Since everyone is so in love with infographics (myself included), I decided to categorize the various types last week to show that you don’t have to just create one around a research report and that nonprofits can create the exact same types of infographics that for-profits are creating. See: 8 Types of Infographics and How Nonprofits Can Use Them.
Now I wanted to see just how nonprofits ARE using infographics, if at all. Here is a sampling of what I found (click the graphic to view the entire infographic – and if you see any misspellings of the word “infographic” I apologize – my fingers apparently just cannot wrap themselves around that word):
Palm Beach Opera
Palm Beach Opera created an organizational “Did you know” infographic with general info about the organization (related to its 50th season), it’s staff and upcoming performances along with some interesting “did you know” facts.
World Wildlife Fund
WWF created a great series of infographics to help showcase the threats to various species; they combine process (showing the life cycle of particular creatures) with advocacy (making people aware of the threats) and Did You Know (with interesting tips/facts).
There is No Limit Foundation
This nonprofit created an infographic that is part demographic (outlining stats related to the population of a particular area) and advocacy and they have also created great icons showcasing their main programs which is a great way to present both the problem and the solution.
American Red Cross
This infographic very nicely and BRIEFLY showcases their 2011 accomplishments related to large scale disasters. It acts as a mini annual report and has a great call to action to donate on their website.
The Global Fund
The Global Fund has an interesting interactive infographic that actually does a Compare & Contrast type infographic that shows their history / accomplishments currently compared to 10 years ago.
Knight Foundation created this very interesting infographic that shows the different technologies that were used in new ways to respond and help in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake – probably some interesting data pulled form an overall report.