CreateAthon Blog

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

CreateAthon on Campus: A Photo Story from Furman University
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

On February 27-28, Furman University hosted its first CreateAthon on Campus, an event that gave Furman students the opportunity to both apply their talents to meaningful work and gain first-hand experience in creative marketing. During the 24-hour marathon of designing, developing and producing marketing materials for local non-profits, FU students lived by the motto, “learn... Read More

Waggener Edstrom rocks CreateAthon-style!
  • Written by Julie Turner

Last year we introduced you to new CreateAthon partner agency, Waggener Edstrom. Remember them? Well, they did it and Big Time. Their crew pushed through mammoth task lists for four different nonprofits in 24 hours. Creative Services Director Lee Feidelson was kind enough to share a bit about their first experience in what he aptly... Read More

Three Companies Making Social Good Waves
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

Many businesses support their employees’ individual volunteerism efforts. Then there are those groups who take on a more active approach to social good. Here are three organizations making major waves in the social good sector. Drum roll, please.   For Connecting Cell Phone Use with Forces for Good: The People’s Operator Launched in November 2012,... Read More

Amplifying the Volunteer Experience
  • Written by Julie Turner

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits. But a number of nonprofits aren’t effectively capitalizing on one of their greatest assets. Here’s why. Many nonprofits fill volunteer positions based on immediate needs such as the volunteer’s availability or a time-sensitive task that needs to be fulfilled. The job may be unloading donated supplies, working at... Read More

Q&A: The World of CSR, part two
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

On Tuesday, CSR queen and CreateAthon Executive Director Peyton Rowe answered our questions concerning what corporate social responsibility entails and how it can vary from company to company. In part two of our interview, we chat with Peyton about CSR’s implementation in the workplace and its positive impact on corporate morale. Q: What are a... Read More

Q&A: The World of CSR, part one
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

Peyton Rowe is both CreateAthon’s executive director and its chief evangelist. In our two-part question and answer series, she will address what’s trending in the world of social good, and why it’s so important for companies to hop on the Corporate Social Responsibility bandwagon. Q: What is corporate social responsibility (CSR), and why does it... Read More

A New Generation of Service: Millennials and Volunteering
  • Written by Alexandra Frazier

“I was your age once…” So begin the musings of Baby Boomers to their lazy, instant-gratification-obsessed children. Or, at least, we assume that’s how conversations begin with entitled Gen Y-ers—it’s certainly what we’ve been led to believe by the countless articles that discuss Millennials’ inability to grow up and move out of their parents’ basements.... Read More