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.

Premiering in 2020 on Blue Ridge PBS – and on our social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram – BUZZ launched Season 2 in September 2021. We are currently reviewing nonprofits and funding opportunities for new episodes in 2022. Contact us for more info!

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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“12 Buzz4Goods” Song

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Here on the 12th day of Christmas, BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill presents his “12 Buzz4Goods” song!…

New Year’s “Sprezzatura”

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I remember very little from my academic life, save the word “sprezzatura” from a Renaissance Literature…

Christmas Special featuring Nonprofits’ Holiday Music

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Merry Christmas! Instead of our usual show featuring marketing tips and tools for nonprofits, our Christmas…

Celebrate with Us the 12th Day of Christmas

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There’s one more party in this season’s festivities: the 12th Day of Christmas! And as it so…

Buzz4Good! talks Print Marketing & Year-End Giving

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On our most recent Buzz4Good! Nonprofits+Marketing, BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill talks to Bill Gilmer, owner of…

#GivingTuesday tips & Tools from Buzz4Good!

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On today’s Buzz4Good! Nonprofits+Marketing, AAF Roanoke president Carrie Cousins and BUZZ creator Michael Hemphill share strategies…