“What Happened to Henry?” Wins Student Production Award

Two of our MM video editing interns, Andrew Acciaioli and Fatma Alsaif, worked on a documentary last year that recently won a Student Production Award from the NATAS Michigan Chapter!

The documentary is called "What Happened to Henry?" and tells the story of Henry Baltimore, the first African American drum major in Michigan State Spartan Marching Band, who disappeared in 1973 and hasn't been found since.

Here’s a quick look at our graphic designer…

Devin Gordon, our graphic designer here at MessageMakers, attended Grand Valley State University and majored in graphic design. His inspiration to pursue design came from his brother, who majored in it before him.

"My brother was definitely a big influence on why I decided to major in design because he went through the same program and loved it," said Devin.

Our Winter Wish

 

A Hand-Made World to Celebrate the Season

We had a lot of fun building the MessageMakers world out of paper. We did it to express appreciation for our creative community, to say “Thanks!” to our clients for a wonderful year, and to challenge ourselves to try something special.

How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

The past few weeks have been full of work on local festivals driven by some very dedicated volunteers. Like most nonprofits, this one couldn't hope to survive without the enthusiastic volunteer support it receives.

Today, I'm contemplating a simple question: how do you thank your volunteers? How do you let them know that their work matters?

Here are a few examples I've seen in action:

Food / drinks: If you're going to be working for free, it's nice to have your basic needs met while you're doing it.

Adult Learning Quick Takes: Task-Oriented

We're at the end of our adult learning foundations series focusing on the acronym "ADULT." Today, T:

Adults are TASK-ORIENTED. Their patience for passive listening is limited. After absorbing new information and storing it in short-term memory, they’re ready to actively do something with it.