News and updates

If ever there was a group of people kindred to our own social change-loving spirit, the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network is it. We have been an ongoing supporter of YNPN Grand Rapids, as members and more. Emily remembers attending the very first meeting at Wolfgang's, Gretchen has served on the board, and we have provided a variety of communications support through DVQ. So when YNPN-GR was chosen to host the 2011 national conference, we were thrilled to help put the local chapter on...
  • YNPN evite
Who doesn't love to be around a high-energy team that gets sack suppers in the hands of children who would otherwise go to bed hungry? That's why we jumped at the opportunity to partner with Kids' Food Basket as they prepared to move to a larger, upgraded facility and expand their programs. With demand for services increasing, volunteer lists skyrocketing, and an invested community standing behind the organization, the conditions were right for Kids' Food Basket to upgrade key elements of its...
  • Kids' Food Basket Brochure
  • Kids' Food Basket Web site
  • Kids' Food Basket Brochure
As social change junkies ourselves, we love the folks at the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids. We share a passion for change and a vision for the nonprofit sector that makes us aspire to be YNPN’s biggest fan. Because of this, DVQ partner Gretchen DeVault has joined the local YNPN board, and DVQ Studio has also committed to providing support to YNPN as its exclusive communications sponsor. We are thrilled about this partnership and look forward to some exciting...
  • YNPN Grand Rapids Web site
We had a great time presenting recently at the Michigan Nonprofit Association SuperConference! We shared five trends that are redefining nonprofit communications, and the audience offered a lot of excellent questions and insight that made for a richer exchange. If you were part of this discussion, thank you! We were very energized by it and hope you were too! If you couldn't join us, we're sharing the presentation here: Five trends that will redefine nonprofit communications The audience also...
  • Five trends that will redefine non-profit communications - slideshow
We’re excited to announce the launch of the Heart of the City Health Center identity, website and materials, each of which DVQ Studio designed and developed. Heart of the City Health Center is a partnership between three West Michigan healthcare organizations. In a unique collaboration, these organizations are creating one location where low-income Grand Rapids residents can access integrated health care. Services will include general medicine, dentistry, mental health care, vision care and...
  • Heart of the City Health Center - Informational brochure
  • Heart of the City Health Center - Web site
  • Heart of the City Health Center - Stationery
Working on your basic understanding of social media? Looking for a more tactical training opportunity? Then join us for a webinar on May 25, 2010 from 1 to 2 pm. Our own Emily Stoddard Furrow will join Tera Wozniak Qualls from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University to discuss some of the basics about communicating and building relationships with online tools. Details and registration are available from the Johnson Center.
  • Johnson Center webinar
Posted in: Announcements
We're pretty fond of the creative way we run DVQ Studio, but it's always nice to be affirmed with a little recognition from fellow entrepreneurial folks! Check out our interview with Inc. Magazine to learn about one way we rethink business as usual.
  • Inc. Magazine interviews DVQ Studio
We’re excited to share the launch of Roofs to Roots, the identity and initiative we developed for the Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness. Since 2004, the Coalition has been tackling a big idea: shifting our community from managing homelessness to effectively housing people. Always fans of big ideas, we were thrilled when the Coalition approached us last year to help them solve some communications challenges, including: Persistent misinformation about homelessness A lack of...
  • Roofs to Roots Logo
  • Roofs to Roots Stationery
We’re excited to announce the launch of the new Safe Haven Ministries website! DVQ Studio partnered with the team at Safe Haven to help them develop a content strategy for their web presence and create a compelling design that highlights ways to engage with the organization, support its work or seek help. We provided web strategy, content consultation, web design, web development and training. The site was developed using Drupal, a content management system that will ensure Safe Haven staff can...
  • Safe Haven Ministries Web site
Posted in: Speaking
Looking for ways to communicate across generations? At a time when more generations than ever before are sharing the workspace and leading our communities, it's critical to know how different people perceive different messages and experience different causes. Emily Stoddard Furrow will be participating in a panel on this topic on April 16, in a session called "Motivations for Giving: A Multi-Generational Approach", which is hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals of West Michigan...