Grant opportunity – Fall 2010

The Causality Brand Grant

Causality is launching the Fall 2010 grant selection process. This Fall, Causality will select a minimum of three of organizations to receive full or matching service grants, valued at $1,000 – $10,000 or more that can be applied towards brand marketing and fundraising communications services with Causality. The Spring 2010 grantees included Humane Society of Central Texas, Childhood Stroke Network’s Pediatric Stroke Stroll, Romance in a Can Film Festival and PugetSoundoff.org.

Are you looking for someone to:

  • Develop a clear brand strategy to help your organization have a greater impact?
  • Implement communications tools that connect and inspire action?
  • Maximize the effectiveness of online tools to reach out to your constituents?
  • Identify and connect with new donors in a relevant way?

A Causality Brand Grant may be used for:

  • Brand audit
  • Brand strategy
  • Brand/logo design and development
  • Marketing materials
  • Web site design and development with built in functional tools and SEO
  • e-marketing/social media tools and strategy
  • Event branding
  • Fundraising tools: appeal/annual fund/capital campaign materials

Grant applications are now being accepted until November 15, 2010.

To apply for a Causality Brand Grant visit www.causalitybrandgrant.com.

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New event brand has special meaning to Causality


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Steve Gaines Creative Director
We are pleased to reveal the event branding for the upcoming 9th Annual Family Retreat for Children’s Hemiplegia & Stroke Association (CHASA) to be held in Florence, Alabama. CHASA is the first non-profit organization in North America to offer information and support to families of infants, children, and young adults who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. This is our second year of branding this event and the organization has a special place in our hearts—one of our dear friend’s son, Evan, suffered a stroke shortly after birth. Evan is a vibrant, fun little guy who isn’t letting the effects of his stroke slow him down.

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Dynamic event branding makes for successful fundraising

JDRF

Steve Gaines Creative Director
We are pleased be able to finally unveil the event branding for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Seattle Guild’s 21st Annual Dream Gala. This year’s gala theme was Denim, Diamonds and Dreams and the event was held March 6th at the Seattle Sheraton.

The event is the largest of several events held annually by the Guild to raise funds in support of it’s mission: to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. The evening started with silent and wine auctions followed by dinner and live auction and culminating with an impressive entertainment guest—Lyle Lovett (we love Lyle!).

The Causality team developed the event branding and provided design execution of all of the event collateral including the save the date mailer, the invitation, the event catalog, notepads, name tags, signage, onscreen graphics, bags and even a custom wine bottle design. This event draws a large audience and raises an impressive amount of money—even Terri got into the action and walked away from the event with two nice pieces of jewelry from Seattle area artisans.

Most important is the success and impact of the event. The JDRF Seattle Guild announced that the 21st Annual Dream Gala Denim, Diamond and Dreams raised $3,008,000 for vital diabetes research!

Do good, help others, go home happy!

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Sayles into the sunset

Steve Gaines Creative Director
With the ramp up of Causality I admit I have been out of the loop on news, so I was a little slow on the draw learning today that Sayles Graphic Design of Des Moines, Iowa closed up shop in September. While you may not be familiar with them, their work inspired, and to some extent, influenced me as a designer. I had the privilege of meeting John Sayles and Sheree Clark when they were speakers at a CASSA (Communications Arts Society of San Antonio) event many years ago. As an officer on the CASSA board I met some great design professionals but being able to talk with John was a profound moment for a (much younger) creative professional getting a business off the ground. I found we had a lot in common and saw a design idol as someone who dealt with the same issues that I did.

The economy didn’t sink them. They were still on the top of their game. It appears that John and Sheree had just reached a point where they were looking for something different, something to take them to a next phase in their lives. As someone who has recently wrestled with issues of a greater sense of purpose, I have to salute them for their decision.

However, the designer in me laments their moving on. Good luck John and Sheree.

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