Polish your pitch at Boot Camp and earn a chance at $1,000 and prizes

Posted by | May 5, 2011 | Announcements, Blog, Events | 2 Comments |

Mastering your “elevator pitch” is the first step to building collaborations, motivating volunteers and raising funds. Successfully and succinctly capturing attention with your story of community transformation is a skill worth honing.

We’re hosting a “pitchathon” workshop at Boot Camp. If you’d like to be one of just five finalists who’ll compete live during the workshop before our American Idol-style judge’s panel, all you have to do is email pitch@craigslistfoundation.org a 150-word or shorter written pitch that includes:

  • What your cause, neighborhood, vision or dream is all about
  • How $1,000 could make a difference
  • Your name, organization and email address
  • Your web address, if applicable

Submit your application by May 18. Five finalists will be chosen by Boot Camp staff and judges and notified before Boot Camp. All finalists must be registered for Boot Camp to attend and compete. Two winners will be chosen — First prize is $1,000 and second prize is a FlipCam and both winners will receive copies of the new book Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals.


  1. Lisa Harris May 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

    The Art branch is a creative institute which is designed to fulfill the need of a one-stop center where youth between the ages of 10-17 can express themselves in a positive, constructive manner through the arts (film production, drama, dance, photography, music and visual arts). Youth will gain artistic skills and art appreciation as well as character development which includes: self-respect, respect for others, leadership, work -ethic, teamwork and giving back to the community. What makes us so different is that our service are free and we work with at risk youth. trouble youth.We are crying out to our community for help because we do not have our own building and we are turning children away due to a small community room. $1000.00
    means supplies that don’t have to come out off our own pocket for the next 3months.

  2. Lisa Harris May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    We are working on a dollar campaign. If you like to help the kids at The Art Branch
    go to http://www.theartbranch.org and give a dollar or your best gift !