Tell the story of your work through video, and you could win a White House prize.
They're calling it the Portraits of Compassion video contest, and it's sponsored by the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. But you don't have to be a recipient of FCBO funds to participate. Any grassroots nonprofit that has received any federal funding to provide social services since 2001 are eligible (click here for more FAQs).
Your video must be no more than three minutes long, and you'll want to start by uploading it to a free video filesharing service like YouTube or Google Video. Applications are to be submitted online through this application form. One important note: you must provide signed media release form from everyone who appears in the video (click here for a sample). The winning videos will be shown during the upcoming White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in DC on June 26-27.
Deadline is midnight, May 1, 2008, so get out there and start filming! You can do it with as little as a digital camera with a movie setting and Windows Media Maker (provided for free on many of today's computers).
To get you inspired, here's a British video I found when I searched "workforce development" on YouTube:
If you don't see the embedded video above, click here to watch it on YouTube.