Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best way to stay up-to-date on Startups Give Back volunteering events?

There are two ways. First, the event calendar. We update this when new events have been confirmed. The second way, which is more effective, is to join our email list. We send out event alerts to your inbox so you don’t have to remember to check the event calendar. 

What’s the difference between Flagship and Premium events?

Flagship events are free and typically involve multiple companies volunteering alongside each other. Great for networking and making a difference. Premium events are great for companies that want to use volunteering as a team building activity, but need support with planning and logistics.

You don’t have a chapter in my community. How can I get involved?

If we don’t have a chapter in your community, you’re welcome to apply to launch and lead one to mobilize local companies and professionals. Alternatively, if your company is interested in giving back to its local community, we recommend taking advantage of our Premium events.

What nonprofits do you typically partner with?

We’re pretty flexible when it comes to the type of nonprofit we work with. It ultimately comes down to who need helps. We do, however, avoid nonprofits that are more political in nature. Our goal is to bring people together versus alienating.

I want to start a chapter of Startups Give Back. What’s the process?

The first step in the process is to apply for a chapter license.

Once you submit your application, it will be reviewed by the Startups Give Back team.  This typically takes a few days from the time the application is received.

Once the vetting process is complete, the next step is an introductory call where you can ask questions and learn more about running a chapter. 

I work at a nonprofit and would love to partner with Startups Give Back. Is there a process involved for vetting nonprofit? 

We love to hear from nonprofits. If you’re interested in learning more about how Startups Give Back can help you, get in touch.

Do I have to work for a startup to volunteer at a Startups Give Back event?

No. Although Startups Give Back focuses on getting startups involved, you don’t have to work for one in order to participate. We welcome any business or individual that wants to make a difference.

My company wants to volunteer. How many people can I bring?

The number of people you can sign up for a Flagship volunteering event depends on the nonprofit we’re partnering with and how many people they can accommodate.

Some nonprofits can accommodate a large group while others only a handful.

We like to provide a mix of large and small volunteering events (weekday and weekend).