Recently I introduced the newest Tactical Philanthropy feature: Three Minutes. The idea is to introduce readers to the many, many characters that make up the world of philanthropy. Last week, I featured Melinda Tuan. The video quality was good, because I caught up with Melinda in a quite conference room with good lighting.
Today’s video is with Paul Shoemaker. Paul’s interview was shot in a hotel lobby, near the bar while a Halloween convention was going on in the background! I struggled a bit with whether the Three Minute series should only run interviews where I can capture high quality video or whether quality was less important than introducing readers to as many people as possible. I finally decided that if you actually know Paul, then you know a real conversation with him would be far more likely to occur in a hotel lobby next to the bar than in a quiet conference room. So I’m going to experiment with capturing as many Three Minute interviews as possible and not worry too much about video quality. I’d love your feedback on this, so please leave a comment or shoot me an email.
Paul Shoemaker is the founding executive director of Social Venture Partners-Seattle and in many ways the face of the entire Social Venture Partners network. At the annual conference, the SVP network presents the Paul Shoemaker award to a deserving partner. It is, quite literally, a large bronzed shoe.