Manitoban charities compete at Fast Pitch 2020

Imagine convincing a panel of judges to grant you $10,000 - in just three minutes. That's what 12 speakers tried to do at The Winnipeg Foundation's annual Fast Pitch event, which took place on Feb. 26.

The speakers, each representing a different Manitoban charity, spent months with their communications coaches, making their messages as concise as possible.

Although stressful, the event brings exposure to some of Manitoba's most important causes.
This year's Fast Pitch presenters pose for a photo after the winners are announced, and give themselves - and each other - a well-deserved round of applause.
Participants also said they appreciated learning more about creating effective messages.

"It's really changed how I think about how I deliver," said Christy Dzikowicz, Executive Director of Snowflake Place, and the winner of this year's event. "I talk a lot, and so narrowing that down and being concise is a bit of a gift."

The runner-ups this year were The WRENCH and the Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba. The award for audience choice went to Ndinawemaaganag Endaawaad Inc.

12 Manitoban charities delivered three-minute pitches to a panel of judges on why their organization should receive a $10,000 grand prize.