Our core purpose at SagePresence is to empower others to understand and communicate their value. As much as we apply that to business, at its heart, it’s about making more confident human beings. We’re thrilled to announce that we’re actively looking to explore our purpose in a new way—by partnering with a single non-profit organization to provide our services pro bono for up to a year!

The SagePartners Program is seeking nominations for non-profit organizations that would like help in any of the following areas:

  • Aligning how staff and volunteers communicate the organization’s mission, vision, and values.

  • Creating and delivering compelling and effective presentations.

  • Building dynamism in leadership or public-facing figures.

  • Understanding how to design and adapt messages to resonate with different audiences.

  • And more…

Help us to find a great partner for 2019! Please forward this link to any organization you think may be interested.


The Details

The selected organization will receive up to 40 hours of training, coaching, and/or consulting delivered by SagePresence within the 12 months following selection. Services must engage leadership at least. Ideally, services would be applied to several levels of the organization—the staff, board of directors, and/or volunteers, etc.—to ensure that the group can carry it into the future. Projects must advance the mission of the group AND have the potential for significant impact.

Deadline: June 10 2019, 5:00 pm CST

Our decision will be based on the following criteria:

  • Fit: Does the applicant organization’s needs align with the work we do?

  • Impact: How many will be impacted by the work we do together, either directly or secondarily?

  • Commitment: How committed are the organization’s leadership and influential stakeholders to support, uphold, and champion the work we’ll do together?


  1. Review: SagePresence staff review all applications for eligibility.

  2. Interview: 1-3 finalists will be contacted via email by June 12, 2019 to participate in an interview to be scheduled between June 12-June 19.

  3. Final decision: Selected organization will be notified via email and/or phone by 5pm on or before June 26, 2019.

Applicant groups must:

  • Be a federally tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  • Have a board of directors or advisory committee that provides input on the project and oversight of the training.

  • Have permission and verification of eligibility from the program director before applying.

  • Submit proof of nonprofit status if selected as a finalist.

  • Be within a one-hour radius of the Twin Cities (MN) or willing to pay travel expenses.

Applicant groups cannot be:

  • Organizations registered with the MN Secretary of State as a profit-making Minnesota business (e.g. Business Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, MN Public Benefit Corporations, etc.).

  • Single member LLCs or sole proprietorships.

  • Public, private, alternative, charter, or home schools (this includes school support organizations such as PTAs, PTOs, school foundations, etc.).

  • Activities that engage in political lobbying, serve the religious socialization of participants, or discriminate against persons or groups.

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