Gator Tank

October 13 , 2022

The Paso del Norte Community Foundation in partnership with Microsoft introduces the inaugural Gator Tank — a social impact competition in a fast-pitch style to help local nonprofit organizations exercise their skills and gain the resources needed to support their missions.

The PdNCF provides the understanding, engagement, and leadership required to make a difference in the lives of the residents of our region through four priority areas including nonprofit investment. We recognize that nonprofit organizations require assistance in creating opportunities for growth through capacity-building training, awareness, and diversifying streams of funding to continue major programming.

Gator Tank provides small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations the opportunity to train, build capital, and expand their missions and programs that support our most vulnerable communities. This unique fundraising model will bring together nonprofit organizations, mentors, and funders to think creatively and strategically in the hopes of not only winning monetary prizes but to expand their impact within our shared communities.

The six nonprofit organizations that will participate in the inaugural Gator Tank pitch competition on October 13th are The Arc of El Paso, Books are Gems, Borderland Rainbow Center, Harmonious Home, Insights Science Center El Paso, and Justice for Our Neighbors.

The pitch competition will take place in conjunction with the El Paso Giving Day Early Giving Day Kick-off Event.


Gator Tank Schedule of Events

July 13th

Welcome & Orientation

Learn more about Gator Tank and what's to come!

*Sessions are curated and only open to the six particpating nonprofit organizations. 

July 27th

The Art of Pitching

Realize your ideas and learn ways to reel your audience in!

*Sessions are curated and only open to the six particpating nonprofit organizations. 

August 17th

Defining Your Fundraising Cycle

Identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. Layout the groundwork to meeting your fundraising goals.

*Sessions are curated and only open to the six particpating nonprofit organizations. 

September 7th

What Funders are Looking For

Look through the lens of your funders and find out what makes them bite!

*Sessions are curated and only open to the six particpating nonprofit organizations. 

September 28th

Pitch Practice

Let’s perfect your pitch!

*Sessions are curated and only open to the six particpating nonprofit organizations. 

October 13th

Gator Tank Pitch Competition and Early Giving Day Kick-off

Details to come! 


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