Christa Hyson, MPH
Senior Manager, External Relations
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Social Venture Partners Cincinnati Reveals 2019 Finalists

Cincinnati, OH – Social Venture Partners Cincinnati announced the 12 finalists who will be moving on to compete for cash and prizes totaling over $40,000 on March 14, 2019. 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 Health Collaborative is honored to join the other eleven finalists: 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, UpSpring, Vivian’s Victory and Wesley Chapel Mission 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.

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. The finalists will deliver their “FAST PITCHES” on March 14th at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The Health Collaborative is “pitching” on the importance of representation in the medical field. Tap Health – a unique one-year program for high school juniors, lead by Health Collaborative, is designed to help students “tap” in to their full potential as a future healthcare professional. Funding would provide program scholarships to minority students to inspire them have careers in healthcare and help diversify the healthcare workforce.

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.