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

About the Full Circle Program

Through a competitive application process, a cohort of five innovative nonprofits are selected to engage in an intensive 14-week accelerator program that combines consulting, workshops, seminars, networking and pitch event. The program is designed to grow their impact and financial sustainability. SVP Full Circle manages both a fall and spring cohort to work with a total of 10 nonprofits annually. Click here to apply for the our next cohort kicking off in September 2021.  

During each cohort the five nonprofits in Full Circle, are each matched with teams of SVP Partners who serve as coaches. During the accelerator, coaches work hands-on with each nonprofit throughout the program. SVP Partners are integral to the Full Circle accelerator model. Their coaching complements the accelerator curriculum by adding a layer of support to the nonprofits in the form of advanced social capital, new ideas, knowledge capital, skills-based human capital and private sector financial capital. Nonprofits that successfully complete the program also receive an unrestricted financial award.

Program Curriculum:

  • Organizational Growth Strategy
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Communication & Storytelling
  • Pitching for Impact

The Full Circle Accelerator program is facilitated by Leigh Solomon Pugliano of Straightforward Consulting. The 2021 Full Circle program is a collaboration between The Forbes Funds and Social Venture Partners (SVP) Pittsburgh


Fall 2021 Program Dates:

Thursday, September 23rd: Fall Cohort On-boarding
Thursday, September 30th: Program Kick-off
Saturday, October 9th: Workshop #1
Saturday, October 30th: Workshop #2
Saturday, November 20th: Workshop #3
Tuesday, November 30th: Workshop #4
Tuesday, December 7th: Pitch Practice
Wednesday, December 15th: Pitch Practice
Thursday, December 16th: Full Circle Fall Cohort Final Pitch Event