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  • Fast Pitch Tucson

    Fast Pitch Tucson is HERE! Applications have closed and 57 local nonprofit programs have applied for this exciting opportunity.  The 15 nonprofits semi-finalists selected for the program will be announced on Sept. 4.  Learn more about the program, showcase and how to become a sponsor.

    Meet SVP!

    What change do you want to see in our world? What role will you play? Who will you share it with? These are some of the questions SVP Partners tackle around the world, embarking on a journey that goes well beyond philanthropy. Meet a few of them in this brief video from our friends in Seattle, and find out what SVP is all about!

    Why SVP? It’s Our Model!

    Why do our Partners join SVP Tucson? Many want to pool and stretch their dollars, contributing more than they could alone. Others desire to give their time and talent. For long-time Partner David “Griff” Griffis, the answer lies in our venture philanthropy model.

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    Participants and their mentor's meet at the Fast Pitch Tucson event.

    "Fast Pitch is amazing. I'm really impressed with the program and excited to be part of it. Thank you SVP!" Evan Mendelson, FAST PITCH Mentor "I feel like if it all stopped tomorrow, the two sessions that we have already had have been invaluable." Jeannette Mare, Ben's Bells, Participant

    Participants and their mentor's meet at the Fast Pitch Tucson event.

    SVP Tucson kicked off our inaugural FAST PITCH program on Sunday, Sept. 20th at TEP in downtown Tucson. It was a beautiful early evening as our 17 Participants and 40 Mentors joined members of our FAST PITCH Coordinating Committee and our Mentor Team to get to know one another and celebrate the programs beginning.

    Participants and their mentor's meet at the Fast Pitch Tucson event.

    Social Venture Partners Tucson is conducting a national search for an Executive Director. This individual will have the exciting opportunity to help take an innovative and vibrant philanthropic organization to its next level of impact. Read More »

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    Participants and their mentor's meet at the Fast Pitch Tucson event.

    FAST PITCH Finale Event

    November 12, 2015 4:30 pm

    Witness seven exceptional non-profit leaders compete for cash prizes as they present their innovative three-minute “fast pitch” stories. You will be moved beyond measure and, quite likely, inspired to action. Read More »

    Participants and their mentor's meet at the Fast Pitch Tucson event.

    Annual Partner Summit featuring Paul Shoemaker

    December 8, 2015 6:00 pm

    Join us as we welcome fellow tribe member Paul Shoemaker to Tucson and enjoy connecting over the theme – “What is YOUR Can’t Not Do?” Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International. With insights from 17 years of this unique vantage point, he is the Northwest’s leading expert on activating social change agents and a global thought leader on how individuals can be the most effective social change leaders. In 2011 and 2012, Shoemaker was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential People in the Nonprofit Sector” by The NonProfit Times, and in 2013, was named “Philanthropist of the Year” by Future in Review. Shoemaker has spoken at TEDx and United Nations events and has written for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Fortune, and The Huffington Post. Read More »