Philanthropy & Capacity Building


This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to Better demonstrate the unique opportunities our programs offer to strengthen the skills, confidence and networks of nonprofit professionals while building diversity in the sector.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

How This Will Help

We are looking to have photographs taken at two upcoming events - on Weds 1/24, 4-6pm, and Tues 1/30, 4:30-6:30pm in downtown Boston. In these events, we ask students in our program (nonprofit professionals) to deliver mock pitches to funders, who provide feedback. These are unique offerings of our program and capturing these powerful interactions will support marketing, fundraising, and student recruitment.

What We Have In Place

We currently have event information and signed releases which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have example photos from past (different) events and the ability to provide any other information you need.

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

  • Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
    • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
    • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed
  • Milestone 1: Photo Shoot
    • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
  • Milestone 2: Editing
    • Professional edits and color corrects the photos
  • Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
    • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Volunteer Manager
    • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
    • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location, if required
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice’s mission is to transform communities by equipping the most promising nonprofit leaders with the skills, confidence, and resources they need to make their organizations effective, innovative, and sustainable.

  • City: Needham Heights, MA, USA
Philanthropy & Capacity Building