Make-A-Thon 2023​

A day of pro bono professional design and marketing for local nonprofits to expand their reach.

Design for change at the 2023 AIGA CT’s Make-A-Thon! AIGA CT Make-A-Thon is a 12-hour design marathon that partners local nonprofits with creative and strategic-minded professionals to produce quality marketing materials, pro bono. Local creative professionals will give advice, design and strategic thinking to 3 local nonprofits.


Saturday, September 9, 2023
8 AM-8 PM

The Narrative Project
New Haven, CT


We are looking for creatives of all kinds to dedicate a 12-hour day to the creation of deliverables for local non-profits. Not only will you get the chance to meet and help a couple great CT-based organizations, but you’ll work with talented fellow creatives on exciting and challenging design briefs. You’ll help raise awareness and spread the message of organizations that work to make the community better through logos, brochures, social media campaigns, or creative strategies. One day can have a big impact!

Your participation constitutes permission to use photos, audio and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional and educational purposes in connection with AIGA, corresponding publications, archives, and online. 

Meet Our Nonprofits

Selected nonprofits receive pro bono professional design and marketing work to expand their reach. Joining this year’s Make-A-Thon will increase donors, engage your community, hone your message and highlight your cause.


BenHaven enables people with autism and pervasive developmental disabilities to participate in community life, exercise productive control over their own lives, have meaningful relationships and associations, be gainfully employed, and experience happiness and personal satisfaction.


The Connecticut Age Well Collaborative is a statewide, cross-sector initiative that fosters Connecticut communities where we all thrive as we grow up and grow older

Homes for the Brave provides the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals, with an emphasis on Veterans, return to a productive and meaningful life.


Make-A-Thon would not be possible without the support of:

The Pantry
Taylor Design

Don’t have time to join us that day, but still interested in helping out? Sponsor the event!

Email Sara Haney at for more information on how you can help.

Make-A-Thon Showcase