Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help WORDS BEATS & LIFE 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.
Washington, DC, USA
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Posted November 13th

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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 never really pitch. We ask and let people decide. We are ready to start pitching in ways that remain true to our work.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have marketing material, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a list of existing donors., and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to contract a development specialist.

Our work is expanding and our impact is growing deeper. We need to tell our story to people that want to support it.

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

Our Mission

The mission of Words Beats & Life (WBL) is to transform individual lives and communities through Hip-Hop culture in all its forms. As a set of cultural practices and art forms with a global reach, Hip-Hop has demonstrated its power to transform the lives of young people around the world and right here in the nation's capital.

What We Do

WBL is an unapologetic advocate for the transformative power of Hip-Hop culture in all its forms, empowering young artists to relentlessly create and refine systems that demonstrate positive change through our individual and collective brilliance. We embrace the sacred nature of our work and our roles as keepers and innovators of our culture. We create arts-based educational experiences that equip youth, arts managers, teaching artists, and scholars to move from theory to practice. We harness the power of the imagination to reshape the lives and communities we serve.


Lizabeth was a real joy to engage as we worked to think through how to help others get excited about the work of my organization. We went on an adventure together to really get to the "why" of our work. Our two sessions plus the interview really helped me think about the value of an "elevator pitch", something I have been resistant to for the last 20 year. (literally) This process helped me understand that at the end of the day it’s really a way of explaining your work that gets other people as excited and ideally invested in the reason your work matters. We do so many things as an org, and Lizabeth helped me to really think about through lines, and opportunities to explain our transformational work to people that would be compelled to support it if they only knew about it. I would highly recommend her, and her process to getting to the heart of your orgs work. You wont regret selecting her and you will be sharper as a result of it.
Mazi A. E. M.
Mazi A. E. M.

Executive Director

Elevator Pitch Coaching Project

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