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Your Elevator Speech: Take It to the Next Level

July 12th, 2022
10:00AM to 11:15AM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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two people deep in conversation in an elevator

Program Description

Everyone involved in your organization is an ambassador. So everyone -- trustees, other volunteers, staff -- needs to be able to tell at least a part of your organization's story in a way that inspires interest. In comes "the elevator speech," not a jargony statement about the fact that your organization is a 501(c)(3), but a passionate conveyance of your mission with a call to action. The speech should build trust in the organization within the time span of an elevator ride, approximately thirty seconds to two minutes.  

Join this interactive session to start crafting your very own "elevator speech" and have the chance to try it out in a supportive environment. Then learn how to teach your ambassadors to adapt it to represent your organization in any setting, from the board room to the grocery aisle (because you never know where you will meet your next client, donor, advisor, member, or volunteer).  

Our Trainer

This session will be presented by Philanthropy MA's Nonprofit Programs Manager, Phyllis Corkum, who has worked in both the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors as a development director and then grants manager. She is also an educator, having served as a Montessori teacher and writing and literature instructor during a pause in her career in the social sector.

Please view the Zoom delivery information below.

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Zoom Instructions:

Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place.  Please reach out to info@philanthropyma.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.

Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place.  If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session.  For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate.  Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.

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