99designs has supported not-for-profit organizations around the world since our launch in 2008, and we’re thrilled to announce our newest initiative: 99nonprofits.
The 99 organizations selected to participate in 99nonprofits in the months ahead will receive free graphic design services such as logo design, web page design, t-shirt design and print design through contests launched to our global community of more than 220,000 graphic designers. Winning designers will receive full prize awards, and the organizations and their winning designs will be featured on our website.
Organizations must be registered as not-for-profit per the appropriate governmental authorities and will be asked to provide proof of this status. 99designs supports organizations making a positive impact in their local communities and internationally. To see some of the designs 99nonprofits participants have received, check out this blog post.
How do I apply?
To be considered for a full fee waiver, please complete this short application form. You will hear back from us within a few weeks, and if you are accepted into the 99nonprofits program we will provide additional details.
What is the deadline?
There is no deadline to apply.
What are my chances of being chosen?
We will select 5-8 organizations each month to participate, for a total of at least 99 organizations through 2013. We anticipate receiving more requests than we are able to fulfill, but encourage all organizations with design needs to apply!
How does the contest process work?
Watch the informational video on our homepage and see our FAQ page to learn more about the 99designs model. Still have questions? Please call the telephone number listed on our homepage, “start a chat” with a customer support member online, or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will the winning designer be paid?
Yes. Winning designers will receive full prize awards paid for by 99designs.
Is there anything else I should know upfront?
We plan to feature all participating organizations on our website and in social media campaigns.
What kind of organizations have participated to date?
We’ve run contests for every imaginable type of nonprofit, from small organizations just launching to large established international organizations. You can read about our latest participants here, and peruse articles on our blog’s home page to learn about dozens of additional organizations that have taken part in 99nonprofits.
What causes has 99designs supported?
Some of our community outreach efforts have included:
- Giving one day’s profits to disaster relief after an earthquake rocked New Zealand;
- Holding a t-shirt design fundraising campaign to provide aid after the earthquake in Haiti;
- Participating in the PushupCharity challenge in San Francisco to raise more than $5,500 for educational support platform DonorsChoose.org; and
- Volunteering our time for important projects like helping to restore our local parks (check out our pickaxe pizazz in the photo below, from a recent volunteer day in the San Francisco Presidio).