Bittersweet is a not-for-profit which tells stories of organizations doing inspiring and much needed work in response to the critical social issues of our day. To do this, we publish monthly stories ranging in topics from refugee care to financial literacy, food deserts to elder care, anti-trafficking to housing for the homeless and more. These stories are nominated by our readers and crafted by professional creatives who volunteer their time and talent. We rely on support from our readers to fund the effort and would greatly appreciate any contribution you are able to make. 

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Help us get there! Flights and accommodation are (by far) our greatest expenses when traveling for a story. Whether miles or points, your donation would be greatly appreciated and highly leveraged. Contact us to discuss. 

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We travel light and tight, keeping crews at just three people. Production expenses include travel, accommodation, meals, equipment, post-production, marketing and more, which on average cost between $10,000 and $20,000.

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Private companies primarily support Bittersweet through  story sponsorships and in-kind donations. If your company might like to participate in the Bittersweet counter narrative, drop us a line and let's start a conversation.

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Testimonials

Alicia Hansen

What an outstanding piece. You all did a great job of representing us and telling our story. Thank you for reminding me this morning why we fight so hard. I needed to hear this story! And now I can’t wait to share it!!

Alicia Hansen, Founder & Director, NYC Salt
Head Shot Chris Lambert

In my opinion, this is absolutely spot on. Seeing it in print, along with beautiful photography accompanying, brings me tremendous joy. I find the way you captured my paradoxical struggles and desires to learn and grow along the way to be an amazing potential teaching tool for others. You and your team's collective efforts have given Detroit a truly beautiful gift.

Chris Lambert, Founder & CEO, Life Remodeled
Samen Arlene

I was moved to tears! Your team did an epic job; the photos and storytelling is superb. Thank you so much, it was an honor to host your team. I feel you captured the entire “Network of Safety” model with such detail. You also embraced the true foundation of our work, for the people by the people! With deepest gratitude and bravo for hitting a home run!

Arlene Samen, Founder & Director, One Heart Worldwide
New AssetFile

Bittersweet has gifted us a digital tool we can leverage for years to come in both marketing and funding efforts. The most valued component was the experience with the creative team and connections made throughout the process.

Nicole Humphrey, Communications Manager , Young Chicago Authors
Jeremy

I think the whole feature is amazing. It’s heavy and gritty, and captures the weight of the issue, while still pointing towards the hope, with professionalism and composure. It will be a powerful tool for us to advance the mission.

Jeremy Vallerand, President & CEO, Rescue: Freedom

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