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How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Thanks to guest blogger Alex McLain, who designs engaging websites for nonprofits as a member of the Wired Impact team. You’ve got a million questions reeling through your head throughout the process, but one of the key questions to consider is: “How important is the role of design in our website?” Makes a Good First Impression.

Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Through design --Let’s take a look at a couple examples. Bertie County, North Carolina: Teaching Design for Change. v=aiIxdFBA0Sw.

A Glow-In-The-Dark Design Solution to Behavior Change

SocialButterfly

How are you applying design in your work? Hopefully [they] checked for that already.” And yes, it takes training.) ” How It Works.

Are you doing nonprofit graphic design on a shoestring?

Wild Woman Fundraising

They will make you look like you own one of those really fancy programs, or have access to a super expensive design firm. Two words. Brushes.

Your Case for Support: Good Design Will Make it Stronger

Mission Minded

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Logo Design Predictions for 2013

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Graphic Design Style Guides, Part II – With Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Guest Post by Julia Reich, Julia Reich Design. Graphic Design Guest Bloggers Nonprofit Communications Publication Management style guide

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Nonprofit Email Newsletter Design from Walden School [Before and After]

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As Sarah said of the new design: We have received tons of compliments and gratitude from our parents who like the new template better. And

Re-designing your nonprofit website and other things that are sent to try us

Wild Woman Fundraising

Build transparency into your website design. Graphic Design for Nonprofits Marketing Netraising social media Web 2.0 Oh man. Have you ever tried to redesign your nonprofit website? Was that fun? Why not? Is it because you were trying to skimp on people who knew what they were doing, and decided to DIY? What is the goal of the site?

What’s All This About Responsive Design?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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How to Hire a Graphic Designer or Design Firm Part 1: Where to Look

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is Part 1 in a series of posts that Julia Reich will share with us about how to hire a graphic designer or design firm. Julia Reich.

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Design Your Donor In

The Agitator

The first, from the commercial space: Five Ways to Design the Customer Into Your Company , recently published on MarketingProfs. The parallel phenomenon in the nonprofit space is all the chatter about being ‘donor-centric’ I don’t use ‘chatter’ to be disparaging. Here are two examples.

How to Hire a Graphic Designer or Design Firm / Part 2: What to Look For

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is Part 2 in a series of posts that Julia Reich will share with us about how to hire a graphic designer or design firm. Julia Reich.

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Inspiration for your Nonprofit Website Design

EveryAction

Let me ask you a question: How does your organization''s website look? Happy with it

1999 vs 2015: The 7 Greatest Transformations in Nonprofit Web Design

EveryAction

We’ve come a long way since 1999.

Mobile Smack Down: Obama’s Responsive Design vs. Romney’s Mobile Site (and More)

SocialButterfly

In a wonderful display of responsive design, AIDS.gov unveiled its new website as one of the first Federal agencies to go fully responsive.

Designing Your Event

A Small Change

You’ll be most successful if you’re always thinking of your main goal as you design your event. Again, clearly define your goal and design the event from there. When designing your program, keep in mind that donors want to hear from the staff directly connected to the organization’s mission.

Best Practices for Mobile-Friendly Email Design

DonorDigital

Thus, designs need to be as fluid and flexible as possible. Mastheads need to be as clean, simple, and straightfoward as possible for resizing.

Different Ways to Design an Editorial Calendar – Group Project!

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

It’s time for a Nonprofit Marketing Guide community project! We get these questions all the time. Does it need to be online? Want to help?

3 Things to consider when designing your nonprofit’s logo

Fundraising Coach

Nonprofit’s love designing and redesigning their logos. Graphic designers are great. Logos provide us with a sense of legitimacy.

Service Design for Social Marketers: A Webinar

Social Marketing and Social Change

The integration of service design principles into social marketing is one of our more fertile areas for research and practice. Design Thinking

At Last! A CRM System Designed For Retention

The Agitator

First of all, an elegantly simple, clean and informative user interface that clearly was designed by an artist, not a programmer. Roger.

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Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

Design the campaign to increase demand for healthier food choices and access to physical activity facilities. Set realistic expectations. 2013).

New Website Design! What do you think?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In the course of researching my book about social media, I found out about Google Heat Maps, and I thought, “I’d REALLY like to design my website around this idea too.” It was time to say goodbye to the old, organic design, and go with something slicker, and more professional. New Website Design! Tell us!

5 Email Design Mistakes to Avoid this Holiday Season

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That''s why it''s more important than ever to make the right choices when designing your holiday and end-of-year email fundraising campaigns.

Pinterest Sweepstakes Microsoft Mouse Design: Case Study With BJ O'Hare

Diva Marketing Blog

This was a successful campaign and allowed users to do that through repinning Microsoft mouse designs. Hop over to my Pinterest brand board.

5 Tips for Designing Your Year-End Email Appeals

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

It’s tempting to pull out every design stop in an attempt to make your year-end e-appeal stand out. Resist the urge to resort to visual overload as you design your year-end campaign. Keep the graphic load light and use simple uncluttered design. Keep these five pointers in mind for best results: 1.

#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

Interesting, but incorrect, logo. Usually those entities want the general public to use their logo, etc, as such use can mean free publicity.

4 Easy Ways to Become Designated as a Planned Gift Beneficiary

iMarketSmart

Recently I found myself wondering… “why aren’t we promoting beneficiary designations more?”

Design It Yourself Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

People were invited to submit an original design for Liberty’s Earth Day bottle, it ended yesterday, President's Day in the United States.

Office Design with Brand in Mind

Mission Minded

What does your office design say about your organization? The post Office Design with Brand in Mind appeared first on Mission Minded.

Website Design: What’s In, What’s Out

Non Profit Marketing 360

Simple and clean design, infographics, directing viewers where to go, and more. Nonprofit design Graphic design Information Graphic website

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FREE New Webinar: Make Better Nonprofit Annual Reports Now! April 13th, 2013

Wild Woman Fundraising

Graphic design tips to help you look like you hired a designer (even if you didn’t!). Graphic design resources and inspiration.

Creating a Graphic Design Style Guide

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Nonprofit marketing can be an overwhelming job, but it’s one that you can make much easier by using a handful of simple tools, including a Graphic Design Style Guide. A graphic design style guide puts in writing all the various decisions you’ve made about how things should look both in print and online. Color Palette.

Guest post: 10 things to consider when designing your annual report

ImpactMax

Their award winning work is known for its powerful interplay of text and design. So focus on setting the tone through a reassuring voice and compelling design, and be assured you won’t need to break the bank. Bring the designer and writer in early, they’ll help spark the process. Linda Henneman, ThinkDesign. What’s your message?

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5 Tips for Designing Your Year-End Email Appeals

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It’s tempting to pull out every design stop in an attempt to make your year-end e-appeal stand out. Resist the urge to resort to visual overload as you design your year-end campaign. Keep the graphic load light and use simple uncluttered design. Keep these five pointers in mind for best results: 1. For just $29.95

How We Created Our (First-Ever) Brand Identity

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The logo design was by far the most time consuming and collaborative phase since it set the tone for everything to follow. Cindy Olnick.

Don’t Make It Look TOO Nice

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

“I get requests for Comic Sans and clip art style design so that it’ll seem done by a volunteer.” ” “If we did anything in four-color, we had to explain that the design or printing was donated, at least in part.” Fortunately, I was also the in-house designer. ” via GIPHY. Heavy paper.

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It’s Today! Google Test Your Website

Getting Attention

Beaconfire’s Tim Arnold, is a great source of info about responsive design if you’d like to learn more. Today’s the day.

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3 tips to dramatically increase website donations

Wild Woman Fundraising

Have you ever bought something online? OF COURSE! You know it! What did you buy? Was it a book from bookfinder.com? Make your programs into modules.