Fundamentals of Graphic Design

You don’t need to be naturally creative to understand and use the core principles of graphic design to improve the effectiveness of your communications. While “good” design is subjective, spacing, font choice, color and layout all need to work together to create the desired impact. With a grounding in design principles, creating strong communications will be simpler, no matter what software program you are using.


LIVE February 10, 2022 | 2 PM Eastern

Duration 90 Minutes

Recording Available for One Month


Register for the Foundations of Nonprofit Marketing Course — and save 15%!

This class is designed for staff who need to create effective marketing materials but are not trained designers. We’ll focus on design principles that are applicable to any project and any design tools you use. The class can be taken on its own or as part of the Foundations of Nonprofit Marketing Course.

In this course you’ll learn:
  • The concept of visual impact and how to create it with images and type
  • The basics of fonts and typography
  • How to choose color combinations that work
  • The importance of “white space” and where to use it
Included with this class:
  • One login for live class
  • Access to the replay for one month
  • Resource guides

Upgrade to the course for access to the recording until December 31, 2022. Save 15% on all 12 Classes while building core marketing skills.

This Class is for:

  • Nonprofits
  • Associations
  • Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Religious Organizations

What students say about Nonprofit Toolkit Training

“Information I can put to use immediately was delivered in an easy-to-absorb matter. Instructors took time to answer questions, both in chat and live.”

— Matt Popelka, Communications Coordinator, Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)


Looking to improve your overall skills nonprofit marketing? Want access to the content all year?

The Foundations of Nonprofit Marketing Course covers the fundamental skills you need to deliver quality marketing for your organization. Registration includes 12 classes delivered monthly and access to class replays through December 2022.

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