SVP Fast Pitch


SVP Fast Pitch is a social innovation program and pitch-event empowering 20 local nonprofits in their ability to tell their story. Our cohorts develop an organizational pitch, are provided visibility & connections to grow, as well as the capacity to sustain their growth.

Fast Pitch Five-Year Results:

  • Trained 85 nonprofits

  • Raised $110,000 in Live Donations (last two years)

  • Awarded $113,000 in Cash Awards

  • Connected $225,500 of In-Kind Services

  • $1,323,724 in follow-on funding to Fast Pitch contestants attributed to the program

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“All Nonprofits have a story to tell. SVP Fast Pitch helps them tell it!”

Fast Pitch Executive Committee

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Cameron Law


Joyce Hettrich

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Elfrena Foord


Monique Brown


Jay Thomas

Platinum Level Sponsors

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Gold Level Sponsors


Silver Level Sponsors

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Bronze Level Sponsors

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Champion Level Sponsors

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SVP Fast Pitch 2019 Cohort


Fast Pitch 2019 Winners


2019 - 1st Place Winner ($15,000)

Kids Helping Kids Sacramento

2019 - 2nd Place Winner ($2,000)

Street Soccer USA Sacramento

2019 - 3rd Place Winner ($1,000)

Studio T Urban Dance Academy





SVP Fast Pitch 2019 Coaches


Ben Anders - Innovative CPAs

Bernadette Augustine - REMAX Gold

Mihran Berejikian - Belami E-Commerce*

Linda Bigler - The Money Magnet

Ray Burnell - CA Catholic Conference

Sabya Das - Moneta Ventures

Erica Thompson Dias - American River Bank

Thomas Dodson - Brand Builders Group

Edwin Edebiri - Happy Neighborhood Project

Michelle Elder - Elder Accountancy*

Margo Fowkes - OnTarget Consulting, Inc.

Mike Gannon - Retired

Laura Good - Startup Sac

Bruce Hester - Colliers International

Jessica Hubbard - Independent Consultant*

Allison Joy - Comstock’s Magazine

Matthew Lambie - OPFI Advisory

Moreen Lane - RR Strategies

Jason Law - CA Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development

Mariah Lichtenstern - DiverseCity Ventures

Nancy Mallory - Mallory & Associates Public Relations

Jenn Manuel - Via Consulting

Amanda Merz - SAFE Credit Union

Sunny Mills - Retired (North State Building Industry Foundation - Consultant)*

Dawn Moore - Moore Development Strategies

George Myers - Intentional Growth Consulting*

Doug Newton - FosterHope Sacramento

Lucie-Anne Radimsky - KAI Partners

Lori Rianda - Bank of America

Tiffany Rosso - Alchemist CDC

Elena Ruiz - Independent Consultant

Pam Saltenberger - Retired (Girl Scouts)

Evan Schmidt - Valley Vision

Freddie Silveria - Freddie Silveria Auctions

Nicki Todd - Pacific Coast Companies

Kim Tucker - Impact Foundry

Susan Wheeler - SMUD

SVP Fast Pitch Cohort 2018


2018 Winners


SVP Fast Pitch 2018 - 1st Place ($15,000)

SVP Fast Pitch 2018 - 2nd Place ($2,000)

SVP Fast Pitch 2018 - 3rd Place ($1,000)





SVP Fast Pitch Alumni


Learn more about the innovative and impactful nonprofits that have gone through our Fast Pitch program the last five years by clicking their logo!