When looking for images for a website, social media post or poster, simply Googling an image and downloading it is a violation of copyright law and could put the congregation in a difficult position.
By Rev. Marty Levesque
One of the best tools for creating engaging posters and media is Canva.com.
While Canva does have a robust amount of media and clipart that can be used for various needs like header images for Facebook events, social media posts and posters in general, it is limited.
As such, Canva does allow the uploading of other media onto their platform to fully customize and personalize your media to your need.
The next question is where to get your media.
When looking for images for a website, social media post or poster, simply Googling an image and downloading it is a violation of copyright law and could put the congregation in a difficult position. Not to mention Exodus 20:15.
Many sites exist for stock images that can be purchased but if you subscribe to Tithe.ly you already have thousands of images at your disposal. The media section on the Tithe.ly dashboard has graphics, videos, social media posts, thousands of photos, and sermon kits. These resources are available as part of the Tithe.ly subscription.
Blending Tithe.ly with Canva brings together powerful tools that help tell the Gospel story and help tell your parishes particular story.
Using the two in concert also allows for consistent branding of the event, Lenten Series, or special worship service. The same images used for quick visual identification of the event in question is excellent branding.
This consistency across media, posters, Facebook Events and Banner images helps people recognize the event and will help reinforce the event in their minds.
And all this is possible by using the rich resources of Tithe.ly with the excellent free tools at Canva.com
Rev. Marty Levesque is the diocesan social media officer and rector of All Saints’ in Waterloo. email@example.com