PAY IT FWD is an NGO that connects volunteer designers with non-profits who need design services or advice inside a Slack group.

If you are a creative or content creator, you must complete an application form to join. Then, you will enter a Slack group with the rest of the community's volunteers and non-profit organizations. PAY IT FWD gathers UX experts, graphic designers, photographers, content marketers, design thinkers, and more. You will be able to find like-minded creatives worldwide who are also donating their time and skills to causes they support.

To start collaborating, first, you need to browse the available projects and pick one that matches your skill set. Then, you present your portfolio to the organization and discuss the scope/other details. Lastly, you set the timeline and deliver your work. It's that simple. By doing this, you will not only be helping organizations that are actively working towards causes you support, but you will be also practicing your skills and building your portfolio.

On the other hand, non-profit organizations that desire to join PAY IT FWD must also complete a different application form. Then, they will be added to the Slack group to start interacting with volunteers.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2020
  • Founders:

    Avinash Raj

  • Amount of members: 400
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • ONG: Yes
  • Method: Virtual


Donate your time and skills:
If you are a designer, marketer, or creative, you can donate your time and skills via PAY IT FWD by doing some tasks for non-profits that are actively working towards causes you support.

Find volunteers for your organization:
On the other hand, if you are a non-profit, you can find volunteer designers who will give you free consultation sessions or even make entire projects for no charge.


To join the community, you need to complete an application form with your LinkedIn profile, portfolio, and a reason to join the community. The team hand-vet every application to ensure non-profits get the best outcomes.


Networking Events

Members of PAY IT FWD interact by using a Slack group. Inside, there are both non-profits and volunteers. As a volunteer designer, you can browse open projects to see what you can do for a non-profit which works for causes you support. Overall, it's a great community to interact with other volunteer designers and do something good with your time and skills.


PAY IT FWD connects volunteer designers with non-profits and delivers all sorts of design services for no charge to NGOs who are actively working towards good causes.

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