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Community & Non-Profit
The Leap Ambassadors Community is a community of nonprofit thought leaders, progressive funders, policy makers, and instigators who believe that performance matters. Leap Ambassadors come from many different professional roles across philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, but they all believe that high performance must be the norm if we are to make meaningful progress in addressing society’s most challenging problems. We define high performance as the ability to deliver - over a prolonged period of time - meaningful, measurable, and financially sustainable results for the people or causes the organization is in existence to serve. The community’s audacious vision is to trigger a mindshift within a vital core of the social sector to accept that mission and performance are inextricably linked. The Funding Performance series of profiles promotes and encourages funders willing to support their grantees’ learning and improvement—and open to learning and improving themselves to become better organizations for the people and causes they serve. Each profile tells the story of one funder’s experience and highlights its relationship with one or more of its grantees in their joint pursuit of high performance. This story is the ninth in the series. The target audience for the Funding Performance series of profiles includes funders such as foundations, high net worth individual donors, grant-making public agencies, and businesses engaged in corporate social responsibility and community investing.
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We would like a cover design! The story that this cover accompanies profiles Wilburforce Foundation: http://www.wilburforce.org/ This cover and profile story are the ninth in an ongoing series. You can see the first eight for reference here: https://leapambassadors.org/resources/building-case-funders/ We NEED the branding format on the cover to match the first eight stories. That means that the Funding Performance box in the top left corner and the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community banner and logo at the bottom must be present on all of your submitted cover designs. They are included in the assets package for this contest, again you can see the other covers in the series for reference here: https://leapambassadors.org/resources/building-case-funders/ The title of the story is: (Main Title): Ecosystems Thinker (Subtitle): A Profile of the Wilburforce Foundation Design Direction: Note: We are not looking for photography in this cover design. We’d like to see original illustrations. We’d like the cover to feature powerful, inspirational wilderness visuals/ illustrations, representative of the majesty, strength, and grandeur of nature as well as the sacred connection we human beings have to the land -- and the responsibility we have to it. (This book cover is an example - focusing on the grandeur of nature: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40180098-the-overstory) Because Wilburforce does all of their work in one geographic region, we’d like the cover design to feature an iconic natural illustration representing the Pacific Northwest of North America. The Great Bear Rainforest is one example. We would love to see Douglas Fir trees, Western Red Cedar trees, and other flora/fauna from the region represented. Some reference links include: - http://www.wilburforce.org/programs/ - https://www.google.com/search?q=great+bear+rainforest&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZ0Yzq8vPlAhWDxFkKHXp2BsUQ_AUIEygC&biw=1440&bih=766 - https://www.pacificforest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Douglas_Fir_Siskiyou_Mts_Chris_M_Morris_Flickr.jpg - https://www.google.com/search?biw=1440&bih=766&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=I6HSXbCiGeaZ_QbeqKHYDQ&q=western+red+cedar+tree&oq=western+red+cedar+tree&gs_l=img.3..0l10.5513.6398..6546...0.0..0.66.481.8......0....1..gws-wiz-img.......0i7i30.vI4258caAUA&ved=0ahUKEwjwv5qa8_PlAhXmTN8KHV5UCNsQ4dUDCAc&uact=5#imgrc=W4aipeJBx_rdmM: Please DO NOT use visuals for plants or animals that are NOT native to the Pacific Northwest region. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. The founder of Wilburforce Foundation is a woman. Therefore, any imagery/illustrations of a person should be of a female so that it aligns with the story. A few concept ideas for inspiration for your cover design: - An illustration of a person going on a path into a forest, as seen from behind - A highly-designed, stylized map with iconic insets that draws together an individual’s journey as well as the entire region. Could include drawn-in features like old nautical charts - A poster-type design in the style of vintage National Parks posters, using a similar font and color palette
Our design aesthetic can be described as clean, simple, polished, warm, sophisticated without being elitist, and appealing. Our brand’s personality is warm, trustworthy, credible, reflective, and personable. Take a look at the various products and designs present on leapambassadors.org to gain a sense of our overall aesthetic and feel. Font package details: (These are the fonts we use in the production of our resources, you are NOT limited to these fonts for the cover design.) Headers: Droid Serif, serif Subheads: Droid Sans, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif; Body/Sidebar: Droid Sans, "Helvetica Neue", Helvetica, sans-serif; Pull-Quotes: Georgia, 'Droid Serif', serif We do have Leap Ambassadors Community brand colors, but we don’t want this cover design to feature these colors, other than the branding elements. We are only providing these so that you are aware of our brand colors for the branding on the cover. Leap Blue: #0D4A62 Leap Green: #E0E27A Leap Orange: #DC9827 Turquoise: #529D9F Red: #B42F14 Dark gray: #404041 Medium gray: #808284 Light gray: #BBBDC0
Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Magazine cover starts at $299.
Full copyright with production-ready files for digital and/or print.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their magazine cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
BethOwens collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
When design entries come in, you can rate them so designers know what you’re looking for in your logo design.
99designs has great collaboration tools so you can pinpoint and capture your ideas
And then… they selected a winner!
Along the way, they met lots of talented designers…
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