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…

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…

‘Discovery Impact: Creating Change’ Is Here!

An exciting day is about to get underway here at One Discovery Place with the first-ever Discovery Impact: Creating Change coming to life after months of planning and hundreds of applications from wonderful nonprofits. During the 12-hour event, our employees will be helping out a variety of organizations (see the full list below) with creative needs — from social media strategy & training and event concepting to creating promotional materials,…

Join Us Online as We Are ‘Creating Change’ Tomorrow

Our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland is buzzing tonight as employees across the company make final preparations for Discovery Impact: Creating Change tomorrow. During the marathon probono event, 200 of the creative minds that support our networks and businesses year-round will lend their expertise to nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services — and we will be keeping you updated on Discovery Blog, through @DiscoveryComm and the #ourimpact…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Kasey-Dee Gardner

We’re less than a week away from Discovery Impact: Creating Change, our 12-hour marathon event benefiting nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services. Through the Blog, we have introduced you to some of the employees who will be volunteering on December 14, and today we’re highlighting Kasey-Dee Gardner from Discovery Digital Media. Take some time to get to know her, and come back next week for live updates…

Help Bring ‘Inside Story’ to Life, Make a Difference on World AIDS Day

As we commemorate World AIDS Day today, it’s a time not only to raise awareness for the seriousness of the HIV/AIDS epidemic globally but also to find ways to take action and create an impact today… and beyond. For this reason, I am incredibly excited about a new initiative, Inside Story: The Science of HIV/AIDS, from our nonprofit Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership. DCGEP has been on the forefront of…

Announcing Our ‘Creating Change’ Nonprofit Partners

Creativity and making a difference in people’s lives have been central to Discovery Communications’ mission since our company’s founding 25 years ago, and next month we’ll be extending our impact to 40 nonprofit organizations that have been selected to take part in Discovery Impact: Creating Change. In September, we announced this newly created pro bono initiative and on December 14 employees will lend their creative talents in marketing, communications, creative…