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 Wraps Up Creating Change 2013

As the work day began yesterday in Silver Spring, Discovery employees left their desks to join forces with community non-profits for the fourth annual Creating Change, our 12 hour probono marathon and conference. Throughout the day, employees broke into teams to address marketing, communications, creative design, HR, IT, and video production campaign needs for twenty nonprofits, while representatives from over 100 nonprofits attended a conference at Discovery featuring a series of…

Reflecting on ‘Creating Change 2011′

Just over a week ago, One Discovery Place was bustling with employees, nonprofit partners and creativity with Creating Change 2011. And, while last Friday’s post and pictures gave a glimpse into the impact of our 12-hour probono marathon, video captures it event better. Thank you again to all of our employees and the organizations who let us play a part in achieving their missions.

Successes Outweigh Hurdles for Discovery Employees Creating Change

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Cydney Cappello, Social Media Specialist for TLC and Discovery Fit & Health. Stay tuned to Discovery Blog for a few more updates on Creating Change 2011 in the coming days. The clock is ticking and the doors at the Discovery Communications headquarters are about to close, but there is still much to accomplish before tomorrow’s Creating Change presentations. From creating PR and…

‘Creating Change’ for DC Diaper Bank

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Nikki Lowe, Marketing Manager for our Licensing team. We’re getting close to the end of our creative marathon, but we’ll have a few more updates coming your way. Did you know that a person cannot use food stamps or any other government assistance to pay for diapers because they’re not technically a necessity? Did you know that in most cases a child…

‘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…

‘Creating Change’ for Colorbars Network

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Kate Delmonico, Social Media Specialist for TLC. Stay tuned for more guest posts throughout the day. Fueled by lunch and (perhaps too much?) caffeine, the Creating Change volunteer groups are powering through the afternoon. I got the chance to sit down with one group working on a comprehensive communications plan for Colorbars Network, a nonprofit organization that helps all people of color…

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…