for nonprofits

Unlimited subscriptions that help nonprofits enhance their engagement and fundraising efforts.

You’ll 💜 what we do, guaranteed

Tools of the trade

Here's the problem...

You’re a nonprofit leader driven by your mission and doing incredible work, but you’re engagement, outreach, and fundraising efforts need to improve to propel your organization forward.

  • Your website needs improvement but you don’t know where to start.
  • You’re working with limited resources and hiring staff or contractors is a challenge.
  • You know there are skill gaps in your current staff.
  • Your work is important, but inconsistent branding is diluting the impact.
  • Your engagement with stakeholders is more challenging than ever.
  • You’re putting time and energy into a digital presence but getting nowhere.

Partnering with Paper Octopus has been a game-changer for us. It’s like adding two or three team members—without the associated costs. They’ve swiftly and professionally managed a wide range of communications projects, both big and small, delivering exceptional results every time, all with zero drama. A true asset to our organization!

Justin DeFreitas
National Union of Healthcare Workers

There is a better way...

Imagine saving time and energy while getting better results, faster.

Imagine having senior level communications expertise at your fingertips.

  • Imagine effortlessly redesigning and updating your website.
  • Imagine increasing your capacity, while maximizing your budget.
  • Imagine not having to stress about hiring, managing, or firing anyone.
  • Imagine the positive feedback from stakeholders with less worry and hassle.

These days nonprofits need strong ideas with excellent execution. Paper Octopus has everything and then some!

Kathleen Sabo
New Mexico Ethics Watch

How it works

Our subscriptions are designed to make things easy on you and your team.

Prioritize async collaboration
Too many meetings? We want to get things done; so much so that we’ve created a system to work smarter.
Manage with Trello
Manage all your requests using Trello. View active, queued and completed tasks with ease.
Invite unlimited team members
We love to collaborate! Invite your entire team, so anyone can submit requests and track their progress.

Simple and straightforward

Our process prioritizes quality and efficiency, saving you time, money, and energy.


Subscribe to a plan & submit as many requests as you'd like on your dedicated request board.


We typically turnaround requests within a few business days on average, Monday to Friday.


Need to tweak a couple things? We'll revise and iterate on your request until you're 100% satisfied.

Benefits you'll love

Get peace of mind with reliable, high-quality work so you can relax and focus on what matters.

Client portal

Add as many requests to your request board as you’d like.

Fast turnaround

Requests completed one at a time within 2 to 3 days on average.

Fixed monthly rate

No surprises here! Pay the same fixed price each month.

Top-notch quality

High quality results at your fingertips whenever you need it.

Flexible and scalable

Scale up or down as needed, and pause or cancel at anytime.

Unique and all yours

Everything is custom for you and is 100% yours.

Recent work

What you need, when you need it, and with rock solid results. Everytime.

Design, websites, social content, & more...

It’s like having an on-demand communications department. We connect the dots so you and your team don’t have to.


Logos & Identity

Graphic Design

Business Cards


Web Hosting

Social Media Content

Social Media Graphics

Content Creation


Landing Pages



Email Graphics

Fundraising Materials

Stock Photography

Fundraising Pages

Reports & Materials


Annual Report

Slide Decks

Press releases

Print Design

Design Systems

Membership levels

Paper Octopus replaces unreliable contractors and expensive employees for one flat monthly fee.


What you need when you need it. Save time & money.


Pause or cancel anytime.

What’s included:
  • Totally async
  • One request at a time
  • ~3 business day delivery
  • Unlimited stock photos
  • Easy credit-card payments
  • Pause or cancel anytime1


Personalized management. Expedited requests. 


Limited availability (Only 2 spots left). Pause or cancel anytime.

What’s included:
  • Monthly strategy session
  • Two requests at a time
  • 2 business day delivery
  • Unlimited stock photos
  • Easy credit-card payments
  • Pause or cancel anytime

See how we can help you meet your organizations goals.


Good question! For starters, employees are expensive. The annual cost of full-time senior-level design and communications people now exceeds $100,000, plus benefits (and good luck finding the right people). Aside from that, you may not always have enough work to keep them busy at all times, so you’re stuck paying for time you aren’t able to utilize.

With the monthly plan, you can pause and resume your subscription as often as you need to ensure you’re only paying when you have work available for us to do.

Once subscribed, you’re able to add as many requests to your queue as you’d like, and they will be delivered one by one.

On average, most requests are completed in just three days or less. However, more complex requests can be broken into multiple parts and take longer as a result.

You might be surprised to hear this, but Paper Octopus is actually an agency of one. This means you’ll work directly with me, Collin Troy, founder of Paper Octopus. However, certain requests may be provided by partner professionals.

We understand you may not have enough work to fill up entire month. Perhaps you only have one or two design requests at the moment. That’s where pausing your subscription comes in handy.

Billing cycles are based on 31 day period. Let’s say you sign up and use the service for 21 days, and then decide to pause your subscription. This means that the billing cycle will be paused and you’ll have 10 days of service remaining to be used anytime in the future.

Paper Octopus offers a ton of flexibility in how you submit requests directly using Trello. Sharing Google docs. dropbox links, creative briefs, or even brief videos (for those who prefer not to write their briefs out) can all be linked to or shared in Trello. Basically if you can link to it, it’s fair game.

No worries! We want to make sure you’re happy. We’ll continue to revise until you’re 100% satisfied.

That’s fine. You can pause your subscription when finished and return when you have additional needs. There’s no need to let the remainder of your subscription go to waste.

Due to the high quality nature of the work, there will be no refunds issued.

let’s connect the dots

See if Paper Octopus is right for you

Get a guided tour, and find out how your nonprofit can change the way you approach communications, forever.

(🐙 Psst…we know you’re going to love it)

Paper Octopus is a modern digital agency based in Albuquerque, NM.