[The following is a guest post from Hilary Sparks-Roberts of Social Venture Partners.]
Come be informed and inspired to innovate!
Northeast Ohio has many nonprofits that deserve your attention and support. Come learn about eight innovative organizations and connect across sectors with people from the business, nonprofit, government, academic, and philanthropic worlds. Share your commitment to positive change and social innovation. Social Venture Partners (SVP) – a philanthropic network of engaged donors -- presents its third bigBANG! showcase on Tuesday, April 8 from 5:45-10 pm at the Slovenian National Home.
Michael Fleming, executive director of St. Clair Development Corporation, will emcee bigBANG! which will feature:
- An Innovation Exchange featuring interactive kiosks during a cocktail reception
- 4-Minute Fast Pitch Presentations from eight regional nonprofits
- A Riveting Keynote by Aaron Hurst, founder of Taproot Foundation
- Multiple Awards, a Book Signing, and Dessert Reception
The eight Fast Pitch presenters have been perfecting their pitches with SVP’s coaches for two months in order to knock your socks off. (To see past Fast Pitches, click here.) This year’s presenters are both electric and eclectic. Who are they? City Fresh (New Agrarian Center), Cleveland Velodrome, Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble, Great Lakes Science Center, Kelly’s Way, Lake Erie Ink, Magnolia Clubhouse, and Voolla.
Keynote speaker Aaron Hurst is CEO of Imperative and just wrote a book called The Purpose Economy, a copy of which will be available for all who register for bigBANG! by March 25th. Through his disruptive thought leadership on employee engagement and retention, Aaron charts new ground for visionary organizations and movements looking to bring purpose to their people and change the nature of work in the process. Come hear how Cleveland might become a thriving hub for the purpose economy.
Tickets are $80 for general audience members, $55 for Partners of SVP, and $30 for young professionals under 30. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit svpcle.org/bigbang or call 216-231-2300.