SW Creatives Supports Washington Advocacy Group to Champion the Nonprofit Community


SILVER SPRING, MD -- AUGUST 28, 2009 -- SW Creatives, an award-winning design firm, agreed to donate services to support the efforts of the advocacy group The Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington, according to a recent announcement by the firm’s creative director, Shala W. Graham.

The Nonprofit Roundtable was established in 2002 to help strengthen and support the nonprofit community through research and programs that shed light on issues related to the industry.  SW Creatives joined the advocacy group as a corporate member in July 2009.  As a corporate member, the design firm is committed to providing the Nonprofit Roundtable members free communications design advice related to branding, web and printed marketing collateral and a discount on their services.

"As a design firm, one of our greatest rewards is using our talents to do good and be a conduit for change in our communities,” said Graham, who is also the founder of the Silver Spring, MD-based design firm. “The Nonprofit Roundtable works hard to do just that, and we are excited to support them in their efforts to make a difference in the Washington, DC area."

SW Creatives, founded on the Christian principles of integrity and honesty, is minority- and woman-owned.  The design firm is a member of the Better Business Bureau of Washington, DC & Greater Pennsylvania, Local First Wheaton and the Wheaton & Kensington Chamber of Commerce.  SW Creatives’ nonprofit clients include organizations like Fannie Mae, the Urban Land Institute and the National Council of La Raza.

SW Creatives has made a financial contribution to the Nonprofit Roundtable, and plans to deliver in-kind services to the advocacy group moving forward.  Since its inception in 2005,  SW Creatives has served the nonprofit community,  along with other industries, by providing innovative communications design solutions.

“With today’s economy in a slump, it’s imperative that we band together as service providers to offer support to local and national nonprofits,” Graham said. “I highly encourage companies to donate their services to organizations in need. And at the very least, help raise awareness for a cause you believe in or offer your support through volunteering.”

The design firm recently launched a company blog offering free design advice related to web, print and branding solutions. The blog is updated regularly and can be read by visiting the SW Creatives website at www.swcreatives.com.

Through smart strategy, original ideas and spirited collaboration, the SW Creatives team help clients develop communications that speak effectively to their core audience. By doing so,  clients are able to broaden their market presence and generate greater brand credibility.

Nonprofit Roundtable consists of more than 200 member organizations located in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Members include advocacy groups, direct service providers, grant-makers and corporations.  As strategic partners, members help to strengthen the realm of influence and broaden the visibility of the nonprofit community by supporting the advocacy group through year-round initiatives.