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The Winnipeg Foundation’s

Fast Pitch 2019

A community competition where everyone wins!

Back by popular demand!

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!

The program culminates in a Showcase where finalists compete for up to $20,000 in prizes. Winners will be determined by a panel of judges and audience participation.

Click on the options below to see how you can participate. Applications for Charitable Sector Leaders and Coaches are open until October 26, 2018.

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 February, 2019 and the expected time commitment for charitable leaders is approximately 20 hours.

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

Applications are open until October 26, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Jennifer Partridge at 204-944-9474 ext. 231 or email.

Apply Now!

Coaches

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 February, 2019 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 are open until October 26, 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns,
please contact Jennifer Partridge at 204-944-9474 ext. 231 or email.

Apply Now!

Sponsors

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
  • 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 204-944-9474 ext. 231 or email

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Jennifer Partridge

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204.944.9474
(toll free 1-877-974-3631)
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