Nonprofit Brand Identity to Restore Democracy


The mission of Unite in Solidarity and Moving America Forward (MAF) is to bring urgency and champion the protection of our democracy by increasing civic awareness and engagement.

We designed a new nonprofit brand identity for a national network dedicated to restoring democracy and galvanizing different communities to take action toward sustainable solutions.

The Challenge

Unite in Solidarity and Moving America Forward (MAF) came to Media Cause for help launching their first petition-based campaign. Since they were just forming this diverse coalition of people and organizations, MAF didn’t have a unified brand to support their campaign.

They needed a cohesive brand identity that conveyed their mission and unique positioning within the advocacy space.

The Strategy

MAF was looking for a brand that spoke to their audience and communicated who they are – empowering their audience to understand their distinct approach, while also reflecting their values. MAF wanted a brand personality that was relevant, timely, trans-sector, trans-partisan, empowering, fresh, inspirational and aspirational, forward looking, and captured the mood and spirit of a generation of changemakers. We gathered all of these brand insights to generate a cohesive brand strategy and visual identity for MAF.

The Results

We designed a new visual identity, a logo, and brand guidelines, including logo best practices, color palette, and typography. We presented MAF with three different visual identity concepts, and they chose “Out of many, one” which conveyed unity, solidarity, and community.

The client said that the logo of this concept suggested a “beacon of light.” The logo also suggested the multi-sector, innovative, trans-partisan approach foundational to the organization.

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