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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 23, 2023. Five nonprofit finalists will be chosen to participate in the Ignite Lincoln 15 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 15's donation page. 

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 receive during Ignite Lincoln event and our donation page. The organization that comes out on top receives the top award of $3,000!

The nonprofits will be awarded live at Ignite Lincoln 15 on Thursday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

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

About Ignite Lincoln

Ignite Lincoln 15 will be held Thursday, September 14, 2023. 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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