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Review for Women in Film & Video Inc, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

When I moved to the DC area from Texas, Women in Film was on my list of organizations to join. Along with the alumni chapter from Southern Methodist University, this organization helped me to get my bearings as a single parent far from home for work. The leaders of this group are extremely committed and hard-working and truly believe in the mission of the organization. They need more exposure across all media and an updated approach to PR to succeed in this rapidly changing media landscape. It is also important to put standards into place as much of their staff and labor is volunteer - this would eliminate some of the burden the core group is under to keep the organization going strong. Their belief in me is helping me to grow and develop both my leadership and communication skills in the arts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

networking with professionals in the industry, and working on a short film with a producer who then cast me in a paying role (twice). Encouragement to take on a leadership role within the organization (despite limited availability).

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help the core group to delegate more tasks so that they avoid burnout.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their non-stop commitment to what they do - every day - to make film and video better. This extends to both men and women in the DC community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Extremely professional, encouraging and positive. One of the most collaborative environments I've seen.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fund film programs in local schools and universities to pass the baton to the next generation, buy some software to relieve manual processes & start an annual women's film festival to highlight women producers, directors, writers, crew and actors.

Ways to make it better...

I lived closer to DC and/or could participate more actively in a subchapter in the Virginia area.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Need more visibility within the media and should pick where they want to play (focus down to achieve a "big win").

One thing I'd also say is that...

WIFV Rocks DC. Seriously, this organization is a standout.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & Chairing the social media taskforce (subcommittee of Communications).