Chicago’s Nonprofit Draft Day is inspired by the work of a great organization in Madison, WI, who started hosting Nonprofit Draft Day in 2018. We are grateful to Alnissa Allgood and her generous help in bringing the event to Chicago.

This event is a collaboration between LimeRed, TableXI. and EPIC. With HUGE thanks to Convergence Design Lab.

If you want to be different, hire an agency who is different.

LimeRed is a team of designers, researchers, and builders in Chicago and El Salvador who have dedicated our lives to creating change. All of the work we do has to prove a community benefit and our values must also align. We are a Certified WBE and Certified B Corporation. This isn’t an initiative or a new idea for us, it’s just who we are. It contributes to our perspective, which turns into work that considers multiple points of view and contexts. Now, as people are looking for teams who question standards and build businesses and brands differently, we’re happy to show them a different way.

We use software consulting to power positive change

Table XI is a custom software design and development company in Chicago. We create custom software that transforms companies. Our partners trust us to learn from their expertise, listen to their users and translate it all into software that takes their business somewhere new.

EPIC empowers creative people to make social change happen in Chicago. We come together to sponsor creative “rallies” – 8 intense, fun weeks of collaboration – which pair hand-picked volunteers from the ad and design community with Chicago-based nonprofit clients focused on education, children and families. For creatives, it’s the chance to work with other like-minded professionals across the industry, and use their talent to create social good. For nonprofits, it’s the chance to develop the kind of world-class, strategic marketing that their missions deserve. And when nonprofits and creative people join forces, they make a bigger impact on the world than either could alone.


Convergence Design Lab is an applied research center and a learning design studio in the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago. CDL partners with learning organizations and media & cultural groups to advance educational equity and civic participation.