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Videos can really help to bring your story and your fundraising to life. And there are loads of different ways to make and share videos these days. You can use videos to ask for donations or sponsorship directly or just to show people a bit more of what you’re doing.
Before we get into any guidance and tips on using video in your fundraising, the main thing we want to tell you is, don’t worry about any of this, just do it! Press the button and make a video!
Film whatever you like. Tell your story. Make it heartfelt, or make it funny, or make it both! It doesn't need to perfect.
And remember to share! Share your footage on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media you use. When you’re using the apps above you can usually cross-post these to social media too. Publish your videos in as many places as possible to get them out there!
Here are a few videos that we love...
(Warning: contains swearing) We loved this video by Eric Lampaert, who ran the London Marathon for Mind in 2015. He’s done some whizzy editing here, and gone down the funny route.
Editing together video clips like this isn’t as hard as you’d think. Search online for a range of editing apps, many of which are free.
This isn’t a Mind example, but we love this incredibly moving and funny video by Jessica for Anthony Nolan