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Join the Summer Purpose Challenge

United Way for Greater Austin and Verb are bringing you the Summer Purpose Challenge to team up local nonprofit leaders and Austin professionals to craft compelling stories and strategic pitches.

What is the Summer Purpose Challenge?

To break it down, it is a great way to improve your leadership skills and get more connections in Austin.

Free 5-week leadership program benefitting local Austin nonprofits

Teams compete to create the best Pitch Deck for a nonprofit

Teams are a mix of nonprofit and for-profit professionals working in Austin

Participants just have to sign up on Verb, the learning and development platform for purpose-driven leaders, before July 25th

Complete your first activity and get your team assignment

Starting July 26th, teams begin the challenge

Who Should Join?

We’re looking for almost anyone, you just have to be a professional from a nonprofit OR a for-profit company working in Austin. Here are two of our participants to give you an idea.


  • Director of Human Resources at Livestrong
  • Wants to grow her visual comms skills
  • Wants to make connections outside of the nonprofit world


  • Acquisition & Ecommerce Manager at Kammok
  • Wants to grow his strategy skills
  • Wants to give back and get more involved in his community

What Will We Do?


Using Verb’s Pitch Deck learning track, teams will complete different activities to develop the nonprofit’s Storytelling Pitch Deck.


Pitch decks are used by nonprofits for fundraising to support their causes.


Teams can choose how, when and where they meet — in-person, virtually or over a beer.

So Why Join?

Give your summer a little purpose

Share your skills and gain some new ones

Expand your circle with some new faces

Craft a great story with your team

Network at the Party for Purpose in mid-September