About Us

What is Designers For Non-Profits

After years in business, Chris from Hughbanks Design and Justin from Avlier noticed a number of small business owners, or full-time employees, who were starting or running small non-profits. Regardless of what they did in the for-profit world, many lacked the resources and tools to market their nonprofits digitally.

Designers for Non-Profits is an initiative born from this observation and created with a partnership between Hughbanks Design, a web design and digital marketing studio, and Avlier, a brand consultation and strategy company.  Under this initiative, we have created a new service, The Marketing Consultation Intensives for Non-profits

The Marketing Consultation Intensives for Non-profits

In a nutshell, it is a pro bono consultation service we provide to starting and small non-profits. Our “intensives” a range of topics, from the best way to start a website to logo consultation and more.

Meet the Companies

Designers for Non-Profits is the partnership of 2 companies, Hughbanks Design, and Avlier. Each company has a specific set of skills that have decided to come together to help non-profits with their branding, communications and digital marketing so they can spend less time and money creating the beginning marketing assets. Each company is has a specific skill set they bring to the table, making Designers For Non-profits greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Below is a quick description of each of the companies involved.


At Avlier we believe your brand is more than just a logo and a fancy tagline. While those elements are important, what really matters is connecting with your donors. That’s why we take the time to understand your ideal donor, your values, and your cause. Doing so allow us to build you a brand that not only looks great, it generates results as well.

Hughbanks Design

We help small to medium sized business that are tired of their websites or digital marketing not living up to what they want. We are here for business owners that are tired of spending more time with their website and digital marketing than running their business. We are here to help you beat the odds. We are here to help you win the war in digital marketing. We are Hughbanks Design.