How to Make a Flier for a Benefit

by Diane Dilov-Schultheis

Benefits take place all the time for various causes. Benefits are social affairs or some type of entertainment, that raise funds for a cause or individual. Getting the word out about a benefit is crucial to its success. Making a flier and posting it, handing it out, emailing it or mailing it is an easy way to spread the word.

Gather all of the details for the benefit. Take note of the beneficiary and other pertinent information, including the name, date, location, time, contact data and any other details about the benefit.

Come up with a basic idea of how you want the flier to look. Gather pictures and make a rough draft. Take or acquire pictures for the flier. Use graphics that directly relate to the benefit.

Use Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher or a similar program. Open a blank document. Name and save the file.

Insert a background or border and other pictures or graphics on the flier. Use the "Insert" menu, click on "Picture" and then locate the needed file. Resize, recolor or make other adjustments to these.

Add all the vital details about the benefit. Apply the "Text Frame Tool" (Publisher only) or WordArt. Use big, bold and easy to read lettering for the title across the top. Add the other important text needed under and around the graphics and pictures.

Edit, save and print a copy of the benefit flier. Go over the flier and make any alterations to it. Save it again. Print a test sheet first, if you are using high-quality or colored paper for final printing. Check it for any errors or changes, and make sure the flier is perfect.

Items you will need

  • Benefit information Pictures or graphics Word or graphics application Printer (optional) Colored paper (optional)

Tip

  • Use pictures or clip art from online sources for a background or other graphics on the benefit flier, if you do not have any of your own. Insert at least one big picture near the top pertaining to the benefit. Add other smaller pictures or graphics below, but leave enough room for the details. Microsoft Publisher has more options to use when working with graphics than Microsoft Word does. Use it or other similar program, if possible.

About the Author

Diane Dilov-Schultheis has been writing professionally since 2000. She is a food and travel writer who also specializes in gaming, satellites, RV repair, gardening, finances and electronics. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been published online at the Travel Channel and Intel.

Photo Credits

  • http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1052256