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 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…

Animal Planet’s R.O.A.R Campaign Matches Donations to Animal Causes

Animal Planet‘s R.O.A.R Campaign partners with leading animal organizations to inspire people to make the world a better place for animals, in local communities and in the wild. Simple things like volunteering at a local shelter, spreading the word about conservation, supporting a favorite animal cause or walking an elderly person’s dog can make a difference in the lives of animals. Today, Discovery Communications announced the kickoff of the R.O.A.R Matching…

We Discovered Our Impact: Watch the Video

Last Friday, over 3,000 employees across five continents took to local schools, parks, community organizations and beyond to make an impact as a part of our second annual Discover Your Impact Day. Our employees also took Twitter by storm, with more than 740 updates from around the world using the #ourimpact hashtag. Get a feel for the day by watching our video recap below or by visiting our Flickr group…

Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership Begins Production on ‘Inside Story’ in South Africa

Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) is known for transforming the lives of millions of students around the world with the use of media as part of the classroom experience in its innovative Learning Centers. However, last week, DCGEP began production in South Africa on a new project — Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS. The film combines non-fiction and fiction storytelling to unravel the science behind of the disease,…

‘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…

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…