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What Is SVP Fast Pitch?

SVP Fast Pitch highlights and propels social innovation in the Greater Puget Sound region and beyond. Innovators tackling local and societal challenges are paired with business and community leaders who help them powerfully communicate their story and accelerate impact. 

This comprehensive program accepts an annual cohort of 20 locally based organizations working to drive social change across a variety of service areas. Innovators chosen will participate across three tracks: established nonprofit, startup nonprofit and for-profit social enterprise.

Throughout the program, innovators hone their ideas and improve pitches through structured learning sessions, practice clinics and 1:1 mentorship.  In the past 8 years, SVP Fast Pitch provided 19,000+ hours of coaching and $1M+ in grants and pro-bono services to 350+ social impact organizations tackling poverty, homelessness, inequity in education, prisoner recidivism, climate change, and other pressing issues in our community.

Fast Pitch innovators are welcomed into a group structured model where innovators and coaches meet as a collective cohort throughout the program year for pitch practice, community building and educational sessions. Each participant is paired with two coaches where teams will meet one-on-one for personal instruction, feedback and practice.

Past participants have described the program as invaluable – resulting in greater confidence and effectiveness when presenting, increased exposure for their organization and  valuable new connections with supporters, donors and volunteers.

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Recent News

Fast Pitch 2020 Winners

Fast Pitch 2020 shared ideas of innovation to end the school to prison pipeline, improving youth education, as well as health and wellness solutions for undeserved communities– these are only a portion of the powerful ideas presented at this year’s Final Showdown. Read more about the SVP Fast Pitch 2020 winners. Read More »

Introducing the 2020 Fast Pitch Finalists!

We are pleased to announce the SVP Fast Pitch 2020 Finalists who will pitch at the Final Showdown on March 26th at Town Hall Seattle. Read More »

Announcing the Fast Pitch 2020 Emcees

We are honored to have Nikki Gane and Paul Shoemaker as our emcees for Fast Pitch 2020! Read More »

Fast Pitch Coaches Spotlight

Meet some of the Fast Pitch coaches that are donating their time, skill, and insight to amplify the voice of the 2020 cohort. Read More »

Announcing the 2020 SVP Fast Pitch Innovator Cohort!

We are pleased to announce the 20 organizations selected to participate in this year’s SVP Fast Pitch! It was an extremely competitive group of applicants, all working to make social good a priority for our region. Read More »

 

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