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04 July 2013
Event date: 16/08/2013
on 16 August 2013 - All five non-profits however still need your help!
Pitch to Win, championed by Marina Bay Sands has concluded on 16 August 2013. Five non-profit organisations who have qualified for the final pitching, have secured an immediate funding from the 20 corporate sponsors. The pooled funds came up to $251,000, up from an initial target of $100,000. Both Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled took the lion’s share of the funding at $111,000 and $100,000 respectively. The rest of the finalists; En Community Services Society walked away with $20,000 while Singapore Association for the Deaf and *SCAPE each took home $10,000.
These NPOs still need funding and help from you. Here’s how you can help them.
Log on to their individual donation page at SG Gives today and see how your generosity can help make a difference.
Alzheimer’s Disease Association
Raised $111,000 of $173,000 (amount required for funding annually)
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Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled
Raised $100,000 of $105,000 (amount required for 7 years funding)
Log on to BishanHome@SGGives now to make a difference!
En Community Services Society
Raised $20,000 of $60,000 (amount required for funding annually)
Log on to En@SGGives now to make a difference!
The Singapore Association for the Deaf
Raised $10,000 of $100,000 (amount required for funding annually)
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Raised $10,000 of $250,000 (amount required for start-up cost only)
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Background of Pitch to Win - NVPC’s inaugural partnership with Marina Bay Sands
As part of the inaugural Sands for Singapore Festival, Marina Bay Sands and the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) have joined hands together to create a platform that raises funds for the needy and gives corporate sponsors the opportunity to support the under-served population of Singapore.
NPOs are invited to participate in Pitch to Win by submitting their business case on how they would solve social issues aligned to their causes. The five finalists were: Alzheimer’s Disease Association, Bishan Home for the Intellectually Disabled, En Community Services Society, Singapore Association for the Deaf and *SCAPE. Senior executives from Marina Bay Sands volunteered their skill sets by helping these non-profits hone their presentation skills and fine-tune their presentation deck. Each NPO was given three minutes to convince a panel of corporate judges to secure immediate funding. Here’s the clip in the corporate mentoring journey.
NVPC is delighted to have Marina Bay Sands’ championing Pitch to Win in particular fielding their senior executives to donate their skill sets and experiences to help build capability of the NPOs. Through this partnership, we know that many non-profits are keen to partner with and engage the corporates but many do not know how. We certainly hope that more corporates can galvanise their employees to think of how they can use their current skills at work to spur more good deeds. NPOs which often lack resources and funding will certainly welcome such skills-based volunteering.
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