Webby award-winning 99designs is giving away free ‘design contests’ each month to a number of certified non-profit organisations around the world. For those unfamiliar with this model, it’s a process whereby designers submit competing designs in response to a customer’s design brief—and the winner receives a cash payment for their work. They’ve just announced that they’re bumping up the number of contests being given away in the lead up to Christmas (10 - 21 December). So now is your time to act - please take advantage of their kind offer! It’s not enough that you have a great cause (thousands do) make sure yours stands out. Make it easy for people to: find, understand and adopt your organisation’s values and vision as their own.
Whether you need a new or refreshed logo, website, t-shirt, flyer or whatever to do this, it’s essential that you start by writing a good brief. Just make sure you follow their advice.
Above: Examples of previous non-profits who have taken advantage of 99designs’ philanthropy.
Check out some more non-profit designs from their 99nonprofits 2012 round up.