Jessica Weber to Serve on Judges’ Panel for B2B Neal Awards

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by jwdnyc

Jessica Weber will be on the panel judging the entries for this year’s 63rd Annual Jesse H. Neal Awards. The Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of Connectiv, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media.

Announcing New Strategic Partnership

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by jwdnyc

Jessica Weber Design, Inc. is proud to announce The Whelan Group has joined our team of Strategic Partners, offering strategic planning, campaign management, board development, and capacity building services to complement our design communications expertise. We look forward to future collaborations to mutually benefit our clients.

Jessica Teaches Another Great Class at Parsons

Posted on January 6th, 2017 by jwdnyc

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This past Autumn, Jessica finished up another successful semester at Parsons School of Design, teaching “Design for Non-Profits.” Her students worked on a real branding campaign to rename LIFT, Legal Information for Families Today, which works to enhance access to justice for children and families. LIFT provides legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.

Institute for Charitable Giving Upcoming Seminar

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by jwdnyc

Jessica Weber will serve on the faculty of the Institute for Charitable Giving’s Major Gift Roundtable seminar on Advanced Major Gift Fundraising and Leadership in Chicago March 22–23, 2017. She will lead the roundtables on strategic communications and design—teaching how to weave mission and vision statements into branding and publications, making them come alive, and helping to tell a more effective story. She will assess attendees’ communications materials giving one-on-one critiques for relevancy, urgency, clarity, and action! For more information, click here.

2016 Holiday card

Posted on December 20th, 2016 by jwdnyc

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Wishing You a Happy, Healthy, and Productive 2017!

From All of the Elves at Jessica Weber Design, Inc.
Jessica Weber, Tyler Bush, Yoni Weiss, Ioana Zamfiropol, Liza Rockwell, Raida Sarwar, and Bauer!

Thank you Paul Colliton for our wonderful photograph!

Our Game Plan for Dikembe Mutombo
Foundation Fundraising

Posted on September 7th, 2015 by jwdnyc

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Through the foundation he created in 1997, NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo built the first state-of-the-art hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mission of the foundation is to improve the health, education, and quality of life for the people of his native land. To this end, the foundation retained us to create their first-ever series of development materials to bring the foundation to life for potential donors.

Jessica Weber Design, Inc. created a three-tiered development/marketing suite of materials. 
A “mother book” describes the mission, history, accomplishments of the hospital, and the vision for the future. It was written to last at least two years as a marketing tool. The foundation’s first-ever annual report was enclosed. A smaller brochure for a quick developmental overview, with 
a response vehicle for donations, completed the suite. Selected naming opportunities accompany the pieces.

For more information about the foundation please visit www.dmf.org.

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JWD Launches Schechter Westchester’s New Ad Campaign

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by jwdnyc

Excitement is buzzing with the launch of the new ad campaign for Solomon Schechter School of Westchester!

To achieve the goals of the new Head of School and their Office of Institutional Advancement, we were brought in to reconceive their advertising and marketing strategies. After extensive research and comparisons to competitors, JWD was intent on designing a campaign that stands apart and highlights the unique value of the Schechter Westchester experience.

JWD has strategically revamped their media plan with new ads appearing in print and online beginning this Fall and continuing throughout the school year.

 

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Inspire Gala Audiences with a Touching Video

Posted on March 31st, 2014 by jwdnyc

Most fundraising gala events have begun presenting videos to their audiences. The medium is a profound way to communicate your mission by transporting the viewer into the lives of those benefited by the organization. It commands attention between, often dry, speeches at the podium.

Many nonprofit organizations don’t have the time or resources to send camera crews out to various locations and script a documentary. However, magic can still be made with the simple ingredients of well selected photographs (often on hand from existing annual reports and marketing materials) and moving vocals and/or instrumental music.

When Expert Events, LLC produced Project HOPE’s 2013 Gala in New York City, we were asked to create a video for the event within a modest budget. In the three minute video, we portrayed an overview of the amazing work that Project HOPE has accomplished in its more than 50 years. The vocals were sung live at the gala by Nathan Carlisle.