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LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT US:

NCGives is a statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the giving of "The 3 T's" (time, talent and treasure) in North Carolina -- particularly among women, young people and communities of color.

NCGives strengthens giving in a variety of ways, including:

Publishing studies, reports and other research related to giving in North Carolina

Producing lessons learned/tools/events to help NC communities amplify their giving

Publishing inspiring "stories of giving" (profiles of real givers across North Carolina)

For more context, please visit our new website, www.ncgives.org.

HERE IS WHAT WE NEED:

[Please read ALL instructions CAREFULLY before submitting. Thank you!]

Family of three custom-designed, complementary and flexible Adobe InDesign CS4 templates

1) "White Paper" template - to be used for research studies, reports and academic articles

Template size: 8.5" x 11"

Should include a cover page as well as (at least) one internal page that will be repeated for the length of the content. Would like for the cover to be flexible enough that different reports dont all have the EXACT same cover, but that they clearly belong together as NCGives collection of white papers.

Should include placement of flexible and removable sidebars/photospace/callouts.

Style/vibe should be engaging, but professional and clean.

**For context, please see attached files for examples of what this template will be used for.

2. "Profile" template - something that will allow us to highlight a program/project/group/individual

Template size: 8" x 10"

One page, one side only

Style/vibe is less academic and more inspirational (probably closer to the feel of the NCGives website than of the brochure).

Again, should include placement of flexible and removable sidebars/photospace/callouts.

3. One-Sheet template

Template size: 8" x 10"

One page front-and-back

Please see the document named Current NCGives Onesheet to see what we have been using. We need a new design that is complementary to the other templates and the brochure.

(This is still a template in that over time, the copy may be revised, pictures may be switched out, etc.; however, this template doesnt need to be as flexible in composition as the first two templates.)

Note: Our main colors come from our logo: PMS 3005, PMS 382 and PMS 3425. (But as you can see from our website, there is room to move outside these main colors.)

OUR TARGET AUDIENCE IS:

*For White Paper*: Audience is generally professionals, often in the nonprofit/philanthropy field, sometimes in the academic setting. We want NCGives to be seen as a community-based but expert organization bringing them cutting edge informationthe "go-to knowledge base" for our industry (nonprofit/philanthropy) in North Carolina.

*For Profile*: Audience is nonprofit workers, community leaders, community volunteers, professional organizations. We want them to see that in addition to being an expert knowledge source, NCGives is rooted in the community, is doing work that is uplifting/ groundbreaking/visionary, and is connected to inspirational stories (stories of giving in NC).

*For One-Sheet*: Audience is really a blend of the two above. Please see "Current NCGives Onesheet" file for what we've been working with.

WE LIKE THESE DESIGNS:

Again, we like the design of our current brochure (PDF version attached) and love our new website (www.ncgives.org).

WE ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE (or we don't want to see) THIS IN OUR DESIGN:

Must be complementary to our website and our brochure, *including* a subtle use of the thread motif (vector attached).

Correct template sizes (see in description above)

**No full-bleed designs!** We are printing in-house and don't have that capability.

MUST be Adobe InDesign CS4 compatible

Flexibility is key, especially in first two templates. Any design element should be moveable/delete-able, if possible.

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