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posted by Apprentices Oct 29,2015 @ 04:06PM

CreateAthon Recap: Healing Icons and The Therapy Place

CreateAthon week has officially come to an end, but we're still basking in the just-after-CreateAthon glow (and possibly the just-after-CreateAthon leftovers, too) here at the WECO. Even during client presentations, it can be hard to fully grasp the impact of CreateAthon because you're running on fumes after more than 24 hours of work.

Now that we've had time to rest and reflect, we're excited to share some of the outcomes of our annual all-nighter. 

Healing Icons allows cancer patients and survivors to focus on the mental and emotional side of healing through guided art classes. For this client, we were tasked with developing a marketing plan for the online course that the organization plans to launch next year. With this goal in mind, we developed a detailed blog and social media strategy, community outreach plan, and landing pages for their website, like the one pictured below. 

It was important that the work we delivered truly embodied the concepts of healing and self expression embodied by Healing Icons. Many of the materials were complete with original watercolor paintings in order to capture the authentic sense of the art.

The Therapy Place is Columbia's only nonprofit pediatric therapy center. The Therapy Place came to us with the goal of launching a $1.5 million capital campaign to complete a facility expansion on the lot beside their existing space. The newly-purchased lot will eventually be home to an additional building and the Midlands' first inclusive playground. 

During CreateAthon, we developed a campaign handbook for The Therapy Place to assist them as they launch their capital campaign next year. We also prepared a case for support and a donor card (seen below) to use as part of the corporate phase of the campaign.

As always, CreateAthon far exceeded our expectations. It's easy to get caught up in the craziness when it's 4 a.m. and you're struggling to stay awake and wondering, "how will we ever finish in time?" But somehow, it all comes together in the end. 

We are so fortunate to have gotten to work with these incredible clients for CreateAthon 2015. We can't wait to see how they use our work in the future.

Stay tuned to this blog in the coming days and weeks for more sneak peeks at our CreateAthon work.

Topics: CreateAthon




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