Help Nonprofits, Schools, Community Projects & Social Entrepreneurs--9 to 1

Sat Jul. 7 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Event Details

All are welcome at this FREE Ideathon & Community Volunteer Event! Our FREE community events offer support to individuals & organizations with good ideas that help our community. We serve as an early stage Idea Incubator and a Community Project Accelerator. You are invited to Help!

Do you have a good idea that helps Veterans, Children, Teens, Animals, Seniors, Food Security, Sustainability & the Environment, Physical or Mental Health, Homelessness, etc.? Come share your ideas at this FREE Community Event!

***Are you an Individual, a Nonprofit Organization or a School that needs help with a Big Idea or a Community Project?

***Do You Have an Idea or a Community Project that Helps Schools or Nonprofits? Each Community Projector Accelerator event highlights a specific cause to help, issue to solve or need to fill.

***Would you like to Help Nonprofits, Schools & Community Projects?


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 a Positive Difference in Your Community! Make the World a Better Place! No previous experience necessary. Welcome! You are Invited!

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.


4:00-8:00 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.


4:00-8:00 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.

Can't Make it on the Day of the Event? Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to see all of the opportunites to Get Involved, Find Your Purpose, Help a Cause You are Passionate about and have a Positive Impact in Your Community! You may choose to Volunteer in person or become an Online Virtual Volunteer or a Social Media Lover for a Cause volunteer. Helpful Links are Provided at the bottom of this page.

You may also Help Online on the day of the event & you can even continue to help long after our event.

We also offer an Online Virtual---Community Project Accelerator & early stage new Idea Incubator! This is a chance to share your ideas, information, resources or skills to help move a community project forward. Think of it as helping to bring a good idea to life as a Virtual Volunteer.

Share Helpful Information & Resources in the Comment Section of our Community Project Accelerator Facebook Page. Simply scroll through all of the Big Ideas & Community Projects posted there and Share, Like, Comment and Offer Help to the Ideas & Community Projects posted by others in our community. Join in on the fun & challenge!





If you like to help people, learn new things, use your creativity, generate ideas, solve problems, have fun & meet positive people who want to make a positive difference in their community, then this event is for you! No previous experience is needed.


***Have a Good Idea or a Community Project that Helps Your Community? Present or "Pitch" Your Idea.

***Would You Like to Share Your Skills, Knowledge & Expertise? Enjoy Hearing Good Ideas & Help by Joining in on the Audience Brainstorming Session.

***Would you Enjoy Participating in a Brainstorming Session to Generate Creative Solutions that Help Our Community?


After each project or idea is pitched there will be time for audience members to help move the idea forward by sharing helpful ideas, information, connections, introductions & resources. Each Idea or Community Project presenter brings several specific projects they need help on that day. You can use your skills to help move their project forward.


Feel free to spend the rest of your time at today's event helping one or several of the projects. You may even decide to continue to help after this volunteer event & join their idea or Community Project as a Mentor, Volunteer or Team Member! Join the fun & excitement! Learn lots. Connect with others in your community. Make new friends. Find Your Passion! Find Your Purpose! Help Your Community & Make a Positive Difference in the World! :-)




Who Should Attend:

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

***Anyone with special talents, skills or expertise 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, Government Agencies, Fraternal Organizations, Clubs & Members of the Startup Community and Faith Communities that would like to partner with or support nonprofits or new startup ventures.

***Specific skills that will be especially helpful: At Community Project Accelerator Events, we will be working on Community Projects that help Animals, Seniors, Veterans, Families, Education, Health, the Environment & Sustainability. We are brainstorming & giving feedback on a variety of projects.


We need Creative people who understand Business, Project Management, Social Service Delivery, Digital Culture, Social Media Marketing, Video, Documentary Film, Creative Arts Projects, Public Art, Music, Theater, Graphic Design, Games for Good, Coding, Database Management, Supply Chain 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 for the entire day!


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. You Can Help Bring Good Ideas to Life. You Can Help Make the World a Better Place 1 Community Project at a Time. Join our early stage new Idea Incubator & Community Project Accelerator volunteer event.

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!



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

This is a Community Project Accelerator & early stage new 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 their early stage 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 new 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.


We are an online/in person Community Project Accelerator that Offers Ideathons, Hackathons, Make-a-Thons, Brainstorming Sessions & 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! :-)



Morning & Afternoon Idea Incubator & Community Project Accelerator events are available. At full day events, there are morning & afternoon Presentations and Pitches, Idea Incubation & a "Hackathon of Help" where you assist with projects.

***You can choose to be a "Butterfly" moving from project to project sharing your time & talents with many projects that need your help.

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



9:00-1:00 Morning Event at Mesa Main Library downtown Mesa

2nd floor in the Board Room


9:00-11:00

Option #1 is Track A:

Individuals, Nonprofits, Schools, Social Entrepreneurs & Startups with a good Idea or 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 when it is posted. Each idea gets 10 minutes. That is 5 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 Ideas & Community Projects. You can just show up at the event and present your idea. If you prefer to reserve a time to present or "pitch" your idea, you can sign up to reserve a time slot by sending the answers to the Idea or Community Project Submission Form below. (Please Scroll Down to see the Pitch Format)


Option #2 is Track B:

Volunteer Fair & Community Project Display--You can Meet & Greet local organizations & individuals that need your volunteer help. The nonprofit organizations will have brochures, volunteer opportunities and specific projects that they need help with both today and in the future. Shop around and see what Community Projects interest you. Stay with one project and work on it during the entire event or go from project to project giving ideas, offering solutions and helping where you can. During the entire Community Project Accelerator event all Small, Volunteer Run Nonprofits can display their brochures and meet potential volunteers who may want longer term volunteer opportunities.


For Nonprofits & Schools: Schools & small, volunteer run Nonprofits can just show up on the day of the event to 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. If you would like to let us know you are coming, please use the "Contact the Organizer" option on this Eventbrite.com event page. :-)


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.


11:00-12:30 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Board Room.


Option #1 is Track A: Continue working with Community Projects that have been presented. Offer creative ideas and useful information that will help the idea to become a reality. Each organization & individual who brings an idea will also have a specific project that they would like to complete today. 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.


Option #2 is Track B: Brainstorming session with people interested in promoting the welfare of specific groups such as 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 "Big Ideas" & 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.


12:30-1:00 Mesa Main Library downtown 2nd floor in the Board Room.

Final Presentations & Pitches: a Share your successes! Let everyone know what has been accomplished today. Show people what you created. Present what the next steps are for your project and what specific 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 a Positive Difference in Your Community! 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.



Idea or Community Project Submission Form---If you wish to reserve your time to Present or "Pitch" Your Idea.

REMEMBER: You Can Just Show Up on the Day of the Event with an Idea or Project to share with others. The Presentation or "Pitch" Format is Below for those who would like to prepare for their presentation. You may also send in either just a few words about your Idea or the completed Idea or Community Project Submission Form ahead of time in order to reserve a time for the audience to hear your "Pitch".

Please send your Idea to us via the "Contact Organizer" option on this page. If you wish you may also fill out the questions below to give us more information about your Idea or Community Project:

***Your Name or the Name of the Organiation with the Idea or Community Project:

***Name of your Idea or Community Project:

***What problem are you solving? What pain are you alleviating? What issue are you generating a solution for?

***What is your solution? How will you solve the problem or alleviate the pain? What is your Idea or Community Project that you are proposing?

***What type of help do you need from the audience? How can the Community Volunteers that are here today at the event help you? What, specifically, do you need to move your Idea or Community Project forward? Do you need social media help (Likes & Shares)? Are you seeking information, connections, introductions, feedback (beta testing of your idea, product or service), advice, donated items, specialized skills, professional assistance, business, marketing, graphic design, website development or any other type of help?

***What are some specific projects that you would like to complete during the hours today at this Community Volunteer event? EX: Create a Business Plan, Map out a Social Media Campaign, Design a Logo, Develop a Website, Create a Prototype, Write a Survey, Have People Fill Out a Survey, etc. Pick 1-3 small projects that could be accomplished in the hours today that would help your project move forward. What are the project "Deliverables" or finished products that you would like to complete and leave with today? :-)

IMPORTANT: We are ONLY allowing project presentations & "pitches" that benefit the community in some way. This is NOT a sales event and sales of services & products is not allowed. We only allow presentations of projects that solve a social or environmental problem or make the world a better place. We will help you to promote and get help for your Idea or Community Project through our social media channels and email contacts unless you specifically request that we keep your idea private until the day of the early stage new Idea Incubator & Community Project Accelerator event.



If you like to help people, learn new things, use your creativity, generate ideas, solve problems, have fun & meet positive people who want to make a positive difference in their community, then our Community Accelerator events are for you! No previous experience is needed.


Online Virtual Volunteers are needed! You can continue to be part of the "Helping Community" that we are creating.

Can't Make it the Day of the Event? Please scroll down to see the opportunites to help your community as an Online Virtual Volunteer.You Can Share Helpful Information & Resources in the Comment Section of our Community Project Accelerator Facebook Page. Simply scroll through all of the Community Projects and Share, Like, Comment and Offer Help to the Ideas & Community Projects posted by others in our community.

You will Find Big Ideas, CP CR Big Ideas, Community Projects, Crowdsourcing Projects that need your help on the CommunityCause.org Web Platform.

You may also Join the Community Skill Bank to share your Skills, Knowlege & Talents. Or,

Volunteer to Help Nonprofits, Schools or Community Projects.

Become a Social Media Lover for a Cause Helping Your Community and Promoting the Causes You are Passionate about Supporting.

Or, if you are under 18 years old: Join the Teen Corps or Youth Volunteers or Join the Youth Social Media Lovers for a Cause project.

Find out how your Business, School, College, University, Nonprofit Organization, Fraternal Organization, Club, Government Agency, Social Service Agency, Indian Tribe, Faith Community, Charitable Foundation can Help Local Nonprofit Organizations. Share your own ideas about how Individual Community Members , Students, Teachers, Professors, Scientific Researchers, Corporate Donors, Philanthropists, Individual Donors, The Startup Community, Social Entrepreneurs, Startup Ventures, or your own organization can work with nonprofits.

Help local Nonprofits do their Good Work in the Community and Make the World a Better Place. This is an Online Brainstorming Project. Join in on the fun! Find Your Passion! Find Your Purpose!


If you would like to make the world a better place, come join us in person at one of our Community Project Accelerator events! We are an early stage Idea Incubator. We serve our community by offering Community Project Accelerator events, Ideathons, Social Entrepreneur Startup events, "Hackathons of Help", Make-a-thons, Crowdsourcing Projects & Community Brainstorming Sessions. :-) 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 Community-Project-Accelerator-CPX-1855799894733893