Useful Tools: Online graphic design sites

Every month I’ll be highlighting a free or low-cost tool that community groups and not-for-profits can use to improve their marketing and communications. This month’s focus is on do-it-yourself online graphic design tools. It isn’t usually possible or necessary for community organisations to hire graphic designers for everything they produce. Although important documents are bestContinue reading “Useful Tools: Online graphic design sites”

Why your organisation needs a style guide

Many organisations, especially those involved in the media or publishing industries, have a ‘house style’—a way of writing that is particular to that organisation and is set out in their style guide. The style guide’s purpose is not to determine what is ‘correct’ and ‘incorrect’, but rather to serve as a reference point if thereContinue reading “Why your organisation needs a style guide”

Working with freelancers

Many community groups and small nonprofits are operating on very tight budgets and are forced to do a lot of the day-to-day work themselves. But every now and again you’ll probably find yourself in a situation where you need to hire a professional to help you. If you decide that you need to hire aContinue reading “Working with freelancers”

Useful Tools: Free stock media sites

Every month I’ll be highlighting a free or low-cost tool that community groups and not-for-profits can use to improve their marketing and communications. This month’s focus is on free stock photo, illustration, font, music, and sound effects sites. There are many websites where you can find free stock photos, illustrations, fonts, music and sound effects.Continue reading “Useful Tools: Free stock media sites”