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Witness, Inc.

AKA WITNESS

Brooklyn, NY

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Witness, Inc.

Also Known As:
WITNESS
Physical Address:
Brooklyn, NY 11217 
EIN:
13-4167155
Web URL:
www.witness.org
Blog URL:
blog.witness.org/
Leadership:
Ms. Yvette Alberdingk Thijm
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Fiscal Year Starting: Jul 01, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: Jun 30, 2012
Revenue
Total Revenue $3,533,144
Expenses
Total Expenses $3,994,398

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Basic Organization Information

Witness, Inc.

Also Known As:
WITNESS
Physical Address:
Brooklyn, NY 11217 
EIN:
13-4167155
Web URL:
www.witness.org 
Blog URL:
blog.witness.org/ 
NTEE Category:
Q International, Foreign Affairs, and National Security 
Q70 International Human Rights 
A Arts, Culture, and Humanities 
A31 Film, Video 
S Community Improvement, Capacity Building 
S20 Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement 
Ruling Year:
2001 

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Mission Statement

WITNESS uses video to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

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Leadership (GuideStar ExchangeThe GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. September, 2013)

Ms. Yvette Alberdingk Thijm

Profile:

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm is an attorney with nearly two decades of experience in media and new technology. Prior to joining WITNESS, she served as Executive Vice President of Content Strategy & Acquisition at Joost, the global online video platform formed by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, the founders of Skype and Kazaa. Previously, Alberdingk Thijm spent more than a decade at MTV Networks International (MTVNI) and was instrumental in its international growth and its forays into new media. As Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for MTVNI, she oversaw business affairs for all of its branded businesses and channels worldwide (excluding the U.S.A.), including digital media initiatives, audiovisual co-productions, new business development, strategic partnerships and joint ventures. In both these roles, she expanded the global reach of the companies through the development and implementation of strategic content, new media, and marketing strategies. She speaks Dutch, English, French and German.



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Program: Training Initiatives

Budget:
$2,721,172
Category:
Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

When WITNESS was founded, the impetus for its creation was the Rodney King, Jr. incident – in which a bystander captured ­­­­­evidence of police brutality on his handheld video camera. Our initial focus was to “give cameras to human rights activists around the world.” Since then, WITNESS has developed a comprehensive training approach focused on video advocacy – the use of video as an integrated tool in human rights campaigns. Throughout much of the world a new generation is emerging – confident, connected, and open to possibility.  A world with “cameras everywhere” now gives us millions of potential witnesses to the Rodney King incidents of our time.   WITNESS partners with human rights organizations to bring the power of video into their existing campaigns and advance human rights causes around the world. A key component of WITNESS' mission is to inspire and engage others to use video for change. We embrace a collaborative process that involves both teaching and learning from the human rights community. While WITNESS is working to secure the future of human rights video, we are also helping to preserve its past. Human rights videos serve as a living record of history and can be a vital component in the prosecution of crimes.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

WITNESS has partnered with more than 300 human rights groups in over 80 countries, trained over 4,500 human rights defenders, developed widely-used training materials and tools, and supported the inclusion of video in over 100 campaigns, increasing their visibility and impact globally. WITNESS engages millions of ordinary citizens in the struggles for human rights taking place every day all over the world.

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Evidence of Impact

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Led a video advocacy campaign to promote awareness of elder abuse and elder justice. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Organizational Strengths

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Extremely experienced in use of video advocacy to promote social justice on a global scale as well as national efforts. Innovative strategies, tremendous networking. Nonprofit Senior Staff

Areas for Improvement

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May have to retool since much of their work employed Flip cameras, no longer being produced. Nonprofit Senior Staff

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