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An annual 10-week fundraising competition and accelerator for women who are passionate ambassadors of local nonprofits.


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10
WEEKS

 

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10
CHALLENGES

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5
WARRIORS

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1
WINNER

 Compete for your cause.  Apply now.

Compete for your cause. Apply now.

A FUNDRAISING COMPETITION

The Charity Warriors Challenge mobilizes nonprofit ambassadors to educate the public on important social issues and raise money for worthy causes. Participants learn from each other and a powerful network of expert advisors, while competing for a grand prize.

Contestants are put to the test through a series of 10 weekly challenges. Each challenge is focused on a different area of fund development, including social media, public speaking, branding, media engagement and donor solicitation.

The challenges are scored and judged by a panel of experts - with a winner declared each week. The five women who outperform their peers move on to compete in the Final Challenge Event.

 Executives in Residence provide expert advice and support strategic decision-making.   

Executives in Residence provide expert advice and support strategic decision-making.

 

A FUNDRAISING ACCELERATOR

The Charity Warriors Challenge provides opportunities for chief executives, board members, and rising leaders to enhance their knowledge and know-how, to become more effective nonprofit ambassadors. 

The accelerator helps leaders to develop greater knowledge, efficiency, focus and skill as fundraisers.

Through each of the challenges, participants hone their skills, test new ideas, and raise funds and awareness for their causes. Participants are supported by seasoned mentors and have access to a selection of high-quality trainings.


FOLLOW THE CHALLENGE


We are developing a video and podcast series so the public can follow the challenge. Each episode will showcase the hard work and dedication of contestants as they do whatever it takes to raise awareness and funds for their cause. View 2017 pilot episodes below and stay tuned for the upcoming 2018 season.


THE WARRIORS


Charity Warriors are women who are passionate ambassadors of local nonprofits, serving in volunteer or staff leadership roles. In 2017, five extraordinary women stood out among their peers, each winning a weekly challenge, and collectively raising over $300,000 for their causes.


GET INVOLVED


Charity Warriors provided me with unique and challenging opportunities that empowered me to become a stronger fundraiser.”
— Virginia Fresne, Flying Kites
 


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