Participants in the Social Innovation Fast Pitch Competition were selected through a highly competitive application process based on their innovative approaches to creating lasting social change and their potential for significant positive community impact.
As a top twenty finalist (it) magazine was presented to leaders and funders at the special occasion:
Annenberg Alchemy’s PEER TO PEER: Celebrating Nonprofits | October 25, 2011
“The Art of Human Engagement through Effective Storytelling” with Los Angeles Social Venture Partners’ Social Innovation Fast Pitch
Led by philanthropist Wallis Annenberg, the Annenberg Foundation’s Alchemy Peer to Peer event gathered more than 1,200 nonprofit leaders, funders and government officials to salute the contributions of Los Angeles’ nonprofit organizations (such as (it) magazine) and to watch the final rounds of the Social Innovation Fast Pitch competition at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles.
Hosted by George Lopez and Jamie Lee Curtis on Los Angeles’ first official Nonprofit Day, the event offered an opportunity for nonprofits to learn new ways to expand the reach of their organizations and to meet others in the nonprofit community as well as key funders.
“We were honored to be recognized by such prestigious organizations and greatly appreciate the prize awards received for our work,” said Liam Blume, Co-Founder and Publisher of (it) magazine.
Peer to Peer Partners
Peer to Peer was held at Club Nokia thanks to the generous assistance of Timothy J. Leiweke, President and CEO of AEG, and STAPLES Center Foundation. The event also received the support of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the Los Angeles Business Journal and Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Peer to Peer was produced by Academy Award-winner Bruce Cohen and Bruce Cohen Productions.