Catchafire’s out and about this Fall! See where we’ve been and where we’re going + join us for any of our coming events. It’s gonna be a blast!
30 Summit, Labor Day Weekend – What will your legacy be? On Labor Day Weekend 2010 in New York City, the Thirty Summit gathered 30 young American leaders under the age of 35 from all sectors – business, law, NGOs, politics, medicine, fine arts, technology – who want the power to re-shape the country. Rachael, our Founder & CEO, presented this year.
RECESS Bocce Ball, 9/11/2010 – Recess by definition, is the opportunity to be temporarily dismissed from customary activities; and RECESS, the company, organizes an ongoing series of sports and games that redefines our shared philosophy of play by fusing healthy sportsmanship, unbridled creativity and the people responsible for that creativity. Catchafire participated in a c0mpetitively healthy game of Bocce winning against FlavorPill, Saatchi + Saachi and Kickstarter to rise to the quarterfinals only to get trounced by the amazing accuracy of the Red Antler team.
6 Degrees of Duke, 9/21/2010 – Rachael a Duke alum (MPP ’09) spoke about “The Value of Volunteering” for your career after graduation.
YNPN Fall Kickoff Event, 9/22/2010 – Young Nonprofit Professionals Network NYC Chapter hosted a networking event featuring Catchafire. Rachael shared the inside scoop on Catchafire and our business model with nonprofit leaders who participated in a robust Q&A session afterwards.
Prime Produce Prom, 9/25/2010 – At the first annual Prime Produce Prom, an open fundraiser for charitable organizations in NYC, Catchafire gave away a project to She’s the First, a media campaign that promotes the importance of educating girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to go to school.
Digital Summit (Dumbo Arts Festival), 9/26/2010 – Catchafire demoed its new site at Digital Summit and hosted a panel featuring six of our nonprofits including Champion Access, Global Cocoa Project, Network 355, Pando Projects, The Blind Project, and Women’s Education Project.
Planning-ness 2010, 9/30/2010, 5-7PM at Galapagos Art Space – Catchafire and The Talent Business are hosting drinks after the first day of Planning-ness, the un-conference for planners, creatives and designers.
Columbia Business School Social Enterprise Conference, Social Impact Pitch Competition, 10/8/2010, 3:30-4:30PM at Alfred Lerner Hall – The Social Impact Pitch Competition will feature emerging social entrepreneurs in a variety of fields who will be allotted two minutes to pitch their enterprise to a panel of judges. Judges will give feedback, rate each competitor, and select a winner.
The Feast Conference after party, 10/15/2010 – Details to come
Grassroots Camp Meetup – Details to come
Net Impact Conference, Lunch Panel: Revolutionizing the way people volunteer, 10/30/2010, 12:30PM, Ann Arbor, MI – Catchafire is hosting a panel with The Extraordinaries and Taproot Foundation, moderated by Tara Greco from APCO Worldwide. Gain more than you give through volunteering. This panel highlights new volunteer solutions that are designed to give you (the highly skilled professional) a better volunteer experience. Learn about solutions that give you the opportunity to volunteer your skills (www.catchafire.org), volunteer while you’re waiting at the doctor’s office (The Extraordinaries), and volunteer in a team (Taproot). These new models are changing the way people volunteer and the way that nonprofits and social enterprises think about and utilize volunteers.