An elevator pitch should be concise and compelling, effectively communicating the organization's mission and the need for funding in a way that inspires the funder to want to get involved.
The Core Elements of an elevator pitch:
clearly articulate the problem that the organization is trying to solve, and how it is uniquely positioned to address this issue. This helps funders understand the value and impact of the organization.
outline the specific grant funding needs, including the amount requested and how it will be used to achieve the organization's goals. This will help funders understand the scope of the project and the role that their funding will play in its success.
convey urgency and the potential for positive change. This will help potential funders feel motivated to take action and support the organization's efforts.
Need help finding the language to communicate to funders? Don't sweat it! Use Bloom's template:
Hello [grant funder],
My name is [name] and I am the [Title] at [Nonprofit], a [Mission/Purpose]. We are reaching out to you today to ask for your support in [project].
[Summary of project purpose]. [Nonprofit] believes that [$$ request] is crucial to achieving our goals to XYZ. With your support, we will be able to [expected outcomes].
We have a strong track record of [Accomplishments] and have already made significant progress in [area]. However, we need additional resources to fully realize our vision and make a lasting impact.
Thank you for considering our request. We would be happy to provide any additional information or answer any questions you may have.
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