Full Circle is Pittsburgh’s impact accelerator for nonprofit organizations.



About the Full Circle Program

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Pittsburgh and The Equity | Impact Center are collaborating to re-launch SVP Pittsburgh’s capacity-building program for small and mid-sized nonprofits in the Pittsburgh region. The Full Circle Accelerator Program addresses the key strategic and tactical operational challenges that nonprofits are experiencing.

Full Circle is a proven capacity-building program designed to improve organizational efficiency, program implementation, financial sustainability, and increase overall impact. The 14-week cohort-based program, facilitated by Leigh Solomon Pugliano, incorporates workshops, mentoring, networking opportunities, and a pitch event. The program allows SVP’s Partners to serve as mentors and coaches to provide nonprofit leaders with resources, expertise, and strategic solutions that better prepare them to solve immediate and ongoing challenges. Full Circle is designed to increase impact and improve overall organizational efficiency. This year’s program will address the challenges and impact of COVID-19 and include an intentional DEI focus for leaders seeking to improve their knowledge, skills, and awareness.

There is no cost for nonprofits to participate in Full Circle. Nonprofits that successfully complete the program will receive an unrestricted financial award, professionally produced video, and additional resources/contributions from Partners and program sponsors.

The Full Circle curriculum areas of focus include:

  • Organizational Growth Strategy
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Communicating Impact


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