Philo Project helps other Philly nonprofits get out high-quality video message


    Small nonprofit organizations on tight budgets struggle to get their message out. But many in the Philadelphia region can now turn to another nonprofit, The Philo Project, for assistance.

    It’s offering video production services on a pro-bono basis to small organizations from dance troupes to food banks.

    “The way things are today, groups need video,” explains Gerald Kolpan, The Philo Project’s creative director. “They need it for fundraising, they need it to get their message out, and they especially need it for crowdsourcing — things like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. If you don’t have a good video, you’re really not going anywhere.”

    With 20 projects completed in its first year, The Philo Project is aiming to grow, but still keep a focus on the Philadelphia region, according to Kolpan.

    “We’re a local, homegrown organization, and that’s the way we intend to stay.”

    Kolpan outlined The Philo Project’s accomplishments and goals in a conversation with NewsWorks Tonight’s Dave Heller.

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