What is Chicago Cause?

Chicago Cause began as a philanthropic partnership between Orbit Media, Digital Third Coast, Lightspan Digital and Flanigan Communications.

Together we’ve donated over $530,000 in marketing services, including web design, digital marketing, SEO, content marketing and public relations to local Chicago nonprofits.

Through this cause, we strive to strengthen and serve Chicago nonprofits so that they can continue to do great things in the city we love!


What are the Chicago Cause prizes?

Several Chicago nonprofits will be selected to win the following donations:

    • A new website (design + development), content entry, digital strategy consulting, and Google Analytics setup and review from Orbit Media Studios, valued at $30,000.
    • Digital marketing strategy, which may include SEO, content and paid media strategies from Digital Third Coast, valued at $20,000.
    • Social media video, production, launch and promotion of the video from Lightspan Digital, valued at $6,000. Here’s a sample video:

Grand total = $56,000


Is my organization a fit?

Your organization must:

      • be in the Chicagoland area (Chicago + Suburbs)
      • be a 501(c)3 organization
      • demonstrate financial need for web and marketing services to serve a philanthropic cause
      • have a desire to improve the Chicago community

    How do I apply?

    Step 1: Read the terms and conditions

    Step 2: Apply by November 20, 2019. Winners will be announced on December 2, 2019.

    Apply Now →