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It seems far more common that usual seeing non-profit organizations using proprietary typefaces in their brand manuals, and i really struggle seeing volunteers buying these typefaces for contributing with graphic design materials (such as posters, flyers, magazines, videos, etc.) using them.
I am being specific to the typeface / font design sector on this forum though this concerns all nonprofit organisations. I am not happy with nonprofit organisations giving out salaries and wages to any staff. The donors monies should not be used to pay for salaries or de facto salaries. Thus the word nonprofit is a bit too broad and a distinction should be included for educating that a particular nonprofit is also nonsalary, e.g. 'A Nonsalary-Nonprofit organisation'. This should educate and help to understand that the nonprofit is serious in it's objectives. I find it objectionable and corrupt that nonprofit organisations are paying salaries, de facto salaries to staff and there are even salaried nonprofit careers.
The mission of Center for Advanced Design Research and Evaluation (CADRE) is to develop and execute relevant original research in the areas of architectural and engineering design solutions having an impact on: end users, including occupant well-being and user effectiveness; operational performance; and sustainability of the built environment. Dissemination of this new knowledge to end users and the design community is inherent in our organizational intent.
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