Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help 180 Degrees 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.
180 Degrees
Saint Paul, MN, USA
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Saint Paul, MN, USA


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Posted February 27th

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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

We recently had an ad agency re-fresh our brand with new logo, strong visuals, and messaging. We are a non profit with 9 different programs in Minnesota. We need to take the new messaging and create a 1-pager for board members and leadership so we have a concise elevator speech.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have new brand guidelines, messaging architecture, messaging, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have mission, vision, values, and access to our team, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to direct these funds directly to sustaining our shelter operations for youth who are homeless.

we invested a lot in the new visuals. The elevator speech will give our board and entire team confidence to connect with new donors and partners. This will make the new brand "actionable".

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

180 Degrees
Our Mission

180 Degrees provides emergency shelter and supportive programming for homeless and at-risk youth, girls who are victims of sexual exploitation, and men rebuilding lives following incarceration. Programs are located in the Twin Cities metro area including St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Excelsior, Minnesota and in two rural communities, St. Cloud and Rochester.

Founded in 1971, 180 Degrees' first program was a halfway house for ex-felons needing housing, employment, and connection. Through acquisition and programming, 180 Degrees expanded to include additional shelters. Almost all of our clients lives below the Federal Poverty guideline and 85% are people of color.

What We Do

Hope House: Emergency shelter for homeless youth
Brittany's Place: Emergency shelter for sexually exploited girls
Group homes for at-risk teens
Clifton Place: men rebuilding lives following incarceration
Youth Vocational Program providing career exploration, skill building and job placement for at risk youth
Foster Care
Support services for women experiencing domestic violence

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