Pauline Zalkin

Impact Storyteller & Filmmaker

Pauline is a filmmaker and visual artist with a background in social impact communications. She is known for combining a rigorous strategic framework with highly original creative content to help nonprofits and other changemakers leverage the power of story to reach their most important audiences. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Fineas Media, a social impact storytelling agency that raises empathy and drives stakeholder engagement through authentic, emotional and visually arresting short films. Over the course of a career, she has led initiatives for a range of organizations and causes including McKinsey & Company's nonprofit and CSR division, the White House, Devex, the RAND Corporation, Business Fights Poverty, and Taproot Foundation. She has produced short films for innovative nonprofits and social enterprises all over the country and the world, developed innovative social media campaigns, led multi-stakeholder coalitions, produced press operations for high-profile Presidential events, and designed capacity-building trainings to help organizations tell their story effectively and compellingly.