About Us

It Started With a Realization

After both working for years with for-profit companies, Chris, from Hughbanks Design, and Justin, from Avlier, both came to a realization : many non-profits face similar marketing problems but they don’t have the budget or bandwidth to solve them.

So, in the spirit of wanting to give back to local communities, together they formed the project Designers for Non-Profits.

What is Designers for Non-Profits?

Designers for Non-Profits was created to bring together specific skill sets to help non-profits with their marketing efforts — all at no cost.

Our goal is to help non-profits so they can spend less time worrying about marketing and more time making an impact in the world.

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.