Your mission depends on mobilizing and activating supporters. We can help.

 
 
 
 

Apply for a Popup Think Tank event so you can engage new people, gain new ideas, and mobilize a community of brand ambassadors.

 
 
  • Expand your reach to engage new people  

  • Launch your project with an innovative event

  • Engage volunteers and build ownership  

  • Develop win-win partnerships with other leaders  

  • gain new ideas, tactics, and strategies to move your project forward  

  • Build a supportive base and Activate a community of brand ambassadors  


Popup Think Tank is free for non-profits* 

*And small businesses, impact ventures, churches, artists/musicians/filmmakers, and social enterprises.

 

 
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One of the most refreshing models I have seen. Not only was the space and facilitation safe, it was serious in its purpose, sweet in it’s encouragement, and full of fun in its execution.
— Stephanie Page | Founder, Stories Foundation
 

HOW IT WORKS

1. THREE MINUTE APPLICATION

Let us know how your idea makes a difference. Be brief - this is not a grant application. It only takes three minutes.

2. GET MATCHED

We will match you with a team in our growing network of facilitators. Work together to determine how to meet your goals for the event.

3. It's EVENT TIME!

Bring people together to learn about your project so you can make the difference you imagine with a community of energized supporters and brand ambassodors. 

APPLY TODAY. IT TAKES 3 MINUTES.

 

MEET A FEW OF OUR PARTNERS

 
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Thanks for facilitating a Popup Think Tank for Gutter Punk Coffee! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was amazing. I came away really refreshed, encouraged, and energized. It’s a great model.
— Carley Kammerer | Co-Founder, Gutter Punk Coffee

FROM A DREAM TO 90 COOKIES PER MINUTE

Junita Flowers is the Founder of Favorable Treats, a social enterprise and impact venture based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 
Faith is my foundation, family is my motivation, and business is my determination.
— Junita Flowers, Founder | Favorable Treats
 
 

Apply Today!

 
 

 
 
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HOW WILL I PREPARE FOR MY EVENT?

You will work with your host and facilitator to pursue your goals - before, during, and after your event. We also created a short online course that will help you get the most out of your event. Access tools and frameworks for inviting your family, friends, network, and community to learn about your project. Everything you need to get the most out of your event. 

 
 
 
 

WHY IS THIS FREE?

We've been there. We know what it's like to get a new project off the ground. Also, we live in the wealthiest nation on the planet and there should be a way to sustainably help new projects get started at no cost to the difference makers. And that is the motivation of our network of facilitators: they desire to help others on their journey to make the world a better place.  

 
 
 
 

ABOUT THE "WAITING LIST"

To meet the growing demand, we are now training a network of facilitators to plan and host Popup Think Tank for projects like yours. However, projects are not matched on a first-come, first served bases. Rather, these collaborations are based on shared values, geography, and calendars. We encourage you to apply immediately.

 
 
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IS YOUR CITY READY FOR POPUP THINK TANK?

Not based in Minneapolis or St. Paul? Contact us about bringing the Popup Think Tank to your city or community.

 
 

APPLY TODAY