‘Creating Change’ for Habitat for Humanity

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Heidi May, a new addition to the Discovery Communications family and publicist for Discovery Education. Stay tuned for more guest posts later today. Today, our team has been Creating Change for Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County (HFH-MC). The mission of HFH-MC is to transform lives by building simple, decent homes for local families in need. Despite being one of the most…

Discovery Creates Change for Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART)

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Amy Enchelmeyer, Social Media Specialist for Science. Stay tuned for more guest posts throughout the day. Basic Animal Rescue Training (BART) is one of those uber-worthy organizations that makes Creating Change such an honor to be a part of.  Its mission? To train firefighters, police and first-responders in the care and resuscitation of animals in emergency situations. And now it’s our mission to help…

Hero Dogs Visit ‘Creating Change’

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Maia Kotlus-Gates, Social Media Specialist. Stay tuned for more guest posts throughout the day. “Nonprofit people, meet Discovery people. Discovery people, meet nonprofit people.” – James Gilbey, VP of creative solutions This morning, we kicked off the Creating Change marathon with whistles, cheers and rounds of applause for both Discovery employees and nonprofit representatives. “Today really gets to what we love to…

‘Creating Change’ Is Here!

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Tim Redd, Manager, Internal Communications. Stay tuned for more guest posts throughout the day. Our Discovery Impact: Creating Change marathon is back for a second year. For the next 12 hours, over 200 of the best and brightest minds at Discovery will work on behalf of our nonprofit partner organizations to develop an array of creative projects. The teams and representative from…

Leveraging Creativity and ‘Creating Change’

The big day is almost here: Creating Change, our 12-hour probono marathon event, begins tomorrow as we open our doors to nonprofit organizations and provide a wide range of creative services — such as providing help with social media planning, concepting promotional strategies and creating PSAs and press kits. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you to a few of the many talented employees who will be lending…

Discovery Joins 50 Companies for A Billion + Change

Discovery Communications is proud to be joining A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and probono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs. Discovery is one of more than 50 companies that have already pledged over $1.2 billion in service to nonprofits by starting or expanding their own skills-based volunteer programs. Today, nonprofit, corporate and government…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Dave Schaefer

Creating Change, our probono marathon helping DC-area nonprofits with creative needs, is only 8 days away! So far, we’ve introduced you to Maia Kotlus-Gates and Sheila Hayes, who will be providing social media and creative campaign support. Today, we invite you to get to know Communications’ Dave Schaefer, who will be working with Thanks USA. Tell us about your current position at Discovery Communications. As Director of Communications for Emerging…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Sheila Hayes

Last week, you met Maia Kotlus-Gates, one of our many employees sharing her talents and expertise as a part of our second annual Creating Change, our probono marathon supporting area nonprofits with creative services. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Discovery Creative’s Sheila Hayes, who will be helping build a marketing campaign for Achieving the Dream next month. Tell us about your current position at Discovery Communications. I’m an…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Maia Kotlus-Gates

At Discovery, our employees are gearing up to participate in the second annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change connects our Silver Spring employees in communications, marketing, social media and creative services roles with nonprofits in the DC-area during a 12-hour marathon event. At the end of the day, dozens of worthy organizations walk away with professionally produced strategies, materials and videos to extend the impact of their efforts. So…

‘Creating Change’ Returns, Discovery Accepting Applications from Nonprofits

UPDATE: Deadline extended to Sunday, October 2! Last November, I had the privilege of participating in Discovery Communications’ first Creating Change pro bono event — where employees across the company lent their creativity and talent to local nonprofits in need of marketing, communications, social media and creative support. Today, Discovery’s announcing the return of the Discovery Impact initiative, along with the call for applications from nonprofit organizations. Creating Change 2010…