When you’re focused on your mission sometimes your brand takes a back seat. But everything you put your logo on is a way to connect with your audience.
Don’t let a disjointed brand can get in the way of your message. You don’t have to be a large organization or have a large budget, to have a good brand.
Create a nonprofit brand that people remember and trust.
Here is a list of branding mistakes that might be getting in the way of more donations, more engagement, and more impact:
1. Using different colors and fonts on all your marketing and promotional material.
This makes you seem amateurish and inconsistent. Your brand should have a select group of colors and fonts that get used on everything, across the board.
2. No clear rules on how to use your logo. Sometimes it’s even unreadable, or even worse, distorted.
Your logo is like a country’s flag. It needs to be treated in specific ways. Set up rules about when to use the color and black & white versions, what backgrounds can be behind it, if any. And please don’t ever distort or stretch it.
3. No templates for marketing materials.
If you have to start everything from scratch, that means more work for you, and possibly, more mistakes. Templates can make your job so much easier. And isn’t that what we all need.
4. Your brand looks just like someone else’s.
Standing out from the crowd is half the battle. Be memorable.
5. Not knowing what brand stands for.
You can’t rely solely on your mission to attract people. Know what else you stand for. This will help not only guide your visuals, but also influence fundraising and programming.
Any branding mistakes I’ve missed?
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