Design for Non-Designers: A Quick Guide to Visual Hierarchy

Design for Non-Designers: A Quick Guide to Visual Hierarchy

Have your designs ever felt clunky or chaotic? Maybe confusing or unclear? If you think your design just needs some clarification–or you might not know at all what to do next–then a look into the elements of visual hierarchy might be the key. What is Visual Hierarchy? In graphic design, the principle of visual hierarchy…

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

Successful Change Management Begins and Ends with Trust

When it comes to change, what’s your style? For some of us, change is a necessary evil. We’re generally leery of it, preferring the perceived safety of the known—even if we’re not too crazy about it—to the riskiness of the unknown. The people at this end of the change spectrum likely arranged the furniture in…

How to be 1 in 100 Million: The Power of Visual Storytelling

How to be 1 in 100 Million: The Power of Visual Storytelling

“A picture is worth a thousand words” -Henrik Ibsen Today’s marketing climate puts a new spin on this common phrase. More than ever, consumers are being inundated with information, ads, entertainment, and sales pitches. According to SocialPilot, there are more than one hundred million photos uploaded to Instagram every day, and one billion Facebook stories…

Building Trust with Volunteers: 3 Simple Strategies
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Building Trust with Volunteers: 3 Simple Strategies

Have you ever been told that managing volunteers is like herding cats? While that expression is chuckle-worthy for anyone who has been in a leadership position, it’s a harmful approach to communicating with one of your most important audiences. If you work for a church or nonprofit, chances are volunteers are an important part of…

Four Editorial Tips to Elevate Your Writing
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Four Editorial Tips to Elevate Your Writing

There comes a time when every organization must face a cold reality—developing a consistent written voice can be hard. “Wait a second,” you might say to yourself, “my organization doesn’t really do much with writing.” But think about it—chances are, you have already sent a text, drafted an email, or otherwise written something down since…

How to Accomplish Big Things with a Small Team

How to Accomplish Big Things with a Small Team

Most small teams are born out of big dreams.   But sometimes big dreams can be interrupted with the small, daily challenges that come with running any group or organization–sending that email, building a website, advertising on social media, making more coffee. Maybe you can relate if you’re involved in a nonprofit, small business, or even…