Ideas and Best Practices for Awesome Nonprofit Design

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22 June, 2016

Ideas and Best Practices for Awesome Nonprofit Design9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

CCEDNet Members: $25 | Non-Members: $75

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Nonprofit organizations need to cut through the clutter of a busy graphic landscape. This workshop will cover best practices and tools that nonprofit administrators and communicators need to know. Whether it’s a postcard, annual report, brochure, or website, good graphic design will help you connect with your members, your donors, and the media. We will start the workshop discussing, in plain English, the importance of layout, fonts, colour, photography and other graphic design principles for your work. After this, we will look at what the popular website and social media platforms are, and delve into a few easy to use options that could be a good for for your organization.

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All participants will walk away from the workshop with a basic understanding of design principles and the ability to implement better design practices at their workplace. Participants will also gain the basic skills needed to navigate the world of “easy to use” website/social media tools, and be able to think critically about the tools best suited for their organization -- no, your non profit probably doesn’t need a Pinterest. account.


Attendees should have some essential skills in office computing, some good experience in Microsoft Office (especially Word), and a healthy interest in making their communications more beautiful and legible. Please bring a laptop with the following applications installed and ready to go:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Explorer


Andrew Boardman

Andrew Boardman owns and manages Manoverboard, a purpose-driven design firm that provides digital tools and strategy to principled businesses and organizations. Manoverboard has designed websites for Generation Investment Management (Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore’s investment firm), RAND Corporation, MIT, Global Alliance for Children, SJF Ventures, Encourage Capital, EQ3, United Nations University, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Maestral International, and RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.   In June 2013, Manoverboard became a Certified B Corporation, the first in the province of Manitoba. The company re-certified in June 2015 with substantial improvements. B Corps are a new type of company that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Sara AtnikovWith a background in both Creative and Technical Communications, Sara Atnikov has been involved in the non-profit sector for close to ten years. Whether it's planning a fundraising event, or providing copy for a newsletter, Sara knows that clear, concise communication is key to success; fancy words and design can't save something if the guts aren't good. Outside of work, Sara has various creative projects including Feminist Fonts, and she enjoys bike rides, plants/gardening, time with family and friends and starting but not finishing various craft projects.

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