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FAST PITCH TUCSON is a free two-month communication skills training program for nonprofits that are creating lasting social change in the greater Tucson area. The program trains nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story, and connects them with leaders in the business, philanthropic and nonprofit communities who can help them achieve their goals. SVP Tucson began offering the Fast Pitch program in 2015. Over the past two years, over $344,000 has been awarded and granted to Fast Pitch participating organizations.
Fast Pitch finalists gain valued awareness and compete for thousands of dollars in grants and prizes. They also build life long relationships with their mentors and fellow participants. Fast Pitch is not just another program, it is an opportunity for growth and professional development.
The program is designed for nonprofits that are effecting social change in Tucson, culminating in the Fast Pitch competition on November 9, 2017, at the Leo Rich Theater in the Tucson Convention Center.
Fifteen 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 and community leaders on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.” Of the fifteen nonprofit participants, up to seven will be selected to participate in the culminating Fast Pitch event. All approved program participants will be invited to showcase their organizations at the Fast Pitch competition.
The program culminates in a Fast Pitch Showcase – a high energy, rapid-fire presentation event during which up to seven finalists share the mission, vision and impact of their organization with the audience and judges in just three minutes!
Fast Pitch finalists gain valued awareness and compete for thousands of dollars in grants and prizes.