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AIGA DC CreateAthon: 24 Hours to Remember

During a 24-hour creative marathon, professional designers, illustrators, and writers volunteer their skills to guide, advise, and revamp 5 local nonprofits through pro bono projects. CreateAthon 2023 will be held on April 29-30, 2023.

Applications are now open for nonprofit organizations and professional volunteers. Fill out an application to join this year’s event!

Local Nonprofits (Closing February 21)

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

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

Professional Volunteers (Closing March 3)

Volunteer creatives and strategists will work with like-minded professionals to brainstorm, create, and serve our local community. CreateAthon provides volunteers with networking opportunities, a sense of purpose, and an impressive portfolio piece. 


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

Graphics by Rodger Roundy.

CreateAthon 2022

See the final projects that our professioal volunteers made for these participating nonprofits from CreateAthon 2022: