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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.

SIGBI Branding FAQs

What does the ‘Dynamic S’ represent and who designed it?

The ‘Dynamic S’ logo has been developed by a design company called Fabrik Brands, based in London in the UK.  It captures the vibrant, dynamic nature of SI’s Vision and Mission with the stylised image of the female form.  It can also been seen as the ‘S’ for Soroptimists, with the dot being seen as either the head of the woman of the “I” for International.

Can we use the ‘Dynamic S’ logo and where can we get it from?

Yes, we would encourage you to use the new ‘Dynamic S’ logo on all your promotional and Membership materials.  Full information, templates and downloads may be on the Branding Pages of this website.

Why did we change from the “lady” emblem?

A comprehensive survey of younger Members within SIGBI and consulted groups outside of the organisation, felt the “lady” was a dated image and did not truly represent our diverse Membership.  They felt a sharper, more up to date interpretation would appeal to Members of the future.  This does not detract from the history and imagery of the “lady” which will continue to be used on formal documents, eg Club Charter Certificates.

Is it true we can continue to use the ‘lady’ emblem if we wish?

Yes, Clubs have the autonomy to retain the “lady” emblem if they wish.  The “lady” is the emblem of Soroptimist International, whereas the “Dynamic S” is the logo of SIGBI and may be used by Clubs, Regions, National Associations (NA) and Networks.

Are we allowed to use both the “Dynamic S” and the “lady”?

Yes.  The Federation will be retaining the “lady” for official use, for example on Flags, Regalia and Charters and will use the “Dynamic S” on stationery and promotional materials.  This is similar to a University having an official crest for ceremonial purposes, whilst at the same time adopting a more modern logo to reflect its current vision, mission and goals.

There are different colours within the Branding Guidelines, which should I use?

The primary colours of the “Dynamic S” are light blue and dark blue (with exact specifications provided on page 26 of the Brand Guidelines).  Secondary colours such as green/pink, yellow/orange and grey/black have also been produced (page 26 of the Branding Guidelines).  The primary colours should always be prominent and the secondary colours should only be used as a small proportion of the total colour coverage.  Full details of how and when the colours can/should be used may be found on pages 27 and 28 of the Brand Guidelines.

How can I order name badges for my Club members in the new corporate identity?

You need to contact Corporate Insignia directly.  Details are in the SIGBI Shop section of this website.

Can I use the “Multiracial Hands surrounding the Earth Globe” picture as featured on the template SIGBI Recruitment Advertisement in our club’s own material?

The picture used on the SIGBI Recruitment Advertisements is a “stock” licensed image, which has been purchased by SIGBI for use in this advertisement.  Clubs can amend their contact details on the advertisements without affecting their rights to use this picture as part of the advertisement.

In general, Clubs using “stock” licensed images (rather than SIGBI owned images), in materials produced directly by SIGBI HQ are permitted to use the image under the current licence. For materials designed and produced by Clubs, Regions, Countries, National Associations and Networks, clubs require their own license and need to download and purchase “stock” images directly from on-line stock photo companies e.g. Dreamstime www.dreamstime.com and iStockphoto www.istockphoto.com .