Category: Events

CreateAthon Blog

Team Leader
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

So I’m supposed to talk about what I took away from CreateAthon. I’ve sort of already done this, but I’ll go over it again briefly. My biggest takeaways from CreateAthon, with this being my second year, is what changes when you turn from a team member, volunteering to help, to a team leader, running your... Read More

The Day After
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

Yesterday was the day. I was awake for over 30 hours at the end, and after three naps I feel human again. I am so proud and grateful of my team for their hard work. All plans I had changed (for the better) when we got together and discussed the CAT Theatre. The mentors and... Read More

CreateAthon AfterMath!
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

It has been five days since CreateAthon and i think that my sleep schedule is finally back to normal. CreateAthon was an amazing experience. i had so much fun staying up all night and making great work for my non-profit. My Biggest Take Aways From CreateAthon. -Leading a team is tough, but if you make your team happy and don’t... Read More

well that was crazy.
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

Thursday night seems like it was just on big giant blur, if you were to blink you would miss it. Never in my life did I think staying up for 24+ hours would be so easy. (I only had one cup of coffee) As I have a had a few days to reflect I have... Read More

There’s No I in Team!
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

One of the Biggest things for my team was our trip to TNCS. Everyone agreed that it made an impact on them. Personally, I believed it made my job easier. My team was passionate about the school and the kids. My goal to spread my passion to them had succeeded. They were ready to work... Read More

Permission to be myself. And not worry about it.
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

I’m surprised I don’t feel like this all the time. Last week began the frenetic final 2 weeks before my annual CreateAthon at VCU event. I’ve been working with students since January revising creative briefs, helping organize a Meet & Greet for all 80 student volunteers, coordinating many talented students to make sure we have t-shirts, parking,... Read More

Top 5 Feelings about CreateAthon
  • Written by Spencer Woodall, VCU

If theres one think I know that I am exceptionally good at, it is making lists. Lists help me to somewhat organize this crazy place I call my brain. I’ve decided to make a list telling my feelings about CreateAthon. (The most important) I am more than ecstatic about the final product, the fact that... Read More

TEDx Columbia: A beautiful day
  • Written by Teresa Coles

Yesterday, I had the privilege of joining 14 other speakers and performers at the inaugural TEDx Columbia event. What began for me as an Oh my God, how will I ever have time to prepare for this item on my never-ending list became a transformative experience second only to CreateAthon, my subject de jour. While I was more... Read More

TEDx: Exponential Impact for Nonprofits
  • Written by Teresa Coles

Earlier this fall, I was both surprised and delighted when I discovered my dear friend  Julie Turner had nominated me as a potential speaker for TEDx Columbia. Founded as a four-day video conference in California 25 years ago, TED is now an international program committed to Ideas Worth Spreading. Presenters are asked to talk about their passions, inventions,... Read More

10th Annual CreatonAthon
  • Written by Monique Moffit, The Sales Factory

I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about the CreateAthon that the Sales Factory just participated in. In the words of our President Ged King “CreateAthon is our 24-hour creative blitz during which we provide North Carolina non-profits marketing services on a pro bono basis. And we don’t do this work alone. Since the... Read More