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2013 SVP Fast Pitch Judge: Janet Levinger

Posted by Bryce Merrill

Janet Levinger_original sizeJanet Levinger is a Social Impact Leader in the Seattle area. Her vision is to create opportunity through engagement, advocacy, and philanthropy. Her focus areas include education, civic engagement, and reproductive rights.

Janet chairs three nonprofit boards: Social Venture Partners Seattle, a global network of engaged philanthropists; League of Education Voters Foundation, which advocates for excellent and equitable education; and Eastside Pathways, a collective impact effort in Bellevue, WA. Additionally, she serves on the boards of United Way King County, Thrive by Five Washington, and the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Janet worked in high tech for 16 years. She has experience in marketing/communications, fundraising, board governance, and training and development. She has a BA in English with honors from Brown University.

In Janet’s Words: Why did you decide to serve as a judge for SVP Fast Pitch?

The Fast Pitch helps innovative social enterprises refine their ideas, strategies, and presentations and then gives the best the opportunity to present in front of hundreds of community leaders. I appreciate how the Fast Pitch — through workshops, mentors, and coaches — can transform the way these organizations describe who they are and what they do. Many start with dry, over analytical pitches and end up with compelling stories.