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Ignite Lincoln will award up to $7,000 to local nonprofits that ignite passion in our community.

How to Apply

Applying is simple: Anyone can nominate a nonprofit by submitting the form below. Submissions must be received before midnight on June 1, 2020. Five nonprofit finalists will be chosen to participate in the online Ignite Lincoln 12 event.

Nonprofits will be asked to produce social media content in partnership with Ignite Lincoln to help drive awareness about their organization and ask for free-will donations via Ignite Lincoln 12's donation page. Thanks to Ignite Lincoln 12's presenting sponsor, Firespring, nonprofits will receive part of a $7,000 match fund.

In addition to free-will donations, nonprofits will be awarded $3,000; $1,750; $1,000; $750; and $500. The amount awarded to each nonprofit will be determined by the final total of the free-will donations they received during the month of August 2020 via Ignite Lincoln 12's donation page. The organization that comes out on top receives the top award of $3,000!

The nonprofits will be awarded live on Ignite Lincoln 12's social media channels on Monday, August 31 at 7 p.m.

Nominate a Nonprofit to Win Up to $3,000!

About Ignite Lincoln

Ignite Lincoln 12 will be held online the entire month of August 2020. All event costs are covered by sponsors, so 100% of your donation through Ignite's website goes directly to the five nonprofit finalists with the top winner guaranteed to receive $3,000. 

Ignite Lincoln is a nonprofit organization that provides a platform for Lincolnites to share an idea,in five minutes and 20 presentation slides, that will spark imagination, inspire, educate and build a better community. Ignite asks the question, "If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say?" Ignite started in Seattle, Washington in 2006 and has since spread across the globe.

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