Don’t give the people what they want, give them what they need.

 

Presentations should be simple and not overly formal. When you are ready to present your organization here is a list of topics that you should be prepared to discuss:
  • Your name and the name of your pitched organization.
  • Where is the organization located?
  • What is the mission of the organization?
  • What purpose does the organization serve? (Who? What do they do? How do they do it?)
  • How would they benefit from receiving the donation? How will the funds be used?
  • How many people do they serve on a monthly or annual basis?
  • What percentage of funds go directly to their mission? What percentage goes towards overhead and marketing?
  • What is the organization’s operating budget? How does the organization sustain their budget?
  • Are they a tax-exempt nonprofit?
  • End with a heartfelt thank you.

Power & Excitement

  • There is an amazing sense of power and excitement in the room as many women know they have personally written a check for a positive donation.
  • Many women are, for the first time, entering the world of philanthropy through this model.
  • At each meeting, 100+ women in the community are learning about the needs of their neighbors and the agencies that serve them.
  • Each organization has the opportunity to showcase their projects. Even if it is not chosen, it has exposure to over 100 women.