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Attracting sponsors for your conference is vital, so create a great prospectus that makes it easy for them to say yes!
A non-profit who is trying to bootstrap their materials may be missing out on the benefits of a more professional approach. But an organization who pours money into their materials can come off as spending too much on overhead and not enough on the programs people want to see supported.
While the most important factors of your organization are the mission, programs, and the change you bring to the world, well-designed materials are a tool to help you communicate that better.
If you provide reports or documents to your clients as part of your work product, document design can improve this deliverable and allow you to charge a premium price for your work.
Professional photography of your conference can be a powerful marketing tool, helping you to leverage more attendees, additional sponsors, and high-quality speakers.
Most designers ask for your budget for a project. It’s not a trick, it’s a way to help prioritize needs and make sure you’re a good match, saving you time. Here’s why you should talk frankly with your designer about money.
Break down the two major pricing models that designers use and learn what’s the best fit for your project.
Kate is by far the most detail orientated person I have ever worked with. Her creativity is second to none. In my experience, finding both of these qualities in the same person is rare.
I really liked that some times we had ideas that you thought would not work the way we wanted it to, so you would mock it up for us so we could see. I learned to trust your opinions!
We were pleased with Kate’s flexibility in our timeline and additional requests throughout the project, as well as her collaboration with our printer. Overall, we were very satisfied with Kate’s professionalism and open communication, and look forward to working with her again.
I think you do an excellent job, and I am continuously impressed with your creativity. Being able to rely on you for those ideas is priceless to me, really, and I’ve had a lot of experience with designers over the years!
You made things feel easy. You were able to work with my wants/needs even though I wasn’t able to provide a ton of direction. You also show great skills and design diversity in your work being able to show multiple different style options.
Overall,we were very happy with the design details of our invitations, programs, and signage. We never imagined the design you printed and I love that you took our conversations and made it into something we both loved!
People love my branding and my business cards, and they like to contact me because they associate getting in touch with the brand we created.
You are very creative and provide multiple options which I find very helpful. I really appreciate your attention to detail and trust that you know what you’re doing.
We loved Kate’s enthusiasm – its always fun to work with someone who enjoys what they do, which makes you excited for the process too.
Kate’s assistance with creating professionally designed materials has enabled us to expand our reach and ability to “touch” clients in more ways that traditional means, such as by phone and email. In our opinion, the value of this exposure would be greatly diminished if not for the well thought out look and feel of our documents.