Recently, I put together a comprehensive style guide form for my Venture Platform users so they can have an easier time keeping track of their respective website style elements. It’s been so useful that I decided to go ahead and make a simple version that all arts organizations can use regardless of experience or understanding and better still, I wanted to make it free.
For those not already familiar with what a website style guide does, it’s a handy list that helps organizations keep track of standard style elements such as which fonts to use for body text, what size and color, etc. And since I read a report this week that nonprofits can expect increases in staff turnover this year (h/t You’ve Cott Mail), it makes sense to plan accordingly and get a style guide in place so that attrition doesn’t wreak havoc with your web branding.
To that end, be the new sheriff in town and lay down the law by using the style guide form to put an end to Wild West branding. When you’re done, the system will deliver a copy of the form with your content via email to the address you provided but if it doesn’t arrive, let me know and I’ll forward a copy. You can create new versions as often as you like and feel free to send a link to friends and colleagues.