36. How to Tell Powerful Stories Through Video



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About this episode

On this episode of The Intentional Fundraiser Podcast, I’m delighted to be talking with Jason Ellinger of Beard & Bowler Productions.

When asked to describe himself, Jason says first and foremost he’s a husband to his beautiful wife and father to an amazing 2-year-old.

Of secondary importance, he’s co-founder of Beard & Bowler. He is a Commercial Filmmaker. A Magic Maker. Along with his co-founder Matt Carpenter, they help nonprofits raise funds & awareness through the power of storytelling through video.

He has worn all the hats building his business, including an English bowler. And has been privileged to work with an impressive list of organizations. Starting out as a hard-news journalist, fast-forwarding to Beard & Bowler, Jason says the best is yet to come!

I met Jason at the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference last year in San Antonio. We were both speakers. And I was blown away. He’s a phenomenal storyteller. He’s curious, generous, big-hearted, and humble. He’s also hard to miss! This very tall man, with a thick beard, wearing a black bowler hat that exudes the warmest, most inviting energy you’ll ever encounter.

He has dedicated himself to making a positive and lasting ding in the world, through storytelling.


Our guest

Jason EllingerCo-Founder, Beard & Bowler Productions


"Stay focused on one story. The more focused you are, the better the result will be."

- Jason Ellinger, Co-Founder, Beard & Bowler Productions 


Resources mentioned in this episode 

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Nonprofit Marketing Summit: The Big Innovation, free, 3-day high-impact virtual event

Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller

Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team by Simon Sinek


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Twitter / Instagram / FacebookLinkedin / Youtube / Website / Email


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