GiveNOLA Day: Propeller

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
12:01 AM – 11:59 AM


Support Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation on GiveNOLA 2018! We’re a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans.

Our mission is to grow and support entrepreneurs to tackle social and environmental disparities. We envision a powerful community of diverse entrepreneurs and stakeholders working together for a more equitable future where everyone can lead healthy, fulfilling lives free of racism, poverty, and other systems of oppression. Read about the experiences we’ve had with entrepreneurs in the testimonials below.

“Before applying to the program, all I had was an idea. I had no clue how to turn it into a business. Since being part of the Accelerator program, the idea I had in my head for so long is now an actual program that will benefit youth in the coming years.”

Christina Quijano
Founder, Coastal Waters Workforce (Propeller’15)

“Propeller’s 12-week Accelerator program was scary, challenging, and rewarding all at the same time. They hear your challenges and work with you on a personal level to create viable solutions to overcome those challenges. I know that if I ever need assistance once the program is over that I can still shoot an email to anyone on the team. Propeller is all about community, and you can sense that as soon as you step foot in the building.”

Lauren Perry
Founder, The Beautiful Foundation (Propeller’15)

“When we came to Propeller, we were two people with a lot of passion and years of experience working to get people out of prison and keep them out. We had a good idea and thought through what it would take to get [things] done. Unfortunately, we had no experience with how to actually run an organization. Working with Propeller allowed us to translate our passion into a plan for a sustainable organization.”

Kelly Orians
Co-Founder, RisingFoundations (Propeller’15)

“The Propeller Accelerator Program helped us develop critical connections, structure and momentum to grow our program from a concept to a forthcoming reality. Without the support of the Propeller mentors, team and supportive community, we would not have been able to progress so substantially in such a short window. We are deeply appreciative of Propeller’s competent and committed support.”

Sophie Harris
Co-Founder, Growing the Greenway (Propeller’15)

“Propeller has provided networking opportunities for us with potential funders or partner organizations and workshops to teach us how to better communicate the importance of our work. This has meant increased capacity for our organization and allowed our youth membership to focus on their campaign organizing and leadership development work.”

Wesley Ware
Founder and Director, BreakOUT! (‘13)