Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help 350 Seattle 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.
350 Seattle
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted March 1st

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Elevator Pitch Coaching

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

Our newest staff member, Renaissance, is a practiced public speaker, but would like to learn how to be more concise.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a mission statement, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a lot of information on our campaigns, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to continue our badass work!

As a new staff member, Renaissance would like to get more comfortable concisely explaining our campaigns. He's one of our Co-Directors of Campaigns, and his work will be critical to the development and strength of our campaigns.

Project Plan

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
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
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

350 Seattle
Posted by
Michael R.

Volunteer Manager

Our Mission

350 Seattle works toward climate justice by organizing people to make deep system change: resisting fossil fuels; building momentum for healthy alternatives; and fostering resilient, just, and welcoming communities

What We Do

Hearings and meetings and legislation and letters? We do that. Protests and blockades? We do that, too....and how. We believe our most important task is building and inspiring the movement, because only a movement can bring about the profound change we need, as quickly as we need it to.

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