A highly-effective nonprofit tagline model (and one of the 13 winners of the 2009 tagline awards) is "Because the earth needs a good lawyer" from Earthjustice. Earthjustice capitalizes on what people do understand–-that a lawyer protects rights–-and uses that framework to dramatically position its role and impact in the environmental movement. And it does so with humor. If your tagline makes people smile or light up, without stepping on your message, then you’ve made an emotional connection…Bravo.
A strong tagline complements your org's name to convey its unique value or impact with personality, passion and commitment. If you fail to make the most of your tagline, you throw that opportunity away.
Dig into this free updated guide to learn:
How a Strong Tagline Benefits Your Organization – Useful for developing support among colleagues and leadership
The 10 Have-Tos for Successful Taglines
Using Words that Work
The 7 Deadly Sins, 9 Snores and 5 Best Ways to Antagonize Your Audience – What not to do
Research, Create, Revise, Test, Repeat – The right steps to take to craft a potent tagline
Over 2,500 Nonprofit Tagline Examples to put to work for message brainstorming.