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CreateAthon Blog

VCU Students Catch Pro Bono On Film
  • Written by Jenni Brennison

On September 20, VCU’s CreateAthon on Campus team stopped by Red Thinking to witness their pro-bono magic in progress. Nick Marfing, a VCU CreateAthon student, shot this great video documenting the agency’s strategy for making the most of their 24-hour creative blitz to benefit local nonprofits.... Read More

Raise Your Hand If You CreateAthon
  • Written by Jenni Brennison

 Ever volunteered for a CreateAthon all-nighter? Join us in showing the world who’s sharing talent and sacrificing sleep to benefit local nonprofits.Visit our Facebook page and join the CAT Call.  Click on the CAT Call app to get your own CreateAthon badge. During the week of Aug. 5-11 we’re asking all volunteers, past and present,... Read More

Sharing CreateAthon Magic and Mayhem
  • Written by Julie Turner

One thing that’s great about CreateAthon? We are not alone. Since the nonprofit allnighter began in 1998, the mother of all workdays has been joined by more than 75 partner agencies and creative organizations as well as 1,275 hard-working nonprofits. Despite the frantic pace and pressure, we’ve managed to score some big fun along the... Read More

CreateAthon Goes Garnet and Black
  • Written by Teresa Coles

 We are thrilled to welcome our newest CreateAthon partner – the University of South Carolina. USC joins us as the fourth university in the country to create  an undergraduate marketing and advertising curriculum based on the CreateAthon model. Other participating schools include Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and James Madison University.... Read More

My Thank You Note to Altria
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

My mother always taught me to write thank you notes when you get a gift. This is my note to you, Altria. Dear Altria, Thank you so much for being a pioneering CreateAthon corporate partner, right here in my hometown. What a thrill for me! Each day, I think, “Pinch me. I must be dreaming.”... Read More

Meet the 2012 CreateAthon Clients
  • Written by CreateAthon

Let the countdown to CreateAthon begin!  Learn about the nine non-profits participating in this year’s 24 hour creative blitz.  This year’s clients include, Angel’s Hope Inc., The Arc of South Carolina, CARE of Southeastern Michigan, Disability Action Center, Inc., Good Samaritan Clinic and The Therapy Place. CreateAthon 2012 Preview Presentation from CreateAthon &nbs... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Pairings!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

We’re ever so pleased to announce the official agency/nonprofit pairings from our very first CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest! CARE of Southeastern Michigan – Riggs Partners Children’s Museum in Easton – Smith & Jones One Less Meal – Trio Solutions PADS Lake County, Inc. – John Dawe Consulting Reinvent Me Foundation – Flipside Creative VolunTEENnation –... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest Announces the Top 10!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the 10 finalists for the CreateAthon Brand Makeover contest.  The 10 nonprofit organizations are: Boots in Business (Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce) Carlsbad, California Canines for Disabled Kids Princeton, Massachusetts Care of Southeastern Michigan Fraser, Michigan The Children’s Museum in Easton North Easton, Massachusetts One Less Meal Marion,... Read More

CreateAthon Extends Brand Makeover Contest!
  • Written by Teresa Coles

Nonprofits, sharpen your #2 pencils! We’re extending the deadline for applications on the great CreateAthon Brand Makeover contest until July 15. We’ve also simplified the application to make it super easy to apply on Facebook. We want to make sure as many nonprofits throughout the US and Canada get their shot a chance at one... Read More

CreateAthon Brand Makeover Contest Brings More Pro Bono to More Nonprofits
  • Written by Teresa Coles

“I’m sorry, but you don’t have a CreateAthon agency in your market,” is the news I’ve had to deliver too many times to nonprofits who’ve called me to ask how their organizations can benefit from CreateAthon’s 24-hour marketing marathons. It pains me more than I can say to tell these folks we can’t help them... Read More