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What is a “Fast Pitch”?
A “Fast Pitch” is a high-energy, quick-fire presentation where nonprofit leaders share the mission, vision, promise, and model of their organization – all in under three minutes! Presenters must be succinct, compelling, polished and passionate. Cash grants and prizes will be awarded at the Fast Pitch main event by the audience and key sponsors.

Who can apply for Fast Pitch 2022?
While we still believe in the great work of our entire nonprofit community, we have shifted our focus to directly support the organizations poised to make the most significant impact in Southern Arizona. The application period is now closed.

Nonprofits who will be accepted in our 2022 program must meet ONE or more of these areas of focus: 

  • *NEW* Utilize a 2-Gen approach
    • To learn more about 2-Gen and SVP’s Impact Goal, click here
  • Serve historically marginalized, under-served or under-resourced communities or populations
  • Actively work to promote social justice, including racial and gender justice
  • Support people who are experiencing health (mental or physical), financial, or educational adversity as a result of COVID-19 

If your organization does not meet this year’s eligibility criteria, but you would like to be added to our mailing list for additional SVP Grant Opportunities, please click here. 

Is Fast Pitch a competition?
Our Fast Pitch program is committed to equity, collaboration, and relationship building. We are accepting 10 nonprofit participants into the 2022 program. Each participant will receive our FREE training and will make it to the Fast Pitch final stage. During our main event, participants will have an opportunity to win grants during our live awards ceremony. Throughout our program, participants will develop skills to support and collaborate with one another. We believe in building comradery over competition!

When is the Fast Pitch main event?

The main event will be on March 31, 2022. Stay tuned for our Save the Date announcement! Be sure to join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn

Who should attend the Fast Pitch main event?
You! Anyone interested in learning about and supporting the social sector in Tucson. The event will bring together people from the business, government, academic and nonprofit worlds who want to support a vibrant ecosystem of social change in Tucson. Anyone who seeks to contribute their skills, expertise, finances, and connections in ways that contribute to building stronger nonprofit organizations is encouraged to attend. Tickets will be available for purchase in December 2020.

How can I support Fast Pitch?
There are many ways to show your support for Fast Pitch. Become a sponsor or get involved!

Who organizes Fast Pitch?
Social Venture Partners Tucson organizes the Fast Pitch program. Staff work in partnership with our volunteer Fast Pitch Coordinating Committee to make the program a success. Learn more about why our work matters.