The trouble sometimes with your own fundraising ideas is that when you hire people to help you, they do not turn out like you want them to be. In fundraising calendars, this is a common occurrence for most fundraising heads since the designers, photographers and printers all have some little inputs that change the whole thing for better or for worse. If you want your fundraising calendars however, to really turn out just the way you want them to be, then you should follow the tips below.
I have listed down below some of the best tips for controlling fully how your fundraising calendars look once produced. If you are really serious about your custom calendars and want to deliver something really specific to your fundraising campaign, here are the things you will need to know.
Guiding your photographers Now, one of the first people that you would want probably to control or at least guide a bit is your photographers for the calendar images. While some of those photographers can be a fickle, most photographers today are quite agreeable since their new digital cameras are really flexible and can capture many different kinds of shots easily with no risk in wasting resources such as film.
So all you have to do is to present your photographers with guidelines. Give them an upper or lower limit to what you think is best for the pictures in your fundraising calendars. For example, tell them that pictures of models should be very attractive, but not raunchy. Explain to them the theme of your fundraising calendars and the people whom you want to sell those calendars too. Of course, make sure to tell them to take many shots so that you can have plenty of options what to use in your color calendars.
Helping your layout artists Now, for your layout artists, the best way to guide or control them is to show them examples. If you can, try to give them a calendar template that has already some set dimensions and guidelines so that they know some of their limitations in the layout. Beyond that, gather up some sample images from the Internet and tell them what you like about the calendar layouts, as well the things that you dont like about the samples. This should give your layout artists the range of what you want to happen with your fundraising calendars, helping you control them and direct them to the right layout that you want to produce.
Tips on working with those writers Typically, it is actually best to do your own writing for your fundraising calendars. This of course allows you the most total control of the custom calendar text content. However, if you do need to hire someone and direct someone to write your color calendars, the best way to do it is to provide them with an outline of what you want to see. Give them the sections that are needed for the text content of your color calendars and a small description and title of what you want them to write. Also, do not forget to tell them the specific writing style you want (should it be more of a corporate style, a narrative style, an advertising style or a conversational tone). This will typically help writers follow what you want for your custom calendar content.
Making sure your printers know what you want Lastly, when it comes to the printer, you should always be very specific about the different materials and other setting that you can for your calendar printing. Hiring an online calendar printing is best for this since they typically have online forms with all the options available already displayed. All you have to do is to just click and choose the specific options you want for calendar printing and then pay for your order. It is that easy to control your calendar printing process, so try to hire an online calendar printing company if you can for your fundraising calendars.
Now you know how to really control the look, feel and printing of your color fundraising calendars. Good luck!
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