Elevator Pitch Coaching

Help Cville Community Bikes 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.
Cville Community Bikes
Charlottesville, VA, USA
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Charlottesville, VA, USA


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Posted December 2nd

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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

I would like to refine my/my org's elevator pitch, in order to ensure that I effectively communicate my organization's mission, vision, and impact to potential donors. I'd also like to share a script with my Board members, so they feel more confident joining fundraising efforts.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a copy of our pitch deck, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have copies of prior funding appeals, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to use our limited funds to provide transportation to more community members in need.

Refining our elevator pitch will make a huge difference in helping us appeal to potential donors, and will help Board members feel confident that they are sharing the correct message about the organization.

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

Cville Community Bikes
Our Mission

Charlottesville Community Bikes is a nonprofit bicycle shop that promotes environmentally-sound transportation, recycle bicycles, and make cycling accessible in Charlottesville, VA.

What We Do

- Provide free bikes to adults in need through our Voucher Bike Program
- Provide free bikes to kids 12 and under
- Serve as an educational facility to empower patrons to service and maintain their own bikes.
- Refurbish bikes to offer affordable bikes to the community
- Bicycle repairs and classes
- Host volunteers
- Advocate for improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure

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