Nonprofit Accelerator

Applications for the 2017 Nonprofit Fellows class are now closed and selection is underway.
The program will kick off in April, 2017. 

Not a set of conferences or networking events, our program has a progress-focused, iterative structure comprised of three main events focused on actionable steps that accelerate high-impact ventures.

At these events, Fellows have intimate interaction with world-class mentors through small roundtable discussions and multiple, extensive one-on-ones. In between gatherings, Fellows have a core Praxis team that works with them to develop tangible outcomes, includes coaching on story & presentation that results in a highly visual, fully-produced deck and management dashboard.


Current Program Dates

Gathering One
REFINING THE FUNDAMENTALS  |  Hudson Valley, NY

April 17-21, 2017

Just north of Manhattan, in the spring of beautiful Hudson Valley, twenty mentors will gather with our Fellows at a private lodge to examine their organizational growth and personal leadership, ultimately entering into a new community of relationships and often a renewed vision for the intersection of their faith and work.

 

Gathering Two
BUILDING THE ORGANIZATION  |  Playa Del Rey, CA

July 10-13, 2017

Held at a private venue near the beach in Los Angeles, Fellows and a new group of mentors will again convene to share progress and gain insights into the process of building a high-impact organization. In what often feels like a reunion, Fellows reconvene to build on key learnings from the field and take the conversation to the next level of depth.

 

Gathering Three
PROGRAM FINALE  |  Carlsbad, CA

September 22-24, 2017

The program culminates with an event before the Gathering's annual conference. Fellows will share their vision for shaping culture through their venture with over 100 philanthropists, including the opportunity to pursue new relationships and funding.  As the program wraps up, Fellows say farewell to each other as they transition into our active alumni community, where we continue to support their work and lives.

 


   

 

WHAT FELLOWS GET

  • Personal access to successful social entrepreneurs, foundation leaders, and executives
  • Advanced level mentoring on the most critical organizational development topics
  • A lifetime network of incredible peers
  • Our core team to help create a polished presentation and impact model during the program
  • An opportunity to present at the Finale to over 75 philanthropists, convened at a pre-event with "The Gathering"
  • The Praxis team: an ongoing group of advocates & connectors ready to help you thrive beyond the program
     

WHAT WE LOOK FOR

  • Entrepreneurial heart & a passion for excellence
  • Nonprofit organization with a social mission
  • High-growth stage and desire to scale
  • Product or service already in the market
  • Innovative idea or model
  • Interest in exploring how to embody the Gospel
  • Humble and teachable leadership

 


 

INTERNATIONAL STIPEND

Our Nonprofit Accelerator includes an international travel fund that offers a 50/50 matching grant of up to $2,500 per Fellow during the program. This is a pass-through grant, provided by a single Praxis donor. In order to be eligible, Fellows must be working on the ground in the developing world.

 


 

PROGRAM FEES

Through our generous donors, we are able to subsidize our Accelerator program expenses, which result in the high quality, cost effective, accessible program listed below. 

$6,000 (Nonprofit Fellowship)

$3,000 (Additional Seat for 2nd Fellow)

The rate includes all food and accommodations while at the three main Accelerator events (10 nights). International fellows may also be eligible for a travel stipend.

Due to program size and admission process, if for any reason a Fellow cannot participate in an event, refunds cannot be given for program fees (even in extenuating circumstances).