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Digital storytelling
for non-profits

 

Is your organisation using online video effectively?

Community Builder grew out of a simple idea - we've seen too many amazing stories gathering dust on YouTube and Facebook, so we decided to do something about it.

We're here to help non-profits tell video stories, and build communities to support their organisation's good work.

Our team of dedicated production and marketing specialists work around the clock to ensure that your content reaches your target audience, no matter who they are.

 Edgar's mission, one of many Community Builder clients.
 Affordable, professional video shoots that are tailored for not-for-profits like yours.

We're the social enterprise unit of Melbourne's Community TV and online broadcaster, C31. Our purpose is to build the digital capacity of Victoria's not-for-profit sector by developing video communication campaigns that aid the activities of our partner organisations.

We're working with some of the brightest minds in the field to offer affordable and effective packages for your organisations. We offer ways to grow online audiences, communicate with stakeholders and participants, collaborate across community sectors, attract funders and donors, tell stories across multiple traditional and digital media platforms and more.

Affordable and socially-aware video content is at the core of every Community Builder project, while also providing on-the-job training opportunities and career pathways for C31 production assistants from all walks of life.

 

Filming & Video Production


Options to suit any budget

Whether it's a simple piece to camera, a roving camera team at a conference, multi-camera coverage of a sporting or arts event, or a full studio production, our team is ready to go at a moment's notice.

Piece to camera.

Event coverage.

 

Hygiene vs. Hero content

Social media is a hungry beast! For continual community growth, video needs to be a big part of your daily content schedule. Build engagement with regular snippets of "hygiene" content, and release your polished "hero" piece to a captivated audience.

Hygiene content - daily videos to improve the health of your channel.

Hero content - ‘go big’ moments to raise awareness.

 

Shoot once, edit forever

Through careful planning and creative execution, we can turn a single film shoot into many months' worth of content for your communications plan.

 

Interested in working together?

Our team are ready to get to work, we're just waiting on your go-ahead. Let's do something great.

 
 
 

Livestreaming


Connect directly with your community

Interactive and inclusive, the Facebook Live platform allows for immediate feedback and organic engagement from within your community and beyond, perfect for reaching those who may not normally be able to participate.

Victorian AIDs Council.

Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

 

Showcase an event

Thanks to 4GX technology, it is possible to broadcast events - both large and small - for a fraction of the cost 10 years ago.

Reclink Community Cup.

Victorian Open Swimming Championships.

 

Capture the moment

Special occasions are worth preservice for the posterity, but are also a perfect opportunity to attract new viewers, subscribers and online supporters.

Capitalise on big ticket moments.

Convert online audiences to offline supporters.

 

Ready to share your work with the world?

Our equipment is packed and ready to deploy, we're just waiting on your word.

 
 
 

Community Building


Video with purpose

Community Builder grew out of a simple idea - we've seen too many amazing videos gathering dust on YouTube, so we decided to do something about it.

We help non-profits tell stories, and then connect with clearly defined target audiences, through a combination of paid and organic reach.

Project 1 Million uses social media and crowdfunding platforms to grow the online audiences and support the work of charity partners.

 

Directly engage stakeholders and supporters

The Community Builder team is committed to using their digital marketing expertise to build a socially progressive society.

By capitalising on the advanced targeting capabilities of online marketing platforms, we can target very specific audiences, such as potential donors, left-leaning voters, funding bodies, government representatives and prospective clients.

Community Builder is helping Yooralla celebrate its 100th birthday in 2018.

 

Achieve strategic objectives

Every non-profit we work with has unique objectives - we don't believe in a one-size-fits-all approach.

We can grow newsletter databases and social media audiences, increase engagement, assist with crowdfunding and attracting donors, improve brand awareness, drive traffic to a website or landing, or build out a creative content calendar.

If your organisation needs to define a business-driven strategy, we can even help with that too.

Our partners at Loud Days offer Community Builder clients digital marketing strategy consultation and implementation.

 

Want to take the next step?

Just click those buttons below, our digital marketing guru's are eagerly waiting at their desk.

 
 
 

Partners


   Youthworx Productions   is a not-for-profit film production company that creates professional videos with a social conscience.  The production company is the big sister to Youthworx Media – an accredited training program created to assist marginalised young people, giving them the necessary tools and skills to realise their full potential as creative, engaged members of society.  Youthworx Productions offers Community Builder clients polished hero videos and professional film shoots. Raw footage is shared with Community Builder video editors who create extra social media content.

Youthworx Productions is a not-for-profit film production company that creates professional videos with a social conscience.

The production company is the big sister to Youthworx Media – an accredited training program created to assist marginalised young people, giving them the necessary tools and skills to realise their full potential as creative, engaged members of society.

Youthworx Productions offers Community Builder clients polished hero videos and professional film shoots. Raw footage is shared with Community Builder video editors who create extra social media content.

   Loud Days   is a digital marketing agency, based in Fitzroy, which delivers daily implementation and high level campaigns with a focus on achieving business objectives and adding ROI to business’ bottom line.  Utilising digital tactics including strategy, social media, social media advertising, content creation, marketing automation, and analytics, Loud Days ensures all strategies are measured, accountable and accessible to businesses across Australia.  Loud Days offers Community Builder clients digital marketing strategy consultation and implementation.

Loud Days is a digital marketing agency, based in Fitzroy, which delivers daily implementation and high level campaigns with a focus on achieving business objectives and adding ROI to business’ bottom line.

Utilising digital tactics including strategy, social media, social media advertising, content creation, marketing automation, and analytics, Loud Days ensures all strategies are measured, accountable and accessible to businesses across Australia.

Loud Days offers Community Builder clients digital marketing strategy consultation and implementation.

 
   Chuffed   is a fundraising platform for non-profits, charities and social enterprises. Chuffed was built to make sure that even if you’re only able to give $1 of your money or a minute of your time, you know that you, along with hundreds of other generous people are building a more awesome world.  The team at Chuffed are changing the way those of us in the non-profit world go about raising funds. They start by hunting out great organisations doing extraordinary things in our community. They screen to make sure they’re legitimate and have a great project that’ll make a difference. Then they put them online for you to choose from.  Community Builder first partnered with Chuffed on the  Project 1 Million  campaign, and supports Community Builder clients to achieve their fundraising goals.

Chuffed is a fundraising platform for non-profits, charities and social enterprises. Chuffed was built to make sure that even if you’re only able to give $1 of your money or a minute of your time, you know that you, along with hundreds of other generous people are building a more awesome world.

The team at Chuffed are changing the way those of us in the non-profit world go about raising funds. They start by hunting out great organisations doing extraordinary things in our community. They screen to make sure they’re legitimate and have a great project that’ll make a difference. Then they put them online for you to choose from.

Community Builder first partnered with Chuffed on the Project 1 Million campaign, and supports Community Builder clients to achieve their fundraising goals.

   Helen Macpherson Smith Trust   is an independent philanthropic trust established by Helen Macpherson Schutt (née Smith) in 1951. On her passing in 1951, Helen left £275,000, the majority of her wealth, to establish a perpetual philanthropic trust to benefit Victorian charitable institutions.  As at 30 June 2017, HMSTrust has approved $117 million in grants to a wide range of Victorian charitable institutions and a diverse range of projects benefiting Victorians every year.  Helen Macpherson Smith Trust awarded C31 Melbourne an Impact Grant for 2018-19 to support the establishment of a sustainable social enterprise unit, “Community Builder”, which works to build the digital capacity of Victoria’s not-for-profit sector by developing communication campaigns that aid the activities of partner organisations.  Funding from Helen Macpherson Smith Trust allows C31 to dedicate staff and technical resources to delivering online video projects that support the goals, activities and business models of Victorian non-profit organisations.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust is an independent philanthropic trust established by Helen Macpherson Schutt (née Smith) in 1951. On her passing in 1951, Helen left £275,000, the majority of her wealth, to establish a perpetual philanthropic trust to benefit Victorian charitable institutions.

As at 30 June 2017, HMSTrust has approved $117 million in grants to a wide range of Victorian charitable institutions and a diverse range of projects benefiting Victorians every year.

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust awarded C31 Melbourne an Impact Grant for 2018-19 to support the establishment of a sustainable social enterprise unit, “Community Builder”, which works to build the digital capacity of Victoria’s not-for-profit sector by developing communication campaigns that aid the activities of partner organisations.

Funding from Helen Macpherson Smith Trust allows C31 to dedicate staff and technical resources to delivering online video projects that support the goals, activities and business models of Victorian non-profit organisations.

 
 The   Community Broadcasting Foundation   supports and champions community-owned and operated media to connect people and tell vital, local stories so that we have a vibrant Australian culture and a healthy democracy.  Each year the CBF provides more than $15 million in funding to support the 500 community broadcasting services operating in communities across Australia.  The CBF part-funded  Project 1 Million , a social media video campaign tackling racism, and a proof-of-concept for Community Builder in partnership with Amnesty International, Children’s Ground, The Long Walk, All Together Now, Loud Days, and Youthworx Productions.

The Community Broadcasting Foundation supports and champions community-owned and operated media to connect people and tell vital, local stories so that we have a vibrant Australian culture and a healthy democracy.

Each year the CBF provides more than $15 million in funding to support the 500 community broadcasting services operating in communities across Australia.

The CBF part-funded Project 1 Million, a social media video campaign tackling racism, and a proof-of-concept for Community Builder in partnership with Amnesty International, Children’s Ground, The Long Walk, All Together Now, Loud Days, and Youthworx Productions.

   C31 Melbourne and Geelong   is Victoria's not-for-profit community television and online service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information.  C31 is a vital training ground for the film, television, and online content industries in Australia, where many students and people from diverse backgrounds gain experience and make connections on their way to professional employment.  Community Builder operates out of C31’s offices, using C31 equipment and infrastructure, and has access to C31 network’s broadcast reach. Community Builder provides opportunities for C31 volunteer production assistants to transition to paid employment.

C31 Melbourne and Geelong is Victoria's not-for-profit community television and online service providing locally-based entertainment, education and information.

C31 is a vital training ground for the film, television, and online content industries in Australia, where many students and people from diverse backgrounds gain experience and make connections on their way to professional employment.

Community Builder operates out of C31’s offices, using C31 equipment and infrastructure, and has access to C31 network’s broadcast reach. Community Builder provides opportunities for C31 volunteer production assistants to transition to paid employment.

 

Case Studies


Project 1 Million

Project 1 Million is a social media campaign designed to tackle racism, involving stakeholders from charities, media organisations, digital marketing agencies, filmmakers, influencers, donors and supporters.

Our purpose was to reach, challenge and inspire at least one million Australians through the power of digital media and positive storytelling by increasing their understanding of marginalised communities and increase social cohesion within Australia.

To learn how we did it, you can view the case study below.

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Mamada Australia

Mamada Development Institute was established in 2016 by elders from Melbourne's South Sudanese community with the support of the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Mamada is a focal point for the community and aims to assist and direct community members to training courses, work experience and career pathways, as well as providing information and support for young people looking to work.

Want to know how we helped?

 

Facebook Live Broadcasts

As viewing trends evolve, the practice of broadcasting events, seminars, meetings, workshops, important announcements and special occasions live to Facebook - direct to the mobile screens of stakeholders everywhere - has become a very powerful tool.

Interactive and inclusive, the Facebook Live platform allows for immediate feedback and organic engagement from within your community and beyond, perfect for reaching those who may not be able to participate in person.

Learn more about how we've worked with brands using live content below.

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Latest Projects


 

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