Category Archives: nonprofit design

How to create style tiles for web design in 3 easy steps

At Stone Soup Creative, we believe every great website starts with an organized, authentic, goal-based approach. Style tiles are a powerful tool in the initial steps of web design. Here’s an excerpt from my recent article for Nonprofit MarCommunity, How to Create Style Tiles for Web Design in 3 Easy Steps: Wouldn’t it be great…

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Nonprofit annual reports: 3 ways to save time and money

Creating an annual report is never an easy endeavor. Here are 3 tips to make the process a little easier, a little faster, and a little more budget-friendly. 1. Make it Shorter Direct mail isn’t dead yet. For many groups, printing and mailing an annual report is still relevant. It makes donors feel good to…

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Nonprofit campaigns: 3 ways to be unique

It’s the week after the Super Bowl and the internets have been slathered in commentary about Puppy Bowl X and Budweiser’s cute new Puppy Love commercial. Since I love my dogs (and all my animals!) so much – and I’m a sucker for the groups fighting for their welfare – this month’s topic is easy:…

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Branding for nonprofit fundraising events, Part 2: out-of-the-box event ideas

This post is the second in a 2-part series on branding for nonprofit fundraising events. In Part 1, I discussed why events are a unique and critical component of a nonprofit’s brand, with tips for organizing a successful, well-branded fundraising event. In Part 2, I describe some uncommon (and common) fundraising event ideas.   Charity…

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Branding for nonprofit fundraising events, part 1: party with a purpose

This post is the first in a 2-part series on branding for nonprofit fundraising events. I discuss why events are a unique and critical component of a nonprofit’s brand, with tips for organizing a successful, well-branded fundraising event. Part 2, which will be out in October, covers out-of-the-box fundraising event ideas that are sure to…

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Why we love working with the food sector

Food produced sustainably, it seems to me, is one of life’s primary elements. It all starts there. It is the basis of the health of the environment, my personal health, and for my family who eat the food I cook. Everything flows from health: physical energy, mental acuity, emotional balance.