Young Dreamer Network: Providing Education Globally

Over 121 million children around the world are out of school because their families cannot afford to pay for their education. 

Did you know that only $83 covers the cost of one month of schooling, which includes tuition, school supplies, transportation and much more?  It’s incredible to think about how a relatively minor amount of money for us can absolutely change a child’s life through the gift of education.

Our latest  partner, The Young Dreamer Network is focused on solving this problem by providing scholarships to children in the third-world to continue their education. They select the most driven and eager students to participate in this program, and help train them to become the future change-agents in their community.

Check out our latest Dynamic Infographic for the Young Dreamer Network to learn more about how you can help.

http://karmastore.org/youngdreamernetwork/

Please help spread awareness and support for this cause by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other way.

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Our First Dynamic Infographic: Coral Restoration Foundation

After months of hard work, we are really excited to finally show off Karma Store’s first dynamic infographic for Coral Restoration Foundation. They are an awesome nonprofit working to save one of the world’s most important species, the coral reefs. Did you know that even though coral covers less than 1% of the ocean floor, they support over 25% of all known species in the ocean?

They are being threatened and are close to extinction, and it’s time for us to take action to change this. Check out our dynamic infographic for more information, and please spread awareness and support for this cause by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other way.

http://karmastore.org/coralrestoration/

Let us know what you think about this new style of infographics in the comments below.

Awesome Infographics: The Power of Vaccines

To say infographics have become popular in the last couple years is a major understatement. They are everywhere these days, covering a range of topics from Instagram to Sriracha Hot Sauce (and everything in between).

The recent rise of visual storytelling has pushed more and more groups to start using infographics to explain or talk about something. And as expected, with everything that becomes popular, it eventually reaches a point where the medium is no longer effective and the art and style become diluted.

Infographics are no exception. Everyday I come across several ones that fail to present the information in an effective and engaging way. They have too much info; the organization is cluttered and confusing; they are too long and boring, etc. Many people are in such a hurry to make an infographic that they often forget its essential purpose.

So this week we are starting a new type of post, where I share and discuss awesome infographics that truly succeed in telling a message. These are ones that effectively embody what a great infographic should be: simple and effective.

The Awesome

This week’s infographic (see above) comes from Shot@Life, a nonprofit working to “protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are needed most.”

The clean and simple format makes it easy to follow, while still delivering the necessary info to make an impact. It only provides the reader with a handful of statistics about the problem, but each of these stats is compelling and informative. There is no unnecessary fluff added.

I especially like the timeline comparison between a vaccinated child and one that hasn’t been vaccinated. This parallel setup delivers a powerful message without overloading the reader with unnecessary stats and info.

This infographic succeeds in providing readers with a captivating snapshot into the issue at hand, making sure not to overburden the reader. It’s a short and quick message that is easy to read and share with others. Exactly what an infographic should be.

Please be sure to show your support to Shot@Life and the amazing work they are doing. Vaccinating children from deadly diseases is an important cause that can be easily solved with a little work.

The Not-So-Good

For an example of the exact opposite type of infographic, one that seems to hit on all the negatives I had mentioned earlier, check out this one about LinkedIn.  It’s not a horrible one, but the amount of information coupled with its confusing format make for a very unappealing experience; (it actually was so long that I couldn’t fit it in this post).

What do you think makes an infographic awesome? Share some examples of the good and the bad.