What is Fast Pitch SB?
Fast Pitch SB is an intense communications training program for nonprofit leaders creating lasting social change in Santa Barbara County. Bill Gates has described Fast Pitch as “a clever way to connect nonprofits and social entrepreneurs with potential funders.” Using a venture-pitch model, Fast Pitch SB trains and mentors nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story. Nonprofit leaders work closely with Fast Pitch SB coaches, individuals who are leaders in business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities, to develop their pitch and to prepare for the final competition. Fast Pitch SB is a program of Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara (SVPSB).
Through the two-month program, nonprofit participants hone their ideas and messages through peer coaching and mentoring sessions, all while building relationships and networking with potential funders, board members and supporters.