Helping local nonprofits tackle some of their toughest marketing challenges in one design-a-thon weekend.

Donating over $450,000 worth of media and professional creative services to Sacramento's NPOs.

What is FREEthink?

FREEThink is a nationally recognized and awarded public service initiative created and run by AAF Sacramento.

The board of directors recruits local professionals to donate their time and talents to fulfill the marketing needs of deserving non-profits. Teams are then formed to help three local nonprofits tackle some of their marketing issues in a single create-a-thon weekend.

We're for nonprofits

Every nonprofit has different marketing needs ranging from branding and logo design to full-fledged campaign strategy; and we are here to help in any way we can.
For reference, the following are marketing materials created in past years:

  • Packaging, Label concept and design for store merchandise
  • Instructional brochure for merchandise + copywriting
  • Flyer to advertise in local magazines
  • Tri-fold Brochure concept and design + copywriting
  • Logo update/treatment
  • Event naming
  • Event poster
  • Digital banners
  • Social skins + Twitter copywriting throughout event

*Please note: non-profits are responsible for producing any materials designed. We wish we could do it all!!

  • Must be a Sacramento-based nonprofit organization
  • Submit an application detailing your marketing needs/Scope of Work:
    (3) non-profits will be chosen (30min)
  • Must sign a ‘Letter of Agreement’ for all services provided
  • Provide a Creative Brief for the approved Scope of Work
  • Be available on the day of the event to review the Creative Brief with the team/volunteers (1hr)
  • Be available on the final day of the event for the team to present the work (1hr)

View 2020 Zoom presentations below, and thanks for a great event!