‘Creating Change’ Update: Us Helping Us Receives Social Media Grant

Just over a month ago, I had the pleasure of working with Us Helping Us, People Into Living — a D.C.-based nonprofit that provides innovative programs and services aimed at reducing the impact of HIV/AIDS in the black gay community and beyond — as a part of Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Working with my colleague Matt, we developed a comprehensive social media strategy and gave Us Helping Us a tangible…

‘Creating Change’: See What Nonprofits & Volunteers Had to Say

After a marathon of creativity on Tuesday, our Discovery Impact: Creating Change teams had the chance to present their work to the 40 incredible nonprofits we were able to help on Wednesday at One Discovery Place. A big thank you goes out to Erin Dieterich and Jennifer Button (featured at the end of the video below) for making Creating Change a reality and having such an impact on so many…

12 Hours of ‘Creating Change’ Coming to a Close…But It’s Just the Beginning

A little over twelve hours ago, our COO Peter Liguori officially launched Discovery Impact: Creating Change and now, as darkness and cold settles in here in Silver Spring, over 200 employees have put the final touches on their work for 40 deserving nonprofits. Tomorrow, our Creating Change teams will present their work (ranging from press releases and social media strategies to websites and PSAs) to our nonprofit clients. While exhaustion…

Dream KEEN Team Gets Behind Nonprofit, Creates PSAs

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Matt Chun, Social Media Manager for TLC, as we round out our 12-hour marathon of creativity and impact. “Wow. I am humbled. I am inspired. I can give back. I can impact change.” Those were the thoughts that ran through my head when learning about KEEN Greater DC, a nonprofit that provides free one-on-one recreational opportunities for children and young adults with…

Discovery Plants ‘Seeds’ for Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture

This Creating Change post is from guest bloggers Megan Garafola, Digital Publicist for TLC, and Maia Kotlus-Gates, Digital Publicist for Investigation Discovery, Planet Green, Discovery Health & Military Channel. We’re nearing the end of our marathon of creativity, but stay tuned for a few more updates before we call it a night. The Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture is local nonprofit making a big splash in the Washington,…

Cross-Company Team Comes Together for Washington Animal Rescue League

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Grace Suriel, Social Media Manager for Animal Planet. More guest posts are coming your way… The Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL), the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia, has a simple mission: to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals who have nowhere else to go.  Today, several Discovery Communications employees from a variety of disciplines and departments came together to help…

Discovery Helps Alice Ferguson Foundation Supercharge Its Social Media Efforts

Social media is clearly near and dear to me, as are the dynamic duo working with the Alice Ferguson Foundation today as a part of our Creating Change marathon. I caught up with David Tra and Kate Delmonico (also guest blogging with us here) to find out how they are helping this nonprofit and their work to preserve and encourage connections with the Potomac River Watershed. See what David and…

‘Creating Change’ for love.futbol

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger  David Tra, Digital Publicist for Discovery Channel. Stay tuned for more guest posts later this afternoon! As part of Discovery Impact: Creating Change today, I had a chance to check in on the team working with love.fútbol, who has asked for a new website to support their “love.futbol for All” campaign (raising money to build soccer fields in Guatemala). Find out how Carolyn…

Global Events Team Gets Behind Cheetah Conservation Fund’s ‘Run for the Cheetah’

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Kate Delmonico, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel & Science Channel. Stay tuned for more guest posts throughout the day. As a part of Creating Change today, the Discovery Global Events team is working with the Cheetah Conservation Fund to help them plan their Spring 2011 fundraising event, “Run for the Cheetah.” The event is already in the preliminary planning phase but our…

COO Liguori Cheers on ‘Creating Change’ Nonprofits & Discovery Volunteers

Once again this morning the Atrium at One Discovery Place was filled with enthusiastic applause — this time for Discovery Impact: Creating Change. We just wrapped what can best be described as a pep rally led by our chief creative leader and supporter, Chief Operating Officer Peter Liguori (pictured at right). Addressing the more than 200 employee-volunteers and representatives from the 40 nonprofits working directly with our teams on their…