seToolbelt Resource of the Week: The Fundraising Pitch

Posted by on January 18, 2012 in Entrepreneurship, Funding, How-To, Resources

Fundraising Business Plan Pitch Outline

This seToolbelt Resource of the Week is all about helping you attract the financial support you’ll need to make your social venture concept a reality.

There are a host of financial resources out there for social entrepreneurs to tap into, ranging from grants and social investment to business plan competitions and crowd funding platforms. Our partners at Enterprising Non-Profits even put on a Dragon’s Den for Social Entrepreneurs each year! These are great funding options to support the development and launch of your social venture, but they all require one thing: a rock-solid fundraising pitch.

This Resource of the Week was developed by Virtue Ventures, the first consulting firm dedicated to supporting social enterprise in developing countries and the parent company to our own seToolbelt. The folks at Virtue Ventures have thought long and hard about what it takes to make a social enterprise successful, and this great resources is just a taste of the kind of actionable resources that they’ve produced.

Fundraising Business Plan Pitch Outline

This resource comes in the form of a pitch deck outline, available for download in PowerPoint and Open Office Presentation format. It gives you an overview of the key elements that should be included in your fundraising pitch, questions to consider when pitching your idea to potential funders, and other helpful hints on how to convince a potential funder to back your idea.

Whether you’re crafting a pitch to get your idea off the ground, or looking for expansion capital to scale your venture, clearly communicating your social enterprise through an engaging pitch will help you secure the support you need.

So, download the Fundraising Business Plan Pitch Outline, check out the 60-second pitches from the 2011 Echoing Green Finalists to get your juices flowing, then get started crafting your own fundraising pitch!

Lindsay Miller

Lindsay leads, a free open content resource hub that helps social entrepreneurs plan, start, manage, and grow successful social enterprises. She has worked as a consultant to social enterprises and nonprofits in the US and abroad, served as the Programming Lead for the Skoll World Forum, and studied as a Skoll Scholar in Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford's Said Business School. She lives in Hood River, Oregon.

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