Elevator Pitch Coaching

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Ellen M.

Executive Director

Posted Date
Jun 10, 2019
Location
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to use that resource for our upcoming Jamii (Community) Technology Program happening in July.

Project Details

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

We are very keen and excited to further iron out our elevation pitch so it catches the interest of potential donors that can support our expansion plans for the next year.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a mission statement, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an idea of future projects we want to do, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

This will enable us to better approach funders for our upcoming heavy projects of expansion. This will mean an increase in capacity in our team as well as our programs, as well as a greater outreach in Arusha, Tanzania with our creative capacity programs.

Project may require a short interview with the organization.

Project Plan

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Prep: Initial Assessment and 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 and 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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About The Org

Our Mission

Empowering people to design and make their own technologies that solve community challenges in Tanzania

What We Do

We're known for our welcoming maker-space with hammers, welding machines, drills, and a lathe, as well as our project-based, hands-on design and creativity workshops, where participants from all sorts of backgrounds identify challenges they see in their communities and make a physical prototype of a possible solution. Examples include a bicycle-powered washing machine, soap cutter machine, and vegetable cutting machine. Over the past few years, we have worked with 1,000+ people in 25+ primary & secondary schools, women's organizations, farmer's groups, and youth organizations in Arusha and surrounding communities.

Our approach:
1) SHAWISHIKA (be inspired): raising awareness of how technologies can improve lives in communities and inspiring people to solve their own challenges.
2) JARIBU (try): giving opportunities for people to try innovating and build their confidence as problem-solvers.
3) ENDELEZA (continue): providing support for those who want to continue as entrepreneurs and disseminate their innovations more widely across Tanzania and beyond.

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