We at Northwest Documentary believe that like all people, all nonprofits have a story to tell. When this story is told in a compelling fashion, an organization can better articulate its mission, demonstrate the need for its services, and celebrate its impact in the community. A well-told story expands the reach of an organization by bringing a cogent message to yet undiscovered funders and advocates.

That’s why we developed a program we call reach360.

It’s simple really – we want to help more nonprofits help more people.

Digital media is the predominant way people gather and share information today; however, most nonprofits are not in a position to create high-quality digital media in-house. Purchasing equipment and training or hiring staff to develop media is simply cost-prohibitive for many nonprofits, as is finding an outside company to do the work.

That’s where we come in.

As experienced storytellers, we use the power of digital media to tell human stories.  We help put a face and a voice and a message to community issues that are often abstract, complex, and underrepresented.  The reach360 program enables us to partner with fellow nonprofits and use our talent and expertise to help them express what they do, why they do it, and why it matters.

In 2014, the program’s inaugural year, we collected oral histories for the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, traveled around the state documenting local food initiatives for Meyer Memorial Trust and created a powerful video for Lions VisionGift which you can see below. Our Vimeo Channel features multiple Reach 360 project videos.

If you’re a nonprofit in the Portland area who could benefit from this program, drop us a line at, we’d love to hear from you.

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