Non Profit Design

3 Takeaways from the 2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference

My 3 Takeaways from NTEN: The 2024 Nonprofit Technology Conference Game-changing. In a nutshell, that’s how I felt after experiencing…

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Celebration branding for highly anticipated events

As fearless designers for cause-centered organizations, the Germinate team specializes in bespoke branding for our clients’ celebrations, like annual philanthropic…

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3 brilliant ways to illustrate complex ideas

Data, data, data. It makes our digital world go ‘round, yet it can be incredibly difficult to visualize—especially when you’re…

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Hooray, it’s our 10th anniversary!

When Germinate Creative sprouted a decade ago, we had no idea how wildly our future garden would grow. Like many…

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How to make your online annual report happen

Our recent piece on Going Digital with Your Annual Report got a lot of folks inquiring: “How can we make…

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How seeds offer resiliency

Have you planted any seeds in the last month?  On the latest A Way to Garden podcast, host Margaret Roach…

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Finding inclusive, relevant, and joyful stock photography for your projects

[Photo from the Disabled and Here collection.] Big stock photo sites are tricky. And icky, when it comes to inclusive…

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Thriving Design for Legacy Organizations

Nonprofits, foundations, and other mission-driven organizations that were incepted 50, 60, or even 100 years ago may struggle to keep…

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Designing for Complex Issues

Some projects are very difficult to work on, not because of design issues, but due to the nature of their…

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Design that Connects to the Audience

This question has been asked of me before: since you do design for nonprofits and foundations, do you really want…

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