Request for Proposal: Filmmaker Wanted for Short Videos

Project Title: Video Producer and Editor, People-Powered Prosperity Campaign

Proposals accepted on a rolling basis until: 5 PM EST on September 25, 2020. Submit proposals ASAP.

Total Capacity: Candidate would have capacity to complete project by mid- to late-October 2020. Project should start in late-September. A Master Services Agreement can be put in place with an hourly rate or total project rate.

Project Description: The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is an Atlanta-based policy research nonprofit. In 2018, we launched an equitable economic vision for Georgia called People-Powered Prosperity. This report included details about our state’s health, education and other essential program and services the government provides. We recently built this vision into a full campaign with other organizations in our state, including 9to5 Georgia, Faith in Public Life and Small Business Majority.

The People-Powered Prosperity Campaign advocates for public policies and solutions that put people first and improve outcomes for every Georgian. We would like to have a video that summarizes and promotes this goal, showcasing the work we and our partners do. This video should compel viewers to seek out further information about this campaign, volunteer their time and/or provide financial support toward our mission.

GBPI’s audience typically consists of elected officials, nonprofit organizations focused on public policy and other issues related to GBPI’s work, advocates and citizens interested in policy/governmental issues. However, we would like to also draw in Georgians who are not as in-the-know on public policy but who are interested in learning more and becoming involved. We have particularly named faith leaders, rural Georgians and communities of color as key audiences.

Request for Proposal: The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is seeking a filmmaker to film and produce a short video focused on the People-Powered Prosperity campaign.

Scope of Work

  • Create script and storyboard in collaboration with GBPI communications team
  • Shoot and edit a compelling, short video that focuses on the People-Powered Prosperity campaign and its overall mission of advancing people-first policies for Georgians
  • Include footage of education, health care and other key services provided by the state
  • Incorporate partner organizations 9to5 Georgia, Faith in Public Life and Small Business Majority. Video will be co-branded with all orgs.
  • Check in weekly or biweekly with GBPI communications team for progress report.
  • Provide an MP4 and/or MOV version of the video files
  • Provide multiple video cuts, ideally including 2 short videos – one optimized for Twitter at 2:20 – and two teaser videos.
  • Provide high res cover images for video promotion

Organization Overview

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is working to advance lasting solutions that expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia.

State elected officials and other policymakers rely on our research and recommendations to help them make decisions critical to Georgia’s future. People who are focused on a wide range of state policies, from education to health care and more, rely on our evidenced-based solutions to understand the best way forward. And our reputation as a nonpartisan, trusted source is evidenced by a near daily citation in the state’s media. We are an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2004.

Our team members engage with communities throughout Georgia, participating in panel discussions, media events and leading conversations in public forums. This outreach helps us to effectively publicize our latest research across the state to a wide variety of audiences.

Budget: GBPI will consider all proposals. We have a cap of $5,000 for this project.

Proposal Requirements

Background: Name, title, and contact information of primary contact. A brief description of prior videography background, particularly for nonprofits.

Approach: Describe your creative process and how you would best compel viewers to support this campaign. Explain how this process would work amid COVID-19. We are open to ideas on the best format/style for this video.

Examples: Proposals should include examples of previous relevant work. Please provide links to specific videos or portfolio

Schedule and Timeline: Please outline a high-level timeline for your availability, broken down into segments of script/storyboard creation, filming and video production through the end of October. The goal is to be ready to launch the video by the end of October.

Cost: Include an estimate for hourly rate or total project rate and total available hours in your proposal, as well as any other expected costs.

Values: Demonstrated commitment to and explanation about your views on advancing equity, inclusivity and prosperity among all Georgians.

Submission: Submit to and include “People-Powered Prosperity video” in the subject line.

Most-Favorable Terms

  • GBPI reserves the right to make an award without further discussion of the proposal submitted. Therefore, the proposal should be submitted initially on the most favorable terms that the vendor could propose. There will be no best-and-final-offer procedure. GBPI does reserve the right to contact a vendor for clarification of its proposal.
  • The vendor should be prepared to accept this request for proposal for incorporation into a contract resulting from this request for proposal. Contract negotiations may incorporate some of or the vendor’s entire proposal. It is understood that the proposal will become a part of the official procurement file on this matter without obligation to GBPI.

No Obligation to Contract

This request for proposal does not obligate GBPI to contract for services specified herein.

Rejection of Proposals

GBPI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject any and all proposals received without penalty and not to issue a contract as a result of this request for proposal.


The vendor will adopt a policy stating that the vendor, in employment, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment, will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ethnic identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other legally protected basis.

Support GBPI Today

The Georgia Budget & Policy Institute is a 501(c)3 organization. We depend on the support of donors like you. Your contribution makes the work that we do possible.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on print

Related Posts

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our Newsletter