

Fundraising video

Create your own fundraising video for free with just a laptop and Lumen5.

How to create a fundraising video

This fundraising appeal has a simple narrative:
– A framing shot of Battlecreek that local residents recognize
– Who is Neighborhoods Inc and its mission
– How the funds raised will be used
– A call to action and how viewers can make a donation

Aiden Baum at NIBC created this fundraising video with the free Lumen5 app on her Dell Latitude 7410. This is the first fundraising video she created!
– She picked video clips from the Lumen5 catalog that matched the fundraising appeal
– The clips transition automatically from one to the next so the video flows smoothly
– She then added captions to each clip through the app.
– Next she picked an inspiring soundtrack from the hundreds of royalty-free tracks included in Lumen5 offers
– She then published the video which outputs a MP4 file which was shared on social media and uploaded to YouTube

Create your own fundraising video in hours, for free with Lumen5

Free video creation training course

Learn the basics of creating a video in about ten minutes with this free DemLabs video training course is available in both English or Spanish.

Learn how to create your own videos for free with this DemLabs training in English or Spanish.

EnglishSpanish

Community organizing in Michigan

Neighborhood Inc. of Battle Creek Michigan – promotes stable, healthy homes and neighborhoods by providing services and educational programs focused on low to moderate income families in the greater Battle Creek area.

NIBC’s four program lines include education & counseling, real estate asset management, financial services, and community engagement, each catering to specific needs and interests of the community. Neighborhoods has affordable and exceptional, high quality housing opportunities that attract families to purchase and lease homes throughout the city. This, in turn, provides the workforce needed to retain industry and attract even more residents, jobs, and business to Battle Creek.

Neighborhoods has affordable and exceptional, high quality housing opportunities that attract families to purchase and lease homes throughout the city. This, in turn, provides the workforce needed to retain industry and attract even more residents, jobs, and business to Battle Creek.

DONATE TO NEIGHBORHOODS INC OF BATTLECREEK

Takeaway: Raise more money and spread your message further with videos shared through social media. Save time and money. Create your own videos for free with Lumen5.

Deepak
DemLabs

Image credit: Jonathan Borba on Unsplash
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