Brooklyn Insights Website Launch

Brooklyn Insights Website Launch

  • Brooklyn Community Foundation paused their grant-making to delve into finding out what makes this Borough go. View our trailer for the project and follow along at the website as we tell 7 stories of Brooklynites creating change, including Abdu Rodney, right.

Short Films

  • We make films that create a direct and meaningful connection between your audience and the stories of your non-profit. These films are used at large events, crowdfunding campaigns and in marketing efforts. See, Hear and Feel our stories.
     
Rockaway

REBUILDING AFTER SANDY

  • We documented Power Rockaways Resilience as they installed solar panels and began the imperative work of helping to rebuild and re-power New York City following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.
ABOUT

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH STORIES

  • We are a creative collective with one mission: To build a
  • movement for your non-profit through diverse storytelling mediums
  • to power your community into action.

STORYTELLING WITH A MISSION

THE INSPIRED STORYTELLERS COLLECTIVE

We are a creative collective with one mission: To build a movement for your non-profit, foundation or social enterprise through diverse storytelling mediums to power your community into action. We use out-of-the-box ideas to build innovative plans to impact a community.
From logo and basic branding services to special events and documentary videos, we work to create unique plans that draw in different audiences through different pipelines. You won’t find a more varied group of individuals or services anywhere else.
Coming from different backgrounds, you will work directly with our Principals to form a holistic plan that will focus on creating movement within your community through different mediums that work cohesively with each other.
We focus on creating different ways for audiences to discover your organization and more importantly, feel invested in your mission. We make sure to create projects that will yield the largest impact through unique storytelling experiences.

Our latest posts

  • Brooklynites for Good

    We first met with Brooklyn Community Foundation more than a year ago. From the first conversation, we knew they were different than most foundations. When we heard they wanted to take the time ...

    Cycle for the Cause 2013

    In September, Jeyhoun and I had the privilege of working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexu...

    Superstorm Sandy, One Year Later

    It is incredible to look back and realize an entire year has passed since Hurricane Sandy. We met many heroes during our visits to the Rockaways and are so grateful for their work that still continues today. I was originally going to write this...

  • Foster Fitness

    There were licks, jumps, treats and sore muscles at our first ever Foster Fitness event! On the last weekend of August, The IS Collective and Foster Dogs NYC teamed up withFit Tours NYC and ...

    Update From Revond

    To me, there is nothing that beats getting an update from a doc subject that you’ve photographed in the past. Today, I got a call from a strange Atlanta area code and it happened to be my good friend Revond Cox, a poet and father who I photographed...

    Cycle For Survival for Sloan-Kettering

    It was an honor to be able to photograph one of Sloan-Kettering’s Cycle for Survial spinning events in New York City. One of the many highlights of the inspiring day was getting to hear 11 year-old Luke Weber speak about cancer with more grace and ...

  • Power Rockaways Resilience

    Six weeks later and with the craziness of the holidays, the media interest has died down, but the need for attention and help is still great. More than 10,000 residents in the Rockaways are still without power and heat. Even with the potential for po...

    Awesome Presents that Make a Difference

    Every year I write a gift guide for the socially conscious. This year compared to the last two years, I was amazed to find that I had so many great businesses to choose from. Social innovation seems to be growing in importance in almost every busines...

    Creating Sustainable Relief

    Like many people out in the Rockaways today, we didn't go out to just walk around, we went out to see what we could do to help. Before going to volunteer,...

  • What Non-Profits Can Learn from Startups

    People are always surprised when I say that I work with both nonprofits and startups. But to me, the similarities in both can sometimes be astounding. They both are constantly looking for more funding, have limited resources and small staffs, and bot...

    Should’ve Could’ve Would’ve: Did Invisible Children learn from the Kony2012 experience?

    On Friday, Invisible Children is inviting people around the nation to take part in “Cover the Night,” their newest gueril...

    Crime After Crime

    I have always been passionate about international affairs. I have a dream of working abroad in Africa and I love trying to problem solve large international issues, but sometimes this passion makes me forget about issues that are occurring right...

  • Awesome Presents That Won’t Make You Feel Like a Consumer Asshole

    It's that time of year when we all become obsessed and at the same time disgusted with the consumer nation (i.e. America). We've seen people fighting over a $2 waffle iron and camp...

    Best of 9/11 Infographics

    Today, reflecting back on the events of September 11th, I realize how little I understood about the event 10 years ago. Now, looking over facts and figures in conjunction with my every day experiences working near Ground Zero,  I see the effects th...

    The Tree Story

    One of the most difficult parts of living in New York City is the lack of trees. However, because you aren't constantly surrounded by them you find beauty in each tree you find. I love walking in the West Village on summer nights, going to battery pa...

  • Dig it. Get it.

    I have to admit, I didn't blog about this earlier mainly because I figured that I had the slight chance of winning if I could keep people from hearing about the latest campaign by Cheer detergent. Then I remembered that I don't win anything and now f...

    Think Outside The Box

    Have you seen Beck's Beer newest campaign?  In my mind it's a brilliant combination of art, technology, public installation and branding. Essentially, Beck's are placing "green boxes" all over the world. The...

  • Street View Sudan: You’ve Never Seen South Sudan this Close Before

    Getting and keeping someone's attention nowadays is extremely difficult. A reason why I love working with non-profits so much is that their small budgets but fantastic causes make a great challenge for catching the attention of a diverse crowd. ...

    What Happens After Incarceration?

    I don't talk about my full-time job too much but I can't tell you how lucky I am to have it. For those of you who don't know, I work as the Director of Marketing for a fantastic organization called The Center for Employment Opportunities or CEO. To s...

    5 Design Ideas that Can Save the World

    In today's world, our heads are spinning with new technologies. It is what surrounds us in our society and often it's hard to think about life without it. However, our power to change the world doesn't come from technology, it comes from the simplest...

  • Shoes with Soul (5 Places to Buy Shoes and Feel Good)

    If you are female and you live in New York City there is about a 95% chance that you are a shoeaholic. Not only do you feel the constant pressure to keep up with the metropolitan stylings of New York but the city also KILLS your shoes. Seriously. You...

    Run for the Rabbit

    There are three things that I LOVE when it comes to charity. One is when it isn't a non-profit but a for-profit raising money, the second is when they come up with a brilliant and innovative campaign idea and the third (and most important) is when it...

    I’m Serious About Diarrhea.

    Today folks, I am talking about diarrhea. Giggle Giggle! Now to be a bit gross, we all experience it, but I think it's rare that people think about actually DYING from it. But here's a fact: diarrhea and pneumonia kills more children unde...

  • What Went Right: Invisible Children

    I am happy to announce my first series, What Went Right. Every week (or so) I will discuss a new organization or venture that is doing it up right. Highlighting the good. Isn't that what it's all about? This week's What Went Right is the ...

    The Blessed Unrest

    If you look at science that describes what is happening on earth today and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t have the correct data. If you meet the people in this unnamed movement and aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a heart. Paul Hawken, Bl...

    Happy Mardi Gras/100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day!

    Lately, I have been working hard to finalize a proposal for my non-profit organization I plan to start. In my organization,...

  • The 30 Project

    The 30 Project works simultaneously to solve the anti-hunger and anti-obesity issues in the world in the next 30 years. According to The 30 Project, through domestic and international efforts, hunger and obesity are coinc...

    Google: If you fail, fail fast.

    At this point, you can only expect brilliance from Google and when you don’t, you get over it fast. Remember Google wave? Do you still care about Google buzz? These were Google failures, but the impact of these failures, especially on Google, were ...

    How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media to Spark Change

    As I move the organization I work for into the world of web, I am constantly thinking about how we fit into the social media world. While everything is incorporated into social media these days it is difficult to find out how you can use social media...