Directly linked to any organization’s success is their ability to communicate in a compelling way.
To help organizations communicate more effectively, SVP created Fast Pitch.
Fast Pitch is a guided learning experience where selected non-profits, over the course of two months, receive professional training in several guided workshops and one on one coaching. Each participating non-profit is assigned their own coaches who train them on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.”
The program culminates in a “Fast Pitch” competition – where finalists share their stories in front of a live audience of 400 and local judges. Since the program began in 2012, we have given away more than $220,000 to local non-profits.
Fast Pitch is a great opportunity for both coaches and non-profits to learn new skills and learn more about the great work that is taking place in our community.
Space is limited. Fast Pitch takes a maximum of 16 non-profits a year.
The program begins in September and the final event taking place in November.
Non-profits and coaches interested in participating must be able to attend all required events:
- Initial Presentation Workshop – Held in September. During this session, participants will go through an introduction of the program and what to expect, meet their coaches and have the opportunity to ask questions.
- Three Group Coaching Sessions – September & October
- Mock Finals – October
- Finals – November
(All events take place from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, unless otherwise noted.)
In addition, the workshops and events listed above, non-profits meet in one on one sessions with their coaches.
Previous Fast Pitch Winners
Judges’ Choice Award & Audience Choice Award
Judges’ Choice Award and Audience Choice Award
Judges’ Choice Award