CAT_15_logo_CMYKWelcome to the second annual AAF SWVA CreateAthon!

CreateAthon — started in 2002 by RIGGS Partners of Columbia, SC — was a way to manage their many requests for pro-bono work. Nation-wide, other agencies followed and partnered with CreateAthon International. AAF SWVA is proud to join the ranks of CreateAthon during National Pro Bono Week.

How does CreateAthon work?

  • AAF SWVA solicits applications from local 501(c)3 organizations.
  • We select a set of projects based on recommended criteria and the capabilities of the volunteer team we have in place.
  • A project plan or creative brief is developed in the weeks before the event, learning about the nonprofit clients and what communications problems need solved.
  • These projects are then completed, start-to-finish in a 24-hour creative marathon.

Quick Summary

  • 24 hour public service event
  • Area creative professionals help selected nonprofits with advertising and marketing projects
  • October 22nd, 2016 @ 10am through October 23rd, 2016 @ 10am
  • Miller Hall Computer Lab – Emory & Henry College
  • Nonprofit Application Deadline is September 15, 2016


Contact AAF SWVA’s Public Service Co-Chairs, Kim Stewart and Elana Todt.

Nonprofit Application

(Application deadline is September 15, 2016)

We’re excited to receive your application! Below you’ll find a button to our nonprofit application. Bare in mind that submitting the application does not guarantee your project will be selected for CreateAthon. Our public service team will evaluate each application and make selections based on the scope of requested work, how the work fits the marathon model and upon the skills and capabilities of our volunteers. Also note that we will not be able to select religious institutions or politically-affiliated organizations.

Fill Out The Nonprofit Application

Volunteer Application

We’re so glad you’ve decided to dedicate your unique talents to help AAF SWVA make a different in our area for this phenomenal event. Applying is easy. When you hit the button below, you’ll be taken to our application form which will help you communicate your skills and interests to the CreateAthon team. As the event approaches, our team members will be reaching out to you with assignments. Sound good? Hit the button below – we’re glad to have you on board!

Fill Out The Volunteer Form