Yearly Archives: 2014

CreateAthon Blog

What we learned from going sleepless in Seattle
  • Written by Rhian Rotz

  During global Pro Bono Week (#PB14), Waggener Edstrom celebrated its second CreateAthon experience. Twenty-four ambitious and energetic employees filled up on protein, energy drinks and delicious food — but no sleep — to create and deliver storytelling campaigns, marketing materials, PR plans and new brand identities to help support the missions of five amazing... Read More

Pro Bono Week is rocking in Richmond, VA
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

Richmond, Virginia is a hot spot of Pro Bono events this week. As many of you know, Pro Bono Week, a global celebration of the pro bono ethic across all sectors, is Oct. 19 through Oct. 25.  In honor of that outstanding week, three events are happening at Virginia Commonwealth University and each them is... Read More

288 hours of Pro Bono next week! (and 48 this week)
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

That’s a lot of volunteering, helping nonprofits solve various communications and marketing challenges. It’s a lot of coffee, too. Twelve marketing organizations in the US and Canada will host CreateAthon events during Pro Bono Week, October 19 – 25. The week is a global celebration of skills-based volunteerism and the impact it can have on... Read More

A nonprofit on the edge of CreateAthon: Anticipating the power of pro bono
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

I feel so energetic just being here. I’m bowled over by their passion and thoughtfulness. It’s already more than I ever imagined. This was the post-meeting take from Natalie Allen, founder of the Arts Empowerment Project in Charlotte, NC, as she emerged from her first CreateAthon briefing session. The gathering was at our place —... Read More

A fundraising marathon? Bring it on!
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

CreateAthon is excited to announce that we will be participating in Richmond, Virginia’s 2014 Amazing Raise! The Amazing Raise is a 36-hour online giving challenge that inspires and empowers people to support Central Virginia nonprofit organizations. With our nonprofit headquartered in Richmond, we are able to participate as a new organization. This is the 3rd... Read More

Riggs Partners and the University of South Carolina Announce 2014 CreateAthon Dates
  • Written by CreateAthon

Riggs Partners and the University of South Carolina are pleased to announce that both organizations will once again host CreateAthon events this fall. is a 24-hour marathon during which professionals and students in the communication arts deliver marketing services to nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis. Riggs Partners will hold its 17th annual CreateAthon... Read More

Magnifying Philanthropic Giving
  • Written by Julie Turner

When CreateAthon was born 15 years ago, the idea was simple: To do more work for more nonprofits in next-to-no amount of time. That’s also what happened in a big way on Tuesday, May 6 in our hometown and maybe yours as well. Give Local America, a movement designed reignite philanthropy at the community level,... Read More

Hop on CreateAthon.
  • Written by Julie Turner

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is the song we’re all singing about this time every year. Yes, the warm, sunny summer days are nigh. But what really puts the wind in our sails is when our CreateAthon partners start setting the wheels in motion for CreateAthon 2014. The first step? Signing the CreateAthon... Read More