Welcome to Popup Think Tank
Learn about leaders and projects making a difference and offer your ideas, wisdom, and connections.

HOW IT WORKS

1. LEARN ABOUT THE PROJECT

Each event features a leader who is starting something new or revamping a current project. They are non-profits, small businesses, artists, and social enterprises - all aiming to make an impact.

2. CONTRIBUTE YOUR IDEAS

Leave your checkbook at home. These events are about authentically connecting with and celebrating the worthwhile projects and ideas aimed at making a difference. 

3. GET INSPIRED


100's of ideas and connections produced at the event are formatted in an eBook for the project organizers and event participants. Want to get involved with the project after the event? That's up to you.


 
Popup Think Tank helped me to see that as a small business owner, I can bring more value to the community by allowing the community to bring value to my business - by allowing others to help me carry the mission (or the load) forward - striving together.
— Mary Taris | Founder, Strive Publishing
 

WHY DOES THE WORLD NEED POPUP THINK TANK?

Many of us enjoy learning about creative and high-impact social ventures and good causes. But the opportunities to also contribute our ideas, wisdom, experiences, and connections are too rare. We believe in creating spaces built on ideas, stories, and connections. We create the space to contribute. Wherever it goes from there is up to you.

 

 

SOME THINGS WE'VE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY

Diversity over ability

Stolen from the book Whiplash. We can’t think of a better way to describe the essence of Popup Think Tank. All are welcome to participate.

Quantity over quality

We never judge the quality of an idea because we believe an environment of openness and inclusivity leads to many ideas, which leads to good ideas. 

Experiences over events

Events are planned, but experiences are what actually happens. We never know exactly what will happen as a result of Popup Think Thank, but good things happen when people gather around something making a difference.

 

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

WE HAVE Many Front Doors

 
 

GOOD THINGS HAPPEN WHEN WE SHOW UP

 

You have more to contribute than a small donation. You have experiences, wisdom, and a voice. Without you, there is no Popup Think Tank.

 
 
 
 

THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

 

Hey Founder! You have an idea to make a difference and it could become a non-profit or small business. Your organization has a strategic initiative that needs early support or new ideas. Maybe you just have an idea and you want to run it by some people. Let's talk about Popup Think Tank for your project, idea, or initiative.

 
 
 
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AND THERE ARE THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS

 

You define success a little differently because you want to help others be successful. All the more if they want to make a difference! Learn about getting trained to facilitate Popup Think Tank to bring people together, meet new people, and build community.