Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event

Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh announces the fall Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30 – 8:00PM at Google Pittsburgh’s HQ. Click here to register.

During the event, the five innovative nonprofits that engaged in the accelerator’s fall cohort will pitch how they are tackling the region’s greatest challenges to a cross-sector audience of 150+ socially conscious leaders. As the exciting culmination of the fall accelerator program, SVP will award $10,000 to the Full Circle nonprofits at the Pitch Event.

The nonprofit businesses that will be pitching at the event include: Alliance for Police Accountability, The Global Switchboard, Never Fear Being Different, Prototype PGH and Ujamaa Collective.

Registration is required and seating is limited, so be sure to reserve your tickets here.

MARQUEE PITCH SPONSOR

SVP Pittsburgh would like to thank and recognize the generous support of our Marquee Sponsor, NexTier Bank, whose contribution enables the success of the fall Full Circle Impact Accelerator Pitch Event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SVP ANNUAL SPONSOR

SVP Pittsburgh would like to thank and recognize the support of UPMC/UPMC Health Plan whose generous contribution to SVP is critical to success of the Full Circle Impact Accelerator program year-round.

ADDITIONAL EVENT SPONSORS

SVP Pittsburgh would like to thank and recognize the generous contributions of our sponsors whose support is critical to the fall Pitch Event.

 

MEDIA SPONSOR

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize Anthem Productions for media production of the Fall Pitch Event.

 

 

 

EVENT HOST

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize Google Pittsburgh for hosting the Fall Pitch Event in their beautiful headquarters in Bakery Square.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights from the SVP Fall Happy Hour

On Thursday, November 16 nearly 150 socially conscious leaders from across sectors joined SVP Pittsburgh for good drinks and to connect with the 2017 fall cohort of the Full Circle Impact Accelerator for Nonprofits, including the Alliance for Police Accountability, the The Global Switchboard, and Never Fear Being Different, Prototype PGH, Ujamaa Collective. Many thanks to the team at Wallace’s Tap Room for welcoming SVP and our supporters! Check out photos from the exciting night below.

Announcing the Full Circle Impact Accelerator Fall Cohort of Nonprofits

Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/16/17
fullcircle@svppittsburgh.org

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Five Pittsburgh-based innovative nonprofits selected for the Full Circle impact accelerator fall cohort.

Pittsburgh, PA: Last week SVP Full Circle, Pittsburgh’s impact accelerator for nonprofits, announced the five Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organizations that were selected for their spring cohort. The five nonprofits selected for the spring accelerator cohort include:

  • Alliance for Police Accountability | The APA catalyzes criminal justice reform by implementing grassroots approaches to bettering community and police relations through advocacy, education and policy.
  • The Global Switchboard | The Global Switchboard cultivates a community of Pittsburghers engaged in critical global issues (e.g. immigration rights) through a globally-focused coworking space and digital hub.
  • Never Fear Being Different | NFBD is a next generation media platform that replaces divisive click bait with inspirational and entertaining media that sheds light on important social issues and brings people together.
  • Prototype PGH | Prototype is building a more inclusive and equitable maker movement in Pittsburgh by offering a makerspace and maker educational programming that focuses on equity and feminism.
  • Ujamaa Collective | Ujamaa Collective invests in the economic and social growth of Africana women entrepreneurs and artisans by operating a Hill District based artisan boutique and providing cooperative business support.

Over the next 14 weeks, the Full Circle nonprofits will engage in an intensive accelerator curriculum dedicated to scaling their organization’s impact. SVP Partners – leading private sector professionals who seek to be more hands-on and engaged with their philanthropy – will serve as coaches to the Full Circle nonprofits. Each Full Circle nonprofit is paired with a team of 5+ coaches who work alongside the nonprofit leadership throughout the program. Upon completion of the Full Circle accelerator, each nonprofit will receive a $2,000 contribution from SVP.

The spring Full Circle programming will culminate in a pitch event on December 14 where each nonprofit from the fall cohort will pitch their organization’s work and impact to a public audience and compete for additional cash prizes to support their ongoing growth. Keep updated with all the latest from SVP’s fall Full Circle cohort on Twitter (@SVPPGH).

Our Sponsors: SVP Pittsburgh’s Full Circle impact accelerator for nonprofits is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. SVP recognizes UPMC/UPMC Health Plan for their sponsorship and commitment to seeing a more impactful and innovative nonprofit community in the Pittsburgh region. SVP also recognizes our venue sponsor, Ascender, for generously providing outstanding event and meeting space for the Full Circle program.

About SVP Pittsburgh: Social Venture Partners (SVP) Pittsburgh is a growing community of engaged philanthropists who contribute their expertise, skills, networks and finances to grow the impact of nonprofits and tackle our community’s greatest challenges. SVP Pittsburgh’s core program is the Full Circle impact accelerator, which connects SVP Partners as executive coaches to accelerate the impact of Pittsburgh’s most innovative nonprofits. Interested in learning more? Contact Full Circle Managers Ryan Gayman (ryan@svppittsburgh.org) and Benjamin Utter (ben@svppittsburgh.org).

SVP Full Circle Impact Accelerator Spring Pitch Event

On Wednesday July 21, the five organizations that engaged in the spring cohort SVP’s Full Circle impact accelerator pitched their impact to an audience of nearly 100 nonprofit leaders, foundation leaders, entrepreneurs and SVP Partners.

Congratulations to Bibi Al-Ebrahim from Amizade, Jenna Baron from Alliance for Refugee Youth Support & Education (ARYSE), Fr. Paul Abernathy from FOCUS Pittsburgh, Walter Lewis from Homewood Children’s Village and Averyl Hall from Just Harvest for their dynamic pitches.

Each Full Circle nonprofit will receive $2,000 for their engagement in the program. Congratulations to Jenna and Team ARYSE for winning the audience choice award and taking home an additional $500. These pitches are the culminating event of the Spring Full Circle impact accelerator program. Following their participation in the program, Full Circle alumni nonprofits receive ongoing advising and support from SVP.

 

Event Sponsors

SVP Pittsburgh would like to thank and recognize the generous support of our sponsors whose contributions enable the success of the Spring Pitch event.

Event Host

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize Innovation Works – one of the region’s leading technology and startup investors for hosting the Spring Pitch Event in their beautiful headquarters in the Northside.

 

Media Sponsor

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize and thank our media sponsor for the pitch event StudioMe – the first self-guided studio where users from novice to professional can create their own high quality video, photo and audio content!

SVP Spring Pitch Event – June 21, 2017

Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh announces that the Spring Pitch Event will take place on Wednesday, June 21 from 5:30 to 8:00PM at Innovation Works headquarters in the North Side.

The SVP Spring Pitch Event will bring together 100+ civically engaged Pittsburghers to celebrate 5 of Pittsburgh’s most innovative and impactful nonprofits. Amizade, Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE), FOCUS Pittsburgh, Just Harvest and Homewood Childrens Village will conclude their time in SVP’s Full Circle impact accelerator with pitches that share the impact of their exciting organizations.

SVP Partners will give away $10,000 to these five nonprofit organizations that are creating big impact on some of the toughest challenges in the Pittsburgh region:

  • Alleviating food deserts;
  • Educating local refugee youth;
  • Providing trauma-informed community development services;
  • Building life-changing youth development technologies; and
  • Disrupting local youth inequitable access to life-changing global learning opportunities.

Register today to take part in this celebratory pitch event as well as mix and mingle with Pittsburgh’s next generation of philanthropists, nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs!

Event Sponsors

SVP Pittsburgh would like to thank and recognize the generous support of our sponsors whose contributions enable the success of the Spring Pitch event.

Event Host

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize Innovation Works – one of the region’s leading technology and startup investors for hosting the Spring Pitch Event in their beautiful headquarters in the Northside.

 

 

Media Sponsor

SVP Pittsburgh would like to recognize and thank our media sponsor for the pitch event StudioMe – the first self-guided studio where users from novice to professional can create their own high quality video, photo and audio content!.

SVP Pittsburgh Announces Nonprofits for Full Circle Impact Accelerator

Social Venture Partners Pittsburgh

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/16/17
fullcircle@svppittsburgh.org

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SVP Pittsburgh Announces Nonprofits for Full Circle Impact Accelerator
Five Pittsburgh-based innovative nonprofits selected for impact acceleration

Pittsburgh, PA: Today SVP Full Circle, Pittsburgh’s impact accelerator for nonprofits, announced the five Pittsburgh-based nonprofit organizations that were selected for their spring cohort accelerator programming. The five nonprofits selected for the spring accelerator cohort include:

  • Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education | ARYSE supports refugee and immigrant youth to become prepared, engaged and confident members of the Pittsburgh community. ARYSE seeks to expand its work in Pittsburgh to provide year-round programming for local immigrant and refugee youth.
  • Amizade | Amizade inspires empathy, catalyzes social action, and links diverse networks through service and learning in 12 countries. Amizade is a leader in ethical global service learning and is internationally recognized for their innovative model for ‘fair trade learning.’
  • FOCUS Pittsburgh | FOCUS Pittsburgh aims to build human development through programs that promote health and well-being. FOCUS Pittsburgh deploys a unique grassroots approach to understanding and addressing the health and well-being challenges of communities in The Hill District neighborhood.
  • Homewood Children’s Village | Modeled on the acclaimed Harlem Children’s Zone, HCV seeks a comprehensive, place-based, community oriented transformation of Homewood. HCV’s innovative approach puts youth development at the center of community development.
  • Just Harvest | Founded in 1986, Just Harvest works to improve anti-hunger public policy and food access in Allegheny County. JH seeks to grow their newest programs, Fresh Corners and Fresh Access, which provide e-transaction capabilities at farmers markets and initiate healthy corner stores in local food deserts.

Pat Calhoun, SVP Pittsburgh’s Board of Directors Chairwoman shares that, “This inspiring group of organizations were selected from a competitive pool of nonprofits based on their innovative approach as well as their potential to achieve growth in impact from participating in the accelerator program. We’re thrilled to have a diverse cohort of nonprofits whose missions and efforts tackle major challenges of equity, health care, youth development, refugee and immigrant education, health food access and more.”

Over the next 3-months, Full Circle nonprofits will engage in an intensive accelerator curriculum dedicated to growing organizational impact, receive funding from SVP Pittsburgh as well as receive executive coaching from SVP Partners who are private sector professionals that contribute their skills, expertise, networks and finances to the Full Circle nonprofits. The spring Full Circle programming will culminate in a demo day event in June where the nonprofit cohort will pitch their organization’s work and impact to a public audience and compete for additional cash prizes to support their ongoing growth.

About SVP Pittsburgh: Social Venture Partners (SVP) Pittsburgh is a growing community of engaged philanthropists who contribute their expertise, skills, networks and finances to grow the impact of nonprofits and tackle our community’s greatest challenges. SVP Pittsburgh’s core program is the Full Circle impact accelerator, which connects SVP Partners as executive coaches to accelerate the impact of Pittsburgh’s most innovative nonprofits. Interested in learning more? Contact Full Circle Managers Ryan Gayman (ryan@svppittsburgh.org) and Benjamin Utter (ben@svppittsburgh.org).