Scottsdale Agency Engages in Innovative Mentoring Program

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Ideas Collide’s Team Pitches In as Volunteers for “Fast Pitch” Event

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) 2014 has invited Ideas Collide team to act as mentors for its “Fast Pitch” event.

The “Fast Pitch” mentoring program is sponsored by Social Venture Partners Arizona, whose partners take an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy and donate their time and talents as well as funds to non-profit organizations focusing on social philanthropy in the Valley. Scott Brown and Claudia Kunkel, of Ideas Collide Marketing Communications, will participate as mentors to early-stage nonprofit organizations that influence social change in the Valley.

An important part of the Ideas Collide culture is to remain committed to community outreach programs, supporting the Valley arts and numerous initiatives around the Phoenix area. Many team members volunteer work hours and personal time as part of the commitment to giving back.

“It’s always fulfilling to help clients achieve results at an agency,” said Ideas Collide Managing Account Director Scott Brown. “But I also find helping non-profits and making an impact in our community even more rewarding.”

“I feel honored to mentor one of these deserving non-profit organizations,” said Claudia Kunkel, Project Manager at Ideas Collide. “It has been a very rewarding experience to participate in the learning workshops, to collaborate with my assigned non-profit and to tell their story through a finely-tuned pitch.”

Twenty semi-finalist organizations receive the support of a two month-long training and mentoring program that connects nonprofit organizations with the business community and attracts the interest of potential investors.

The “Fast Pitch” mentoring program will conclude at 6:00 p.m. on March 26, 2014 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Eight finalists will have three minutes to pitch a panel of judges and an audience of fellow mentors and community leaders. Visit to purchase available tickets.

About Ideas Collide

Ideas Collide, Inc. is a full-service, marketing communications firm in Scottsdale, Arizona founded on the idea that effective marketing strategies result when creative insight couples with research and analytics. Ideas Collide specializes in designing fully-integrated marketing solutions with digital solutions to play a central role in strategic planning and execution. Since 2005, the firm delivered creative solutions to clients ranging from FORTUNE 100 to new start-ups in a variety of industries including high-tech, consumer packaged goods, travel and hospitality as well as residential and commercial real estate. Ideas Collide ranks among the top mid-sized advertising and digital agencies in Arizona, having been recognized as a business of the year finalist and IMPACT Award recipient for Company Culture by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, the Phoenix Business Journal designated Ideas Collide as a top 25 Best Places to Work (Micro-Companies). The agency is led by a senior team of marketing professionals including several that serve on various Arizona marketing and public relations boards as well as community and arts organizations. Learn more at

About Social Venture Partners Arizona

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) is an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. It offers partners an innovative way to give of their time and talents, as well as donate funds to non-profit organizations focusing on children and education. The “partners” who join SVPAZ operate like venture capitalists, providing infrastructure building skills and resources to promising non-profit organizations.

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