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Elevator Pitch Coaching

Posted by
Diane B.

Special Events & Marketing Manager

Posted Date
Jul 9, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to utilize those funds for training opportunity for 30 Bigs.

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

My role is working with our volunteers and our donors through special events & marketing. I hope to create more concise and moving messaging about the WHY and the IMPACT of BBBS through a 1 minute verbal pitch (plus variations if possible). Need to give people a reason to take action, either to become a Big or to support via donations.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a website, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a national website, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Sharing a meaningful message that inspires potential volunteers & donors to take action for our organization would increase our ability to succeed in supporting more Big & Little matches. Improving my communication skills through coaching session will allow me to spend more time asking, and less time prepping leading to better, bigger wins.

Project Plan

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
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
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
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

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

What We Do

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a research-based, outcomes-oriented mentoring organization which drives relationships with a shared sense of purpose to reach goals: building socio-emotional competencies, increasing academic achievement, and avoiding/reducing risky behaviors. To achieve these goals, Big Brothers Big Sisters' core program is Community-Based Mentoring: traditional one-to-one mentoring during out-of-school time to allow youth to ignite and harness their own potential by building a positive relationship with an adult and engaging with the world around them. Bigs and Littles spend 9-12 hours per month together, clearing the path to the child's biggest possible future.

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Laurie is a joy to work with! Her thoughtful, organized and fun approach helped me quickly turn ideas into a dynamic elevator pitch. I highly recommend working with Laurie.
Diane Brown
Diane B.

Special Events & Marketing Manager

Elevator Pitch Coaching Project

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