Infographics: Should Your Nonprofit Hire A Designer or Do It Yourself? (via Beth Kanter – http://www.bethkanter.org/)

In 2013,  social media will continue the trend of “going visual.”    More and more nonprofits are adding data visualization to compelling story telling to create amazing infographics as part their marketing tool kits.  For a quick primer on infographics, see “Five Infographics To Master Infographics in Five Minutes.”

If you have decided that your nonprofit going to go visual in 2013, figure out your goal.     Infographics can be used in different and creative ways and some obvious ones such as marketing messaging, educating about a social issue, to celebrate a successful campaign,  to report to stakeholders on key performance metrics, an  annual report, and even a marriage proposal!    Need some more  ideas?   Check out the pinterest board “Nonprofit Infographics.”   Before you hire a designer, work with your in-house design or do it yourself, it is a good idea to identify the goal, audience, data, and key message that you to communicate.  

Click here to read Beth’s ideas about creating an infographic in-house vs. hiring a designer, check out some great examples of non-profit infographics, and learn how to make them go viral!

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