And the 2016 recipient is…


We are thrilled to announce that the 2016 Big Picture – The ‘Give Back’ Initiative has been awarded to… Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated

This South Australian organisation will receive $11,000 gratis print, web and video services to assist them with their marketing and promotional activities.

TDS Inc. provide a wide range of services to thousands of South Australian children and adults every year by delivering mutually beneficial, complementary therapy programs throughout other Service Providers facility sites within SA (hospitals, nursing homes, community houses and disability services).

TDS Inc. also deliver privately services from the TDS Inc Service Centre, Villa Saint Hilarion at Fulham and Seaton.

Quisk, Mackbel Films, Bowden Print and Tweak Communications are very excited to work with TDS to help realise their marketing goals and promotions.

Thank you all for your support, Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative will re-open again in July 2017.

About Big Picture - The Give Back Initiative

We will never lose sight...

$11,000 of gratis marketing and promotional services for one SA charity, not-for-profit or volunteer organisation

There are so many incredible, committed, passionate and hard working charities, not-for-profit and volunteer organisations in our South Australian community, and sadly, many have limited funds available to invest in their marketing and promotions.

That’s where Big Picture – the ‘Give Back’ Initiative can help. Every year, we ‘give back’ to one South Australian organisation by providing gratis services up to the value of $11,000.

Big Picture – the ‘Give Back’ Initiative was launched in 2012 by Quisk Design; providing gratis design services to a South Australian organisation. After a strong show of support we continued the initiative and this year, in 2016 we are thrilled to have Mackbel FilmsBowden Printing Group and Tweak Communications also support the initiative by providing gratis services.

The successful recipient may be eligible to receive one or more of the following services:

  • website design and development
  • print design
  • social media consulting
  • 1-2 minute online promotional video
  • printing services
  • editing, proofreading and copywriting services

Nominations are now closed and we are deliberating to find out our 2016 recipient. Nominations will open again on 1st July 2017


The finer details...

Q: When do nominations open/close?
A: Nominations open from Friday 1st July 2017 and close on Sunday 31st July 2017
Q: How can I nominate an organisation?
A: Simply fill out the Nomination Form during the month of July
Q: I work with or am part of an organisation that should be nominated, can we self-nominate?
A: Absolutely!
Q: Can an organisation be nominated more than once?
A: Multiple nominations from the public will be accepted for the same organisation so spread the word to your supporters!
Q: When will the successful recipient be announced
A: Mid August 2017

Previous Recipients

Introducing our Previous Recipients


Foundation 21

foundation 21’s aim is to enhance and support existing services and to raise the public’s awareness of the positive contributions individuals with Down syndrome make in our community. The team of volunteers are dedicated to helping ease the financial burden placed on families who have a child with Down syndrome. Without financial assistance some families may never have access to the extra services that their child requires.

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Zaire Foundation Australia

Central Domestic Violence Service
(Zahra Foundation Australia)

The establishment of the Zahra Foundation Australia was initiated by Zahra’s children and Central Domestic Violence Service to support women and their children to live a life free of violence and attain economic independence. The work in establishing the Foundation is being administered by Central Domestic Violence Service.

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4 in 3 – The Mason Minniss Fund

In memory of Mason, the Minniss family started the 4 in 3 The Mason Minniss Fund with support the of the Women’s & Children’s Foundation.

Their fundraising efforts help to give some comfort to the families in Adelaide who are patients of the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the Adelaide Women’s & Children’s Hospital.

Their fundraising projects have helped with the creation of a Masonette Cupboard and contributions towards Butterfly Baskets.

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Backpacks 4 SA Kids

Backpacks 4 SA Kids

Backpacks 4 SA Kids is a proud SA Non-Profit Organisation supporting newborn babies through to teenagers who are placed into foster or emergency care.

Their goal is to provide an unlimited number of backpacks to relieve some of the trauma felt by the children of SA that are currently in the foster care system, domestic violence shelters or under duress in South Australia. The backpacks are full of useful items that these children can call their own, providing reassurance and comfort from their changing worlds.

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foundation 21 – 2015 recipients of ‘Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’

As a small registered non profit charity in SA that receives no government funding, we rely on the generosity of the public and the corporate sector.

Often areas such as website, marketing, social media and indeed branding – get left behind when you are focusing on raising funds.

The Big Picture the ‘Give Back’ Initiative has been fantastic for Foundation21 – by winning in 2015, we have been able to launch a new website, change our brand imagery, and update all of our old and outdated signage. We’ve also been able to finally have professionally designed flyers for our annual Gala Ball!

Having all of the above available to us, we were also fortunate to have a series of new photos shot by a professional photographer that has given us the look and feel we have been needing for some years now.

Any charity that is based in South Australia should not hesitate in nominating when the Big Picture Initiative launches in 2016. The team at Quisk Design, Mackbel Films and Print Solutions have been fantastic to work with – we have found them to be very professional and honest with their appraisals. Thanks Big Picture and all involved…

John Solomon 
Chairman & Founder 
Foundation21 Inc.


Zahra Foundation – 2014 recipients of ‘Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’

Quisk have been amazing to us. We were the very lucky recipients of the Big Picture Give Back Initiative and we would not have been able to achieve what we have without them.

We have not been the easiest of clients, and Quisk have been more than accommodating of the hoops we have made them jump through. I would recommend Quisk for any job. Nothing is too hard and there work is exemplary. Thank you!

Kylie O’Callaghan
Fundraising and Marketing Manager


‘4in3’ The Mason Minniss Fund – 2013 recipients of ‘Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’

I would like to share with everyone what the opportunity of being the 2013 recipient of  “Big Picture’ The Give Back Initiative’ has done for us.

We are the Minniss Family…we founded ‘4in3’ The Mason Minniss Fund in memory of our son Mason who found his wings in April 2011 aged 10yrs 10months, after a journey with MLD, a rare metabolic condition with no known cure.

We decided we wanted to give back to the Paediatric Palliative Care Service at the WCH so we now fundraise to help give comfort to other families with a child under their care suffering from a rare condition, what we give is not a lot but these families go through so much and just to be able to send them some love and a big hug through our comfort items in our Masonette and Butterfly Baskets is our Give Back and pay it forward from our family and all who support our fundraising.

When we were awarded the 2013 Big Picture I was just so honoured as I knew that firstly we had been nominated and then lucky enough to be chosen from a number of other very worthy NFP Charities and Volunteers. We had a small start, I had a vision of a more professional looking front to our ‘4in3’ fund, but I was unaware of how to accomplish this and I went along having to ask friends to help where they could. So to be able to now have a new updated Logo, with a professional finish is the fore front of our fund, we also have an official Letterhead, information flyers, gorgeous business cards and many other helpful extra’s that I can use when introducing our fund to new potential supporters. I know when the businesses receive correspondence from us, we present a very professional appearance, which to me was very important to be taken seriously, and first impressions are remembered. But the most amazing gift for us was our new web site, this was a dream in the distant future and thanks to The Big Picture we are proud to be the owners of our very welcoming web site

To help others is very special, but to be helped while helping others is a more wonderful feeling, it means we are doing some good and others are being touched by our small gestures, which means the awareness is travelling and the goodness of others is multiplying and that is always a good feeling. I am so thankful to’ Big Picture’ The Give Back Initiative, we have been able to grow and feel professional when presenting ourselves, representing our ‘4in3’ fund and the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation.

We will continue our journey with the help and guidance of the Quisk family for any help we need in our future ventures. The professionalism, expertise and kindness of the whole team have been above and beyond what we expected, and for that we are forever grateful.

Kindest regards
Cheryl Rob and Rohan Minniss
4in3 The Mason Minniss Fund


Backpacks 4 SA Kids – 2012 recipients of ‘Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’

When we applied for the grant with the ‘Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’ in 2012 we had a setup of a charity that could make a huge difference to the kids of South Australia, but no understanding of how to be able to promote what we thought we could achieve or how anyone else could help.  In our minds we were the core of a concept without the shell, the presentation nor any finesse.   To any charity the presentation is essential, we needed to be friendly and stand out above all the other amazing charities wanting help and wanting to be noticed.  Our basic requirements included Logo, Website, Flyers, Facebook Page, Twitter, Banners, Flags and bag tags all of which needed to be visually acceptable for adults, children, corporate business and the public.  We needed to be eye catching, child friendly, informative but not aggressive, to be able to raise awareness and realistically we needed it all and we started with nothing.

The team at Quisk Designs grasped the concept of our charity, they worked on the essentials of what we are, who we were aiming to help and also towards the people that could help us make a difference. They provided us with not only the presentation, they educated us in marketing, supported us, guided and groomed us to achieve bigger and better things than we ever believed possible, because they believe in the causes they choose for the Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative. You could tell from the first meeting this isn’t just a job for them; this is a way of making a difference to their community.  They see like their name suggests…’The Big Picture’ of what a difference our community can make when we work together.  I cannot possibly recommend them highly enough. The entire team created an atmosphere, environment and setting for our charity to thrive. We started helping 54 kids with backpacks in 2011 before being recipients of the “Big Picture – The Give Back Initiative’ and are now going to easily help over 2000 kids in 2014.  Our Facebook page was launched in October of 2012 with our new logo and has now reached nearly 3000 ‘likes’, our website has received acknowledgement from international supporters who not only loved our cause, but the way it was presented.  Our logo is eye catching for the corporate and adult followers, but friendly enough not to scare the children who we are reaching out to.  The sky is the limit now that the Quisk team have paved our way and we can’t wait to achieve everything they believe we can.  Thank you so much for all of your talent and guidance.

Rachael Zaltron
Project Coordinator

Get in touch

Contact us for more information about Big Picture - the 'Give Back' Initiative


t  08 8350 0088
a  234 Gilbert Street, Adelaide SA 5000