Shoestring founder Keith Harrington got his start in video production during his time as a grassroots organizer for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. Like many small nonprofits, CCAN had to rely on staff for in-house video production work thanks to the prohibitive costs charged by most video production companies. Realizing that many small oganizations would likely lack even the staff resources needed to meet their video needs, Keith decided to launch Shoestring Videos in 2013 to help small nonprofits and businesses bridge the video-budget gap.
Since that time Shoestring has provided quality, affordable video production services to a variety of nonprofits and businesses in the NYC area and beyond including: The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, The City Parks Alliance, The Vera Institute of Justice, The New School for Social Research, The New Press, the Clean Energy Business Incubator Program at Stony Brook University and more.
A passionate advocate for progressive social change, Keith recently graduated with a master's degree in economics from the New School for Social Research. His research work has focused on how economic democracy promotes healthier societies and ecosystems, as well as on the roots of economic crisis, and other issues in political economy. He is an emeritus board director with New Economy Coalition, and has helped to launch Adbusters' Kick It Over campaign focusing on curricular reform in economics education. He writes frequently on issues of sustainability, politics, economics, and grassroots activism, and has contributed to various publications including Adbusters, YES! Magazine, Grist, Truthout and Alternet.