welcome to inspire university

The one-day digital marketing competition that helps nonprofits by designing and building digital marketing campaigns. These digital campaigns are developed by students who want to win big!
Introducing our High School and College divisions. This year, registration is open to ALL high school and college students and teams will be divided into two separate divisions based on the grade levels of the majority of each team.

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April 6th, 2019 | Naperville, IL


This is not a class. It’s a competition.

LEARN Digital by doing it. INSPIRE marketing campaigns that help people online. WIN the prize by showing your skill.

The Course

Class Schedule


The Challenge: Should you choose to accept it, you will be tasked with helping local nonprofits achieve their marketing goals through strategic planning and execution.

The Objective: As a team, you will create a paid search marketing campaign utilizing Google Adwords from concept to execution. Your team will build campaigns which will include budgets, ads, search keywords and digital marketing assets. In addition, you will be tasked with analyzing actual analytic data from our participating non-profit websites to use in your pitch for why your team should win. You’ll also learn some web development by choosing from a selection of web page templates to populate for your non-profit to use as their Giving Tuesday 2019 landing page. The Dealer Inspire team will be helping you out along the way!

The Takeaway: Through this competition, you'll gain InspireU certification and resumé building skills, as well as real-world experience working with clients and timelines. You'll have the potential to launch a Google AdWords campaign seen across the web while gaining training, knowledge, and networking opportunities from experts within the industry.

Free Stuff: Every participant has the chance to win prizes, Amazon gift cards, and more! Breakfast and lunch will be provided along with snacks, coffee, and a variety of beverages.

Skill Upgrades:
WordPress AdWords Google Analytics

Learn, Win, and Help Support our nonprofits!

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Interested in being a non-profit?

Apply online now and let us know what sets you apart! We'll review applications and be in touch.

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Join us for this 1-day digital marketing competition for a good cause! Support education and non-profit organizations. Various sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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InspireU is open to current high school and college students. Participation in the event is required to be eligible for prizes. Participants should apply in teams of four (4). Participants will be separated into a High School or a College division based upon the majority of team member grade levels. We recommend creating a diverse team with various backgrounds in business development, design, digital marketing, video production, communication, etc. We'll have experts on site to help out but the project execution is up to you and your team! You can also learn more about becoming certified with Google Ads and Analytics at https://www.google.com/partners.


Don't wait! Slots are filling fast so apply in your team of 4 today for a chance to participate in this fourth annual InspireU event. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, coffee, and various beverages will be provided. It's free to participate and each participant has the opportunity to win huge prizes, Amazon gift cards, and more! New this year will be the addition of a separate high school division. Team division will be decided by the grade level of the majority of the team.

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April 6th, 2019
8AM to 5PM, Food and Prizes until 6PM!

1864 High Grove Lane, Suite #100
Naperville, IL 60540

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