Logo Design Predictions for 2013

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Nonprofit Web Design 101: 5 Strategies for Beginners

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As more and more donors prefer to engage with nonprofits through digital channels, designing a stunning website is more important than ever. Not only will you need an appealing design, but you’ll also need your site to be structured in a logical and strategical way. Jeff Gordy.

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Designing for Community Change

SocialButterfly

Through design --Let’s take a look at a couple examples. Bertie County, North Carolina: Teaching Design for Change. Pilloton founded Project H Design , a non-profit design firm where they apply the design process to catalyze communities and public education from within.

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#TECH: Designing A Mobile App? Design For A Mobile Device!

Non Profit Marketing 360

Ryan Matzner goes into great detail in a list of ’10 Mistakes’ designers often make when developing mobile apps. Some of the mistakes are indeed technical and design-focussed: design for higher-resolution screens, then scale back if you need, rather than the other way around.

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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?” Here are 10 ways great visual design drives website impact : 1. A striking, professionally designed website can help establish confidence and authority surrounding your cause.

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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. Are you trying to thank and recognize, educate and make a case for support or raise money?

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Is Responsive Design the Right Mobile Strategy for Your Nonprofit?

Getting Attention

The buzzword “responsive” has been floating around the web design world for the past year or so, especially in mobile contexts. So, how do you know if responsive design is right for your organization? Thanks to the bloggers at the Ad Council for sharing their expertise here.

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#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Facebook

Non Profit Marketing 360

But the fact is, almost any organization that took the time to develop a color scheme, logo, or other materials also worked with their design consultants to develop a style guide. Interesting, but incorrect, logo.

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

SocialButterfly

The Netherlands are about to launch a “smart road” system that uses infrastrure to support behavior change through a design solution–glow-in-the-dark paint! How are you applying design in your work?

#DESIGN: How To Follow The Branding Guidelines Of Twitter

Non Profit Marketing 360

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#DESIGN: Is Your Nonprofit’s Logo Helping Your Cause?

Non Profit Marketing 360

One useful set of bullet points that we found for considering a logo points out that the design should be: aesthetically pleasing. Microsoft’s New Logo: Top Brand Designers Weigh In. Clarity, scalability, & meaning were much improved in this logo redesign.

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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. Guest Post by Julia Reich, Julia Reich Design. If you’ve never worked with a designer before, the task can seem daunting. Julia Reich.

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Your Case for Support: Good Design Will Make it Stronger

Mission Minded

Blog Capital Campaign Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Design Storytelling Capital Campaigns Case for Support designIn my last post, I relayed the importance of injecting emotion into your next capital campaign.

What’s All This About Responsive Design?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

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Website Design: What’s In, What’s Out

Non Profit Marketing 360

Branded Out Loud, a blog about communications design, offers its list of what’s cool and what’s yesterday’s news on nonprofit websites, with plenty of visuals to make the point. Simple and clean design, infographics, directing viewers where to go, and more.

Design 130

Increasing Donations: The Essential Ingredients of Effective Nonprofit Web Design

Ann Green

Good web design is a bit like clean air. The same thing happens with nonprofits and design. But that’s the biggest – and to be fair – the easiest mistake to make, thinking that an effective design is also fancy. Good design has a purpose without it being obvious.

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. Online Tools for MORE nonprofit graphic design fun! here’s a full list of graphic design and art tools on google apps. Well, isn’t everyone?

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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. What should my editorial calendar actually look like? Does it need to be online? Which software should we use? And of course, there are a million ways to do it.

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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. Guest Post by Julia Reich, Julia Reich Design. Aesthetics are surely subjective, but there are some standards that apply across the design discipline.

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Four Amateur Design Mistakes

Social Media Bird Brain

Usually I focus on social media or writing, since that is what I do, but I've also done my share of design work. Tags: small nonprofits design printing nonprofits image via despair.com Note: Tomorrow is International Day of Climate Action. Be part of the solution by getting the world's politicians ready to act on a Global Climate Treaty in December. Click on the 350.org banner on the right and attend an event tomorrow!

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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. Blog Nonprofit Branding brand BrandActivation Interior Design

Designing A Customer-Centric Organization

The Agitator

In his posts on ‘donor centricity’ ( start here and use the links !), Roger strives to separate the wheat from the chaff. As he has put it, just using the word ‘you’ in every other sentence doesn’t make your fundraising program donor centric.

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. Here are the kinds of decisions that should be on your graphic design style guide. 17 Designers Favorite Fonts. Graphic Design Publication Management

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Graphic Design Style Guides, Part II – With Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I met Julia Reich at the NTC conference (at the 501 Tech NYC Happy Hour to be exact) and being the nonprofit marketing geeks we are, we started talking about the struggles that nonprofits face with design. Guest Post by Julia Reich, Julia Reich Design.

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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

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Last Chance to Help Us Design the 2016 Trends Survey

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In the next week, I’ll be finalizing the questions for the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey, so we can start taking your responses on Monday, November 2.

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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?” ” A beneficiary designation is by far the simplest way to create a planned gift. Bank accounts allow donors to designate a “pay on death” beneficiary.

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Stay on Track – A Playlist for NOT Derailing Your Nonprofit Design Project

Mission Minded

Nonprofit design should be a strategic […]. The post Stay on Track – A Playlist for NOT Derailing Your Nonprofit Design Project appeared first on Mission Minded. Blog Nonprofit Design logo design nonprofit logoFull disclosure, this post comes with tips, passion, AND some serious jams. What an exciting moment! You’ve decided to change your nonprofit’s logo or visual identity. You realized it just doesn’t do your organization justice.

Dittmar Design Creates & Launches Client Website

Non Profit Marketing 360

NPM360 partner, Dittmar Design, recently developed and launched a website for a Northern Virginia property management company, WJD Management. The client website is a mobile responsive design built on the WordPress content management system and uses the latest Genesis framework to drive it. Dittmar Design is a Northern Virginia-based marketing and communications firm. Find out more about Dittmar Design here.

Design 100

CDC Launches Re-Design, Focus on Tools

SocialButterfly

Today, I received a tip that Monday night, CDC.gov launched it’s re-designed Web site –placing a larger emphasis on tools. Public Health cdc CDC.gov health resources Social Media tag cloud tools Web site Web site re-design

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CDC Launches Re-Design, Focus on Tools

SocialButterfly

Today, I received a tip that Monday night, CDC.gov launched it’s re-designed Web site –placing a larger emphasis on tools. Public Health cdc CDC.gov health resources Social Media tag cloud tools Web site Web site re-design

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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. Moreover, Liberty has the ability to print on its bottles basically anything a designer can imagine.

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E-Newsletter Makeovers: 5 Easy Design Fixes

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are five easy design fixes that all revolve around making your e-newsletter as easy to read, as quickly as possible. I’m still surprised at how many e-newsletters I see that are really tough to read, simply because someone got a little carried away with the design.

Design 130

Design Trends: Minimalism in the Age of Mobile

DonorDigital

These samples illustrate minimalism in web design for nonprofits. There is a definite theme in three of these samples, in that they all feature large, mobile-responsive slideshows in the masthead and little else in the way of design embellishments.

5 Email Design Mistakes to Avoid this Holiday Season

Fundraising 123

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. To help you get noticed and stand out from the crowd this holiday season, here are five design mistakes all nonprofits need to avoid: 1.

Your Ugly Baby - Design & Your Small Nonprofit

Social Media Bird Brain

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Social fundraising guide - Chapter Five: Design for real humans

CrowdRise

Are you getting the most out of your social fundraising efforts? By crafting your supporters’ experience to fit how they actually behave, you’ll see better results and more engagement. Fundraising Social Marketing

#TECH: Google Now Designing Glasses And Giving Us A New ‘Play’ Service

Non Profit Marketing 360

Are these Google Glasses? The good people at Google have been busy releasing new aspects of their services that are meant to augment our muti-media experiences.

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

SocialButterfly

From Google to Salesforce and now Facebook , more companies are going “mobile first” when it comes to designing and developing web products, services and features. Rhode Island also has a beautiful responsive design that follows suit. Responsive Design vs. a Mobile Site.

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Email Design and Technical Development in the Age of Mobile

DonorDigital

This means that web designers and technical developers need to focus their efforts to ensure that the assets we craft for their clients are “mobile-first” and fully responsive — meaning they display correctly on screens and devices of all sizes. This evolving trend should be fully embraced, as it gives us clear and unequivocal directives for design and technical development. Designs should be “flat,” with no fake textures (skeuomorphism), gradients, drop shadows, or jewel tones.