Inauguration Day: Non-Profit Designs We Love
by Natalie Mouradian on 01/18/2017 | 5 Minute Read
January 20th is right around the corner, and nobody really knows what to expect from future President Donald Trump. Feeling uncertain may be a given, but inaction does not have to be. In honor of the 2017 United States Presidential Inauguration, we want to highlight a few non-profits you can support that are doing exceptional work for great causes, and also have pretty impressive branding to boot. If you feel passionate about their work, we highly encourage you to donate or volunteer your time to make the United States a safe place for everyone.
p.s. for a thorough list of organizations that inspired this one, check out Jezebel’s amazing roundup of pro-women, pro-immigrant, pro-earth, anti-bigotry organizations that need your help.
Perhaps one of the most iconic and recognizable logos of the non-profit world is the one for the Human Rights Campaign. Seen everywhere from bumper stickers to Facebook profile photos, this design really does prove that sometimes less is actually more. HRC is America’s largest national lesbian, gay, biseuxal, transgender, and queer civil rights organization and serves to protect and work for the equal rights of LBGTQ people.
In the month of June, Immigrant Heritage Month takes place and aims to celebrate the diversity and heritage of America. verynice designed the colorful and bold branding, which is representative of the notion that we are all unique individual parts that make up one big beautiful whole, regardless of where we come from.
NRDC is an environmental advocacy group that fights climate change and works to preserve natural resources. Ross Bruggink redesigned the logo to emphasize the concern over climate change and give it a more contemporary look.
Campaign Zero is a police reform campaign that aims to stop police brutality. The website is easy to navigate and full of clear icons and graphics that outline their specific policy proposals and ways to get involved.
Keep a Breast (KAB) is an organization dedicated to empower and educate people around the world with breast health education and support. They encourage women to take control of their health and practice preventative care through their #checkyourselfie campaign. verynice helped develop the digital #checkyourselfie marketing campaign and app. The app delivers self-check reminders, and provides education and support for healthy living.
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry in America. Through litigation, advocacy, and education, they aim to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of American society. Their site is easy to navigate, clearly designed, and even includes an interactive Hate Map. The interactive map highlights areas that contain documented hate groups, which is a good way to stay informed on what might be going on in your backyard.
The Downtown Women's Center is an organization located in the heart of Skid Row in Los Angeles that aims to provide housing, healthcare, shelter, food, and jobs for the women who call the area home. verynice designed the beautiful and informative annual reports among other visual design projects for DWC.
Earthjustice is America's original and largest non-profit environmental law organization, dedicated to fighting for justice and advancing the promise of a healthy world for all. Ben Hester redesigned their website, which displays a good amount of information in a non-intimidating way.
She Should Run is dedicated to expanding the talent pool of future elected female leaders and creating a culture that inspires women and girls to aspire towards public leadership. In 2016 they teamed up with Barbie® to create new Vice President and President Barbie® dolls to help encourage girls to dream big.
Heal the Bay serves to protect California’s Santa Monica Bay and the beaches of Los Angeles through campaigning legislation, education, and community clean up projects. Their recently redesigned website by verynice includes a nice 360 degree interactive view of one of the beaches Heal the Bay serves to protect.