Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help Chautauqua Striders 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.
Chautauqua Striders
Jamestown, NY, USA
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Posted December 1st

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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

As a Bilingual educator in SEL (Social Emotional Learner) I would like to come up with a pitch that doesn't feel like a run on sentence, when asked what I do in the schools by teachers,parents, community, and so on.

What We Have In Place
  • Your child is being considered for enrollment in the Chautauqua Striders Life Skills Education Program. Using an evidence-based curriculum developed by the Arise Foundation, Life Skills Educators facilitate small group sessions focused on reinforcing core competencies such as responsible decision making, goal setting, anger management, conflict resolution, and listening skills. Life Skills Education has been shown to improve self-esteem and confidence, as well as academic achievement.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to explain what we do in the school to parents,teachers,community, and students when being introduce to our program in a better aspect and where its short simple and to the point.

I'm hoping this project makes me feel more comfortable with telling people what I do in the schools and outside of school hours. Right now I feel like when I tell them I just use run on sentences and I'm all over the place when explaining.

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

Chautauqua Striders
Posted by
elizabeth c.

Bilingual life skills educator

Our Mission

"Chautauqua Striders is dedicated to the mentoring and guidance of youth through education, advocacy, and athletics"

What We Do

Originally founded in 1979 as a local track club, Chautauqua Striders has since developed into a multifaceted community organization, proudly offering diversified programs that incorporate its mission to "Mentor and guide youth through education, advocacy and athletics." The not-for-profit agency, based in Jamestown, New York, provides tutoring, mentoring, outreach and athletic programs to more than 1,200 Chautauqua County youth annually. The goal of Chautauqua Striders is to help youth graduate high school inspired with the knowledge, skill, and confidence required for successful college and career experiences.


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