Fast Pitch participants
Fast Pitch 2017 participants

The Winnipeg Foundation’s

Fast Pitch 2018

A community competition where everyone wins!

Back by popular demand!

Fast Pitch 2018 is looking for Charitable Sector Leaders and Coaches

The Winnipeg Foundation’s Fast Pitch is a coaching program to help build the capacity of, and create visibility for, Winnipeg’s charitable sector. Fast Pitch is part of an international movement that helps organizations create powerful, high-energy cases for support, delivered in three minutes or less!

Through Fast Pitch, leaders from local charities will learn how to tell their organization’s stories, succinctly and powerfully with The Power of Story workshop, and coaching sessions, led by Cate Friesen and David McLeod. The coaching process will help build valuable relationships with members of Winnipeg’s legal, financial and business communities. The program culminates in a Showcase where finalists compete for up to $20,000 in prizes.

Learn more about Cate Friesen and David McLeod - Workshop Trainer Bios [PDF]

Charitable Sector Leaders

Why develop a Fast Pitch for your organization?

Fast Pitch is designed to help you build skills to more-effectively gain support from funders, donors and the community. It will also help you build relationships that may fulfill other needs for your organization: donated goods; board members; strategic advice; training; and volunteer legal, accounting, marketing, or logistics assistance. And, at the end of the eight-weeks coaching process, a total of $20,000 will be awarded to those with the strongest Fast Pitches.

The Winnipeg Foundation seeks leaders from local charitable organizations to take part in Fast Pitch. The program runs January to March, 2018 and the expected time commitment for charitable leaders is approximately 25 hour.

For full details on eligibility, time commitment, coaching process and criteria, download Information for Charitable Sector Leaders [PDF].

Applications to be a Charitable Sector Leader
close on October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Apply Now to Participate!


Why volunteer as a Fast Pitch Coach?

Charitable organizations today face huge financial pressures. Many focus on front line service and don’t have the capacity or resources to make an effective case for support with funders and donors. At the same time, many in the business community would like to volunteer their specific expertise, but don’t know where to begin. Fast Pitch provides an effective, focused connection point that is mutually beneficial.

We’re seeking coaches from Winnipeg’s legal, financial, marketing and communication, and business community. The program runs January to March, 2018 and the expected time commitment for coaches is approximately 20 hours.

For full details on time commitment, coaching process and applications, download Information for Coaches [PDF].

Applications to be a Coach close on October 27, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.

Apply Now to Participate!


Sponsorship $2,500

  • Logo and link on our website, and promotion on social media
  • Two reserved coaching positions
  • Four VIP tickets to Fast Pitch Showcase, including reserved seating
  • Recognition in Showcase event program, public display of logo, and recognition by MC
  • Mention in media release promoting Showcase

For more information, download the Sponsorship Information [PDF] or contact Jennifer Partridge at or 204-944-9474 ext. 231

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Jennifer Partridge

Jennifer Partridge

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