Category Archives: Not-For-Profit

Family Focus Resource Center – Attract & Inform Video

My favorite projects are ones that introduce me to people that live in the moment. The women of Family Focus Resource Center all have raised children with disabilities. The service they provide is helping parents new to the same situation learn of the various programs and services available to them.

I let these service providers and consumers tell their own stories. The intended viewer of the video, often a parent that has just confirmed their belief that their child has an issue needing special help, meets the people on screen that they may well meet in the office at a later date. The consumer testimonials from the parents currently making use of FFRC services are genuine, captured with my direct-to-camera interview technique. Familiarity, in this case, breeds trust.

My thanks to the folks at Family Focus Resource Center for the work they do and the opportunity they provided me!

 

Straightening Reins – Ranch Therapy

I am consistently amazed by people that simply fill a need regardless of the return, regardless of the hurdles, regardless of most everything else that says, "This can't be done." Deborah Rocha is such a person.

Having built Straightening Reins which she says is more ranch- than equine-therapy, this group has come together and helped thousands of children and families find a peace that was missing.

 

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2018 California Winemasters Fundraiser

If you are a foodie, like wine or incredible auctions of food, wine and travel, this is an event you want to be at. Held each May on the Warner Brothers backlot it is a sellout crowd of about 14oo coming to enjoy the fantastic food, wonderful wines and to help raise money for a worthwhile cause.

With about 75 of California's finest winemakers giving tastes and auctioning of rare lots often unavailable unless you are already on their list, this is an opportunity to stock up your cellar for your own special events.

As important as some of those wine lots are, some of the top auction items include travel. Perhaps your own island in the Mediterranean before heading to Venice, Italy, is to your liking, or any of many exclusive opportunities to travel and dine in style across America and Europe.

The chefs come from all over Southern California and bring their best. The variety is extreme, from tapas to pizza, vegan to steak, fish to fowl. Nobody goes home hungry!

To get tickets or ask to be a featured chef or vintner, go to www.CaliforniaWinemasters.org

 

Interview with Jennifer Kennedy, founder of Footprints in Pink

Footprints in Pink is a new charitable organization that helps women diagnosed with breast cancer deal with all aspects of that diagnosis. Founder Jennifer Kennedy tells her story of having to hear that diagnosis twice for herself, how she came to start Footprints in Pink, and what the charitable organization offers to anyone that reaches out to them. I found Jennifer to be an amazing woman making a difference in the national community. This candid interview is truly authentic content.