Every year, Social Venture Partners Los Angeles presents its Annual Fast Pitch--an inspirational, informative and genial competition in which the contestants pitch the audience and judges on the merits of their organization.
The Fast Pitch is the culmination of a 10-week training for nonprofit leaders who are "leading systems change initiatives in Los Angeles to create a more just & loving community." The program trains participants to effectively and concisely communicate their story and connects them with leaders in the business, philanthropic, and nonprofit communities.
In the video above, Christine Margiotta, the executive director of SVPLA, introduces the 2019 contestants at last year's Fast Pitch.
Sadly, the coronavirus struck and the Fast Pitch, always a highlight of Spring, was postponed until Fall.
In the meanwhile, learn more about their important work of the ten finalists by clicking the links below.
- Alliance for Community Transit-LA
- Anti-Recidivism Coalition
- Californians United for a Responsible Budget
- Freedom for Immigrants
- Initiate Justice
- LA Compost
- LA Forward
- LA Room & Board
- LA Walks
And plan on celebrating their accomplishments in person when the Fast Pitch takes place this Fall.