Design Assign: Matching Non-Profits with Creative Professionals to Raise Awareness and Funds

As a non-profit, every day you do what you can to make things better. You implement programs that address unmet meets, you fight for funding to continue to make a difference, and you work to inspire others to get involved with your cause. But, some days that work is more challenging than others —maybe you’re short on time, money, staff — or all three.

One local organization is looking to help out. For the fifth year, AIGA Iowa, the local chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, is matching local non-profit organizations with creative professionals to provide communication materials pro-bono that can help raise awareness and funds. Past projects have included logos, brochures, event invitations, posters, websites, and much more — depending on the needs of the non-profit. The initiative is called Design Assign, and over 30 non-profits have benefited from the program since it began, many of which have participated year after year.

Through the initiative, relationships form, designers commit time and thousands of dollars in design fees, projects are creatively brought to life, and lives — both the creatives and the clients the non-profits serve — are changed.

Non-profits are invited to submit project applications on the Design Assign website through April 10. All approved projects will be posted on the project board where creative volunteers will then have the opportunity to apply for whichever project they feel best matches their skills, interest and time commitment.

AIGA is proud to host this collaborative partnership that gives back to the greater Des Moines community through design.

Questions about the program can be directed to designassign@aigaiowa.org.

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