About AofC

Our Agencies of Change initiative was created to harness the talent and drive of creative agencies to make the world a better place.

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Agencies of Change is an initiative founded by Murmur Creative to bring together creative agencies and creative professionals to work toward social justice. We aim to affect positive change both inside and outside our industry by advocating for marginalized communities, supporting crucial causes, and creating space for important conversations through art and design. Our design initiatives include a quarterly Shirt Campaign and an annual Poster Show.

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Shirt Campaign Initiative

Ongoing Campaign

Every quarter Murmur Creative partners with a BIPOC artist to promote their art and raise funds to support a nonprofit of their choosing. The artist creates the design and Murmur manages the campaign and promotion. After the campaign, shirt orders are fulfilled by Real Thread and a donation is submitted by Murmur. Each shirt design is sold for a limited time and at the end of the campaign, 100% of the shirt proceeds are donated to the featured nonprofit.

See Previous Shirt Campaigns

The Shirt Campaign Nonprofits

Black Lives Matter


Don't Shoot PDX


Black Futures Farm


Asian Health & Service Center


Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center


Poster Show Initiative

Murmur Creative choose a nonprofit to promote and raise money for at their annual Agencies of Change Design Week Portland Poster Show. Design Week Portland was a series of events hosted by local agencies and designers. The Poster Show is a part of our initiative, which aims to bring local branding agencies together in service of organizations and causes that do good in our communities. We work with artists and designers to create posters on a theme related to the featured nonprofit's mission. The Poster Show has been on pause since 2021 and we hope to revamp this initiative in the future.

The Poster Show Nonprofits

Trans Lifeline

2019 Featured Nonprofit

Raphael House of Portland

2020 Featured Nonprofit

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2020 Poster Show

Our 2020 Poster Show took place on August 3 and the featured nonprofit is Raphael House of Portland. Raphael House provides life-saving shelter and wraparound support for survivors of domestic violence. Limited edition posters are on sale throughout August and all proceeds go to Raphael House.

See 2020 Posters
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2019 Poster Show

In April 2019, we had our first Agencies of Change event and were blown away by all the support from our sponsors, participants, and community. Together we were able to put on an amazing Poster Show during Design Week Portland and raise awareness for Trans Lifeline.

See 2019 Posters

Next Steps

We are excited about the future of Agencies of Change and bringing awareness to more non profits that do good and inspire positivity. Follow us on Instagram for updates on our journey and future Agencies of Change events.

Want to get involved?

Are you an individual or organization who wants to be a part of Agencies of Change? We'd love to hear from you.

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