Got a great idea for a neighborhood project? Make a “Pitch for change”!


The Cleveland Colectivo, a Cleveland-based “giving circle”, will be hosting “Pitch for Change” on Thursday, February 23rd from 6:00-8:30pm at Shaker Launch House (3558 Lee Road Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120).

The “Pitch for Change” event will help the Cleveland Colectivo identify grantees for the 2012 grant funding cycle.  Prospective grantees will have two minutes to pitch their innovative idea or project to Cleveland Colectivo members and other attendees.  Attendees at the event will get to vote on the best presentation that night and the winner will receive the donations collected at the door along with an invitation to join round two of the Cleveland Colectivo grant funding process.

For a suggested $5 donation at the door, all attendees (whether presenting or listening) will get a vote to determine the best “fast pitch” presentation of the evening.

Anyone who is interesting in pitching an idea should go to to review the instructions for presenters.  Sign up to present will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will begin at 6:00pm and end at 6:30pm.  We will hear from the first 30 presenters who sign up that evening.  We will consider hosting a second evening of presentations if we can’t accommodate all potential presenters.

The Cleveland Colectivo is an organization of Greater Cleveland residents coming together to strengthen our community through collective investments that identify and nurture innovative projects.  Group members pool their donations, and then distribute grants once a year to fund imaginative and worthwhile projects that benefit Cleveland.


To learn more about Shaker Launch House, the Cleveland Colectivo’s partner in the “Pitch for Change” event, visit:


For more information about the Cleveland Colectivo, how to become a member and projects we have funded each year since 2006, visit:


For more information about the event on February 23rd, please contact Katherine Readey (216-577-2659).

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