Over these many years I have always donated my time and talents when asked by various nonprofits, schools, communities and churches. I enjoy seeing something succeed because of my efforts and having that going to the greater good (posters, fliers, logos, ad campaigns, banners, T-shirts, teaching, promotional efforts of all kinds, you name it and they’ve asked for it).
As of January I decided to put a moratorium on my professional services for anything that does not involve pay.Why? Short story is people are dicks and will abuse you for all you're worth. Or not worth. There's a full response (this is an advice column or something) that you can read through if you like. It comes down to this: Don't work for free.