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SVP Tucson Fast Pitch Applications Now Open

June 27, 2016 – Tucson, AZ

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson is seeking applicants for Fast Pitch, a free communication skills-building program for local nonprofits culminating in a showcase event, modeled after traditional venture capital funding competitions.

SVP Tucson has opened applications for their Fast Pitch program. Fast Pitch provides Tucson’s nonprofits with community collaboration, skills building and increased awareness to grow their impact. This innovative program provides an opportunity for nonprofits to “pitch” their cause to an audience of more than 500, to gain local awareness and to win cash awards.

Through a competitive application process, 15 non-profit leaders will be selected to participate based on their innovative approaches to creating social change and their potential for significant positive community impact. Selected nonprofits will receive training and mentoring over the course of two months from volunteer business, marketing and coaching professionals on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.”

The program culminates in a “Fast Pitch” competition – a high energy, rapid-fire presentation event during which seven finalists share the mission, vision and impact of their organization with the audience and judges – in just three minutes! Fast Pitch finalists compete for over $40,000 in grants and prizes.

2015 was Fast Pitch’s inaugural year in Tucson and it made a big impact, resulting in over $100,000 in awards, grants and donations; $200,000 of media exposure; and $300,000 of skills building training delivered to nonprofits. Fast Pitch is changing the game, and providing new opportunities for the Tucson nonprofit community.

Applications are open now through August 8th. The Fast Pitch Showcase will be held on November 10, 2015, at the Leo Rich Theater in the Tucson Convention Center.

Contact Information:
Ciara Garcia, Executive Director
Direct: 520-209-2878 Cell: 520-449-0169

About Social Venture Partners Tucson

Our Mission
SVP Tucson is an ever-expanding community of engaged philanthropists dedicated to building the capacity, strength and impact of nonprofits in addressing social problems. We accomplish this through:

  • Thoughtful and strategic investments and collaborations
  • Our Partners’ engagement and expertise, and
  • Inspiring and equipping Partners to be more strategic and effective with their giving

SVP Tucson is a member of the Social Venture Partners network of more than 3,900+ engaged donors in 40 cities, in 9 countries, who have contributed $54M+ to 700+ nonprofits to date.