Stone Soup Films tells the real-life stories behind local nonprofits that transform the lives of individuals in need, because crafting meaningful messages empowers organizations to be better champions of their causes Ė and amplifies their impact. Twice per year Stone Soup selects new partners with limited budgets; then staff and volunteers work with each organization to develop a clear communications strategy. This culminates in a five- to seven-minute film that showcases stories of transformation Ė effectively and powerfully communicating the heart of each nonprofitís work. For two weekends a year, the Doc-In-A-Day Challenge offers healthy competition (and a $1,000 prize) for nonprofit filmmaking on the fly, producing two- to three-minute films for the greater good. The market value of this work? Up to $40,000. The financial cost to nonprofits? Zero. A gift to Stone Soup Films is really a contribution to DCís nonprofits and, most importantly, the people they serve.