Calling All Creatives! Design for Good at CreateAthon 2018!

CreateAthon® is a 24-hour event where creative professionals and students get together to provide pro bono services to nonprofits. You’ll get to practice your skills for the benefit of the community, co-design with like-minded creatives, be well-fed and have fun!

CreateAthon is a great way to network and work side-by-side with other creatives, add work to your portfolios, and give back to the community. Meals and beverages will be provided throughout.

CreateAthon DC 2018 is pleased to be helping:

  • Thrive DC 40th-anniversary brand campaign
  • Veterans on the Rise marketing campaign
  • STABLE website
  • Community Advocates for Family and Youth marketing campaign
  • All About Caring Project logo and rebranding campaign
  • Only Make Believe promo/marketing materials




How CreateAthon works:

    • Nonprofits apply, applications are reviewed and a select few are chosen.
    • Creative volunteers apply by Feb. 11, 11:59 p.m.
      • Volunteers will be chosen based on the projects and needed skill sets.
      • Selected volunteers will be notified in mid-February 2018.
    • Kickoff meeting
      • All participating nonprofits and volunteers attend a kickoff meeting in March 2018. (Exact dates and times are forthcoming.)
    • CreateAthon DC begins
      • The 24-hour event will take place on Saturday, April 7 – Sunday, April 8, 2018. (Exact times forthcoming.)
      • Nonprofits review their projects at a presentation at the end of the event.
      • Nonprofits have one day to provide feedback, request changes or approve.
      • Volunteers have one day to make changes and deliver final files to the nonprofit.

Have more questions? Email Rebecca Perez at



Sponsorship Opportunities
Help us disrupt the uphill battle that small and underfunded nonprofits face when it comes to strategic marketing and design. We’re looking for partners at the forefront of marketing, design and communications to make CreateAthon a success!

Interested in sponsoring CreateAthon DC 2018?
Contact Rebecca Perez at, and together, let’s empower community-focused design for good!


CreateAthon began as a single program developed by one ad agency for ad agencies, using a 24-hour creative blitz to provide local nonprofits with advertising and marketing solutions. Over 17 years, it has grown exponentially to include not just ad professionals but also students, corporations and creative organizations interested in using their skills and talents to create social change in their communities. Visit for more info.

When & Where
Tue, Jan 30, 2018 - Sun, Feb 11, 2018