February 21, 2016 at 9:10PM

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Know of a good nonprofit that teaches youths how to shoot and edit?

I'm looking through guidestar.org at the form 990's of some of the nonprofits that teach kids how to shoot and edit video and they only collect money for salaries and wages.

I get it.

People have to eat more than just Ramen and Raisin Bran 3 squares a day.

But when a 501c3 nonprofit only spends donations on themselves... hmm...

Heard of any reputable folks that are doing this for youths domestically?

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I get where you're coming from but that may be the only expenses they have.

They could share space with a local YMCA, Boys and Girls Club or Library, so no rent costs.
They could be using equipment that was donated, owned by the sponsoring organization, owned by the youth, they own personally, or they purchased in previous years.
Same with props.
Locations for filming could be public spaces or other non-cost facilities they have access to.
Graphics and music can be obtained for free in many places online.

Am I missing anything else that's needed for education?

I'm not saying don't be vigilant, but just because they're only spending money on wages doesn't mean they're a scam.

February 24, 2016 at 3:51PM

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