NC Conservation Network 10 Year Plan + Annual Report
When it’s time to stop playing nice…
You’ve gotta’ roll up your sleeves and get dirty! After an exploration, that’s exactly what we did for NC Conservation Network’s (NCCN) 10-Year Plan and Annual Report.
Flipping the Project on its Head
From our early conversations with NCCN staff, we could tell the 10-Year Plan was the star of the project, but that it needed to be accompanied by an annual report. We kicked off with a request for an annual report. The next step was to figure out how to highlight the 10-Year Plan, while making it easy for people outside of the organization to understand.
Ten years of strategy was jammed onto a single-sided 11” X 14” piece of paper.
All of the passion was in the 10-Year Plan. During every conversation, we heard it in the client’s voice. We quickly flipped the equation, and proposed creating an impressive 10 Year plan and that would incorporate a simpler annual report inside the plan.
Tell It Like It Is
Some of our inspiration for this project:
We created a unique look that put North Carolina Conservation Network in the leadership position within the conservation community.
Set the tone from the beginning that this plan wasn’t like the others. The grungy texture also cued that this wasn’t going to be easy and hinted at the grassroots effort that’s key to success.
We created a series of anchor images that represented the diverse areas of our state. This also supports NCCN’s commitment to engaging supporters statewide and making a change everyone can see in their own backyards.
We created an icon symbol set to show supporters the commitment and what NCCN is committed to accomplishing.
Simple and Powerful Annual Report
For the annual report, we applied a lighter version of the graphic style developed for the 10-Year Plan. We created a simple, but powerful single-page annual report that folded down nicely into the pocket we created on the Plan’s back cover.
NC Conservation Network now has a powerful, passionate tool to explain where they stand and where they’re going over the next 10 years. In addition, we developed iconography for the steps along their 10-year journey, which will help the staff communicate internally and externally.
Finally, we’ve heard from the client that they’re getting great responses from potential funders, in addition to other organizations and their fans.