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Social Venture Partners Cincinnati Reveals Twelve Fast Pitch 2019 Finalists

After listening to each Semifinalist deliver their emotional pitches, Social Venture Partners Cincinnati announces the 12 finalists who will be moving on to compete for cash and prizes totaling over $40,000 on March 14, 2019. 

Cincinnati, OH – In an ongoing effort to showcase and accelerate nonprofits making a difference in the Cincinnati community, the partners of Social Venture Partners (SVP) listened attentively on January 24th, as representatives from 23 nonprofits made a “Fast Pitch” for their organization. Each pitch was unique, but all fit into the three-minute pitch format. The 23 nonprofits were selected through an application process that started in the Fall. Prior to the event, nonprofit pitchers were trained in telling effective, powerful stories, and had SVP Partner coaches working with them and cheering them on. After the full set of “Fast Pitches”, Partners voted for the Finalists.

“Selecting the 12 finalists was really difficult this year”, said Carrie Johnson, SVP Board Chair. The Semifinalists were all very well prepared and had clearly spent a lot of time practicing their pitches”.

The twelve Fast Pitch 2019 Finalists are:

1N5
Adventure Crew
Angel’s Rest Animal Sanctuary
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
Give Back Cincinnati
Magnified Giving
Pets for Patients
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati
The Health Collaborative
UpSpring
Vivian’s Victory
Wesley Chapel Mission Center

Social Venture Partners would like to thank all the Semifinalists who participated. The SVP partners are incredibly proud of the 23 participants and 12 finalists who put in so much time crafting their stories. We’d like to congratulate the 12 Finalists and look forward to hearing their “FAST PITCHES” on March 14th at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Now in its sixth year, SVP’s Fast Pitch 2019 connects social innovators with business and philanthropic leaders who help them tell their stories and amplify their impact. Through the three-month program, selected nonprofits craft their stories through workshops and coaching.

“I am so excited about this year’s Fast Pitch”, Johnson said. “It is not only a fun ‘social’ event, with drinks and lite bites, but it is a fantastic opportunity to learn about all of the great work these nonprofits are doing for our community. The event provides broad exposure to many nonprofits and all of the participants walk away from the experience having been trained on telling their organizations story in a compelling and concise way.”

The three-minute pitching competition culminates in a final event before a panel of judges and an audience of over 700 who determine which nonprofits win the awards.

If you are interested in attending FAST PITCH on March 14, 2019 at 5:30PM at Duke Energy Convention Center, you can purchase tickets here.

About Social Venture Partners Cincinnati

Social Venture Partners is Greater Cincinnati’s home for engaged philanthropists. We are part of an international network of 3500 Partners who collectively invest time, talent and grant money in innovative ways to strengthen local nonprofits. Our purpose is simple: to enable our investees to make the Cincinnati region a stronger and more vibrant community.

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