Non-profits invited to submit proposals for RGD's Virtual Designathon March 4-6, 2022

The RGD Designathon is a virtual design challenge where design students and recent grads work in teams on a real-life design projects for non-profit organizations.


Non-profit organizations are invited to apply to be considered for the event where teams of design students and recent graduates led by senior creative professionals will provide pro bono design services. Apply here (The deadline is January 17, 2021)


The event will take place virtually the weekend of March 4-6, 2022. 

Participating non-profit organizations receive free design services while also providing emerging designers with the opportunity to work with an experienced, senior design professional, network with other designers and contribute to a cause they believe in.
Non-profits selected to participate will be required to:
- contribute to the cost of the event based on the size of the non-profit (see below)
- provide relevant material (logos, colours, fonts, images) in advance of the event
- attend a virtual briefing with their design team
- be available by phone/email over the weekend
Participation fee based on Size of Non-Profit (Org Revenue for 2020)
Under $250,000 org revenue: $50 contribution 
$250,000-$1 million org revenue: $100 contribution 
$1-$2 million org revenue: $150 contribution 
Over $2 million org revenue: $200 contribution 
If you have any questions, please email .

Click to see the results of previous Designathons which have taken place at multiple locations across Canada.


Reviews from past non-profit participants:

"The Designathon was invaluable both for myself and for our organization. I can't thank the RGD and the team enough. This experience will no doubt be one of my highlights this year."


"To see their enthusiasm, energy and to hear the amount of detail that went into every design aspect was astounding. We found it valuable to be able to talk with the team one-to-one and have a meaningful discussion about our wants and to learn from the experience of working with an efficient and creative design team."


"We were very lucky to have such a brilliant group of designers. This event had a very positive impact. Fantastic job!"


"I'm just so impressed with the organization of this event, the enthusiasm from the students involved and the quality of the final product."


"I hope that we are able to find another project that fits this event so that we can participate again!"


Photos by Eric Forest RGD

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