Boost your business by supporting worthy causes with these charity-inspired design ideas

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Supporting charitable causes is really important. Plus, it makes you feel great. But what if it could also benefit your business’ bottom line?

Increasing the number of designs available in your shops is one of the best ways to optimize your chances of creating high-selling products.

After all, figuring out what designs will sell well and which designs won’t is largely a numbers game.

So we created a big list of design ideas for you (150+), all of which relate to a variety of charitable causes.

We also included a list of charitable-cause design templates so you can come up with even more design ideas of your own. And we added a month-by-month list of when awareness is raised for certain causes throughout the year.

If you want to go a step further, you can donate a portion of the sales you make from these design ideas to the causes they support.

If that’s something you’re interested in, you can find a list of resources at the bottom that help you choose the most worthy charities.

(Some charities give only a small percentage of the proceeds they receive to the cause they support.)

To learn more about setting up an automated donation program, click here.

Now, let’s get started…

Here is the big list of charitable causes and design ideas

Instead of including the list of causes and design ideas here (and making this post crazy long), we created a PDF that you can download below.

The list includes 60+ causes with 2-4 design suggestions for each cause. And the causes pertain to the following categories:

  • Illnesses, conditions, and disorders (e.g. breast cancer and autism)
  • Humanitarian (e.g. hunger and homelessness)
  • Social justice (e.g. racial and LGBTQ inequalities)
  • Environmental (e.g. global warming)
  • Military (e.g. disabled veterans)

The list also includes a clickable table of contents so you can easily jump to whichever cause interests you most.

Here’s a preview:

You can download the PDF here.

Charitable-cause design templates

As we created our big list of causes and design ideas, some patterns started to emerge.

So, in addition to our big list, I thought it’d be helpful to outline some design templates. You can apply these templates to a variety of the causes included on the list or any other causes there weren’t mentioned.

Fight Against [insert cause/condition]

Fight [insert cause/condition]

Stop [insert cause/condition]

End [insert cause/condition]

Stand Against [insert cause/condition]

No More [insert cause/condition]

Create a world without [insert cause/condition]

Together we can stop [insert cause/condition]

I support [insert cause]

Find the cure (with an image related to the cause)

HOPE (with a specifically colored ribbon indicative of a certain cause in place of the ‘O’)

SURVIVOR (with a specifically colored ribbon indicative of a certain cause in place of the ‘I’)

Hope. Believe. Love. (with an image related to the cause)

Someone I love has/is battling [insert condition] ]

[Insert condition] Warrior/Champion

Stronger than [insert condition]

Love is stronger than [insert condition]

My hero is now my angel (with an image related to the cause)

Calendar of causes

For many of the causes included in the PDF, awareness is raised during certain months.

Below, I’ve linked a number of causes to their corresponding month so you can plan your designs and promotional strategies accordingly.

January

Birth defects
Blood donations
Cervical cancer
Glaucoma
Thyroid cancer

February

Eating disorders
Heart disease
Prenatal infections

March

Brain injuries
Colorectal cancer
Developmental disabilities
Endometriosis
Kidney cancer

April

Autism
Oral cancer
Parkinson’s disease
Sexual assault
Stress

May

Arthritis
Asthma and allergy
Hepatitis
High blood pressure
Mental health
Osteoporosis
Skin cancer
Stroke
Women’s health

June

Cataracts
HIV testing
Men’s health

July

Eye injury prevention
UV safety

August

Immunization
Medic alert
Psoriasis

September

Alcohol and drug additional recovery
Childhood cancer
Healthy aging
High cholesterol
Leukemia
Ovarian cancer
Sepsis
Sickle cell anemia
Suicide

October

Breast cancer
Dental hygiene
Domestic violence

November

Adoption
Alzheimer’s disease
Diabetes
Lung cancer
Prostate cancer
Stomach cancer

December

Aids
Influenza

Resources to find the best charities to support

As a I mentioned earlier, not all charities are equally worthy of your donations.

Sometimes, a big percentage of the proceeds go toward covering the organization’s administrative expenses. And there are other “charities” that are outright scams.

To help you donate wisely, here is a list of resources to check out:

BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Charity Navigator
Charity Watch
GuideStar

What do you think of this list of charitable causes and design ideas? Do you think these types of designs will be a hit or a miss with your customers? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!


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