Category: Newsworthy

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

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

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

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

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