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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 admin@SVPSacramento.org. Nonprofit application opens in September 2017. If you are a prospective SVP Partner or process coach, please contact admin@SVPSacramento.org.

Press Alerts

3/11/16: SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Winners

11/3/15: SVP Fast Pitch 2016 Nonprofit Semifinalists Announced

6/9/15: Councilmember Rick Jennings II Invites SVP and Fast Pitch Top Three to City Hall

2/23/15: SVP Sacramento Selects 10 Nonprofit ‘Fast Pitch’ Finalists

2/4/15: SVP Sacramento Fast Pitch Nonprofits – Four weeks away from ‘Big Pitch’

1/8/15: ‘Fast Pitch’ for a Great Cause; Contest for Nonprofits kicks off January 12th

10/13/14: The “Pitch” that Will Send Sacramento Nonprofits to the Big Leagues

9/9/14: SVP Sacramento Brings ‘Pitch Stage’ to Nonprofit Sector

Press Coverage

Sacramento Business Journal 3/14/17 – After Hours: Social Venture Partners Sacramento Fast Pitch competition

Sacramento Business Journal 3/7/17 – Looking For Elevator Pitches That Work

Sacramento Bee 3/7/17 – $80,000 Up For Grabs Wednesday in Competition For Nonprofits

Sacramento Bee 11/13/16 – Sacramento Nonprofits Make Connections While Honing 3-minute Pitches

Sacramento Bee 3/3/16 – Sacramento Nonprofits Hone Winning Pitch

Sacramento City Council LIVE on TV 6/9/15 – SVP Presentation

3Fold Communications 3/12/15 – “Can You Fast Pitch?”

Comstock’s Magazine 3/11/15 – “Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch”

Sacramento Bee 3/8/15 – “Chico Nonprofit has enough bite to claim ‘Fast Pitch’ payoff”

Sacramento Bee 3/6/15 – Video of Pitch from Overall Winner SAGE Global 

Inside Publications, March 2015 Pg. 24 – “The Art of the Ask: Competing to Sharpen Skills in the Elevator Pitch”

Sacramento Business Journal, 3/3/15 – “Social Venture Partners holds pitchfest for nonprofits”

Rocklin Today, 10/15/14 – “Local Nonprofits in Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition”

Nonprofit Resource Center Online, 10/3/14 – “Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch: Training and Mentoring Program on How to Pitch Your Organization”

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2016 SVP Fast Pitch Participant Videos

The Center for Land-Based Learning
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Cristo Rey High School Sacramento
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Food Literacy Center
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Improve Your Tomorrow: $5,000 Coaches Award Winner, $3,000 Audience Award Winner
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Reading Partners Sacramento
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

RedRover
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Roberts Family Development Center
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Sacramento Children’s Museum
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Sacramento Mandarins
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Sacramento Urban Debate League (SUDL): $7,500 Blanket Marketing Group In-Kind support award winner
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Shoulder To Shoulder
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

The Center for Violence-Free Relationships
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Women’s Empowerment: $10,000 Overall Judges Award Winner, $1,000 People’s Choice Online Voting Contest Winner
Final Pitch – 3/5/16
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

2015 SVP Fast Pitch Participant Videos

916 Ink: $5,000 Coaches Award Winner, $1,000 People’s Choice Award Winner, Top Three
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

A Touch of Understanding
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

B Street Theatre: Top Three
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

Breakthrough Sacramento
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Explorit Science Center
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

Green Technical Education & Employment: $1,500 Random Act of Kindness Award
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

PUENTES
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

SAGE Global: $10,000 Overall Winner Judges Award, Top Three
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

Teach For America Sacramento
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Wind Youth Services: $3,000 Audience Award Winner
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video

Yolo Basin Foundation
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

Youth Development Network: $6,000 Uptown Studios Media Makeover Prize Package
Final Pitch – 3/6/15
Votdo Contest Pitch Video
Commercial - produced for Fast Pitch by Art Institute Production Class

Testimonials

Video – Why Fast Pitch? 

2015 SVP Fast Pitch Nonprofit Statements:

“We connected with some of the other nonprofit participants and we expect to have an ongoing relationship with our coaches.”

“I met some great people and learned about excellent nonprofit programs I was unaware of before. There are three that I will collaborate with.”

“Great opportunity for meeting donors!”

“The feedback we received [during the Fast Pitch process] has helped us shape a localized and concise message and we continue to build on the relationships we created.”

“Great opportunity and I’m honored to be a member of the inaugural program.”

“Thanks for the fabulous opportunity to showcase our nonprofit to the region and funders.”

2015 SVP Attendee Statements:

“Simply inspiring, magical night.”

“The turnout was incredible. I really enjoyed seeing familiar faces in the room and the region’s funding community was well represented.”

“I appreciated the way non-profits were coached to distill their message into a short, informative, and inspiring pitch.”

“The fast pitches were amazing! I thought the setup and timeframe of the event went really well.”

“The timing of the fast pitches was perfect. Not too much lag time in between pitches, so it didn’t drag on too long. Nice touch to have the audience vote on their favorite, while giving the judges time to deliberate. Overall, very successful event!”

“The emcee was great; the program moved well, was never boring; the finalists were right on as were the winners.”

“Inspiring!”

“Good job. Great event. Thank you.”

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