Yearly Archives: 2012

CreateAthon Blog

The Ugly Cry
  • Written by Andrea Goulet

I thought I was prepared for staying up for 24 hours straight. I drank plenty of water, limited my caffeine to avoid a crash, and did my best to pace my energy throughout the event. But there was one thing that I wasn’t prepared for: the ugly cry. This year was my third CreateAthon, but... Read More

Whatever and Ever, Amen.
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

This is the third time I have rewritten this. I am having trouble expressing myself in regards to CreateAthon. For starters, it happened. That’s true. I won’t say it was fun, but it was totally awesome. It was insanely rewarding and I’m very happy our presentation to the client went well. That said, it was not a... Read More

159 things I took from CreateAthon
  • Written by CreateAthon onCampus

Be careful with your caffeine intake. Sleep the night before. Work smarter, not harder. Learn your client (front and back side to side) Meet your team before hand. Know your strengths. Advil helps. Spend the day before relaxing. Don’t doubt yourself. Be on time. Don’t doubt your skills. Allow others to shine. Bring deodorant. Be open to new... Read More

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

Top Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

One Decision That Will Change Your Agency for the Better in 2012 CreateAthon season is right around the corner and we are extending an open invite to agencies throughout the country to become a partner. If you’re still on the fence about becoming one, read what co-creator Cathy Monetti has to say about CreateAthon. Can... 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