Causathon launched many years ago as an in-person hackathon, facilitating energy of goodwill that permeated the venue and profoundly positively impacted participating organizations. For 24 hours, creatives were fueled by a well defined challenge a nonprofit was experiencing. Many of these NPOs went forth with a framework that allowed them to fundraise against or activate the provided solution. The pandemic has provided us with an opportunity to consider a format that allows for the same spark of energy through remote creative capacity.
One of the greatest hurdles for NPOs, both big and small, is the financial challenge of competitively recruiting top tier creative talent. Programmatic needs are understandably prioritized, and more often than not, creative investments are considered less essential. The result is a substantial amount of technical and creative debt. This gap in coverage provides a great opportunity for creatives who have the ability and desire, to make an impact in gifting their talents.
Causathon matches amazing nonprofits with talented, philanthropic creatives.