Social Venture Partners Calgary 2018 Fast Pitch Semi-Finalists Announced
September 5, 2018 – Social Venture Partners Calgary (“SVPC”) is pleased to announce the following Calgary-based non-profits have signed on to take part in Fast Pitch 2018:
SVPC Fast Pitch is a free, two-month training and mentoring program for innovative non-profits that are targeting social change in Calgary. Over the course of two months, these non-profit leaders will work with volunteer coaches, from the local business sector, on how to succinctly and powerfully tell their story.
Coaches help their non-profit leader craft their story in a concise and compelling three- minute pitch that demonstrates their innovation and social impact in Calgary. They provide tips on public speaking and help the non-profit share their mission, vision, innovation and social impact within their story. After the semi-finals in late October, 8 finalists will move on to the Fast Pitch finals held at Telus Spark on Thursday, November 1st.
The8 finalists will each have three minutes to share their pitch to a panel of judges made up of local community and industry leaders, as well as to a crowd of more than 350 people. They will compete for a minimum of $20,000 in grants and prizes. Following the presentations, the judges and the audience will vote for their favourite pitch.
“Fast Pitch is a unique opportunity for non-profits to have unfettered access to volunteer, business professionals and amplify their organization’s impact,” says Lindsay Read, Executive Director, SVP Calgary. “The Fast Pitch program perfectly aligns with SVP’s overall vision of an engaged community that builds capacity in innovative non-profits.”
Since 2012, SVPC Fast Pitch has awarded non-profit organizations with over $150,000in grants and prizes as well as thousands of hours of coaching from local, business professionals. Following their involvement with Fast Pitch, participant organizations often achieve opportunities for collaboration, further growth, investment, sponsorship and increased public awareness.
Fast Pitch Details:
November 1, 2018
Cocktail reception: 5:30pm
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Early Bird Pricing until October 15
$50 for Individual
$40 for groups of 6 or more
Regular Pricing after October 15
$60.00 for Individual
$50.00 for groups of 6 or more
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Social Venture Partners Calgary
Cell: (403) 991-4660
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About Social Venture Partners
Social Venture Partners Calgary cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s social challenges. We Go Beyond Philanthropy. SVP does more than give away money. We connect and engage individuals, helping them make the greatest impact with their philanthropic giving by pooling their funds, contributing their time and skill and collaboratively deciding which non-profit groups to support. We are social sector investors.