There’s a great amount of concentrate on the need for change internationally. Increasingly our attention is turning to helping those in more need than ourselves. A number of millionaires have been in the news with their funding of good works around the globe. The Gates have set up a foundation to aid with AIDS in Africa. Warren Buffet donated billions to the Gates Foundation. Oprah has started a Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa and now she’s doing a reality TV show creating a tournament of multiplying people’s efforts to do something positive for the environment. These are just a few examples.
Have you been wondering how you can create a difference globally? Do you possess a hope to contribute, but not the budget that would make that feasible? There is a lot of ways you can make a change in what you see around you. Donating your time and skills is one of those ways.
Graphic design firms everywhere the country are seeing that their skills are an essential donation. Non-profit organizations are very much are anxious for graphic design. Firms like yours are signing on to provide all the ability that non-profits use to get their lesson out — logos, print advertisements, posters, invitations for fund raisers, multi-media presentations, newsletters, photography and other needs. Do you need skills you are willing to donate?
Just how do you make up your mind who, what, where and how? First answer this question. What’s important to you, what would you enjoy to observe change. Is literacy critical to you? How about finding homes for the homeless? Or, making sure individuals have adequate to eat? Providing job training for homeless people or ex-addicts trying to revisit on their feet may well be another cause you feel strongly about. (You do need to feel strongly about it, or you’re not aiming to like the hours you’re fixing without pay.) For every idea cited above there’s probably at minimum one and probably several non-profits in your community providing these services. And, virtually all of them are operating on limited budgets. Their flows of Federal and State monies have been cut dramatically in in recent years and more and more they need to rely upon private donations.
Decide what you are prepared to do and how much time you have. Be sure to be realistic. This is one region where you do not want to back yourself into a corner.
Think you don’t have sufficient time? Put together a consortium of graphic design firms to make the contribution. Each one of you can take an assorted piece of graphic pie that needs to be produced. With multiple skills from several graphic design firms you’ll be in a position to make a substantial contribution to a non-profit of your selection. And, in all probability you’ll multiply the value of our contribution. Especially if that contribution involves the design of invitations for a fund-raiser, or a multi-media presentation made to raise funds for the organization.
See, you and other graphic design firms like yourself can create a massive difference globally. So, what are you waiting for? Who’s intending to receive your volunteer services?