Skills Training Program Offered for L.A. Nonprofits

A skills training program is being offered for leaders of nonprofit organizations, and applications are open until Monday, Oct. 17. Nonprofits that are selected to participate are eligible for monetary awards.

“This is an amazing program that I have been involved with since its inception,” Pacific Palisades resident Ellen Sloan told the News. “I know that you support many worthy nonprofit organizations. Please encourage people to apply.”

Sloan, the founder and CEO of SoCap Tech Studio, explained that the Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a free two-month communication skills training program for nonprofits that are creating lasting social change in Los Angeles. The program trains nonprofit leaders to communicate their story and then connects them with leaders in business, philanthropic and nonprofits.

“Past participants have described the program as invaluable—resulting in greater effectiveness when presenting, increased exposure, important new relationships and additional support from donors and volunteers,” Sloan said.

From the pool of applicants, leaders from 20 organizations will be selected. Each participant will be paired with two coaches who will work with them to refine a three-minute pitch. At the final competition and showcase, next March 22, 10 finalists will deliver their pitches to judges and an audience of about 600 philanthropic, business, civic, and nonprofit leaders, competing to win awards totaling over $30,000.

The final competition will be held at the Skirball Center.

“Hope to see you there next March,” Sloan said. “You will be truly inspired.”

For more information, visit the event website.

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