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by winning in 2015, we have been able to launch a new website, change our brand imagery, and update all of our old and outdated signage.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…
Chairman & Founder
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!
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 masonminnissfund.org
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 – 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.