Waggener Edstrom Hosting 24-Hour Creative Pro Bono Blitz

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Waggener Edstrom Hosting 24-Hour Creative Pro Bono Blitz

Agency Represents Oregon in National CreateAthon Movement
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This fall, #createAthon comes to Oregon http://ow.ly/ocLKZ - @WaggenerEdstrom hosts 24-hour creative pro bono blitz

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Monday, August 26, 2013 - 11:30am


This fall, Waggener Edstrom (WE) is supporting a national pro bono movement called CreateAthon. CreateAthon is a creative blitz during which a team of WE employees execute on brand, marketing and PR projects for a select group of nonprofit organizations—all in just 24 hours. Now through September 6, 2013, we’re accepting applications from Portland-area nonprofits to be a CreateAthon beneficiary.

Why CreateAthon?

Since 1998, CreateAthon has inspired the participation of 80 agencies, impacted 1,275 nonprofits, and delivered 3,000 projects valued at a combined total of over $15 million dollars. We are thrilled to bring this exciting, impactful event to WE, happening at our Portland office in early October.

This initiative fits squarely into WE’s commitment to donate one percent of the agency’s total fee revenue back to the community annually. We believe being a socially responsible business is critical to both the health of our communities and the strength of our business. In the words of Melissa Waggener Zorkin, “a robust social impact program is critical to ensure businesses are responsible, competitive and resilient.” Nonprofit partners appreciate the ideas and services we can provide to help them advance their mission. For this reason, providing pro bono services is one of the most impactful ways WE can add value to the work of resource-strapped local nonprofits.

How does my nonprofit sign up?

Is your organization in need of a logo or brand identity revamp? Do you wish you had an eye-catching brochure to outline your organization’s mission? Is there a story critical to the soul of your organization that a team of PR professionals could help you tell? We invite all Portland metropolitan area nonprofits with a marketing, communications or PR need to apply by September 6th to be a CreateAthon beneficiary. Applications will be evaluated based on the following factors:

  • The organization’s track record for driving impact in the  community
  • The organization’s communication needs and how the proposed project will help the organization further its mission
  • The organization’s business case for needing pro bono marketing communications and PR services

Follow this link to apply today! For questions or more information about CreateAthon, please contact us at wecitizenship@waggeneredstrom.com.


Angela Cherry
Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Keywords: Volunteerism & Community Engagement | Corporate Pro Bono | Media & Communications | Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteering | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | pro bono