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Soroptimist Club of Oceanside & Carlsbad 2016 – Non-Profit Video 2017-02-24T18:05:57+00:00
Forte for Children 2016 – Non-Profit Video 2016-11-07T16:45:41+00:00
Rancho Santa Fe School Foundation 2016 – Non-Profit Video 2016-11-07T16:17:18+00:00

Change Even More Lives With a Fundraising Video That Does the Work For You

You put your heart and soul into your Non-Profit work. You deserve to leverage your efforts and get the best results possible from your fundraising campaigns.

You know that if people could really understand the amazing work your Non-Profit is doing, they would give even more.

It’s not easy to create quality fundraising videos for Non-Profit Organizations. But when you get it right, the difference is in the numbers – the money in your bank account – and the many more lives you’ll be able to change as a result.

That’s why it’s so important for your fundraising video to hit home – to deliver your message with skill and emotion – to make your donors passionate about giving. 

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Hi, my name’s Ben Avilez and I specialize in videography for Non-Profit fundraising. With over a decade of video production experience, I’ve worked with organizations like the American Heart Association, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Forte for Children to fundraise 6-figure amounts.

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Up and Running Video Specializes in Fundraising Videos for Non-Profit Organizations in Southern California

My fundraising video production methods are focused on one thing – your Return on Investment. I know how important your work is and so I don’t just make videos. I make films that tell a story. Creating an emotional journey for your donors is the key to winning their support.

When you have a compelling and emotive fundraising video in your toolkit, you have the power to make an even bigger difference to even more lives.

Passion and creativity are the first two words that come to mind when I think of Ben. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on multiple projects for DEI’s Forte for Children’s charity events and have been exceptionally happy with the videos he created. Ben is easy to work with and is dedicated to providing a stellar final product through is exceptional video and editing skills. Ben is very open to direction but also offers his experienced creative advice. I would highly recommend Ben with Up and Running Video for any of your videography needs!
Elizabeth Fox, Forte for Children

Working with a videographer always seemed like a daunting and time-consuming task. We needed to ensure we had a high-quality video that clearly conveyed our organization’s message, even with an impending deadline. Hiring Ben Avilez with Up and Running Video was the best decision my board and I could’ve made. The video he created for us was so well received at our fundraising event that we decided to show it to multiple chapters of our organization. We loved that he included us in the filmmaking process. He showed us initial drafts of the video that we were able to provide feedback on, he kept us in the loop every step of the way, and he distilled an otherwise complicated process down to a stellar 5 minute video. I’d recommend Up and Running Video to any non-profit looking to raise more funds for their organization. He’s certainly worth the investment because his videos deliver excellent outcomes.

On behalf of the San Diego American Heart Association, we have been so fortunate for the opportunity to work with Ben Avilez from Up and Running Video. Ben filmed our 25th Annual Heart & Stroke Walk in Balboa Park, a very special event with approximately 11,000 participants. He was punctual, enthusiastic, diligent in responding to calls/e-mails, and professional. On such a hectic day, we were confident that we could rely on Ben. I would certainly recommend Ben and Up and Running Video for any event or special occasion. The video he filmed is shared with many reputable companies across San Diego and the overall community. We plan on using Up and Running Video for many more years to come, we were provided with exceptional service and great video quality to remember this special day. Visit the link below to see just how talented this company truly is. Thank you Ben and to the Up and Running Video team!

Get Your Campaign Video to Do the Work for You

Book Your Live 1-on-1 Storyboarding Session Today!

Calls take place over Skype and usually take 60-90 minutes, but we’ll set aside 2 hours just in case. You are welcome to record the call for future reference.

  • First we’ll define the current state of your Non-Profit

  • Then we’ll identify your goals and the roadblocks preventing you from reaching them

  • Finally, we’ll strategize a set of storytelling tactics to clearly deliver your organization’s message and inspire donors to give

If you choose to hire me as the videographer for your shoot, this session fee will be deducted from the video budget. 


If you come away from our session and feel that you haven’t gained a single piece of high-value advice, then I’ll refund your payment in full.

A professional fundraising video makes all the difference.

Take your fundraising to the next level TODAY!


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