This month's webinar focused on the topic Giving & Generosity with your photography. I was actually inspired by Darlene Hildebrandt's blog post 5 reasons and 4 ways to give back with your photography. Darlene had some great ideas that I wanted to expand on.
In this webinar, we look at why giving is important, examples of organizations you might consider when looking for giving opportunities, and questions you can ask to help you find your niche.
Here are links to the organizations I mentioned:
Critical Exposure uses photography to help high school students develop a sense of self esteem and advocate for education reform.
Operation: Love ReUnited offers professional photography sessions to military families and members who are getting ready to deploy, who are currently deployed, or those who are coming home.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep provides remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
Help-Portrait is a community of photographers coming together across the world to use their photography skills to give back to their local community. Photographers around the world are grabbing their cameras, finding people in need and taking their pictures. When the prints are ready, the photographs get delivered.
VolunteerMatch helps you connect with causes that are meaningful to you, anywhere. Enter "photography" and your zip code to see what opportunities are near you.
Fund Anything is a crowdsourcing platform that you can use to raise money for almost any cause.
What about you?
Do you give back or volunteer your photography talents? What are some great volunteer organizations or ways you contribute? Share your thoughts in the comments.
"The purpose of life is finding your gift. The meaning of life is in giving it away."
The webinar is also available as a podcast.