5 creative teams + 5 worthy nonprofits = 24-hours of making a difference.

CreateAthon is a 24-hour creative marathon that serves nonprofits in the DMV. Volunteer designers, illustrators, strategists, and marketing professionals from local agencies and in-house departments will give advice, design, and strategic thinking to 5 local nonprofits. CreateAthon 2022 will be held on April 23 – 24, 2022. Applications are now open for nonprofit organizations and professional volunteers. Fill out an application to join this year’s event!

Local Nonprofits (applications now closed)

Selected nonprofits receive pro bono professional design and marketing work to expand their reach. Joining this year’s CreateAthon will help organizations:

  • Expand your donors
  • Engage your community
  • Hone your message
  • Highlight your cause

Professional Volunteers (applications now closed)

Volunteer creatives and strategists will work with like-minded professionals to brainstorm fresh ideas, learn new perspectives, and serve our local community. CreateAthon provides volunteers with networking opportunities, a sense of purpose, and a stunning portfolio piece. 


Thank you to our current CreateAthon DC 2022 sponsors!

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We have many opportunities to sponsor CreateAthon! If you or your organization want to learn more, please email

Graphics by Mimi Shang.

CreateAthon 2021

See the projects volunteers made for participating nonprofits from CreateAthon 2021: