Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help The Organizing Center win over new donors and supporters with a refined 60-second pitch that covers the essential information about their work and includes a request for support.
The Organizing Center
Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Posted September 21st

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Elevator Pitch Coaching

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What We Need
  • Document outlining feedback on pitch delivery with suggested next steps and/or resources
  • A script for a 1-minute verbal pitch that communicates your Organization's mission, work, and why people should care
Additional Details

Our organization has been around for 1 year and are reaching out to new potential funders. We need a pitch that we can deliver confidently that covers a range of our work.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a mission statement and a sample pitch, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have time to commit to this project, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to provide more low-cost training to working class black and brown organizers.

We have had a successful first year as an organization and are poised to scale considerably if we can secure more resources. Establishing a strong pitch will give us the confidence to go after new funders and donors.

Project Plan

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Prep: Initial Assessment & Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager provides the Professional with information about the goals of your pitch and target audience
  • If applicable, the Volunteer Manager shares existing version(s) of Organization’s pitch
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide on specific areas to focus on and goals for coaching sessions
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Milestone 1: Brainstorm & Coaching Plan Draft
  • Professional shares first draft of elevator pitch with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager gives feedback with comments and questions, with focus on target audience and goals of ask
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree on/set dates for coaching sessions, as well as any preparatory work required
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Milestone 2: Coaching Session
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager connect up to 3 times to practice and tailor presentation for a specific audience
  • Professional begins to draft a document with feedback and next steps for the Volunteer Manager
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Milestone 3: Wrap-up Session
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet for a wrap-up session to review the final pitch
  • Professional presents a written document with pitch feedback that can be shared with other team members moving forward
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Our Mission

The Organizing Center provides the training, coaching, and support communities need to develop skills to build the people power that wins and sustain change. We do this from a place of unending hope, belief in people's ability to change, and deep love of community.

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