Compassion International’s volunteer mobilization team had an amazing year. At their kick off meeting for 2017, Mike Lenda, National Director of Mobilization and Engagement wanted to thank his team and celebrate their accomplishments.
And quite a lot of accomplishments there were. So the challenge became: how to convert all of that information into inspiration for the team as they began the New Year.
Oh – and it had to be aligned with their brand…and finished in a week!
There wasn’t time for data visualization or much illustration. We had to work with the copy and find a way to organize and present it effectively.
We started by grouping the data into digestible, related chunks. We looked for groups of content that could be organized as a category. Then we made sure it had a flow from one section to another.
We then did some research on their website to understand their style, key message, brand language, colors and visual hooks. We incorporated those as we edited the copy and designed illustrations for each section.
You can use this idea in your own organization to thank your staff, board or volunteers. You could create a one page annual report, gratitude report or impact report. Your donors, volunteers and grantors want to know what you’ve been doing. Don’t waste their attention with a boring word document. Turn your accomplishments into an asset for connection!
Are you ready to get started converting your information into inspiration?
We have a few tools to help you:
- If you missed our Master Class Webinar “Infographics: Simplifying Big Ideas with Images”, the recording is now available. The session covers the difference between infographics and data visualization; three essential qualities of all successful infographics, ways to use content you already have; and how to create compelling graphics for your organization.
- In March we’ll be running a follow up to that Master Class that will teach you (in a live demo) how to use some of the best online tools to create your own infographics.
- Or, you can always give us a call and have us do it for you. That’s what we’re here for!