It’s not Shark Tank, it’s Gator Tank and it’s here to help local nonprofits better serve the El Paso community
Gator Tank – a partnership between the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Microsoft – is a program created to aid local nonprofit organizations grow through trainings and provides opportunities to build capital from local investors that help expand their nonprofit organizations.
The Paso del Norte Community Foundation’s Gator Tank is a social-impact competition in a fast-pitch style to help local nonprofit organizations exercise their skills and gain resources needed to support their missions.
“We created an opportunity for local nonprofits to take their ideas and pitch to a panel of funders and get coaching,” Microsoft Tech Spark Community Engagement Manager J.J. Childress said. “Just as you would pitch an idea on Shark Tank, we have the local flavor called Gator Tank. We are able to get local nonprofits coaching, funding and the ability to grow their nonprofits with local funders.”
Applications are being accepted for small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations to participate in Gator Tank. The deadline to apply is June 9, 2022. For information on the eligibility and requirements and to submit an application, Click Here
Participating nonprofit organizations must provide services in the Paso del Norte region, be registered as a participating organization for El Paso Giving Day 2022, and fall within the “small” (budget less than $250k) or “medium” (budget between $250k-$500k) sized budget categories.
Six eligible nonprofit organizations will be chosen by a review committee and announced on June 30, 2022. The program will run from July 13, 2022, to October 13, 2022.
Gator Tank is a unique fundraising model bringing together nonprofit organizations, mentors and funders to think creatively and strategically in the hopes of not just winning monetary prizes, but also expanding their impact within our shared communities.
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