Help Nonprofits, Schools, Community Projects & Social Entrepreneurs--1 to 5

Sat Jul. 7 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Event Details

All are welcome! If you like to help people, solve problems, have fun & meet positive people who want to make a positive difference in their community, this event is for you!

Have a Positive Impact on your Community! Make a Difference in the World! Help Launch Community Projects & Social Entrepreneur Startup Ideas that Solve Social or Environmental Problems. Please Share Your Time & Your Talents to Help Your Community.

After each project or idea is pitched there will be time for audience members help move the idea forward by sharing helpful ideas, information, connections, introductions & resources. You may even decide to join their venture as a mentor, volunteer or team member! Join the fun & excitement. Learn lots. Connect with others in your community.



Who Should Attend:

***Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We will find a place to utilize your time & talents.

***Anyone with special talents or skills to share to help make the world a better place.

***Individuals or Organizations with an Idea that Solves a Social or Environmental problem.

***Nonprofit, Social Entrepreneurs & Startup organizations that would like to work together with other nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and members of the community to learn what resources are available to help them with their mission.

***Businesses, Schools, Universities & Faith Communities that would like to partner with or support nonprofits or new startup ventures.

***Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. We will find a place to utilize your time & talents.

***Specific skills that will be helpful: We will be working on Community Projects that help Animals, Seniors, Veterans, Families, the Environment & Sustainability. We are brainstorming & giving feedback on projects. We need Creative people who understand Digital Culture, Social Media Marketing, Video, Documentary Film, Creative Arts Projects, Public Art, Music, Theater, Graphic Design, Games for Good, Coding, Database Management,Health Tech, Edu Tech, AI, ML, VR, AR, Big Data, Drone Use for Good, Writers, Marketers, Public Relations, Fundraisers, Green Tech & Sustainability issue experts, etc. We need all skills. We need you! :-) Let's get together and see what happens! Together we can make a difference! :-) Please come and share your skills for a few hours or all day.

Come join us to find out about Community Projects that need your help. Whether you want to help animals, children, seniors, veterans or the environment, local small nonprofit organizations and schools in your community need you!


First 2 Hours Brainstorm Ideas and "Pitch" Projects that can save animal lives.


Second 2 Hours work Community Projects & work in teams to develop creative solutions.


1:00-3:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room.

Volunteer Fair--Volunteers can meet local organizations that need your help. Find a good place to Volunteer and Share Your Time and Your Talents! :-)


Small, Volunteer Run Nonprofits can display their brochures and meet potential volunteers. Nonprofits can just show up on the day but it is best if you contact us before so that we know you are coming. Another benefit for nonprofits is that you may leave your brochures with us and volunteers will bring them to other volunteer fairs to assist you in finding volunteers. You may drop off brochures any time between 4:00 and 8:00.


1:00-5:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room.

Volunteer Fair--Volunteers can meet local organizations that need your help. Find a good place to Volunteer and Share Your Time and Your Talents! :-)

Small, Volunteer Run Nonprofits can display their brochures and meet potential volunteers. Nonprofits can just show up on the day but it is best if you contact us before so that we know you are coming. Another benefit for nonprofits is that you may leave your brochures with us and volunteers will bring them to other volunteer fairs to assist you in finding volunteers. You may drop off brochures any time between 4:00 and 8:00.



WHAT IS A "HACKATHON of HELP" & IDEA INCUBATOR EVENT?:

This is a Community Project Accelerator & Startup Idea Incubator Event! Think of it as helping to bring a good idea to life. This is a chance to share your ideas, information, resources or skills to help move a community project forward. Each individual or organization with a good idea to pitch can then meet with people interested in volunteering to help with theirStartup Idea or Community Project for the rest of the day, if they wish.


There will be several tables, or "stations", available for each of the projects that need help. You can "visit" and help as many Community Projects or Startup Ideas as you wish. Or, find a project that interests you and help out for a few minutes, a few hours or the entire day! Come learn new skills, share ideas, connect with new people & make a positive impact on your community by helping a Community Project.



Morning & Afternoon events available. There are morning & afternoon Pitches, Idea Incubation & a "Hackathon of Help" where you assist with projects.

***You can choose to be a "Butterfly" moving from project to project.

***You can choose to be a "Bee" and stay with your project "Hive" to work with others and concentrate on completing that specific project.


1:00-5:00 Mesa Main Library downtown Mesa

2nd floor in the Saguaro Room


Option #1 is Track A: Volunteer Fair & Community Project Display--Volunteers can meet local organizations that need your help. These nonprofit organizations will have specific projects that they need help with today. Shop around and see what Community Projects interest you. Stay with one project and work on it during the hackathon or go from project to project giving ideas, offering solutions and helping where you can. From 1:00 to 3:00 Small, Volunteer Run Nonprofits can display their brochures and meet potential volunteers who may want longer term volunteer opportunities.


For Nonprofits & Schools: Nonprofits & Schools can just show up on the dayto participate in the volunteer fair but it is best if you contact us before so that we know you are coming. We will list you on our marketing spots to let people know that you are coming. Another benefit for nonprofits is that you may leave your brochures with us and volunteers will bring them to other volunteer fairs to assist you in finding volunteers.


Option #2 is Track B: Nonprofits, Schools, Social Entrepreneurs, Startups & Individuals with a good idea for a Community Project will pitch their idea and receive brainstorming help and advice from the audience. Please check the schedule closer to the day to know which idea is being presented at which time. Please scroll down to see the tentative schedule. Each idea gets 8 minutes. That is 3 minutes to pitch the idea and the rest of the time to receive crowdsourced ideas from people willing to help. Please share your time and your talents by attending this event and giving information & creative ideas that help support these Community Projects.


Option #3 is Track C: Begin working with Community Projects that have been presented. Each organization & individual who brings an idea will also have a specific project that they need help with. Please visit the various tables and share your time & your talents to help move their project forward. You are welcome to visit and help lots of Community Projects or stay with the one that interests you most and assist them in completing their project.


3:00-4:30 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room.


Option #1 is Track A: Open Mic Pitches--You are welcome to sign up for a slot of time to pitch your idea. Simply show up on the day of the event, schedule a time to pitch and receive helpful ideas and information that will help your idea become a reality.


Option #2 is Track B: "Meet Your Tribe" Meet with your "Tribe" of people interested in promoting the welfare of Veterans, Seniors, Animals, Women, Children/Teens, the Environment, etc. Discuss the major issues that face the group of individuals you are most passionate about helping. Create a list of Community Projects to pursue that would be helpful. What would make their lives easier & better. Where are the Community Resources that help? What organizations & information sources are most helpful? Who should be working together? Where are the gaps in service? Meet with like-minded others who share your passion for helping this group! :-) Brainstorm innovative ways of getting important messages out that affect these populations. Use your combined creativity to increase awareness of your cause.


Option #3 is Track C: Continue working with Community Projects that have been presented. Each organization & individual who brings an idea will also have a specific project that they need help with. Please visit the various tables and share your time & your talents. You are welcome to visit and help lots of Community Projects or stay with the one that interests you most and assist them in completing their project.


4:30-5:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Saguaro Room.

Final pitches about what has been accomplished today. Share your successes! Show people what you created. Present what the next steps are for your project and what help you need to move forward.


Come and meet like-minded people who are passionate about the causes you care about. Have fun! Help people! Solve Problems! Use your creativity! Make new friends and connect with other volunteers from differing backgrounds & belief systems.Learn new skills! Share your time and your talents! Make the World a Better Place!



WHAT TO BRING: Bring any type of Community Project that Makes the World a Better Place. Also bring: Snacks, Drinks in closed containers, paper, pens, colored pencils, markers, white boards, flip charts, scrap paper, laptop computers, extra card tables and anything else that will help you be creative. Nonprofits should bring information & brochures. Please tell your friends! We need all skills, all ideas and all interest in different worthy causes. Please put on your Superhero cape and bring your own unique Superhero skills to help create positive change in your community.

We are an online/in person Community Project Accelerator that Offers Create-a-Thons, Hackathons, Make-a-Thons & Social Entrepreneur Startup Events that Create Opportunities for Like-Minded Individuals & Organizations to Support Community Projects that Make the World a Better Place.

We Help Individuals & Organizations to Find the Information & Resources They Need to Solve Social & Environmental Problems. Thank you for your help in getting the word out through your social media channels! :-)



If you would like to make the world a better place, come join us! :-) On the day of the event, you may participate from home by following each Community Project and contributing helpful ideas & information via our Facebook page at Community-Project-Accelerator-CPX-1855799894733893