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The Inaugural Find YOUR Pajamas Nonprofit Intensive & Pitch Contest took place on Saturday, September 14th in New York City. This annual event requires early-stage nonprofits to submit an application form proving their seriousness in the nonprofit industry with necessary documents including a 501C3. Up to 25 applicants are accepted for the one-day business intensive training event and pitch contest. Attendees work with veteran nonprofit founders, leaders, finance, marketing and PR professionals, participate in workshops and discussions on how to launch or improve their nonprofit. They also have free access to industry-leading business launching tools to help them further their missions. 

The 2019 event was held at the SOHO offices of Scholastic.

Interested in sponsoring next year?

Contact me: Gen@GenevievePiturro.com 

Photos and videos by Damion Edwards Photography

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Invited Participants

  • ARMS - Challenging the stigma surrounding mental illness through art as a forum for self-expression, healing, and dialogue. Providence, RI @armsnostigma

  • Barbershop Books - Community-based program that creates child-friendly reading spaces in barbershops and provides early literacy training to barbers across America. Harlem, NY @barbershopbooks

  • Boxes Because -   We box up donations to transform giving from transaction to connection.  Atlanta, GA @boxesbecause

  • Breaking Barriers Yoga Inc.  - Breaks down barriers and builds bridges for the children and families of our community through yoga and mindfulness. Davie, FL @BreakingBarriersYoga

  • Courage to Caregivers  - Providing hope, support, and courage to caregivers and loved ones of those living with mental illness. Cleveland, OH @couragetocaregivers

  • Harmony Retreat and Animal Rescue, Inc.  - Provides people and animals a safe, nurturing and restorative environment by giving abandoned, unwanted or older animals, in need of shelter, a permanent, loving home. Huntingdon Valley, PA @HarmonyRAR

  • Odyssey Teen Camp - THE place for teens looking for an exciting, judgment-free summer camp where they can be their truest and most authentic selves. Located in the Berkshires, Holmes, NY @OdysseyTeenCamp

  • One Sandwich at a Time –Feeding the hungry in New York City and beyond.  NY, NY @onesandwichatatime

  • Operation Encore  -  Singer-songwriters and musicians from across the veteran and military communities providing opportunities and talent development for selected artists and working to bridge the gap between reality and public perception of veterans through the powerful medium of original music. Phoenix, AZ @operationencore

  • Passport Promise Project - Gifts passports and a travel experience to urban inner city young adults. Our mission is to broaden young minds via travel. Texas @passportpromise

  • SheIS Sport - Uniting the world in support of women’s sport. Here we are. Where are you? NY, NY @TeamSheIS

  • Stray HELP –   Improving the lives of cats through healthcare and education (H.E.L.P.) in Duchess County and the Hudson River Valley.  Fishkill, NY @strayhelpny

  • Taylor Matthews Foundation - The Taylor Matthews Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness and funding pediatric cancer research. NY, NY

  • The ABLEities Foundation - Provides high-quality services to children of all ABLEities. Specializes in the education of children with hearing loss and autism.   Yonkers, NY @the.ableities.foundation

 

  • The Grace Children’s Foundation (TGCF)  - Connecting children in need with people and organizations ready to help. Utilizing the Children’s Resource Exchange Center (CREC) model with a focus on pediatric healthcare – medical, surgical, rehabilitative care and groundbreaking research. New York, NY @thegracechildrensfoundation

  • The TEAM Foundation of Boston - Committed to addressing the mental health needs of the Boston student athlete community and working to create sustainable solutions with a holistic approach. Boston, MA

  • Working for Women – Matching businesses with nonprofits who are working to elevate women in the workforce. Kingston, NY @workingforwomen / @w4worg

  • You GO Girl – Encourage, Empower, and Inspire. Dedicated to ending the cycle of self-doubt and low self-esteem in girls. Nebraska @yougogirlomaha

Speakers

Jon Chang            IBM Marketer

Maddy Schiering   Sheer strategy

Trudy Stallings      NAF          

Michelle Nicholas  girls inc westchester

Madeline Wachtel  NY Harbor

Nivia Viera              Kids XPress

Sateria Veneble      Fibroidfoundation

Kevin Cooke         Westchester Medical Center

Alana Sweeny       United Way

Faith Ann Butcher  United Way

Cathy Mulrow       Attorney

 

Judges

Maryanne Greenfield       NAF

Megs Yunn                    Beverlys Birthdays

Rachel Renock               Wethos  

 

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