Any Catholic Charities agency that submits an application certifies and agrees to the following if chosen as a finalist on March 19, 2023:.
Once notified of selection as a finalist, the organization will prepare a
“Big Idea” video pitch that will be promoted online and used for voting
by general public
Finalist teams will present a live pitch during the Annual Gathering 2023. Those attending will have a vote and judges will rate the pitches.
Between October 2023 and October 2024, winners will be partnered
with a research institution or individual who will help the agency measure
the impact of their “Big Idea”
At the 2024 Annual Gathering, winners will present on what is working
and provide opportunities for cross-learning and feedback on their projects.
At the 2025 Annual Gathering, winners will present reports on their projects, including lessons learned, metrics identified, total impact and feasibility
At the 2026 Annual Gathering, successful “Big Idea” lessons will be promoted or possible replication and advocacy purposes.