Fast Pitch

The nonprofit application for SVP Fast Pitch 2018 is now closed. Semifinalists will be announced in November 2017.

Nonprofits have a story to tell. Fast Pitch helps them tell it. Fast Pitch recruits 40 of Sacramento’s most distinguished business professionals to coach 20 nonprofits in how to tell their story in just three minutes. The pinnacle of Fast Pitch happened on March 8th at Golden 1 Center when 10 nonprofit finalists competed to win over $80,000 in prize money and awards!

Fast Pitch is an annual opportunity for both nonprofits and coaches. Fast Pitch 2017 has come to an end. If you are a nonprofit interested in learning more about the opportunity for 2018, please contact Nonprofit application opens in September 2017. If you are a prospective SVP Partner or process coach, please contact

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What is Fast Pitch?

Fast Pitch is an innovative model used by many SVPs worldwide for selecting and engaging with area non-profits.

Our 20 semifinalist nonprofits work 2:1 with our incredible coaches to refine their elevator pitch and tell their story of community impact.

After several sessions with mentors, Fast Pitch Contestant Organizations participate in the Fast Pitch event – presenting their refined Pitch to the Sacramento community, area investors, and event sponsors. Participating organizations compete to win funding and in-kind support, determined by event attendees, a judging panel, and our coaches.

Like any pitch event, participating organizations compete to win the hearts (and financial support) of attendees.