Nov 26, 2018

Just in case you hadn't heard...

Dear Director's Circle supporter, 

As someone who supported the Reel Women Real Change program before it even had a name, you may have heard this news already - either through our newsletter or in the update for our other GlobalGiving project that your seed funding made possible.

But if you haven't yet (or if past messages were lost amidst Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday inbox chaos), please take a look at this one.

We understand that you are undoubtedly receiving numerous Giving Tuesday requests right now about countless important causes from some of the hundreds of thousdands of organizations - and people - with critical needs.

We are asking you to give to them - not to us.

Yes, you read that correctly:  

We are not asking for donations for the remainder of 2018. 

You may recall that our Reel Women Real Change program was selected to be GlobalGiving's Project of the Month for September 2018, meaning we received the share of funds donated by Project of the Month donors in that month. 

That honor provided us enough support to meet our current financial needs for 2019 programming. 

Which is why all of us at p.h. balanced films want to say:
 

We are deeply grateful to you for making our impact possible.

and 

In your 2018 charitable giving, please support other worthy causes.


Planning for our 2019 programs - both in the US and abroad - is underway. We look forward to sharing exciting news with you, our original donors, soon - including in our next GlobalGiving update.

For now, we wish a joyful and safe holiday season to you, your family, and your community - both around your town and around this amazing planet we all share.

With gratitude,
Piper Hendricks
Founder of p.h. balanced films

Sep 4, 2018

We are the September Project of the Month!

Dear friend,

As someone who shares our belief that Stories Power Change and Stories Change Power, we have two exciting things to tell you:

First, you may remember hearing about Sajana, one of the Reel Women Real Change graduates featured in our video and whose project focused on women subjected to acid attacks. Less than one week ago, Sajana's photography was featured in an NPR piece about how a survivor of such an attack helped to change Nepal's criminal code. We are inspired by this important example of smart advocacy and applaud Sajana for her contribution. 

Second, this project - the one that YOU believed in - has been chosen to be GlobalGiving's September Project of the Month! We are overjoyed to have been selected from the thousands of wonderful projects on the platform for this honor.

Being the Project of the Month means that people from around the world will learn about what we're doing - and support the next RWRC workshop. 

Thank you for getting us this far. 

If we've done something or shared an update in the past several months that inspired you and made you glad to be a part of growing this program, would you please let us know? We'd love to hear from you - and we look forward to sharing more as September unfolds!

With gratitude,

Piper & the team at p.h. balanced films 

Aug 30, 2018

We are September's Project of the Month!

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Project of Month

Dear Director (yes, you),

As a member of our Director's Circle, someone who believed in us when Reel Women Real Change was just an idea typed out on a phone from a sleeping bag on the floor of a hostel in Kathmandu, we are delighted to share two pieces of great news:

First, you may remember hearing about Sajana, one of the RWRC graduates featured in our video and whose project focused on women subjected to acid attacks. Less than one week ago, Sajana's photography was featured in an NPR piece about how a survivor of such an attack helped to change Nepal's criminal code. We are inspired by this important example of smart advocacy and applaud Sajana for her contribution. 

Second, our Reel Women Real Change: Stories, Advocacy, Impact project - the one that YOU helped make possible - has been selected as Global Giving's September Project of the Month! We are overjoyed to have been selected from the thousands of projects on the platform for this honor. This means that people from around the world will learn about what we're doing and have an opportunity to support the next RWRC workshop. 

Thank you for making this possible.

We wouldn't have had a project - much less a Project of the Month! - without you.

This is news so exciting that you may receive it twice if you also supported the Stories, Advocacy, Impact project. Feel free to share either message and help us spread the word!

With gratitude,

Piper & the team at p.h. balanced films 

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