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’s 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. While we do not have a denominational affiliation, e we do ask all applicants to affirm the Apostle’s Creed. We require this because we have set out to create an environment where mentors and Fellows operate from the same baseline of beliefs, encouraging a rich conversation around the expression of faith in work.

 

IS PRAXIS ONLY FOR RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS?

No. Organizations that come through our accelerator are not required to have a religious affiliation. Praxis provides space for conversation where leaders can understand how the message of the Gospel informs and gives life to 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 commit to attending all three events in their entirety. This also applies to the second Fellow who may be 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 for you to apply to the program. You may even be eligible for an international stipend. 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 so 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 through their invitation to and participation in the Praxis community, including the annual Redemptive Imagination Summit. Fellows are encouraged to engage in our jobs board, content opportunities, and ongoing Praxis gatherings.

 

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 whether 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.

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