The State of State Science Standards
Many may be wondering what this has to do with CreateAthon, but I assure you, it has a lot to do with what I’m doing for CreateAthon. The nonprofit organization that I’m working with, Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS), has a large interest in making sure that students gain an adequate understanding and have a proficient knowledge of the fields of mathematics and science. ...
Client Meetings- VASS
I met up with the coordinator of Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) today. While it was only a brief meeting, it was informative, and I found out some information about them. I have to say that in the 5 minutes that I spent with the coordinator, I am extremely excited to work with them. I mentioned which school I went to for high school, as well as some of the Advanced Placement classes...
Client meetings for CreateAthon have been taking place yesterday and today. Most of the client meetings took place yesterday, but there are still a few client meetings left to take place today. Next up at 10 is Sportable, which is a Richmond, VA recreational sports nonprofit organization for those that are disabled. All of us at CreateAthon here at VCU are excited to meet up with and work with...
Fun Facts About US Nonprofits
As of the year 1971, the number of U.S. nonprofits had only recently surpassed 200,000 in number. Today, there are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits (tax-exempt organizations).  Only a few years before Nolo’s founding, in 1969, the steady increase in the number of nonprofits had led the U.S. government to sit up, take notice, and pass significant tax regulation of nonprofit activities,...
What is CreateAthon?
There is, of course, the formal definition for what CreateAthon is. And then there is my definition of CreateAthon. “CreateAthon® is a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock creative blitz during which advertising agencies generate creative and strategic work for local nonprofits that have little or no marketing budget. Since the program’s expansion from a single market to a national effort in...
Can advertising be both a force for commerce and a... →
I do realize that this is supposed to be a blog about my experience and what’s going on, but I thought that this was an interesting link/discussion about advertising I should share.
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS)
Virginia Advanced Study Strategies (VASS) is one of the six pioneer state programs selected by the National Math and Science Initiative to engage schools with best practices that will increase the number of students taking AP classes in math, science, and English, and increase the number of students attaining qualifying scores (3, 4, or 5) on the corresponding AP Exams. Founded in 2007, VASS is a...
What is a nonprofit, and why do they matter?
A nonprofit organization (NPO) is an organization that uses surplus revenues gained to achieve its goals rather than to organize them as profits or dividends. Surplus revenues that the NPO has accumulated must be obtained and conserved for self preservation, expansion, or plans. When many of us think of NPO’s we think of charities, such as the American Red Cross Foundation, which is a...