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 $18,000.
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 2018 we are thrilled to have Bowden Printing Group, Mackbel Films, Write Lane, Photojo and Adelaide Signs & Graphics also support the initiative by providing gratis services.
The successful recipient may be eligible to receive one or more of the following services:
Stay updated on the Big Picture Facebook page for the results to be announced late August 2018.
Nominations open from Sunday 1st July 2018 and close on Tuesday 31st July 2018.
Simply fill out the Nomination Form during the month of July.
Multiple nominations from the public will be accepted for the same organisation so spread the word to your supporters!
Late August 2018
SIDS and Kids SA provides free bereavement support to individuals and families who experience or are affected by the sudden unexpected death of a baby or child from conception to six years of age. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal deaths, SIDS and accidental deaths. SIDS and Kids SA has been providing support to families for 40 years.
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.
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.Visit website
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.Visit website
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.Visit website
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.Visit website
SIDS and Kids SA
SIDS and Kids SA was the incredibly fortunate recipient of the Give Back Initiative in 2017. The timing could not have been better, with the upcoming launch of a new major fundraiser - Red Donut Day. We were excited to secure the Give Back Initiative as we had limited funds to create a logo and promotional materials for Red Donut Day - the support of Quisk, Write Lane and Bowden Printing would be invaluable in creating awareness of this fundraiser.
There is no doubt that the design and social media expertise of Quisk, combined with the exceptional copywriting skills of Write Lane, has resulted in impactful and successful marketing messages and promotional materials. The speed and professionalism with which Bowden Printing turned around our flyers, posters and other printed materials was exceptional.
But the real value of this partnership has been the engagement of all three companies in truly supporting and championing Red Donut Day and SIDS and Kids SA. Quisk proactively identified ways in which they could add value to their component of the gift, providing social media training that will provide ongoing benefit to the organisation into the future. They quickly realised that we didn't have the resources to make the most of social media during Red Donut Day - so Quisk mapped out the social media plan.
I would not only recommend that any not for profit organisation apply for the Give Back initiative, but that anyone requiring design services contact Quisk, that anyone who wants wording drafted up that encapsulates their business contact Lauren from Write Lane and that anyone who needs a quality printing service contact Bowden Print.
SIDS and Kids SA cannot thank Quisk, Write Lane and Bowden Print enough for setting Red Donut Day up as the flagship fundraiser for SIDS and Kids SA not only this year but well into the future.
Fundraising and Events Manager
"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.
Thanks to the Big Picture Initiative, 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!"
Chairman & Founder
"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!"
Fundraising and Marketing Manager
'4in3' The Mason Minniss Fund
"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."
Cheryl, Rob and Rohan Minniss
4in3 The Mason Minniss Fund
Backpacks 4 SA Kids
"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 and are now going to easily help over 2000 kids in 2014.
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."