SVP FastPitch – Congrats to The Alliance

Social Venture Partners Sacramento Fast Pitch

What an incredible night!

In 2023 I joined Social Venture Partners Sacramento where I also volunteered as a coach for this year’s Fast Pitch. Social Venture Partners is a philanthropic network that helps those out to do good, do better – bringing together donors, nonprofits and social enterprises so we can make a greater collective impact. Each year SVP hosts Fast Pitch, a Shark Tank-seque event where nonprofits make a pitch for funding. Fast Pitch is a capacity building program that invites 18 nonprofits to learn how to pitch their nonprofit to high-value donors. It is not a time, treasure, talent pitch, it’s a direct ask for funding. Participants are ushered through a process where they learn how to present their organization, success stories, innovations and their benefit to the community in under three minutes. There are practice sessions, coaching sessions, and rounds of feedback. A limited number of nonprofits are selected to participate in an in-person pitch to a room full of philanthropists, and judges.

I was honored to be paired with Mary Towne of Elevate Public Relations to coach The Alliance. Founder and CEO, Tiffany Loeffler embodies the mission of this organization, and could not be more articulate or charming. We like to work with Brands Who Care, and The Alliance was a perfect fit. The Alliance is a network of agencies, nonprofits , community members, businesses and churches working together to protect kids and strengthen families.

Over a six week period, and after many iterations, the Alliance was chosen as one of eight non-profits  to present at Fast Pitch at the Sofia. At the conclusion of Fast Pitch, The Alliance was honored with FIRST PLACE for their pitch! An incredible pay off for months of hard work. The Alliance is an inspiring organization that is a model for nonprofit collaboration. I can not wait to see what comes next for them!

Huge thanks to Brad Squires for his invitation to join SVP, and for his work as Executive Director. Also, to Jay Thomas for his leadership in the development and training for the Fast Pitch coaching process. We will definitely be making a return in 2024!

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