Two options : same idea.
Consensus building for a logo is never easy – especially when there are paying stakeholders involved. Most decision-makers tend to think from their personal taste point of view – what are their favorite colors, etc. Most of the time not even consciously realizing why they are making those choices. Crowd-sourcing design when there are multiple decision-makers at the client’s end is even worse. The number of permutations and combinations multiplies exponentially. Stick to one logo designer and create guidelines for decision-making – what are the criteria that will be used to pick a final logo.
It’s times like these when I want to completely turn away from non-profit and pro bono work. But of course I won’t.