There are no words to express how grateful I am to all of you for supporting me, this channel, YouTube, Invisible People, and the fight to end homelessness.
Being that we are a nonprofit and our content is on the topic of homelessness it’s a miracle we reached 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. It would not have ever happened without YOUR support!
For a little context, nonprofit YouTube channels may have a few thousand subscribers. In the homeless services sector, nonprofit YouTube channels only have a few hundred subs. For this channel to grow to 100,000 subs is HUGE!
We actually grew 80,000 subs since July! For years, I was happy with 20,000 subs and 40,000 views a month. That alone is amazing for a nonprofit channel. Then I started to pay more attention to YouTube. This past July, I made changes, and we now average close to 2 million views every month!
What this says to me is there is a community here on YouTube that will rally around the cause of homelessness to influence positive change. Invisible People may be ten years old, but I feel we are just at the very beginning of growing our YouTube presence to help end homelessness!
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Since its launch in November 2008, Invisible People has leveraged the power of video and the massive reach of social media to share the compelling, gritty, and unfiltered stories of homeless people from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The vlog (video blog) gets up close and personal with veterans, mothers, children, layoff victims and others who have been forced onto the streets by a variety of circumstances. Each week, they’re on InvisiblePeople.tv, and high traffic sites such as YouTube, Twitter and Facebook, proving to a global audience that while they may often be ignored, they are far from invisible.
Invisible People goes beyond the rhetoric, statistics, political debates, and limitations of social services to examine poverty in America via a medium that audiences of all ages can understand, and can’t ignore. The vlog puts into context one of our nation’s most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories captured by the lens of Mark Horvath – its founder – and brings into focus the pain, hardship and hopelessness that millions face each day. One story at a time, videos posted on InvisiblePeople.tv shatter the stereotypes of America’s homeless, force shifts in perception and deliver a call to action that is being answered by national brands, nonprofit organizations and everyday citizens now committed to opening their eyes and their hearts to those too often forgotten.
Invisible People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way we think about people experiencing homelessness.