Some of our work...
 

BEDFORDSHIRE AND LUTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (BLCF)

ABOUT: BLCF is a charity that builds partnerships that connect donors with local projects to strengthen the communities in Bedfordshire and Luton.

THE CHALLENGE: BLCF came to Sketchnotes UK as they were looking for a simple way to communicate each of the stages a charity would go through in order to be considered for one of their grants.

The Foundation is on a journey to make their grantmaking process more transparent and accessible to the local charities they serve. They wanted something that was easy to understand, that would demystify each stage of the process.

WHAT THEY SAID:That is amazing – it’s startling how having it as a visual process just makes it easier to follow!” – Fozia Irfan, former CEO of BLCF.

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PROSPER ON PURPOSE

ABOUT: Prosper on Purpose inspires people, develops purpose and enhances performance. They help to develop a clearer, more purposeful and prosperous future where individuals and organisations can thrive.

THE CHALLENGE: Prosper on Purpose wanted to create a sketchnote, and some new images, for their website to bring the organisation to life visually.

WHAT THEY SAID: "Thank you so much for understanding so quickly and effectively what we do and why it matters. It was really challenging to communicate using traditional images and you nailed it! Looking forward to working again with you in future." – Donna Okell, Founder, Prosper on Purpose.

 

NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (USA)

ABOUT: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists because there are people with MS. Their vision is a world free of MS.  Everything they do is focused so that people affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.

THE CHALLENGE: create visual content that represent the themes and aspects of the conversations from the Black MS Experience Summit.

WHAT THEY SAID:I was presented this artwork yesterday from the MS Society for my closing keynote speech last week.  It almost bought me to tears. Thank you Sketchnotes UK for sharing my journey through art.” Tyler Campbell – Keynote Speaker from the MS Black Experience Summit

SEE HOW THEY’VE USED IT: Our sketchnotes were featured on the landing page for the event as a summary of each day.

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THE BOOTH CENTRE

ABOUT: a community centre run with and for people affected by homelessness.    

THE CHALLENGE: The Booth Centre produces an Impact Report every year, which are normally filled with photos of their busy and creative centre. But that wasn’t possible in 2020 because of COVD-19. So they asked Sketchnotes UK whether we could turn a series of videos with their clients into visual case studies of their work. 

WHAT THEY SAID:The annual report is one of the most visually accessible and engaging I've seen, in particular thanks to the work you and the Booth Centre team have put in to this over the last few months. Thank you 👍” – Andrew Morris, Head of Risk at Bruntwood and Trustee of the Booth Centre

SEE HOW THEY’VE USED OUR WORK: Booth Centre Annual Report 2019/20

 

GREEN NEW DEAL

ABOUT: a non-profit organisation that is building a movement to get the Green New Deal on the national agenda.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a one-page leaflet for staff to keep as a visual reminder of the organisation's strategy.

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SKETCH APPEAL

 

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: a Community Interest Company on a mission to activate the social and therapeutic benefits of drawing, and to celebrate the joy of SKETCH!

 

THE CHALLENGE: Explain their "Team Sketchup" offering in a one-pager.

 

WHAT THEY SAID: "We really love our sketchnote." - Dulcimer Ball, Founder of Sketch Appeal.

 
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THE LIVING ROOM

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: a charity that breaks the family cycle of addiction.

THE CHALLENGE: Explain the charity’s USP in one-page. 

WHAT THEY SAID: “Not only have you focused on key information that people need, but you have captured our USP in a visually non-stigmatising way.” – Adrienne Arthurs, Chief Executive, The Living Room

SEE HOW THEY’VE USED IT: The CEO uses our sketchnote in public presentations and it's featured in the Annual Report 2019/20.

“I love this - easy to follow and lots to think about”

Katherine Williams, Fundraising Consultant

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CRAFTA

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: CraftA creates arts and crafts projects to provide alleviation from loneliness and boredom. It fosters social cohesion by creating projects in community centres and now online.

THE CHALLENGE: CraftA were looking for illustrations to use for their “Yarn Tales” initiative. Yarn Tales is a community project bringing people together to share their stories and experiences whilst knitting and crocheting. The Trustees had been struggling to find illustrations of people knitting and crocheting that represented the diversity of the communities they serve. As a result Sketchnotes UK was commissioned to create bespoke illustrations for their marketing materials.

WHAT THEY SAID: "Incredible new graphics showing how we see CraftA going forward. Fantastic work - our committee love it. They are going everywhere." - Viv Cameron, Chair of Trustees, CraftA

 
 
SIDCN

SIDCN (Small International Development Charities Network)

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: A network of over 1,400 people who work or volunteer in small charities within the international development sector. For small charity workers, opportunities to meet in person are scarce (especially for those not based in London or the UK), this group serves as a forum for networking, sharing ideas, experiences, frustrations and laughs!

THE CHALLENGE: In advance of a network consultation, SIDCN was looking for a quick and simple way of bringing network members up to date with their journey so far and the purpose of the consultation.

“I love this - easy to follow and lots to think about”

Katherine Williams, Fundraising Consultant

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KINDFEST 2020

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: 

#Kindfest2020 is a non-profit, fully online event with 100% of profits going to charity partners.

#Kindfest2020 featured a star-studded line-up of speakers, all sharing their collective wisdom, energy and ideas about how kindness can create a more hopeful and resilient world. 

THE CHALLENGE:

Capture some of the conference sessions LIVE to be shared on social media and their website.

 
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SUMMIT FUNDRAISING

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

Summit Fundraising is led by Louise Morris. As a former Fundraising Director, a current trustee, and from extensive work with charity CEOs and Boards Louise has a great perspective from both sides – understanding the challenges of charity leadership as well as of fundraisers. This is crucial for successful major donor programmes.

WHAT THE CLIENT SAID

One of the highlights of my year has been working with the talented sketch-noter Mandy Johnson, who is also a former (very talented!) fundraiser.

I asked her to bring to life a new 5 step model I developed to help charities raise more major gifts by focusing on major donors as.............people. It sounds obvious doesn't it! But often we focus so much on our targets we don't focus on the relationships.

I think Mandy did a pretty amazing job!

 
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MADE BY MORTALS

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION: 

A charity that brings peoples experiences to life. Using a combination of theatre, music, audio and film they create immersive performances, workshops and events.

THE CHALLENGE:

To turn the Director's hand-drawn notes of the charity's theory of change into something that could be shared externally.