Elevator Pitch Creation


By Emily G.

Laukahi Network Coordinator

Posted Jul 10, 2018

This project was


Jul 24, 2018

Matched with:

Leslie R.

This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to effectively and efficiently fulfill the goals of the Hawai'i Plant Strategy to conserve our threatened biota, strengthen the partnerships of the Network, and attract new funding opportunities.

What We Need

  • A script for a 1-2 minute verbal pitch that communicates the mission and vision of the Organization, the work the Organization does, and why people should care
  • Advice on pitch delivery and effective communication

How This Will Help

The success of our organization depends on attracting new sources of revenue from a plethora of sources. Without your help, we cannot effectively conserve native Hawaiian floral biodiverstiy. Your skills will empower us to fulfill goals of HSPC, collaborate w/ conservation agencies.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a Strategy in place which defines our goals which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a website and an office at Lyon Arboretum and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

We are a familiy-oriented group. In our former (and much smaller) lab building, we used to sit pretty much on top of each other to eat our lunches. It reminds me of the small farm house I grew up in, and facilitates a family vibe.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Initial Dialogue
  • Volunteer Manager shares with the Professional background information on who they are, message they want to deliver, who the target audience is, and the outcome they wish to accomplish
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager decide on areas to focus on
Milestone 1: Elevator Pitch Draft
  • Professional shares first draft of elevator pitch with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager gives feedback with comments and questions
  • Professional incorporates feedback and delivers final draft of elevator pitch
Milestone 2: Final Draft and Learnings
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss how to modify message for different audiences
  • Volunteer Manager practices elevator pitch and Professional provides feedback on delivery
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Experience in sales and crafting elevator pitches
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Comprehensive information you can share about who you are as an Organization and what you do
  • Clarity on what your ask will be

Our Mission

The Laukahi Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and conservation of Hawai`i's unique floral biodiversity.

What We Do

Through the establishment of this Network, relationships and communication among conservation agencies across the state is facilitated. This allows for collective planning and goal setting for efficient resource use, metrics to monitor progress and goals, information exchange, and creates opportunities for attracting new revenue sources.

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What a wonderful collaboration this was for Laukahi, and myself. Leslie helped to create an impactful, succinct pitch that resonated with many potential funders at the HCA conference. Leslie was very easily contacted, and answered all of my naive questions about this type of work, completely. I enjoyed this collaborative effort very much, and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to work with someone so intelligent, kind, and adaptive to my field. I learned a ton about this aspect of my new career, and hope to elaborate on what she has taught me in the years to come. Thank you, Leslie!!
Emily Grave
Emily G.

Project Manager

Elevator Pitch Creation Project

What a refreshing, fun new friendship I have created with my point of contact - Emily! She was fantastic to collaborate with - responsive, interested, appreciative. I learned a lot about this type of collaboration, this organization as well as this field of interest. I look forward to learning how the networking goes at her Conference.
Leslie Ruminski
Leslie R.