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Contains information of interest to individual Members, including Membership Statement, New Members' Pack, how to apply for a Memorial Fund Award, Grants of Friendship/Invitations, and Membership Matters.

Contains all the information you need for the running of a Club, eg Membership Forms, Annual Returns, Club Governance, How to Start a New Club.

Contains information related to running a Region/National Association/Network, eg the purpose of Regions/National Associations/Networks, and Region/NA/Network governance documents

Contains documentation to help you communicate your activities, eg Template Press Releases, SIGBI Brand Guidelines and Logos, good examples of Club Promotional Material, How To Guides.

Contains information related to Programme Activities, eg a page for each Programme Area, Commission on the Status of Women, SIGBI Programme Database.

Contains documentation related to the running of the Federation, eg SIGBI Governance, Vision 2021.

Digital Tools and Images

This section is for all the exciting digital tools we come across which you might like to have a go at using yourself. If you have a recommendation for this page please email sally@sigbi.org.

Click on a sub-page in the box at the RH side of the screen to find the type of tool you need.

All logos, eg for use on Facebook or Twitter and leaflets, are in the SIGBI Logo and Brand area.

Have you got permission to use your images?

All the images on the Digital Images page have either been created by SIGBI using royalty-free or purchased images, or we have obtained permission for their use. You can therefore use any of these images for your own publicity purposes, safe in the knowledge that you have permission to do so.

However, when obtaining images from the internet, do heed the following advice to ensure that you do not fall foul of any copyright laws.

Can you just search on Google, then save and use an image you find? The answer is no.

Google is a search engine that helps you locate content such as images, photos and other content. Google search engine is not a collection of public domain or copyright-free works. As a general rule, you should assume that all images found through a Google search or that you otherwise locate online are protected by copyright unless you find out otherwise.

If you go ahead and use the image anyway this may lead to a dispute and you could be sued.

Alternatives

SIGBI Flickr

We’ve built up a bank of images on Flickr, so this is always a good place to start when looking for a particular photo. You can download any of these and some are grouped into albums, the Club Photo of the Month images are always inspiring.

www.flickr.com/photos/sigbi

SI Flickr

A good selection of images from Soroptimist International.

www.flickr.com/photos/soroptiphoto

Stock images

Pixabay offers free, royalty free images. You can download and use these without worrying about copyright www.pixabay.com.

Photoshare offers thousands of international public health and development Images – free for non-profit and educational use. You have to request the use of an image and it can take a few hours to receive approval, you also have to include the photo credit on the actual image.

www.photoshare.org

There are some free websites that provide images so long as the source is credited https://unsplash.com/license

Take your own

Get into a good habit of having nominated Members taking high resolution photographs at your own events. Please ensure everyone in the photo has signed a consent form. If needed you can use a simple photo editor like Microsoft Office Picture Manager – to ensure the photo has the most impact by removing clutter from backgrounds, red eyes and changing the brightness if necessary. You can then send your images in to selina@sigbi.org and we’ll add to Flickr. Please ensure you’re happy with images you send in being used in a variety of capacities.

When using photographs that you have taken yourself, remember to get the permission of those in the photograph to put it on your website or social media. Bear in mind the GDPR regulations and SIGBI’s safeguarding policies, which are both on the same webpage – https://sigbi.org/members/federation/policies-and-protocols/