Stage I


Stage I: Innovate

Idea generators submit video pitches of Changemaking ideas
This stage ended August 5th

Stage II


Stage II: Connect

Community members and coaches coaches make connections for their favorite innovations
This stage ended August 9th

Stage III


Stage III: Partner

Local organizations establish partnerships with innovators to enact their ideas


All submissions should adhere to the following guidelines and instructions: 

  • Your video should be no more than 90 seconds in length and filmed in landscape format
  • Your video should address the following areas:
    • THE PROBLEM: What problem are you addressing? 
    • THE SOLUTION: How will your idea address this problem? 
    • THE URGENCY: Why does this change need to happen now? 
    • Who are you? 
    • What role are you willing/able to play to enact this idea? If you can’t do it alone, what do you need the community’s help with? 
  •  Your video must be uploaded to YouTube before 11:59 pm on August 5th, 2020. Tag the video with #changeEVV and one of the following – #COVID-19, #economic, or #social – according to which category your idea addresses. 
  • When it’s uploaded, email the YouTube link to us at We’ll embed your video on our Submissions page.
    • Please note: We’ll be checking our email frequently throughout the challenge, but please allow up to 24 hours for your video to be posted on our site. 

Aside from that, it’s up to you! Be creative, dream big, and bring us your best innovations for making change in Evansville.

If you have more questions, visit our FAQ page


July 24th

The 2020 Community Changemaker Challenge is open! Submit your pitches for innovations according to the submission criteria.

August 5th

Submit your videos before 11:59 pm. And start to spread the word! Community members can share feedback and start making connections here

August 9th

Stage II – Connect closes at 11:59 p.m.

August 10th-22nd

It’s partnering time! Our coaches will take the feedback from the community and work to partner the best Changemaking ideas with local organizations willing to pledge their resources and tactical support. If you’re interested in becoming a partner, let us know! 

August 23rd

The results of the Community Changemaker Challenge: 2020 Edition will air on WNIN from 7 – 7:30 pm. Our coaches will reveal which innovations were connected to partner organizations, and what their next steps will be.