Fundraising Overview

I gave a presentation about fundraising at a Team Austin event on August 29th.  The goal of this presentation is A) to help the reader determine which fundraising option is right for her business, if any; and B) once that determination is made, provide some practical advice about how to complete the desired raise. 

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Inaugural Philanthropitch Atlanta Invests More Than $60,000 in Local Nonprofits

Inaugural Philanthropitch Atlanta Invests More Than $60,000 in Local Nonprofits

It was standing room only in the Junior Achievement's Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center for the inaugural Philanthropitch in Atlanta introduced by ChooseATL. The excitement on the stage and in the crowd made for a night of high energy and community engagement.

Philanthropitch Austin 2016: Finalists Announced

Philanthropitch Austin 2016: Finalists Announced

The quality of the applications for Philanthropitch and Mission Accelerator this year blew us away. Our selection committee was challenged to narrow down the pool of exceptional organizations to only eight finalists who will compete for $125,000 and acceptance into the Mission Accelerator. These finalists really do represent some of the most exciting and innovative social impact efforts in Austin right now.

Philanthropitch Alum: Amplify Austin Giving Guide

Philanthropitch Alum: Amplify Austin Giving Guide

Amplify Austin is Austin’s annual community-wide day of giving. On March 8, Central Texans will come together for 24 hours with a goal of raising $9 million for local nonprofits! Check out some of Philanthropitch’s alum to learn more about their impact and how you can support their amazing work:

Judge Interviews: Leon Chen of Tiff's Treats

Judge Interviews: Leon Chen of Tiff's Treats

Co-founder and CEO of Tiff’s Treats, Leon started Tiff’s Treats in 1999 in partnership with his wife Tiffany while sophomores at The University of Texas.  Since then, the company has grown to over 350 employees and 20+ locations in Austin, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, with national expansion plans in the works.  In addition to running Tiff’s Treats, Leon was a former Director at Epic Brands, which sold to General Mills in January 2016.  He has also been involved in SKU, an Austin based consumer packaged goods incubator.  His volunteer work includes being the past Chair of the Small Business Council, on the Board of Directors at The Austin Chamber of Commerce, Past Chair of The Fifty and being on the board at the Foster Angels of Central Texas.

Philanthropitch Austin Applications Open Now!

Philanthropitch Austin Applications Open Now!

Eight nonprofits from greater Austin will come together on May 2 to pitch their innovative and scalable program in front of a panel of business leaders and an audience of more than 400 individuals. The fourth annual Philanthropitch Austin will be held at ZACH Theatre where nonprofits will have the chance to receive more than $100,000 in cash grants and entrance into the Mission Accelerator, a five month program designed to fast-track the growth and impact of nonprofits in Greater Austin.

COLIN’S HOPE: A CASE STUDY + PICTURES

COLIN’S HOPE: A CASE STUDY + PICTURES

Colin’s Hope, a water safety awareness program to prevent children from drowning, received $28,500 from Philanthropitch Austin in 2015. We wanted to check in with Colin’s Hope to see how the money impacted their organization and where they are now. I met up with Alissa Magrum, the Executive Director of Colin’s Hope, at the YMCA of Austin to see their Pre-K prevention program in action.