Fast Pitch

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.

Program Details

Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Fall 2020 Fast Pitch event. Stay tuned for details on our next event.  

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.

Non-profits interested in participating

Submit interest to info@svpcalgary.org

Coaches interested in participating

Submit interest to info@svpcalgary.org

Previous Fast Pitch Winners

Collaboration Category Award & Audience Choice Award

SVP Investment Focus Category Award

General Category Award

Judges’ Choice Award & Audience Choice Award

Judges’ Choice Award

Audience Choice Award

Judges’ Choice Award and Audience Choice Award

Judges’ Choice Award

2019 Fast Pitch Videos

SVP Investment Focus Category Award

General Category Award

Highlight Video

Collaboration Category Video

All other Fast Pitch videos can be found on the SVP Calgary YouTube Channel.

How to Get Involved