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Graphic Design

The Designer’s Toolbox: Becoming Familiar with Canva


Today we explore the world of Canva, a graphic design platform that can be used to create all manner of visual content, from social media graphics to presentations and lots more.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Getting Creative with Adobe Spark


 We look at an accessible way to create visual stories using Adobe Spark, a one-stop shop for creating and sharing visual content across many formats.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Becoming Familiar with Adobe

In this post, we explore hands-on tools to help your nonprofit create and share original designs using the Adobe suite. Whether for business or for storytelling, the products in Adobe’s extensive catalogue are a great way to connect content and data in dynamic, accessible, and creative ways.

Design for Non-Designers: Crafting a Brand Narrative


Good design is unmistakably intuitive, captivating, and compelling. It is also deceptively simple: the more impactful a good design is, the more work usually goes behind the scenes to streamline its presentation. In fact, this is arguably where the magic of good design lies: taking complex ideas and turning them into accessible and evocative calls to action.

6 Free Tools for Your Marketing and Communications Team

ThumbnailIn this blog post, we share free tools that can help your marketing and communications team create beautiful designs. These browser-based tools come ready with pre-made templates that you can easily customize, and a plethora of stock photos and graphics in their library.

Some Free (and Freemium) PDF Editing Software for Nonprofits

Adobe Acrobat Alternatives We’ve done the research for you and rounded up great suggestions for image and document-related programs. This four-part blog post series will cover these four types of applications: PDF editing software, publishing and typesetting software, vector editing software, and finally, photo editing software. We’ll share two options for each product: one advanced application for the designer pros, and one easy-to-use option for the novices and “aspiring” designers.

Blogging Tools that Save Me Hours Every Day

Blogging Tools to Save HoursA great blog can help your nonprofit connect with stakeholders, generate funding, and influence public opinion. However, it takes time and energy to craft posts that will resonate with your readers, and those are resources in short supply for many nonprofits. Having been a blogger for years, I’ve found ways to shave down the amount of time it takes to prep, publish, and share my posts. Here are some of the tools I use that can help save you hours every day. 

Winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe Contest!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe invited nonprofits, charities and libraries in the Canada to showcase their most creative materials that were designed in any Adobe program. The community then voted on the submissions they believed were the most creative and inspiring, and we were incredibly impressed with the results!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe!

Adobe and TechSoup Canada teamed up to bring you a Facebook contest where your creative material (e.g., posters, brochures, any marketing collateral), designed in any Adobe program, can win your organization up to $2,000 CAD.

Creating an Event Invitation Using Adobe InDesign

You've been asked to create an invitation for an event or fundraiser, and you'd like to make it look extra spiffy. But you're not a graphic designer by training, and you don't yet know how to use Adobe InDesign. Don't worry, we've got you covered.