Philanthropitch is a social impact fast pitch competition which provides capital and builds awareness for local nonprofits tackling some of your communities’ toughest problems. Since 2013, we’ve donated over $2.1 million dollars to 135 nonprofits in Austin, Columbus, Philadelphia and San Antonio.

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Thanks for your interest in applying for Philanthropitch Austin 2022!  This opportunity is open to 501c3 organizations currently serving or planning to expand to the Austin area. We're looking forward to learning more about your work!  The application includes 7 questions that provide our review committee more information about your nonprofit, mission, and approach to creating a sustainable and scalable impact. Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • Have basic eligibility requirements been met?
  • At what level has the applicant been able to collect project/program outcomes?
  • Is this project/program financially sustainable?
  • Is this project/program ready to scale?
  • Does your project/program serve the city in which you are pitching?

Before you begin this application, please make a note of the timeline below and put holds on your calendar for all of the mandatory dates, which have been underlined.  Please also note that the person from your organization to pitch at the event MUST be your Executive Director. **All applicants must be available to attend the underlined sessions below**

June 17th, 2022: Applications open
June 24th, 2022: Virtual Application Q&A Webinar #1
July 15th, 2022: Virtual Application Q&A Webinar #2
July 25th, 2022: Applications close at 11:59pm EST and application review begins
August 1st, 2022: All applicants will be notified of their status. Semi-finalists will advance to a phone/zoom interview round.  
August 17th, 2022: Finalists will be announced to the public. Finalists will advance to Philanthropitch Austin 2022.
August 22nd, 2022: Welcome to Philanthropitch Webinar for Finalists: A quick informative session on what to expect during your time as a Finalist and our tips for success!
August 29th, 2022: Finalist Pitch & Lean Nonprofit Workshop: Finalists will attend an all-day workshop (virtual) focused on articulating the financial model behind the program being pitched and crafting the 3-minute pitch. You are welcome and encouraged to bring additional staff to this workshop that may have a better grasp of your financials/programming should you need to.
Week of September 1-9th, 2022: Pitch Practice #1: Each finalist will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet in person with the Philanthropitch team to review a first draft of their pitch and slides.
Week of September 12-16th, 2022: Pitch Practice #2: Each finalist will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to meet virtually with the Philanthropitch team to review final drafts of their pitch and slides. September 19th, 2022 - Marketing 101 with the Philanthropitch Team: How to get the word out to your donors and supporters.

Week of October 3rd-7th, 2022: Pitch Recording: Each finalist will sign up for a 30-minute time slot to record their pitch for video and utilized during our week of virtual voting.
October 25th, 2022 - Philanthropitch Austin Event Day!

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