Fast Pitch is an annual series of events that allows the community to experience the CTCF mission - to bridge donors to nonprofits with effective solutions to meet real community needs
in Williamson County.
2017 - BIG Changes
Starting this year, the CTCF Fast Pitch event will alternate years focusing on two categories - the Arts & Culture Category and the Open Category.
2017 will be ONLY for Arts & Culture nonprofits.
Round 1 (February 2017)
Arts & Culture nonprofits have submitted their written applications and these are under review!
Round 2 - Film Short/Video competition (September 2017)
Applicants from Round 1 have been scored and the 5 groups have advanced to Round 2. Each Finalist has worked with a videographer of their choosing to develop a 90-second video, and CTCF will host an online voting campaign September 27 to October 3 to determine the awardee of the Film Short Award (see list of Awards below).
The purpose of the 90-second video/film short is to articulate the mission of the nonprofit and highlight the impact of their programs on the community.
Round 3 - Public Art Showcase event (October 19, 2017)
Each Finalist will have 8 minutes to showcase their program (i.e. quartet playing music, segment of a play, artist talking about their painting/exhibit, etc.). The Showcase event will be open to the public (as well as FREE to attend), and the audience will determine the $5,000 People's Choice Award!
GRANT AWARDS for 2017
Cammy Garey Award - $3,000
Film Short Award - $3,000 to the nonprofit, $500 to videographer (determined by online voting competition)
People's Choice Award - $5,000 (determined by the audience of the October event and based on the 5-minute showcase)
1st Place - $10,000 (determined by panel of local judges and based on the 5-minute showcase)
2016 Fast Pitch Awardees
GOALS of the Fast Pitch series
1. Educate individuals. Allow members of the community to learn about area nonprofits and the specific projects or programs that are in place—all at an exciting, pressure-free (because CTCF provides the awards) event!
2. Raise awareness of local nonprofits. Area nonprofits are exposed to potential, new volunteers/donors/supporters.
3. Provide resources to the community. Support the community with grant awards.