Your charity may be nominated to receive $10,000. Please be ready to present at the next Give. Here are some tips to help prepare for your 5 minute presentation:
Please be able to clearly and concisely explain what your charity does and how it does it. In a matter of five minutes you’ve got to be able to tell what they do, what kind of impact they make, and what specifically the organization would do with the award money. The men sitting in the room are committed to 100 Guys Who Give because of the simplicity of the model, the community impact and the camaraderie among the group. Use the time you have given to educate and move them. Even if you aren’t chosen as the benefactor for the night, you have an audience of passionate men, eager to make a difference here in our local community, and they are excited to hear your story!
1) Know the facts!
Practice your elevator speech. Generally, you should be able to tell the basic story of the work your organization does in under one minute. Drawing out explanations will quickly lose people. Bring notes with statistics and facts if needed, but only talk through the highlights. Present what they do, how they do it and who is affected.
2) Tell the HEART story!
Try to tie in a personal story of those impacted with the work your charity does so that the group has a very clear understanding of the personal impact of this organization. Why does it matter to you and who or what have you seen improve due to their efforts? If it matters to you, it will probably matter to someone else. Write down a short story of how the work of the organization directly made a change. Time your story; aim to convey your message under one minute and PRACTICE it.
3) Show them the MONEY!
Where will the money go!? The people in the room are ready to make a wise choice about where they donate. Those that struggle to define where the financial donation would go will find they struggle to get the votes. We’re not talking about detailed financial statements, but rather a strong description of what the funds will be supporting. It could be anything from a general operating budget to grow a new local organization to materials needed as a part of the program. Taking the time to find out where the money will go pays off in the long run and will enable you to make a strong case to give such a large sum of money to the organization.
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February 8th, 2023- BIG GIVE at Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ, 5:30pm