Ways to Engage With Notley

Published: May 9, 2022

Notley is all about relentless changemakers. Those are our people.

Every day: we wake up and think to ourselves — how can we support these folks better? Unlock their potential? Clear their path?

In this spirit, we’ve pulled back the curtain to answer one of the most frequently asked questions how can we engage with Notley? to serve as a “home base” for your social impact journey with us. Whether you become a Fellow, volunteer with an initiative, write a check, catch up on the latest news or otherwise, we have ways of welcoming people of all stripes.

Engage with Notley

Celebrate and Connect with Notable Changemakers at the Notley Moontower Ball

The Moontower Ball connects, celebrates, and awards notable changemakers from across the city with hundreds of guests from different backgrounds. During the event, we honor leaders creating positive change across a variety of categories, including community stewardship, rising leadership, racial justice, affordability, innovation and philanthropy. Check out the Inaugural Moontower Ball Recap and stay tuned for announcements about next year’s event!

Tune Into Our Podcast

Our podcast, Change The Rules, celebrates rule-breakers in the nonprofit and social impact communities. Each episode hosts a conversation with an experienced individual that shows us what it really means to be innovative in business and impact. Past guests include Kendall & John Antonelli, Josh Baer, Natasha Harper-Madison, Tiffany & Leon Chen, Josh Jones-Dilworth, Carla Piñeyro Sublett, Preston James, and dozens more.

Read Our Social Impact Report

Since 2015, our ecosystem of changemakers has collaborated across cause areas to instigate outsized impact in Austin and beyond. We are grateful to spend time partnering with our community to build solutions that disrupt the status quo in favor of innovative, connected social impact. We encourage you to read our social impact report to learn more about our work in the last year!

Catch Up on the Latest Notley News

We have stories to tell, wins to celebrate and years of experience to help elevate the conversation to bring about lasting systemic change. We hope you will be inspired by blog posts featuring the latest news and updates from the Notley ecosystem.

Apply To Join the Notley Fellowship

Looking to grow a strong network of social leaders, mentors and collaborators?

Since 2018, the Notley Fellowship has convened impact-driven young professionals across industries in programming and projects dedicated to social impact. Throughout the two-year program, Fellows learn from and work directly with the community’s foremost experts and leaders, contributing their talents and building upon their passions. If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram, stay tuned to the latest news in Austin & San Antonio, and join our email list to be the first in the know.

Apply To Join the Notley Crüe

We have an amazing team armed with resources and a drive to make real change happen. If you’re motivated by our work, we encourage you to apply on our Careers page or reach out if you feel you’re a great fit.

Reach Out With Questions for the Notley Crüe

Did you have a specific question about our ecosystem? Please reach out using our contact form and we will be in touch.

Engage with the Notley ecosystem

Join The Center for Social Innovation

The Center for Social Innovation (CSI) was founded in Austin, Texas and opened its first campus at Springdale General in East Austin in 2018. CSI offers flexible office environments and brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and social enterprises in a central location to foster natural collaboration and accelerate impact. If you’re interested in leasing space at CSI, please reach out on our website!

Apply To Pitch at Philanthropitch

Philanthropitch’s signature pitch competition program provides nonprofit organizations with knowledge, collaboration and capital to scale their impact. Since 2013, Philanthropitch has donated over $2M to over 130 nonprofits in Austin, San Antonio, Columbus and Philadelphia. And you’re next! Subscribe to our newsletter, stay tuned to our website, review our FAQ and feel free to reach out directly to learn more about the application process. Ready, set, pitch!

Attend a Philanthropitch Event Near You

The Philanthropitch program culminates in a live pitch event where nonprofit finalists have the opportunity to receive funding and exposure to new donors, supporters and mentors that will support their impact efforts well beyond the competition. After viewing the nonprofit finalist pitches, you can participate by voting for your favorites. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay tuned to our website to be the first to know when tickets are available in your city!

Attend the Annual Beam Female Founder Showcase in Austin, Texas

The Beam Founders Network is a nonprofit organization that empowers and supports women founders and their businesses through Knowledge, Connection, a Growth Mindset and Potential Access to Capital. Are you a woman founder seeking resources and tips to further your business model? At this event, we host facilitated networking sessions and conversations with several founders from the Beam community. Subscribe to our newsletter and stay tuned to our website to be the first to know when tickets are available!

Join the Austin or San Antonio Beam Angel Network

The Beam Angel Network invests in high potential and exceptionally led companies founded by women. Our mission is to provide equitable access to capital for women-founded companies and to create generational wealth for these founders and the investors that support them. Are you a woman founder ready to take the next step and apply for funding? Read the FAQ and start your application today!

Become a Civic Enthusiast of Austin Monitor

Since 2013, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Austin Monitor has been exclusively covering the important issues and key decisions at the intersection between the local government and the community in Austin, Texas. To support trusted local journalism and enable the Austin Monitor to continue serving their community free of charge, you can donate as little as $3 today to become a Civic Enthusiast.

Apply To Join the Naturally Austin M/O Fellowship

Do you have a product that has sold (even if it’s only a little) in brick-and-mortar, online, or simply to friends and family? Are you ready to seriously launch your business into a wider marketplace? The M/O Fellowship is a 6-month program that aims to bring together resources, tools, and community to accelerate diverse natural consumer product founders in Central Texas. Learn more about the M/O Fellowship today!

Attend the Annual Champions of Change Awards presented by DivInc

DivInc is a nonprofit 501c3 organization and all proceeds from DivInc’s Champions of Change Awards goes directly to support the nonprofit’s mission – to empower people of color and women entrepreneurs and help them build successful high growth businesses by providing founders with access to education, mentorship and vital networks. Their awards celebrate trailblazers in diversity, equity and inclusion in Austin across a variety of categories, including startups, nonprofits, investments, community champions and rising leadership. We hope you register to attend their event next year!

Help People Register to Vote Using Civitech

Are you interested in leveraging technology to power today’s voters & tomorrow’s leaders? Are you ready to reach more voters? Civitech builds the technology infrastructure that helps Democratic political candidates win, progressive social causes succeed, and local governments better serve their community to create a fairer, more equitable democracy. Reach out to their team to set up a call today!

Review Your Company on JobSage

JobSage is an employer review site that brings transparency to the things that matter most to jobseekers: inclusive workplaces, opportunities for growth, a sense of purpose, meaningful feedback, and flexibility. Think Glassdoor, but increasingly more accessible and authentic. Share your voice and help shape the future of belonging at work by reviewing your company today!

Become a Member of Amass

The average white household has 10x the net worth of the average Black family. Thus, the goal of Amass is to provide an end-to-end wealth building platform designed to bridge this disparity. Amass aims to close the racial wealth gap by building a deep bench of Black investors with access to, community with and knowledge of generational wealth practices. Amass closed its first deal in December 2021 with their inaugural group of seasoned and new Black investors and are actively seeking more Black Wealth Builders. Join the community today!

Purchase Springdale Ventures CPG products

Are you a founder-led consumer brand looking for a strategic capital and a strong network to help you navigate high growth? Or are you a fan of incredible consumer packaged goods? Springdale Ventures is passionate about elevating emerging consumer brands, and partnering with visionary founders to accelerate growth of the consumer brand ecosystem. Learn more about our portfolio and find your new favorite CPG brand!

Attend Major League Pickleball (MLP) events

One of our partners, Mellie Price, is Board Member & Co-Founder of Major League Pickleball (MLP), the elite professional pickleball league setting new standards in the fastest growing sport in America. For more information on MLP and securing tickets, visit their website and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube.