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Fast Pitch


4th Annual SVP Chicago Fast Pitch

April 30, 2019

6 – 8:30 pm

Uptake, 600 West Chicago


Fast Pitch is a free two-month communication skills building program and competition for innovative nonprofits in Greater Chicagoland. The program equips nonprofit leaders to communicate their story powerfully and connects them with leaders of the business and civic communities who can help them create significant community impact.

Meet our 15 semifinalists:

Brave Initiatives, Jen Giacchino

BUILD, Inc., Andy Wade

Cara Chicago, Maria Kim

Chicago Eco House, Ben Anderson

Data Foundation, Inc., Larry E. Roberts Jr.

Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.), Gail Schechter

Latino Union of Chicago, Analia Rodriguez

Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing, Mark Swartz

Lost Boyz Inc., LaVonte Stewart

Mikva Challenge, Michelle Morales

Plant Chicago, Jonathan Pereira

Playworks Illinois, Colleen Harvey

The Gray Matter Experience, Britney Robbins

Traffick Free, Inc., Laura Ng

UpBeat Music and Arts, Scott Barbeau

Eight of these nonprofit leaders will move onto the showcase event on April 30 to compete for $40,000 in cash and pro bono prizes.

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