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Innovative nonprofits PITCH, you VOTE.
bigBANG! 2017 was on October 26, 2017 at Near West Theatre in Gordon Square. It was a wonderful night!
Participants engaged with our featured nonprofits’ cutting-edge programs at interactive kiosks during a reception with beer, wine, and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Fast Pitch Competition + Audience Vote
Participants voted on rapid-fire pitches from several innovative nonprofits.
bigBANG! is a free two-month training and mentoring program for innovative non-profits that are effecting social change in Cleveland, culminating in the Fast Pitch competition in late Fall.
Nonprofit leaders are selected to participate based on their innovative approaches to creating social change and their potential for significant positive community impact. They receive training and mentoring over the course of two months from volunteer business professionals (SVP Partners and friends of SVP) on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story”.
The program culminates in a “Fast Pitch” competition – a high energy, rapid-fire presentation event during which finalists share the mission, vision, and impact of their organization with the audience – in just four minutes!
bigBANG! also includes an interactive networking reception where attendees can learn more about each innovative nonprofit. The evening concludes with the presentation of awards to nonprofit presenters.