CreateAthon Blog

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

Furman CreateAthon Sparks Student Creativity
  • Written by Julie Turner

Furman University Art Department Chair Ross McClain digs his ultra-smart students. Yet he thinks they would benefit greatly from failing at something every now and again. You know as a learning exercise. That was one reason the esteemed South Carolina university signed on for CreateAthon in 2013. Writer Ron Wagner shares more about their inaugural... Read More

Flipside Shares the Love
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

Once upon a time in a faraway land (okay, so Canada isn’t that far away, but bear with us), the do-gooders at Flipside met the do-gooders at Riggs Partners, and they fell in love, and they produced amazing CreateAthon work for dozens of deserving clients. They also wrote really, really awesome “thank you” notes like... Read More

CreateAthon in Dogs
  • Written by Julie Turner

There’s no better day than April Fools Day to take a stroll through CreateAthon from a unique and flavorful perspective. There are a few shy volunteers across the CreateAthon universe you may have missed in all the all-nighter ruckus. Little Bit L.B. (“she’s a little bit of everything”) works at the CreateAthon mothership: Riggs Partners.... Read More

(Very)Nicely Done!
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

The folks at verynice, a design and innovation consultancy based in Los Angeles, know a thing or two about pro-bono. Since opening their doors, they’ve donated over $775,000 in creative services to clients all over the world. CreateAthon was a unique opportunity, then, for the firm to give back to two deserving nonprofits located in... Read More

Live CreateAthon Action in Richmond, VA
  • Written by Julie Turner

Did you catch this week’s post on Furman University’s inaugural CreateAthon on Campus? Psst. It’s here. Well, if you dug the good work done by all those Paladins earlier this month, then you also may dig what’s happening right now at Richmond’s Virginia Commonwealth University. They are CreateAthon-ing their Ram hearts out. Lucky for you, you can... Read More