Like many businesses, Imagine! is facing a shrinking workforce and low unemployment rates. This combination makes it hard to recruit and retain Imagine! employees to support the people we serve. To tap into potential new employee markets, such as college students and retirees, Imagine! has created an app, similar to Uber, to offer "on-demand" short employment shifts. This opportunity was made possible by an Imagine! Foundation donor. We are calling the app “Imaginect.”
Meanwhile, the Community Foundation Serving Boulder County is working with tech startups to provide early stage corporate philanthropy by pledging 1% of their resources to nonprofits (called Pledge 1% Colorado). Out of this, they created a Nonprofit Pledge 1% Pitch Contest as a part of Boulder Startup Week.
The Pitch Contest, through an interactive and fun event, seeks to recognize and support entrepreneurial and innovative nonprofit ideas to solve pressing problems and critical issues facing Boulder County. Their goal is to support organizations in developing and testing new solutions to community challenges and leveraging investment to achieve impact. We submitted an application on the “Imaginect” on-demand employment app and we were chosen as a finalist to pitch the idea and could win $10,000!
The Nonprofit Pitch Contest is tonight, Tuesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Boulder Theater. We will make a 3-minute pitch, and the audience and a panel of judges will vote on the winning pitch. Please plan to attend, cheer us on, and vote! You can register by clicking here (it is free).
Check out the video and flyer below for more information on Imaginect.