The reason I started blogging was to share resources.
My first post detailed those thoughts (with some great links – if you want to be motivated to share!).
Brian Barela expressed well this sentiment last month in a post entitled “Do you commute your resources?“:
When you think about the best resources you have are they being shared mostly/only with people that are either…
- geographically near
- relationally near
- asking you to send them something
These are all examples of resource commuting.
Are you comfortable with other leaders spending time creating something that you have already done?
So if it would save you some time, I wanted to share this magnet (pictured above) that a designer put together for our last Fellowship Dinner. We used it for our campus, but it would work just as well for personal magnets to send to supporters (you could even put a different picture beneath the text).
Click here to download a zip file (15 MB) that contains:
- Powerpoint slides (that we used at the Dinner)
- Editable Adobe Illustrator files
- A PDF of the magnet (without the bottom right stuff – our website, etc)
- And every “piece” of the magnet in separate files (paint splatter, picture, words, etc)
If you just want the PDF, click here.
A few tips on doing magnets on the cheap:
- Order Hi-res prints from a local print shop (or even better, from MPix – THE best place to order photos online). Anywhere but Kinko’s.
- Get adhesive magnets from Magnet Valley and stick on prints.
- Cut each edge with a standard paper cutter. Trust me, it’s impossible to even get one edge perfectly straight (with no overlap).
- This method is a bit time-consuming but you will save a TON of money. And they’ll look indistinguishable from the real deal.
You might recognize the picture from publicity that Penn State Cru shared years ago. Thanks for sharing Tim Henderson and Kim Shearer (the photographer)!