Graphic Design for Non-designers
Members $125/Non-members $250
NTEN courses run for one week and are offered twice a year.
Learn the basics of how and when to use these tools to help tell your story.
– Instructor Teresa Wang
Choosing your tool
Understand how to choose the best design tool for your needs.
Learn how to decide on a template and customize it for your needs.
Learn how to pick the right format and size for your needs.
Have you ever needed a social media graphic, or header, or a flyer, and it’s not quite worth the time or resources to go through a professional graphic designer?
Well-designed visual assets for communications are within reach for every size organization, thanks to readily available free or affordable tools. Learn the basics of how and when to use these tools to help tell your story.
You will learn how to save time and money as you design social media graphics, email headers, and even print graphics.
We will begin with an introduction to some common apps, templates, and examples of best practices. You will learn all the basic tools, functions, and exports to give you the right final product for your needs. We’ll also go through some shortcuts and secrets to make you feel like a pro.
Digital Strategy Consultant
Western Justice Center
Teresa Wang is a digital communications and marketing strategist for Ocean & Mountain. Teresa builds websites, manages social media, executes email marketing, builds paid digital advertising campaigns, and creates and executes fundraising campaigns for a variety of nonprofit and small business clients. She specializes in nonprofits with progressive missions and messaging. Teresa co-founded Roots of Equality in the wake of Prop 8 and collaborated with other grassroots groups to organize actions, including protests, trainings, and an exhibit and book about queer Los Angeles.
Pre-Work (Readings & Quiz)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
20-30 mins (Self-Paced)
Several relevant articles will establish key concepts and ideas as a primer to the live event, and help you to identify questions and topics you want to explore further.
A brief quiz will reinforce what you've learned so far. Don't stress - it isn't pass/fail - it is just to help you remember and distill the concepts you read in the pre-work.
This is a 90-minute live captioned online training with opportunities to interact with the presenter and your peers. And if you can't make the live session, you'll be able to access a captioned recording.
Faculty, themselves experts with a wealth of nonprofit experience, have created exercises that will reinforce what you've learned and give you actionable steps to improving your organization.
Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs.
This course qualifies for the following credits:
NTEN Professional Certificate