Category: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

CreateAthon Blog

Six Amazing Ways to Engage Employees in Service
  • Written by CreateAthon

Do you wish you could hear from the experts as you manage and scale employee engagement and corporate volunteer programs?  Now you can! The latest trends in corporate volunteering are now at your fingertips and on video with Points of Light’s Corporate Video Lecture Series. Watch and learn as corporate social responsibility experts from the... Read More

How CreateAthon Appeals to Employee’s Sweet Spot
  • Written by Rhian Rotz

In December, two of the 2014 trends about corporate societal engagement by CECP resonated as we reflected on Waggener Edstrom’s second annual CreateAthon event. The post highlighted that companies are paying closer attention to their culture and how it aligns company values with employee values because employees are looking to work for companies that share... 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

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

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

(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

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