September 18, 2015
Infographics are becoming a valued new trend in social media marketing for nonprofits. Visual designs are a great way to put hard data and information in an interesting, simple and easy to read format. Infographics also makes sharing among different social media networks quick and easy. Luckily, one doesn’t have to be a graphic design expert to be able to create a stunning infographic. Online services such as Infogr.am, Canva, Piktochart and Venngage have made creating infographics effortless. Here are a few tips on creating an impressive infographic.
A good infographic is one that tells a story and provides supporting, useful and interesting information. Creating an infographic about a nonprofit’s cause and the impact it has made on a particular community presents a powerful message. Don’t forget to plug essential supporting data.
When using one of the many infographic online services then this step is automatically done through pre-designed infographic templates. However, creating a custom design tailored to a nonprofit’s brand is always the best option. There is no standard format for infographics so feel free to be creative and show off that great work!
Incorporating fun, interactive pieces to an infographic is sure to get people interested, curious and engaged. Whether it’s using animation, clickable content, or page scrolling, interactive infographics is the key to making data come to life.
Once you finish the infographic, the next step is to make it public. A great way to share an infographic is to embed it as a page on a website. With the rise of social media producing an infographic in a portable document format, or .pdf, has become an outdated practice. That’s why having an infographic embedded on a website makes it readily accessible and easy to share through link sharing or pinning.
Using infographics brings life to online content, validates a commitment to social media, and improves accessibility for donors.
Content presented by First Nonprofit Group, the leading provider of state unemployment insurance solutions for 501(c)(3) nonprofit employers.
The Ensight Skills Center has enjoyed working with First Nonprofit for several years. We are enrolled in their Unemployment Savings Program and although we have not required a lot of intervention, there have been a few times. I know others have dealt with the same problem of unemployment fraud over the last year and in our case, a call to First Nonprofit (they actually answer their phones) cleared up the issue. They also sent us a letter to send to all our employees telling them what they needed to do to prevent this in the future and protect themselves. What a relief! Over the years if I have questions or concerns, they are happy to listen, advise and help if they can. Another BIG advantage of using First Nonprofit is that all the money that is paid into the Unemployment Savings Program lives on my balance sheet as an asset. The money continues to be Ensight’s not the governments. First Nonprofit has certainly given me peace of mind.
Visually Impaired Preschool Services has been a client of First Non-Profit since it was first offered as a benefit of VisionServe Alliance. We completed a thorough evaluation of cash savings to our agency before taking advantage of this wonderful benefit and it has been a very wise decision. Our experience with the processes from accounting to claims have been professional, expeditious and easy.
NYCON members who use First Nonprofit’s programs enjoy enduring savings and improved efficiency. Our association knows that success, because from the beginning, we achieved the same great benefits. Great savings, seamless technology, and responsive service. NYCON highly recommends First Nonprofit’s remarkable unemployment solutions.
It has been our sincere pleasure to maintain a strong, vibrant business partnership with First Nonprofit. We greatly admire their strong industry knowledge, technical expertise, constant professionalism, knowledgeable and dedicated staff. They are always extremely responsive, personable and provide us with the necessary guidance and recommendations on a numerous variety of employment scenarios. We are impressed with the accuracy of their employment decisions, integrity of their employees and efficiency of their claim handling. We greatly respect and value the consistent, impressive cost savings from the utilization of their outstanding services.
Because INCS advocates for the operating conditions that allow charter public schools to provide high quality public education, partnering with First Nonprofit was an easy decision. First Nonprofit’s unemployment programs provide our member schools two operating elements crucial to their ability to provide high quality public education: savings and budget certainty. Capable, committed teachers are the key to student success. By participating in the unemployment insurance savings plan, charter public schools gain peace of mind and are able to invest more money in their teachers.
Throughout our membership in the Unemployment Savings Program, First Nonprofit understood our demands, community dynamics, and the importance of seamless services; that allowed us to serve our constituents better.