how numnums partnered with a local non-profit to easily publish an amazing holiday cookbook
We recently collaborated with Prevent Blindness Northern California, an organization dedicated to providing services to prevent vision impairment. We have generated a wonderful, little cookbook just in time for the holidays; it contains over 60 beloved recipes that have been submitted by the PBNC staffers and board members. Here’s more info on why and how we did it.
Why did they do this?
This initially began as a fun thought that our team had been amusing. But, as the idea marinated more, it developed into something that seemed worthwhile and totally realistic with numnums improved functionality. Not only would it provide a fun holiday gift for the organization, but it also emotes a sense of unity and support. An for a non-profit organization, asking for donations a TON easier when you have a personal, handcrafted product to push.
What was the process like?
Well, creating a cookbook from scratch is never an easy task, but with the numnums team on board, and our incredible interface, we were able to come up with a finished product pretty quickly!
First, the longest stage was simply collecting recipes from the PBNC staffers, usually via email. Our deadline was November 1st, and although we had to send some reminder emails, eventually we received a healthy amount of participation. Throughout, our numnums team set aside time to add the recipes to the database as they arrived, and soon enough we had a pretty impressive compilation.
Then, one of our wonderful food photographers went onsite to PBNC on a day they were having a potluck and snapped some photos, because who just wants to read text? Some of the staff also sent in photos with their recipes that we integrated into the book as well.
Finally, we’re currently in the finishing phase! We figured out the price point with a local printer and have set up a site to accept orders. We think the book is totally worth it. :)
Why not draft it in Microsoft Word and print it at work?
Well, we have tried this before and it is a TON of work… trust us, just don’t do this. It’s just a pain to reform every recipe into a new layout; the project becomes incredibly time consuming and the end result, after a lot of the time, doesn’t reflect the numerous hours invested. With numnums, there is already a polished layout ingrained into the system, and generating a cookbook only takes a few clicks here and there.
Moreover, our cookbooks come complete with a cardstock cover page and it is beautifully spiral bound! The cookbooks also come with a companion website where you can preview the recipes, interact with them, and view the product before purchase!
Can I do the same?
Yes! We would love to do more of this in the future. Just hit us up!
You can preview the cookbook here…
…and place your order here.
Orders are due Friday November 15th! Order today!