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This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to better tell our and our clients' through a visual medium across all of our platforms (website, social media, live events, etc.).

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

Nice To Have

We'd like to work with a photographer with experience turning pictures into a slideshow presentation or video to highlight their visual work.

How This Will Help

The project will help IMPACCT Brooklyn tell our clients' stories and experiences with our programs with our larger community in a compelling way. We would like to turn those images into a video or photo presentation that can be used at large events or community meetings that we regularly hold.

What We Have In Place

We currently have amazing clients with impressive stories which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have staff dedicated to help you connect with the clients and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We recently rebranded oursives as IMPACCT Brooklyn to reflect our mission to help low- and moderate-income New Yorkers across Central Brooklyn, and are capitalizing on the rebranding with new visual materials to emphasize our commitment and vision to empower neighborhoods and communities.

  • Estimated Time
    Volunteers: 10-20 hours over 1-2 weeks
    Organizations: 2-5 hours
  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site
  • Requirements: This project requires a short interview with the organization. If your application is accepted, you'll receive an email from Catchafire with instructions to schedule a call.

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

IMPACCT Brooklyn embraces a vision in which people strive together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community in central Brooklyn. We pursue five major goals: * to preserve and develop safe and affordable housing, a basic human right; * to support a vibrant local commerce * to sustain and develop an economic, racial, and cultural diversity * to promote knowledge and concerted action * to foster an ethic that all members of the community contribute to the greater good.

What We Do

IMPACCT Brooklyn is one of Brooklyn's premier community development corporations serving the neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Downtown Brooklyn, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. We work hand-in-hand with low- and moderate-income community members and stakeholders to preserve and develop affordable housing, provide quality property management, promote commercial revitalization and strengthen local businesses, create homeownership opportunities, protect tenant rights, combat predatory lending practices and prevent home-loss.

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