Hosted by our community partners, Forge54
A 54-hour, skilled-giving weekend powered by creative volunteers.
When: Friday November 16 - Sunday November 18
Where: WIC Space, Irvine
Fee: FREE FOR ALL, Become a Volunteer.
About the Event
Forge54 is an annual skilled giving weekend where we create an entire marketing campaign for one lucky nonprofit. And by “we,” we mean the 100+ creative and strategic-minded professionals who are selected by our board members, based on what we need to do for our client.
How it's Done
We form teams by discipline (strategy, design, copywriting, PR, social, video, mobile app and website development, events). Then we all come together for 54 hours, starting at noon on Friday, to produce the work. On Sunday evening, we present everything we’ve created to our grateful (and usually teary-eyed) clients.
Why it's Done
Nonprofits typically have very little to spend on marketing. We know this. So we kickstart their marketing efforts in a way they never could with their budget. It’s kind of like winning the lottery for them.
Last year, we delivered over half a million dollars worth of marketing services to Illumination Foundation. This year, we can’t wait to help Dreams for Schools. We can't wait to support them in their efforts to inspire, create and educate students to become the critical thinkers, creative leaders and technologists of tomorrow. Welcome to the Forge family!
About Our Community Partner: Forge54