Who we are
CreateAthon@WVU is a national 24 hour creative blitz that aims to provide free creative services to select 501c(3) non-profit organizations in the Morgantown area through integrated marketing communications and creative marketing and planning. We are proud to be a part of this association and is looking forward to help make a difference for 3 non-profit organizations this year in our first upcoming CreateAthon@WVU 2016 happening at the Reed College of Media.
Founded in 1998 in Columbia, SC, by Teresa Coles and Cathy Monetti of Riggs Partners, CreateAthon serves as a platform for creative professionals to provide pro-bono services to nonprofits. Having already served more than 1,300 nonprofit organizations with pro-bono marketing projects valued at more than $16.7 million, it has grown into a global marathon attracting more than 100 advertising agencies, professional organizations, corporate marketing departments and universities throughout North America as CreateAthon partners.
Visit CreateAthon'swebsite here to learn more about the national CreateAthon movement.
How it works
There are 365 days a year, 168 hours a week and 1440 minutes a day and all we're asking for is 24 hours of your time to give back to the community. Students will be working round-the-clock for 24 hours on campus creating promotional materials from print ads, logos, brochures, flyers, websites, social media strategies, marketing strategies, press releases, and more for their assigned non-profit organization. CreateAthon@WVU provides students with an experience to work with real clients and real work that will be used by the non-profit organizations. It also serves as an opportunity for students to learn and improve new skills from graphic design, copy writing, designing creative strategies etc., under the guidance of their mentors.
How to Apply
Applications are currently open for non-profit organizations, mentors and students. Head over to the "Apply Here" page above and fill out the application forms if you wish to participate.