What is the Cause We Care Challenge?

We know that finding marketing funds for nonprofits doing good work in the Sacramento region is often a struggle. We are offering $25,000 in marketing services provided by Uptown Studios to the winning nonprofit organizations. It’s our 25th year in business and giving back is part of why we have been successful.

Our services include video production, graphic design, website design and implementation, social media management or training and marketing and brand consultation.

We love working with people who care about making a stronger community and people who like a fun party with a purpose.

This challenge is open to all 501c3 non-profit organizations in the Sacramento region.

How To Enter

All applications must be submitted online by Februrary 24, 2017.

  1. Create a short video explaining your mission or project and post on your YouTube or Vimeo channel
  2. Fill out the form below with your 501c3 information, Executive Director and organization contact information.
  3. Agree to terms and conditions of participation on the challenge
  4. Have your friends and supporters vote for your cause March 1-15
  5. Plan to come to the Cause We Care Pitch Party March 30

Challenge Key Dates:
February 10
 – Competition online registration begins
February 24 – All entries must be received by noon
March 1 – Community online voting begins – 1 vote per day per person
March 15 – Online voting ends
March 30 – Cause We Care Pitch Party at Uptown Studios, 2415 23rd Street – Winners announced – 6-8 p.m.

The top 5 organizations that get the most online votes will move into the final round and must be available to present at the Cause We Care Pitch Night Party on March 30, 2017. Scoring at the Pitch Night will be judged by the Uptown Studios team and the winning pitch will be announced that night.

Your :60 second video should show what good work your nonprofit organization does and how you will use the Uptown Studios services if you win. Have fun and be creative!

Download Cause we Care Rules and Timeline

Find Pitch Party Event Here!

#CauseWeCare Submission Form

  • Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo and copy/paste that link here
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.