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LBIS 2019 “Pitch for a Purpose”

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pitch for Profit

Central Oregon nonprofits in search of funding and professional development training are invited to apply for Leadership Bend’s Impact Summit. The hands-on competition has awarded more than $50,000 in unrestricted funds to winning nonprofits in the past four years.

The Impact Summit, which provides training and visibility for local nonprofits, culminates in an opportunity to present in front of a panel of experts during “Pitch for a Purpose,” Central Oregon’s only nonprofit venture capitalist competition.


Leadership Bend Impact Summit’s 2019 “Pitch for a Purpose”

  • WHAT: Five nonprofits will take the stage at the LBIS “Pitch for a Purpose” event to compete for a $10,000 unrestricted cash prize and a $2,500 audience award
  • WHEN: May 8th, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Wille Hall, Central Oregon Community College


Ten organizations selected for the Impact Summit will join a series of workshops geared toward small-to-mid-size nonprofits including strategic and business planning, finance, board governance, marketing, and pitch creation. Nonprofits will have access to expert coaches and training throughout the workshop series.

From there, five organizations will have the opportunity to present in front of a panel of experts during “Pitch for a Purpose,” set for May 8, 2019, at Central Oregon Community College’s Willie Hall. At that event, one nonprofit will be awarded $10,000 or more in funding.


How to Apply:

  • Central Oregon-based 501(c)(3) organizations with an annual budget that does not exceed $750,000 can apply using this application (https://goo.gl/forms/XjCC2fEztGAR0UOV2)
  • All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on January 4, 2019.  Please email LBImpactSummit@gmail.com with questions, or for more information.


May 8
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Central Oregon Community College
Wille Hall
Bend, OR United States
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