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How to Make a Good Fundraiser Flyer

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What You'll Be Creating

In this tutorial, you'll learn the basics of how to make a good fundraiser flyer. We'll look at common elements for a fundraiser flyer, some tips and tricks, and some fundraiser flyer examples. I'll also show you how to make a flyer for a fundraising event in InDesign. The result will be a versatile and easy-to-edit fundraiser flyer template that you can use for your future projects. You can easily swap out the images and text—or even change the fonts if you want to customize further—and you'll be ready to go. 

At the end of this tutorial, we'll show you some awesome fundraiser flyer ideas that can help you spark your creativity for your own project. 

Are you looking for fundraiser flyer templates or InDesign fundraiser flyer examples? Envato Elements offers an awesome selection of fundraising flyer design, as well as millions of assets that can complement any of your projects. Here, you will find some of the best fundraising flyers.

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How to Make a Good Fundraiser Flyer

The goal of a fundraiser flyer is to attract a desired audience to help a cause. With the wrong elements, it's possible that your audience will overlook your fundraising flyer. Here are a few important elements that can help you stand out to attract the target audience:

  1. Create a focal point. Engage the readers with a striking image that relates to the fundraiser event: one that is professional but still communicates.
  2. Have a title. It's important for your audience to know at a glance what you're trying to communicate. 
  3. Keep the content simple. Straight-to-the-point content like date, location, and price are the first details your audience want to know.
  4. Use readable fonts. The goal of a flyer is to communicate. Use sans serif or serif fonts, highlighting certain information with display fonts (that are readable), but use them sparingly. 
  5. Highlight information. There are many ways to do this. You can do it by using display fonts, using bold colors, or rotating text.

What You'll Need to Create Your Cancer Fundraiser Flyer Template

You'll need access to Adobe InDesign. You'll also need a couple of fonts and an image:

Download the fonts and images, and make sure the fonts are installed before you start. 

1. How to Set Up the Fundraiser Flyer

Step 1

Open Adobe InDesign and go to File > New > Document.

Choose Print from the options at the top of the New Document option window. Select the A4 preset. Deselect Facing Page.

Set the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right Margins to 1.5 cm.

Set the Bleeds to 0.3 cm. This will help to print the flyer design seamlessly, without any white borders.

Click Create.

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Step 2

Head over to the Layers panel (Window > Layers). Rename Layer 1 as Background.

Select New Layer from the panel's drop-down menu, and rename this new layer Images. Repeat this step and rename the new layer Copy. 

Lock the Copy and Images layers. Click on the Background layer to activate it. 

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Step 3

Go to Layout > Create Guides. In the Create Guides option window, set the Rows to and the Columns to 3. Under Options, select Margins. 

Click OK. 

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Step 4

Go to Window > Color > Swatches to open the Color Swatches panel.

Select New Color Swatch from the panel's drop-down menu. Set the Type to Process and the Color Mode to CMYK. Add the cream swatch: C=5 M=0 Y=10 K=0.

Repeat this step and add the following swatches:

  • Brown: C=55 M=70 Y=70 K=70
  • Yellow: C=15 M=35 Y=85 K=0
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2. How to Add an Image to Your Fundraiser Flyer Template

Step 1

With the Background layer selected, select the Rectangle Tool (M) from the toolbar. Drag across the whole page, making sure the shape touches the bleed marks. Set the Fill Color to the cream color swatch.

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Step 2

Select the Rectangle Tool (M) from the toolbar and create two rectangles.

Set the top rectangle width from bleed to bleed and a height of 4 cm. Set the bottom rectangle width from bleed to bleed and a height of 1 cm. Set both elements' Color Fill to the brown color swatch.

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Step 3

On the Layers panel, lock the Background layer and unlock the Images layer.

Using the Rectangle Frame Tool (F), create a rectangle that's the same width as the bleeds of the page, and set the Height to 15 cm. 

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Step 4

Select the frame you created, and go to File > Place (Command-D). Navigate to the folder your image is located. Select the file and click Open. 

On the Control panel, set the image size to 40%.

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3. How to Add Text to Your Fundraiser Flyer Template

Step 1

On the Layers panel, lock the Images layer and unlock the Copy layer.

Using the Text Tool (T), create a large text box across the width of the page that goes from margin to margin. Type in the name of your event—in this case, it's Movember.

From the top Control panel, set the font to RNS Sanz Black, the Size to 87 pt, and the Tracking to -10pt. 

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Step 2

Select the text, go to the Swatches panel, and select the yellow swatch as the Fill Color. Set the Stroke Color to the brown swatch. 

Open the Stroke panel by going to Window > Stroke. On the Stroke panel, set the Weight to 8 pt, the Join to Round Join, and Align Stroke to Outside.

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Step 3

Using the Text Tool (T), create two text frames for the words "The" and "fundraiser".

Place the first word at the top left of "Movember" and the second at the bottom right. 

Go to the Control panel, setting both text frames to Raidand Regular and the Size to 40 pt. 

On the Swatches panel, set both Text Fill Colors to white and the Stroke Color to brown.

On the Stroke panel, set the Weight to 6 pt, the Join to Round Join, and Align Stroke to Outside.

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Step 4

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that's the same width as the document and a Height of 1.3 cm. Place the frame under the image.

Add details to this frame, for instance the date and time. On the top Control panel, set the Font to RNS Sanz and the Size to 22 pt. Go to the Swatches panel, and set the Fill Color of the frame to yellow. Set the Text Color to brown.

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Step 5

Select the text frame and go to Object > Text Frame Options.

In the Text Frame Options pop-up window, set the Inset Spacing on the Top, Bottom, and Right to 0.3 cm. Set the Inset Spacing on the Left to 1.8 cm. 

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Step 6

Using the Text Tool (T), create a test frame. 

Add the words "Entry" and "15$" for the event pricing. Set the "Entry" text Size to 30 pt on the Control panel. Set the "15$" text Size to 50 pt. 

Select the text box, go to the Control panel, and set the Rotation Angle to 11°. Place the text box to the right side of the text frame we created previously.

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Step 7

Select the text, and go to the Swatches panel. Set the Fill Color to brown and the Stroke Color to yellow.

On the Stroke panel, set the Weight to 6 pt, the Join to Round Join, and Align Stroke to Outside. Using the Ellipse Tool (L), create a circle that measures 3.5 cm in diameter.

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Step 8

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text box that fits the width of the margin on the fundraiser flyer. Place the text box under the yellow bar.

Double-click in the text frame, and then right-click > Fill with Placeholder Text. This will allow you to add Lorem Ipsum text until you're ready to add real content. 

Go to the Control panel, and set the Font to RNS Sanz Semibold and the Size to 14 pt. Set the Align option to Centered.

On the Swatches panel, set the Text Color to brown. 

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Step 9

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the guides on the first column of the flyer template. Place it under the text box we created previously.

Add a sub-headline. On the top Control panel, set the Font to RNS Sanz Black and the Size to 14pt. Set the Alignment to Centered.

On the Swatches panel, set the Text Color to yellow. 

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Step 10

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the guides on the first column of the flyer template. Place it under the subheadline we created above.

Fill it with placeholder text. In the top Control panel, set the Font to RNS Sanz Medium and the Size to 10 pt. Set the Alignment to Centered.

In the Swatches panel, set the Text Color to brown. 

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Step 11

Select both text boxes, press Option and drag to duplicate the elements. Place the duplicates in the second column. Repeat the action once more for the third column.

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Step 12

Using the Text Tool (T), create a text frame that fits the margins of the flyer template. Place it under the three columns of text we created.

In the top Control panel, set the Font to RNS Sanz Bold and the Size to 12 pt. Set the Alignment to Centered.

In the Swatches panel, set the Text Color to yellow. 

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4. How to Export Your Fundraiser Flyer Design

Step 1

For Print: Go to File > Export, on the Export pop-up window, and select Adobe PDF (Print) from the Format menu.

Name the file and click Save.

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Step 2

In the Export Adobe PDF pop-up window, set the Adobe PDF Preset to Press Quality.

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Step 3

Select the Marks and Bleeds option from the left-hand menu. Check both All Printer's Marks and Document Bleed Settings. Click Export.

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Step 4

For online: Go to File > Export, and choose Adobe PDF (Interactive) from the Format menu. Name the file and click Save. 

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Step 5

In the following window, set the Pages to All or choose a specific page. 

Select Compression from the left-hand menu. Here you have the option to choose the quality of your file. For the best online quality, set the Compression to JPEG 2000 (Lossless) and Resolution (ppi) to 144.

Click Export.

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Conclusion: Your Finished Fundraiser Flyer Template

Your fundraiser flyer design template is finished! Save the document as an InDesign file so you can customize it for another flyer project. You can change the colors, add a new image and even change the text fonts, and you'll have a completely new fundraising flyer design. 

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