The 5th Annual Philanthropitch Presented by Google Celebrates Social Innovation in Austin This May

Celebrate the Nonprofit Community At The Social Impact Fast Pitch Competition Of The Year

Philanthropitch, the social impact fast pitch competition helping innovative nonprofits scale sustainable models, is proud to announce the fifth annual Philanthropitch Austin presented by Google taking place May 8, 2018, at the LBJ Auditorium. Every year the event attracts a live audience of nonprofit, business, and civic leaders for a series of fast pitch presentations, charitable awards, networking and more. General Admission and VIP tickets are available now.


Founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, Philanthropitch has awarded more than half a million dollars to empower nonprofits to expand their impact. Philanthropitch Austin 2018 will conclude with the largest total grant donation in the event’s five-year history – over $250,000 – which will be awarded amongst a select group of nonprofit presenters.

Nonprofits are chosen as finalists based on the scalability and sustainability of their impact-based approach. Currently, a total of 45 nonprofits applicants are under review by the Philanthropitch team, which will announce the semi-finalist contenders later this month.

Join us for a night of sharing and celebration as nonprofit finalists pitch for human and financial capital, volunteers, mentoring opportunities and more. The live event will be co-hosted on stage by Google’s Head of External Affairs, Gerardo Interiano, and Notley Co-Founder, Lisa Graham.

“Philanthropitch is a unique opportunity to take part in awarding ambitious, local nonprofits as they improve and scale their programs in order to make a greater impact in our community,” said Notley Co-Founder, Lisa Graham.

As a platform for social innovation, Philanthropitch is also redefining how corporations and communities award charitable donations. Instead of attending the traditional fundraising gala, corporate teams attend collectively evaluate nonprofit presentations to decide which finalist receives their business’s donation. Company representatives are then welcomed on stage to present a branded check to their chosen nonprofit during the Philanthropitch awards celebration.

Audience members are also invited to participate. During a live text-to-vote period, audience members vote to decide which nonprofit finalist will be awarded the evening’s proceeds as part of the famed Audience Choice Award.

“Philanthropitch is one of the most unique events in Austin because of its ability to bring the local business and nonprofit community together in the name of innovation,” said Google’s Head of External Affairs, Gerardo Interiano. “At Google we’re proud to sponsor the event for another amazing year as we continue to support charitable organizations striving to do more in our community.”

This year Philanthropitch features the first ever health track sponsored by St. David’s Foundation in an effort to support health and wellness focused nonprofits. St. David’s Foundation has generously provided a $50,000 sponsorship toward Philanthropitch health track award recipients focused on supporting new approaches to improving community health.


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About Philanthropitch

Philanthropitch is a social impact fast-pitch event that helps innovative nonprofits scale sustainable models. Founded in 2013 in Austin, Texas, Philanthropitch has awarded more than half a million dollars to empower nonprofits to expand their impact. Nonprofits that step into the Philanthropitch spotlight not only gain access to capital, they also get top-notch coaching and find new fans – including partners, mentors and passionate volunteers. Philanthropitch is an initiative of Notley, a catalyst for social innovation unlocking new opportunities with today’s impact organizations and changing communities. To learn more about Philanthropitch and get involved, visit

About Notley

Notley is a catalyst for social innovation that unlocks new opportunities with today’s impact organizations and changing communities. Notley’s mission is to fund and support businesses, nonprofits, and programs making positive change and social impact in the world, which they do by creating an ecosystem where social good organizations can thrive. Notley was founded in 2015 by Dan Graham, founder of, and his wife, Lisa as a way to leverage their own business and investing success. Notley partners with seed and early stage social impact companies and nonprofits ready to scale. For more information, please visit

About Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. Google is a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc



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