If you have a Non-Profit that needs funding please consider this opportunity.

Los Angeles Social Venture Partners is pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2011 Social Innovation Fast Pitch program! They are seeking innovative nonprofit organizations to participate in this free, two-month communication skills training program and compete for over $100,000 in awards!

Deadline to Apply: Monday, July 18, 2011

About the Social Innovation Fast Pitch
The Social Innovation Fast Pitch program trains nonprofit leaders to powerfully communicate their story and connects them with leaders of the business and funding communities who can help them to achieve their goals. Nonprofits are selected to participate based on their innovative approaches to creating social change and their potential for significant positive community impact.

* Free two-month communication skills training and mentoring program for some of LA’s most innovative non-profits to help them create a compelling 3-minute pitch.

* Culminates with a “fast pitch” competition on October 25th with an expected audience of over 1,000.

* Over $100,000 in awards is at stake.

* One winner will become the next LASVP investee and benefit from multi-year cash grants and the capacity-building expertise of LASVP Partners

This year’s event is made possible by the Annenberg Foundation, and will be held at Annenberg Alchemy’s Peer to Peer event, “The Art of Human Engagement through Effective Storytelling” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia.

Learn more about the program and check out last year’s participants and watch a highlight reel of last year’s event.

Please forward this to any innovative nonprofits you know!

Questions? Please visit the website or contact Rob Biniaz, Los Angeles Social Venture Partners
Email: info@lasvp.org
Phone: 310.281.7509


  • December 21, 2012, 5:50 pm  Reply

    Finding happiness all comes down to one thing, and that’s hosteny. Honesty with yourself first and foremost about who you are in the truest sense, and what your needs are as opposed to your wants.I meet all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds, and I do this all day, every day. Many of these people I get to know as people, and it never ceases to amaze me how many of them have sold out. Sold their souls in the name of money, & perception. I call it that I’m kind of a big deal syndrome. They work jobs they hate, to buy shit they don’t need, and marry people they don’t like, and have kids they don’t want in an effort to keep up with the Jones. They fall in love with these conceptions of what the perfect little life is, and how they’re viewed by others, but when it comes down to brass tacks, their lives are as big a mess as anyones.I know it sounds a little tree huggerish , but I don’t think it’s possible to ever really be happy, until people know themselves, and what it is that makes their engine run smooth. That’s what life is, it’s about finding purpose, and reason to be here .it’s purely functional. Once we find our function, and are honest about what we need in life as opposed to what we want, I honestly believe that happiness is inevitable

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