Films For Action Is Making a Big Change, and We Want You to Be Part of It!

By Films For Action / filmsforaction.org
Mar 1, 2018
2
Films For Action Is Making a Big Change, and We Want You to Be Part of It!

For all our supporters who haven't heard yet, last month we decided to make a major change to how Films For Action operates.

For the last 5 years, advertising on our website has been the primary way Films For Action has been able to grow and sustain itself. But with ever-changing Facebook algorithms, declining organic reach and the trend towards native Facebook video, it's become increasingly difficult to drive traffic to the site and hence, earn money from ads.

We're still reaching millions of people every week on Facebook and our base of supporters is larger than ever - we recently passed 900,000 fans on Facebook - but the revenue model that we used to rely on is essentially gone.

This could be a blessing in disguise, however. If enough people support the idea of an ad-free, member-supported FFA, we would love to remove ads on the site entirely and rely on our supporters to keep our site growing and healthy.

This is where you come in.

If you believe in Films For Action and why our site exists, we hope you'll become a Films For Action patron. As a way of saying thanks, with a $1 pledge, we'll remove ads on the site for you and for your friends with every dollar more.

Whether you decide to pitch in $1, 3, 5 or more per month, this regular income will ensure Films For Action will be able to continue growing our impact across the world, reaching millions of people every week and inspiring the shift to the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

As a community-powered learning library (we have over 35,000 site members who have contributed over 3,000 highly rated videos and articles to the site), we think this is how it was always meant to be.

100% funded by the people, for the people, and all living beings.

Become a patron here.

For those that would prefer to donate via Paypal or by check, visit our donate page. 

For all your support, thank you!
Tim Hjersted 
Films For Action director & co-founder

Trending Videos
Economics
Carl Sagan
Permaculture
Subscribe for $5/Month to Gain Access to These Great Films

 

Watch THE NEW CORPORATION for FREE 
online during Films For Action's community screening event, going on now till the end of May. 

 


 

Films For Action is a library for people who want to change the world.

 

Our mission is to provide citizens with the knowledge and perspectives essential to creating a more beautiful, just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Films For Action was founded in 2006 by a few friends in Lawrence, Kansas, after realizing how essential healthy media is to a healthy democracy.

Over the last 15 years, we've reviewed and curated over 1,000 free documentaries and 4,000 short films, plus over 150 pay-per-view documentaries, spanning 34 topics related to changing the world.

During this time we've been able to reach tens of millions of people - not by owning a TV network or spending truckloads of cash on advertising, but because millions of awesome people keep sharing 'films for action' with their friends on social media - in particular, our 850,000 supporters on Facebook and 70,000 site members. 

One of the coolest things is, thanks to our patrons, our library is ad-free and 100% supported by member donations. The Pay-Per-View films on our site, of course, help support the filmmakers, and 90-100% of the revenue for PPV films hosted by us goes to the filmmakers. 

To thank our $5/mo patron subscribers, we partner with filmmakers to provide access to a growing number of films that are unavailable for free. With just 28 highly-curated films at the moment, it's basically a mini "Netflix for world changers," but its main function is to support the library as a whole, which is 99% free and always will be.

Want to become a patron? Subscribe here. You can cancel or pause your subscription at any time.

If you'd like to know more, want to help out, or you're a filmmaker or distributor looking to collaborate, drop us a line via our contact page. 

You're also welcome and encouraged to submit videos directly to our library. Just click +Add Video at the top of the site and paste the video URL to get started. We share our favorite submissions with our fans on social media and feature them more prominently on the site.

Cheers,  
Tim Hjersted
Co-Founder & Director
Lawrence, KS