Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help Good Journey Development Foundation 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.
Good Journey Development Foundation
Saint Louis, MO, USA
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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

I want to create a few elevator pitches that can be recorded by youth, board members and staff, then video recorded and shared via social media for GivingTuesday.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have mission, goals, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have volunteers, youth participants, board and staff, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to focus on fundraising planning for 2022.

It will help us have a great GivingTuesday campaign.

Project Plan

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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
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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
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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

Good Journey Development Foundation
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Our Mission

The mission of Good Journey Development Foundation (Good Journey) is to support and build sustainable communities and young leaders who take responsibility for the improvement of our communities and who promote cultural understanding that contributes to the betterment of society.

What We Do

Good Journey develops youth leaders and community builders. To accomplish the mission, Good Journey implements holistic programs that demonstrate care for the individual and collective, and include four proven strategies: 1. Develop young people's connections to their identity, culture, and community 2. Recognize youth as community assets and experts 3. Engage youth as community leaders on issues that matter to them and 4. Bring youth and adults together as equal partners. Good Journey programs implemented to accomplish the mission are:
- Our Community Our World for ages 11 to 17, for 9 to 12 months. This program includes community leader interviews and podcast creation, a Youth Community Garden, cultural exchanges and other community service projects.
- Youth Community Organizing & Social Action for Equity for ages 14 to 21, for 9 to 12 months. This program includes mental health and self-healing workshops and community service and organizing.
- Skills 4 Life for ages 8 to 25, with varied timing. This program includes skill and character development leading to reduced recidivism, job readiness and improved community engagement.
- Summer Leadership Academy for ages 9 to 16, for 7 to 8 weeks. This program includes academic achievement, community service, life skills, STEAM, careers and entrepreneurship, and social justice through art.
- Xpress U Thru Art for ages 8 to 25, for 25 sessions. This program includes the combination of therapy and art projects, and improved community engagement.
- Art In Our World for ages 8 to 18, for three weeks. This program includes an African art exhibit with youth as docents, African art, culture and entrepreneurship workshops and community and artist culture and history dialogue.
- LIVE Black Youth Corps for ages 11 to 21, for two years. This project includes youth organizing and advocating for racial equity in youth spaces.

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