Not just is it work you do as a designer you never get appreciated or compensated for, it’s also most of the time the idea of an organization that lacks funding, and with that organization and professionalism to see the work through and implemented.
Sad story of a local designer and friend of mine volunteering her time for our local Farmer’s Market:
No. In fact, nothing happened at all, for weeks, and then weeks blended into months. Nothing. No announcements, no winner. Then much later, and I’m too lazy to look up when, the market announced that “due to a lack of submissions,” and to some lack of clarity about the requirements for the logo, the Board had decided to OPEN THE CONTEST BACK UP and close it again on December 31, 2011.