Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch
SVP Fast Pitch helps nonprofits define their impact, powerfully communicate their vision and awareness, and raise more funds as a result.
Programs & Services
Fast Pitch is a FREE communication skills and fundraising education program for organizations that are creating lasting social change in Southern Arizona. Our program trains nonprofit professionals to powerfully communicate their story, build deep relationships with donors, and strategically market their mission and impact. Professionals from 8 organizations will be accepted into our Fast Pitch "Class" each year! All participants will have the opportunity to deliver their own, unique “fast pitch” and connect with leaders in the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities. Fast Pitch is an incredible opportunity for nonprofit organizations to build lasting relationships, gain new resources, and become more resilient.
We support nonprofits and catalyze community change!! Fast Pitch offers:
Communication and “pitch” Training
Donor Connection and Fundraising Training
Marketing Strategy Training
Two dedicated and trained Mentors to assist you with crafting and honing your “fast pitch”
The opportunity to deliver YOUR message, need, and impact to a global audience
Thousands of dollars in non-restricted grants
Connections to donors, including representatives from major foundations, corporations, private donors, and more!
Visibility in our community, with multiple platforms to tell your story
SVP Tucson is committed to the 2Gen (Two Generation) Approach and is deeply engaged in building awareness, understanding and implementation of 2Gen strategies in the nonprofit sector and broader community. 2Gen approaches center whole families.
Applicant organizations must meet one or more of the following 2Gen values. Does your organization…?
Honor Lived Experience by centering voices of parents, caregivers, and families, their expertise, their experiences, challenges, and solutions. Do you have strategic ways to incorporate client feedback and build client agency?
Embrace an abundant and ambitious mindset. Does your organization use a trauma informed, coaching or assets-based approach to programming?
Believe equity is the moral center and encompass racial, gender, and economic equity with an intersectional lens. How is your agency/program centering equity?
Welcome diverse viewpoints, invest in system, policy, and social impact leaders for the long-run. Does your agency invest in centering diverse viewpoints and how?
Prerequisites or Exclusions
Our application process is ANNUAL! Each year we accept 8 organizations into our program.
Applications open = Beginning of August
Fast Pitch Class is selected = End of November
Training Program= January-May
Main Event Pitch Showcase: End of March
To support nonprofits, we provide:
Information Sessions when applications open = late July or early August.
Application Writing Workshops for anyone that wants support on writing their application = mid August.
Feedback to nonprofits who are NOT accepted into the program (Optional Opportunity) = End of November
Brittany Battle, Fast Pitch Director
Social Venture Partners (SVP) Fast Pitch is a program of SVP Tucson. SVP is a global organization with a local chapter in Tucson. SVP is focused on solving our worlds most entrenched problems by helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions.