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Top 10 Online Tools For Making Professional Flyers

Pierre

Flyers are a great marketing tool that you can use for your nonprofit. At Springly, we understand that creating beautiful flyers might be a daunting task for people without experience. We hear you! That is why we have tried, tested, and evaluated the best 10 tools to help produce professional grade flyers, with little to no experience. In using any of these online tools, you will be able to produce professional flyers that can help maximize your nonprofit’s impact. 

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Why Make Flyers?

Marketers nowadays are going all-out on flyers because they help disseminate information to a wider audience. Although both physical and digital flyers are great options, a lot of small businesses and nonprofits are leaning towards digital flyers to spread information and awareness. Here are some of the main reasons why making flyers is the way to go. They:

  • Assist you in spreading the word about your organization or event

  • Enable you to create one-of-a-kind and unique designs and layouts which will hone your creative skills

  • Can be easily distributed by itself or incorporated with other digital or physical marketing channels like distribution or in your online newsletter

  • Work well for social media posts that can be shared by your followers for more exposure

  • Can help improve or change public opinion about an organization or its mission

  • Provoke an action such as joining as a member, donating, or making a purchase

Pro Tip: While making flyers can be easy and low cost, you might feel like you do not have the time. Whether you are in need of extra hands to get you some time back in the day or you are looking for a specific design you do not feel you can achieve on your own, you can always fall back on paid platforms like Fiverr or Upwork.

If you are looking to dip your toe into the world of flyer design, start with these top 10 online tools: 

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#1: Canva

What makes Canva great is that it will make you look like an expert professional flyer maker even if you don’t have any experience. 

Pros

  • Canva has a drag-and-drop tool that has a library of more than 1 million stock photography, graphics, and fonts

  • Canva is free for nonprofits

  • Canva has over 8,000 free flyer templates

  • Most graphics are free

  • The Mind Map feature allows team members to share and present their ideas 

Cons 

  • Canva does not have local file storage which means if their website is down, you will have to wait for it to come back up before you can work on your flyers 

  • Some graphics do cost $1

Who is it Best For?

Canva is best used for people who have no experience with graphic design because it has an easy drag-and-drop function that makes it convenient and user-friendly.

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#2: Stencil

Stencil is a cloud-based graphics creation solution that offers a fast way to create and share visual content. 

Pros

  • You will have access to a library of free images from their database

  • Basic version is Free (go "Pro" for $9/ month or "Unlimited" for $12/ month)

  • Collections (or folders) enable users to keep and organize marketing content as well as their favorite designs and templates

Cons

  • Can be costly if you are using the unlimited option

Who is it Best For?

If you want to create your own images or access stock photos, Stencil is a great tool for you to use in creating stunning visuals for your nonprofit flyers. 

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#3: Adobe Spark

Adobe has a full suite of different programs that even those of us with the most limited graphic design skills can utilize. 

Pros

  • Adobe Spark is an integrated solution that is iOS mobile compatible, which enables you to create flyers on the go through your phone

  • The program is useful for impactful visual stories for social media, webpages, or videos

  • The program is free 

Cons

  • Everything you create will have an Adobe Spark watermark

Who is it Best For?

Great for highly mobile individuals who are looking to create flyers from their tablet or mobile phone. 

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#4: VistaCreate

VistaCreate offers a wide variety of vectors, photos, videos, and templates to allow users to create captivating social media images, posters, email headers, and other digital marketing tools. 

Pros 

  • The starter package is free, although users can upgrade to Pro for $10/ month

  • VistaCreate has a series of useful tutorials to help new users get the most out of the site 

  • Get others in on the fun and add up to 10 members for a team account

Cons

  • You need to upgrade to Pro for team account functionality

  • There is a 10 GB storage for files and projects in the free version

Who is it Best For?

If you have a team of people in your organization, VistaCreate allows a space to collaborate with one subscription fee. 

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 #5: Piktochart

This is an infographics software that allows users to create simple designs. Infographics help nonprofits tell a story by presenting data in a visually appealing way and Piktochart offers templates or the ability to start from scratch for a personal design. 

Pros 

  • You can easily share projects and items within your team for easier collaboration

  • With team template customization, you can easily collaborate with your team to come up with the best professional flyer design

  • Although the Lite version is $12.50/ month and the Pro option is $24.17 / month, nonprofits only pay $39.99/ year

Cons 

  • If you are using the free version, you can only have up to 5 Infographics in your workspace

Who is it Best For?

Organizations that have several team members working together to design flyers will find this tool makes communication and collaboration much more straightforward.

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#6: Visme

Visme offers users the ability to create anything from branded visuals to fully interactive content. 

Pros 

  • Create infographics in three easy steps which are: quick start, visualizing your information, and editing your infographic

  • Access to professional templates as well as allowing you to create your own custom flyers

  • The basic version is free, Standard is $10/ month, Complete is $20/ month, and Visme offers a 25% discount to nonprofits

Cons

  • Free version will only let you create three projects and all projects will have the Visme logo. 

Who is it Best For?

Organizations looking to present graphs, tables, and data may find Visme the most appropriate choice. 

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#7: MyCreativeShop

MyCreative Shop is a web-based design tool that you can use to create inspiring marketing material. The site has numerous designs specific to nonprofit organizations and is considered one of the best free flyer makers available online. 

Pros 

  • The Color Palette Generator enables you to upload any image or logo and get a color palette that is built from the colors in the images, which allows organizations to create images in line with their color theme that establishes uniformity between images and brand colors. 

  • Flyer template designs can be customized and built-in filters help make your graphics stand out

Cons 

  • Unlimited access is $19.95 per month and we did not see any information indicating that there is a discount for nonprofits

Who is it Best For?

This easy-to-use web-design tool is best for people who are in a hurry and want to produce flyers quickly while at the same time enabling advanced customization. 

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#8: Easel.ly

This free flyer maker is web-based, specializes in infographic tools, and offers the ability for users to pay extra in order to hire an Easel.ly designer.

Pros 

  • Even though this online flyer maker has a lot of graphics to choose from, you can also upload your graphics if you prefer to use your own images

  • Easel.ly is $4/ month for nonprofits (a 20% discount)

Cons 

  • The free trial offers no customer support and you can only create up to 4 charts or graphs

Who is it Best For?

This online tool is best used if you want to focus on infographics to present information to your audience. 

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#9: Infogr.am

Infogr.am is a free online tool that enables you to create beautiful infographics from raw data sourced from an Excel spreadsheet. 

Pros

  • You can edit the data from the Excel spreadsheet and the infographics will change accordingly, which cuts your work time in half

  • The infographics that you use can be embedded in your web page or shared through social media

  • Users can access a wide variety of graphs, maps, charts, and can upload pictures and videos

  • Infogr.am is free

Cons

  • Unfortunately, limited font styles are available 

Who is it Best For?

  • Example of who it is best for - This is an excellent tool for nonprofits who want to use statistics to illustrate their point and bring attention to important data. 

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 #10: Postermywall

Postermywall  is not only one of the easiest flyer creators available, they even offer design classes that will give you the tips you need you move into pro territory in no time! 

Pros

  • There are more than 5,700 nonprofit templates that can be customized for your organization

  • In addition to the typical flyers, posters, and social media graphics, Postermywall has templates for more "out of the box" elements like album covers, zoom backgrounds, teaching aids, and tickets

  • Postermywall has a limited free option (added value costs $9.95/ month and premium will run you $29.95/ month)

  • Nonprofits can apply to see if they qualify for a discount

  • Users can purchase credits to use for images not included in their pricing plan

Cons 

  • The customization options for photos in Postermywall are limited 

Who is it Best For?

PosterMyWall is best for nonprofits who want to create a whole set of marketing pieces (flyers, brochures, and business cards) from one single design. 

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