Monthly Archives: September 2011

CreateAthon Blog

A Priceless Act
  • Written by Jody Piland

The response from this year’s CreateAthon has been incredible. I knew this program was special; I’ve seen the numbers. In its 14 years of life, more than 75 agencies in North America and Puerto Rico have participated, more than 1,200 nonprofit organizations have been helped, and over 2,750 projects valued in excess of $12 million... Read More

Telling the CreateAthon Story
  • Written by Teresa Coles

There’s nothing more exciting than watching our tiny, baby idea — staying up all night to give back to local charities — grow into a powerful movement for creating social good. As CreateAthon grows, so does the chatter about it. Just follow the #createathon hashtag on Twitter and you can see for yourself. We believe... Read More

Why is CreateAthon relevant?
  • Written by Katie deSouza, redpepper

Last year I was ask to share an internal presentation on “Why createAthon was relevant” to redpepper. As you can see in this video I shared my personal story of how we, redpeper,  got involved in CreateAthon. Why Is CreateAthon Relevant? from redpepper on Vimeo. This year redpepper is focusing on story telling and how... Read More

National CreateAthon® Week Brings Pro Bono Marketing to Nonprofits
  • Written by Teresa Coles

It’s finally here. CreateAthon®, a national movement that encourages professionals and students in the communicating arts to put their creative talents to work for social good, announces the beginning of National CreateAthon Week on Sunday, September 11. During this week, marketing, advertising, public relations, interactive and design firms across the country will host 24-hour, pro... Read More

CreateAthon: A veteran's perspective
  • Written by Julie Turner

When I volunteered at the first CreateAthon 14 years ago, I did it to be nice and to work with a bunch of cool people. Of course, I was very happy to be helping nonprofits, but my focus at that time was helping friends who were doing something bold and meaningful. I knew it would... Read More

Time to Shine
  • Written by Cathy Monetti

When you’ve spent years in the creative business, you learn that most ideas – even the best of ideas – peak. Then, in order to keep them relevant, you reinvent. But once in a great while, you develop a gem of an idea with a life bigger than its time. Fifteen years ago, Teresa Coles... Read More