BUZZ is an inspiring television show that profiles nonprofit organizations and the marketing pros that help them do more, do better, by creating more buzz.

Our team is currently creating four new episodes featuring RAM House, Mill Mountain Zoo, Healing Strides of Virginia, and Southwest Virginia Ballet, that will debut in August 2020 on Blue Ridge PBS and on our social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@buzz4good).

Meet our Team

Cast & Crew

Learn more about the people in our HIVE who create the buzz.

Building Buzz

Creator

Learn more about host and creator Michael Hemphill.

They’re not the rich and famous. They don’t run for office, preside over boardrooms, walk the halls of power. In a society seduced by celebrity and status … they have neither. Their capital isn’t financial, but social. Their profit comes not from the thing they sell, but from the good they do.

They are our nation’s nonprofits. The United States has more than 1.5 million nonprofits — from homeless shelters, food banks and rescue squads to children’s choirs, science museums and animal refuges — that employ one out of every 10 Americans. Like any company, nonprofits have salaries and bills to pay, a budget to balance. They require money. And if enough people don’t know about them, don’t believe in them, don’t support them — in short, if they lack BUZZ — they suffer and die.

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Episode 1 of BUZZ

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Now playing on Blue Ridge PBS and our YouTube channel: Episode 1 of BUZZ featuring Southwest…

Why We Need More BUZZ

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All that has transpired in 2020 — from the viruses of COVID-19 and racial injustice to…

Buzz Premier Parties at Grandin Theater

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You can watch the first four episodes of BUZZ in August on Blue Ridge PBS from…

That’s a wrap on our first 2 episodes

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We’re excited to announce that we’ve concluded shooting the first 2 episodes of BUZZ 🐝 featuring Southwest Virginia…

BUZZ reveals this week at Mill Mountain Zoo and Southwest Virginia Ballet

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After nonprofit “rebranding on steroids” campaigns coordinated by our friends at Wordsprint and Carrie Cousins, BUZZ…

Podcast: Website Development For Nonprofits with Carrie Cousins

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Your nonprofit may not get a second chance — online at least — to make a…