Category: Social Good

CreateAthon Blog

How saying no can be a great gift, too.
  • Written by Peyton Rowe

The Problem One of the hardest parts of organizing CreateAthon’s signature program, the 24-hour creative blitz, is telling a large number of deserving non-profit organizations that they haven’t been selected. Like any true blue designer and creator of good, I want to help everyone. And, after organizing four CreateAthon onCampus classes and successful 24-hour events... Read More

Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

5 Fund-Raising Questions for 2012   Even though the economy wasn’t great, 2011 was a decent year for fundraising. Charities will have to work even harder in 2012 if they want another successful year.  To help prepare for this upcoming year, take a look at The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s five fundraising questions for 2012.  ... Read More

You’ve caught the CreateAthon bug. Now what?
  • Written by Julie Turner

This is the first post in a three post series designed to help communities, companies and creative crews start their own local CreateAthon. Here at the CreateAthon Mother Ship, we get hundreds of letters (slight exaggeration) from folks just itching to be a part of the CreateAthon magic. But there’s a slight complication. There isn’t... Read More

Top Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

Facebook Timeline Covers To Spread Your Organization’s Brand? A good idea or not? Facebook has completed a new set of updates that now allow users to add a timeline “cover” to their page.  Nonprofits are using this new feature to help promote their cause. It is not yet known if this is a good idea... Read More

One Decision That Will Change Your Agency for the Better in 2012
  • Written by Cathy Monetti

“It’s CreateAthon! The best day of the year!” is what I hear as Julie and I reach the front door at exactly the same time and we smile covertly in the knowing that ahead of us lay 24+ intense hours in which we and 30 other volunteers will be tested to our creative cores. We... Read More

Top Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

The Info Donors Want from You Nowadays, donors are interested in more than just your mission statement. They want to know about your impact, financial information and your legitimacy. Make this information easier for supporters to access and you might see an increase in donations. Latest Survey Says People Plan to Donate More to Charity... Read More

Top Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

Latest Survey Says People Plan to Donate More to Charity this Holiday Season Even though our economy is down, the latest poll from the American Red Cross claims that 7 out of 10 Americans will donate more to charity this holiday season than they did last year. Many Americans believe that because the economy is... 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

Top Nonprofit Links of the Week
  • Written by Jody Piland

Getting Up by Giving Back It’s amazing to see what life has in store for you. Check out how CreateAthon helped one person find their purpose. New research: How to reach your donors’ heads along with their hearts Studies show that most individual donors give money to their nonprofit of choice for emotional reasons. Hope... Read More

Getting Up by Giving Back
  • Written by Andrea Goulet

It’s amazing the curve balls life can throw. Or in my case, a chair. What was meant to be a tool of intimidation and destruction helped me find CreateAthon and ultimately became a source of strength and healing. Let’s rewind. When I was eighteen, I met a guy (let’s call him Jake) at a party.... Read More