Sure it’s a world where great causes are often difficult, and deal with horrible issues like poverty, homelessness, or drug abuse. As a result, most efforts at sharing the message of non-profits are deadly serious. But more and more creative non-profit organizations are mining the virtues of humor in messaging, and it’s working. Variety Magazine covered a “mockumentary” called “The Majestic Plastic Bag” produced for the Heal the Bay environmental group. It’s fabulous. Narrated by Jeremy Irons, it’s been a huge success with more than 100,000 views just in the first 5 days on YouTube. To date, it’s been seen by nearly 2 million viewers. Obviously we shouldn’t trivialize serious issues, but
I would encourage you to explore the possbilities of humor.
Often, a little comedy connects with an audience in ways other approaches just can’t accomplish.
Any great comedic ideas out there that would help a nonprofit tell their story?