bigBANG! is a free two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Cleveland, culminating in the Fast Pitch competition.
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 nonprofit and business professionals (SVP Partners and friends of SVP) on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story”.
The program culminates in a “Fast Pitch” competition – a high energy, rapid-fire presentation event during which finalists share the mission, vision, and impact of their organization with the audience – in just four minutes!
In 2020, Fast Pitch Presenters received:
- two months of individualized Fast Pitch coaching
- $1000 from SVP and the opportunity to win $2500
- a professional video of their presentation — an excellent marketing tool!
- a professional photograph of themselves
- a tailored advisory session with SVP Partners to brainstorm over and offer practical solutions to an important capacity-building challenge facing them
- a certificate for a workshop with BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence