Case Study Project Self-Sufficiency 2023 Fundraising Event

Goal of the project: This year’s event would center around the theme “A celebration of Tenacity,” with the goal of reaching the fundraising goal of $160,000.
Created on a Volunteer Basis
Role: Graphic Designer

Photo of Stephanie Land from the event

Project Details A Worthy Cause


Project Self-Sufficiency of Northern Colorado has a mission to send single parents back to school so they can afford a living wage to support their children. I love what they do for our community, and I strongly believe in their mission and values. For the past five years, I've donated my time as a graphic designer to create social graphics and printed programs and posters for their events.

The 2023 Fundraising Event

This event would feature guest speaker Stephanie Land, so the graphics posted to social media needed to talk about the theme of “A celebration of Tenacity,” and also mention the special keynote speaker. I ended up creating several options for social media, and added them to Canva, so that the Project Self-Sufficiency team could edit the text as needed without needing to come to me every time they needed a tweak.

Social Graphics Created for the Event

General Social Media Post

PSS 2023 Save the Date Social FB post_v3

Email Signature

PSS 2023 Social Event Email Signature_v3

Animated Social Media Post
Slideshow-style animation to post on social media, which would provide more information than a single social graphic normally could.

Print Pieces

Invitation Postcard

PSS Postcard 1

Poster on Display at the Event


Event Program

Program-mockup covers
Program-mockup interior copy


This event gets bigger every year, and the 2023 event was no exception. The event was sold out, there wasn’t an empty seat in the audience. After Stephanie Land spoke, I don’t think there was a dry eye in the audience either. The attendees opened their wallets, and it was one of their most successful fundraising events to date.