Social initiatives you haven’t heard of
SideWays is a documentary webseries presenting never-before-seen social initiatives through various multimedia episodes.
With SideWays, we want to showcase positive and original initiatives in which its leaders kickstart innovative approaches to solidarity, often involving an ingenious use of the web.
These can be seen as pioneering ideas or remedies to the current system, which fewer and fewer people relate to…
Each episode follows the same format:
√ A 5-minute, aesthetically polished video
√ a magazine-style multimedia article (with pictures and video)
SideWays is also a community of people: you are welcome to participate and collaborate on the project. You can:
√ volunteer your skills to help the project grow
√ donate to finance each episode
√ share the episodes with your friends or organize screening
An open-source project!
SideWays is an alternative project both by its content (the topics of the episodes), its set-up (community participation, the traveling truck) and its financing (crowdfunding, free-pricing).
There are many ways you can contribute to SideWays:
- Suggest topics of episodes if you have some ideas, feel free to contact us !
- Skill-based volunteering to ensure quality rendition (reviewing material, web development, translations)
- Share the episodes with your entourage or screen SideWays episodes during events
- Donate to our crowdfunding campaigns. Each episode is funded separately. To support us on a long-term basis, feel free to donate to multiple campaigns.
You have other ideas, contact us !
In order to stay as free and creative as possible, we are exploring alternative ways to finance our activity. All those who value our approach and want to see it grow are free to contribute.
We are passionate about this project. It utilizes our skills and aligns with our interests and philosophy. We are fully committed to its success and for that, money has to remain just a means to an end.
Contributing to the project can mean donating money (through our crowdfunding campaigns) but it can take many other forms: lending us a hand, skill-based volunteering (web development or translation for example), donating food and non-food items and much more. Ideally, we want to avoid spending money by procuring everything we need from the contributions made by those who support us.
On this page, you’ll find the list of our needs (material and skill-based).
We call out to all our suporters, for each episode,
via our crowndfunding campaigns. The money we raise goes toward our production costs: fuel, materiel, insurance, ect.
All expenses of the project are here. Ask if you have any question.
The transparency of our budgets is a given, that is why you’ll find the detail of SideWays’ income and expenses here.
A year with SideWays – Back to 2015 in numbers, texts and photos
2015 is the second year 100% SideWays for the two full time volunteers. We would like to share all our activities with a transparency spirit.
You will find a chronology, projects, and detailed budget report in this document with lots of pictures.
Download “Une année avec SideWays” in PDF (French – 9,5 mo)
Annual budget : 11 762€
Expenses: 39% for daily cost (2 personnes), 31% for transport, 12% for matérial, 8% for communication, 9% investment, 2% for other projects supported.
Income : 49% for crowdfunding, 29% formations, 10% sell DVD, 8% free price of screening, 4% benefits.
You can find the episode by episode budget on this page…