The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects.
Shaking the Money Tree became an instant classic when its first edition appeared in 1994. Now considered the “bible” on fundraising for independent noncommercial film and video, this new expanded 3rd edition takes media makers — and anyone interested in the art of fundraising — into the 21st century, and includes sidebars with practical advice from seasoned professionals in the field.
Warshawski completely demystifies the art of fundraising for independent film and video projects for student, emerging, and seasoned media makers. Shaking the Money Tree covers all the bases: private foundation and government grants, individuals, houseparties, and new alternative methods involving the Internet and social networking.
What People Say
“Timely, cogent, clear and practical, this new edition of Shaking the Money Tree builds on timeless advice to include the new realities of fundraising in a networked world. With case studies and advice direct from pros throughout the field, it is just the resource for sparking and maintaining any filmmaker’s fundraising momentum.”
— Sally Jo Fifer, President, CEO, Independent Television Service (ITVS)
“This book is a monumental contribution of knowledge for filmmakers everywhere. It’s a masterpiece that guides you confidently from the concept to the completion of your film.”
— Carole Dean, From the Heart Productions, author of The Art of Film Funding
“Morrie Warshawski’s advice is valuable to all people, in all fields, not just independent film. He is as much a life coach as a consultant to indie filmmakers. I thoroughly enjoyed this new book and look forward to using it regularly, not only for the filmmakers I coach, but for myself.”
— Cynthia Close, Executive Director, Documentary Educational Resources
“Warshawski’s book is an indispensable guide to understanding the world of non-profit funding. It should be required reading for every documentary filmmaker.”
-Louise Levison, Author: Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents
“If you’re going to raise funds, you need a well-though out plan. Novices often waste time and resources learning by trial and error. In Shaking the Money Tree, Morrie Warshaski offers expert and no-nonsense advice that will be invaluable to filmmakers seeking grants and donations.”
-Mark Litwak, Author and Entertainment Attorney
Morrie Warshawski is a consultant, facilitator, and writer who specializes in helping nonprofit organizations on issues of strategic planning. His work is characterized by a commitment to the core values of creativity, tolerance, thoughtfulness, and transparency.