My donation is an endorsement of the future of Canadian content in a rapidly changing global environment
Back in March, thanks to donations from two generous supporters, NSI launched a matching donor campaign to coincide with the start of training for NSI Totally Television and NSI IndigiDocs students. But then COVID-19 hit so we made the decision to pause our call-to-action due to the financial impact on so many within our community.
But that meant we never got a chance to shine the spotlight on some of the amazing donors who contributed to the campaign in its early days and properly acknowledge their support and generosity.
So we’re picking up where we left off and, as a show of gratitude, want to introduce you to some of those donors and send our heart-felt thanks to those who continue to make monthly donations in support of NSI storytellers. We couldn’t do it without you.
One of the special people who contributed to our matching donor campaign was pitching expert and NSI associate faculty member Mickey Rogers who is a long-time friend of NSI. We asked her why she donates in support of our students.
Why do you donate to the National Screen Institute?
I believe NSI contributes to the growth of our industry as it transitions. It gives fresh, diverse voices an opportunity to work with some of the most creative and experienced minds as they learn the craft and skills needed. My donation is an endorsement of the future of Canadian content in a rapidly changing global environment.
Why does NSI matter to you?
I’ve seen the successful results provided by NSI training and mentoring – from writers getting their series on air to producers marketing their finished programs at markets and getting big deals. Many of those involved at NSI volunteer their time and are committed professionals willing to give participants the very best support.
We thank you Mickey! Together with all of NSI’s generous supporters, you help make a big difference to the lives of those who train through NSI.