Employees Join Forces to ‘Create Change’ at Sixth Annual Pro Bono Marathon Event

If you walked around the office today, you’d see groups of similarly dressed employees huddling in practically ever corner of the building – from large conference rooms to small, informal meeting spaces and communal areas nestled to the side of some of the building’s open areas. That’s the image of our annual pro bono initiative, Creating Change, that seems to permeate all other images: employees working together. Teamwork and collaboration. It may sound cliché.…

Discovery’s Fifth Annual Creating Change Ends with Smiles, New Relationships

At 9:45pm last night, I was seated at my desk working on a presentation when I heard a shout of laughter echo down the nearby hallway. It’s not often that you’d expect to hear such a happy noise at such a late hour, and yet there seemed to be an endless buzz of excitement and friendly chatter in the office until I left almost an hour later. The level of…

Day One of Discovery’s Creating Change: A Lot of Work for a Lot of Good

Since 10am this morning, employees here in Silver Spring have been working together to brainstorm, draft, cut, paste, build, edit and ultimately finalize a series of deliverables for 21 local nonprofit organizations in the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas. The collaboration is part of Discovery’s Creating Change marathon event, a pro bono initiative where employees come together to combine their creative forces for the benefit of the nonprofits, developing everything…

Discovery Gears Up for Fifth Annual Creating Change

In small corners and community kitchens, tucked away in seating areas and vacant hallways, Discovery employees are meeting in preparation for the fifth annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change marathon that kicks off here in Silver Spring tomorrow, November 6th. The event is a pro bono initiative where employees from a diverse range of departments – from production to marketing to events – team up to bring their creative forces together…

Attention Nonprofits: Application for Discovery’s 5th Annual ‘Creating Change’ Now Available

At Discovery, we like to give back. And giving back is even more meaningful when you can leverage your personal passions and professional skills, as Discovery Communications employees have the last four years through Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change is Discovery’s annual creative marathon that pairs talented Discovery teams with nonprofit partners in our community that can benefit from our expertise — through topic-focused workshops covering branding, social media…

Destination America Celebrates the 4th with Red, White and You

As we all prepare for the holiday weekend ahead, Destination America, the only network to celebrate the people, places, and stories of the U.S, is preparing to bring patriotic celebrations to seven deserving communities across America through their Red, White and You initiative. Earlier this year, Destination America partnered with national weekly magazine USA Weekend for the second-annual Red, White and You contest, to award two deserving communities, and several runner-ups, a…

We Discovered Our Impact!

On Friday, more than 4,000 Discovery employees around the world left their offices to make a difference in their communities during Discovery Communications’ fifth annual Discover Your Impact Day. From sandwich making to pond cleaning and furniture painting, Discovery’s Impact Day teams conquered their projects, while also learning more about their communities and how they can continue giving back year-round. You can get a sense of the day through the…

Discovery to Celebrate Fifth Annual ‘Discover Your Impact Day’

As a Discovery employee, one of my favorite days of the year is “Discover Your Impact Day,” an annual company-wide event that sends global employees into their communities to make a difference. Tomorrow, 4,000 employees in more than 50 offices and nearly 35 countries will be participating in over 200 projects throughout the world. Channeling their own personal passions and skills, employees will work on a variety of projects including…

Discovery Celebrates #GivingTuesday

Here at Discovery, we take pride in our commitment to giving back to and working with our communities. On Tuesday, December 3,  Discovery Communications will join organizations across the country in recognition of #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving that aims to unite communities and encourage charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. Here at Discovery, we’ll be participating in #GivingTuesday with a variety of community projects, #GivingTuesday PSAs and an…

Discovery Prepares to Kick Off Fourth Annual Creating Change

In September, we asked non-profits to apply to participate in Creating Change, Discovery’s annual creative marathon that harnesses the talents of our employees to support our charitable partners in the community, and we’re excited to open our doors (and hearts!) tomorrow to welcome  nonprofits to our home at One Discovery Place for the fourth annual Creating Change. Tomorrow, employees will donate their professional skills to complete projects for nearly 20…