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Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefiting local nonprofits. We bring together student and professional designers and developers to create pro-bono work for deserving nonprofit/humanitarian organizations.
Make a Mark was born out of the need and desire to bridge the gap between the nonprofit/humanitarian community and the creative community. We seek to provide resources and foster an environment where community organizations and visual communicators can engage with one another to better our world. Make a Mark has always pushed to support talented people leading life-changing causes with the innovation and creativity they need to thrive. We will experiment with new ways we can serve the passionate and purposeful. Stay tuned!
The initial goal of our first Make-a-Thon was to work hard and give deserving nonprofits something that could push their programs forward. What actually came out of the event was so much more than that. What moved us was the community that was created between the Makers and nonprofits.
Makers include designers, developers, illustrators, photographers, videographers and any other creatives. These are dedicated and talented volunteers that make the event happen.
Nonprofits are any community organizations or initiatives doing good for their neighbors, regardless of 501c3 status.
We are constantly driven by our purpose — to help people tell their stories through design, creativity and technology. All our decisions are extremely intentional and made with that foundation in mind. We refuse to stray from our purpose.
Some of our community's biggest problems are solved entirely by volunteers. Problem is, most non-profits don't have the resources to design and develop the kinds of things it takes us a day to create.
For 1 day, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in our area.