A Different King of Giving

What do you get when you mix talent and a desire to give back?

Here at Forge54 it’s something we like to call SKILLED GIVING.

Since 2013, our organization has presented young professionals in the creative industry with am opportunity to use their video, design, programming and marketing skills to help a charitable cause.

As a team, we have helped nonprofits including the OC Food Bank, Playworks SoCal and Wells of Life. Last year’s selected nonprofit, Illumination Foundation, received over $500,000 worth of donated services.

The time is now.

As we gear up for our 5th consecutive year, Forge54 invites nonprofit organizations across Orange County to submit applications to participate in this annual pro bono marketing weekend. Forge54 recognizes that nonprofit agencies typically have little-to- no funding set aside to carry out marketing efforts and so, the Forge54 team provides assets such as redesigned websites, revised company logos, mobile applications, public relations and social media strategies, original brand videos and more.

Take their word for it.

Paul Leon, CEO of Illumination Foundation said: “Forge54 is about helping our community and giving back with all their hearts. The work that Forge54 volunteers did for us was above all our expectations. The amount of marketing assets and tools they created for us was truly overwhelming and we are just so grateful.

They understood our stakeholders and clients, those we serve and those who help us serve, and went above and beyond to tailor every tool. Forge54 is a community of skilled volunteers that any nonprofit would be lucky to have to help them grow and evolve.

They brought a fresh, new vision and energy to our communication. We praise all the volunteers that worked hard that weekend and we can't thank them enough. The videos and pictures will be in our memories forever and are part of the Illumination Foundation history book. Thank you, Forge54!"

Apply today.

The marketing overhaul that Forge54 provides to one nonprofit annually will take place in October during one impressive 54-hour creative marathon. Forge54’s ideal candidate is a nonprofit organization that is ready to embrace cutting-edge marketing ideas and innovative promotion strategies.

Interested organizations will apply via a short questionnaire that can be found at forge54.com/apply.

After being reviewed by the Forge54 board, a select number of finalists will be named. Those that have applied in the past are welcome to apply again. Applications for Forge54’s 2017 marketing weekend will remain open until May 19.