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!



Application process closes
March 30th, 2018


April 21st, 2018 | 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


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 create a plan to help incorporate our award winning Conversations℠ platform into each organization's day to day operations. Skills learned will include strategy, design and digital marketing. The campaign will help promote local nonprofits and their ability to engage with various audiences instantly through Facebook Messenger, Online Chat, SMS Text Messaging and many more channels via Conversations℠. The Dealer Inspire team will be helping you out along the way! To learn more, visit Conversations℠

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. You will even better understand the power of real-time chat using Conversations℠ and how to leverage chat engagement to power marketing strategy.

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 Conversations

Learn, Win, and Help Support our nonprofits!

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 juniors and seniors and all college students. Participation in the event is required to be eligible for prizes. Participants should apply in teams of four (4). 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!
To learn more about this years products, visit www.dealerinspire.com/conversations. You can also learn more about becoming certified with Google AdWords 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 second 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!




April 21st, 2018
8AM to 5PM, Food and Prizes until 6PM!

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

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