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Fast Pitch


“Over $40,000 in awards and the chance to tell your story to an audience of hundreds, including representatives from major foundations, corporations and the community.”

Fast Pitch is a free two-month communication skills training program for nonprofits that are creating lasting social change in Greater Los Angeles. The program trains nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story, and connects them with leaders in the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities who help them achieve their goals.

Leaders from 20 organizations will be selected to participate based on the degree to which their approaches to pressing issues give them a competitive advantage to significantly increase social impact.  Past participants have described the program as invaluable – resulting in greater confidence and effectiveness when presenting, increased exposure for their organization, important new relationships, and additional support from donors and volunteers.

At the final event, up to 10 finalists will make three-minute pitches to a panel of judges and an audience of approximately 600 philanthropic, business, civic, and nonprofit leaders, competing to win awards totaling over $60,000.

Fast Pitch

Accelerator Cohort

A program designed to accelerate the growth and impact of a cohort of systems change nonprofits in Los Angeles County. We define systems change as work that tackles the root causes of pressing social problems.


Encore Fellow Program

SVP’s Encore Fellows program is run in association with Encore.org, where individuals are exploring second acts for the greater good.  Typical Fellowships are approximately 1,000 hours over one year.  During that time, Fellows earn a stipend and explore a career that connects their passion with their day-to-day work.

Encore Fellowship