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Program Details

Program Details

February 22 – 3:30 – 5:30 p.m: Uptake Auditorium, 600 West Chicago, 2nd floor: Semi-finalists attend an orientation and meet their coaches. Kelly Standing – expert speaker, author and coach – will kick-off the program.

February 8-10: The Steering Committee reviews submissions and invites 15 semi-finalists to participate.

March 1: The nonprofits that are selected to participate in the pitch program as semi-finalists attend an orientation and meet their coaches. Executive directors make their first elevator pitch. Coaches share feedback and scoring with presenters.

March 2-March 21: Coaches meet with EDs to review and discuss scores, ranking and written feedback (at least one hour meeting within this timeframe).

March 22: Semi-finalists make their second practice pitch. Coaches share feedback and scoring with presenters.

March 23-April 4: Coaches meet with EDs to review and discuss scores, ranking and written feedback (at least one hour meeting within this timeframe).

April 5: Semi-finalists make their third practice pitch. Steering committee selects top eight organizations, based on scores, to pitch during the showcase event.

April 26: Showcase event at Uptake. Top eight nonprofits pitch. Finalist organizations will also have table-top displays at the event.

Fast Pitch finalists compete for $30,000 in prizes and pro bono services.

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