Nonprofit Accelerator

Frequently Asked Questions

IF MY NONPROFIT HAS A BUSINESS, IS THIS THE RIGHT PROGRAM FOR ME?

Yes! Most of our accepted applicants have some form of earned income, though it is not a requirement for application.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? CAN AN ORGANIZATION HAVE MORE THAN ONE FELLOW?

Each selected organization may bring up to two Fellows (the second seat is an additional $3000). The first person must be the top decision maker in the organization. The second person should also be a senior member, whether a Board Chairman, co-founder, COO, or otherwise.

 

DO I HAVE TO BE A CHRIST-FOLLOWER TO BECOME A FELLOW?

Yes, we do ask all applicants to affirm the Apostle’s Creed. We do not have a denominational affiliation. We require this because we have set out to create an environment where mentors and Fellows are working from the same base of beliefs, encouraging a rich conversation around how faith is expressed in their work.

 

IS PRAXIS ONLY FOR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS?

No, organizations that come through our accelerator are not required to have a religious affiliation. Praxis is simply a platform for conversation where leaders can understand how the message of the Gospel impacts their work.

 

CAN I GO TO ONE EVENT AND HAVE ANOTHER CO-FOUNDER ATTEND ANOTHER? WHAT IF I HAVE TO MISS ONE OF THE DAYS BECAUSE OF ANOTHER MEETING?

One of the main benefits of the Praxis Accelerator is the peer community, so we require that all Fellows must commit to attending all three events in their entirety. This also applies to additional Fellows who are admitted as part of a team.

 

CAN I APPLY IF I JUST HAVE AN IDEA?

We accept applications from anyone, but the most competitive applicants will have something in the market. We consider exceptions from proven serial entrepreneurs, senior leaders with deep domain experience, or people working full-time on their idea that will be in market once the program begins.

 

WHAT IF I’M LOCATED OUTSIDE OF THE US?

Great! We’d love to have you apply to be part of our program. Please note, if you are not a US citizen you will need to begin visa processing well in advance of the first event.

 

WILL I BE ASSIGNED A MENTOR?

While you will have a team of core mentors that guide and support you during the program, we don’t believe forced, matched mentorship works, and as such all mentorship in the Praxis Accelerator happens organically. Our program creates several forms of interactions between Fellows and mentors to facilitate relationship building.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE PROGRAM FINALE?

Praxis supports Fellows in an ongoing basis by providing access to our Expert Network and participation in our Alumni Network and Alumni Events.

 

WHAT TYPES OF APPLICATIONS DON’T YOU ACCEPT?

While we accept many types of applications, we do not look for academic projects, research initiatives, or side projects. Should you have a specific question about if your organization is a good fit, please contact us.

 

IF I’M NOT A FOUNDER, CEO, OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CAN I APPLY?

Each organization can send up to two Fellows through the application process. At least one of the applicants must be the most senior person within the organization, while the other team member need only be part of the leadership team.