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michelle-delino

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

Rating: 5 stars  

When I moved to DC from NYC 18 years ago, I didn't know a soul in the tv industry. I felt very isolated until I joined WIFV and was embraced by their members and Board. I met my first employer at a panel discussion and review of demo reels and have found countless other freelance opportunities from the WIFV listserve. Over the years, their programming, community outreach and recognition of women trailblazers in the industry has educated and enlightened me. I wanted to give back to the organization that helped me, so when I was approached by Rosemary Reed to join the Board I decided to run. I was elected to the Board and later served as WIFV President 2000-2001. I have made lasting friendships and participated in creative collaborations with fellow members that have enriched my life. It is an outstanding organization and I commend them for their continued support of the local industry. Keep up the great work WIFV!

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

Great networking opportunities for freelancers to meet clients through their programs and listserve.

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

The opportunity for self-employed people like myself to network and meet prospective clients. Their educational programming is a great way to stay keep up with the changes in the business and learn new things.

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

Increase the amount of educational programs, do more community outreach, hire additional staff, move their office to a bigger and more central location, give the Executive Director a well-deserved raise!!

Ways to make it better...

They had more educational programs for established people in the industry.

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

Funding to do more great educational programs and hire more staff people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Former Volunteer & Board Member 1998-2000; Past President, 2000-2001.