10 Nonprofit Infographics that Inspire and Inform

Topic: Content Marketing | Nonprofit Marketing | Social Impact | Social Media for Nonprofits
Posted January 27, 2015 by Allison Gauss

Infographics have exploded in popularity over the last few years and they are great for social sharing. We’ve gathered some of the best examples from nonprofits to show you how to use graphics to inform and engage your community.

 

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1. Oxfam America

Let’s Talk About Hunger

 

Oxfam infographic snip

 

What We Love About It: The use of color to illustrate the increasing danger hunger poses in each situation. The gradual transition from purple and blue into red conveys the urgent need for aid.

 

2. Mercy Corps

The Crisis in South Sudan

 

Mercy Corps Infographic

 

What We Love About It: The image uses bar graphs, geography, and shading to show a ton of information without becoming visually confusing.

 

3. World Wildlife Fund

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sea Turtles

 

WWF turtle infographic

 

What We Love About It: The three main sections tell a story to the reader by introducing the turtle species, explaining what is threatening them, and showing people how they can help.

 

 

4. World Food Program

Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines

 

World Food Program Typhoon Hagupit Infographic

 

What We Love About It: The map and storm details show how the World Food Program is prepared to face Typhoon Hagupit. The middle section with the supply and staff icons is also an eye-catching way of relating their plans.

 

5. buildOn

The Global Education Crisis

 

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What We Love About It: buildOn is a nonprofit that funds and constructs schools in developing countries along with offering afterschool programs in the United States. To highlight their mission, they use school supplies like rulers and notebook paper to break up the infographic into digestible chunks.

 

6. No Kid Hungry

Breakfast Changes Lives

 

No Kid Hungry Breakfast Infographic

 

What We Love About It: No Kid Hungry makes great use of bigger text to highlight the most impactful statistics. The simple imagery allows readers to focus on the facts.

 

7. ALS Association

Progress by the Bucketful

 

ALS Association Bucket Infographic

 

What We Love About It: The ALS Association used an infographic to recap and explain the impact of their viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They show how a sharable graphic can help distribute information following a fundraising event.

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8. Human Rights Watch

Child Labor in Tobacco Farming

 

Human Rights Watch Infographic

 

What We Love About It: While many infographics benefit from bright colors, the subdued hues in this image match and highlight the subject matter.
 

9. Habitat for Humanity

30 Years With the Carters

 

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What We Love About It: While not every donor or volunteer will have as big an impact as Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, this is a wonderfully creative way of saying “thank you.”

 

10. Amnesty International

Prisoners in Isolation

 

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What We Love About It: The dark imagery in this infographic illustrates the experience of the prisoners in question. The use of yellow on black is striking while maintaining a sense of deprivation.

 

 

Thanks for checking out these awesome examples of nonprofit infographics. Incorporating images like these into your blog, on social media, and in other communications can help you spread the word and engage with your audience.

 

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