Social good organizations and nonprofits are at the forefront of community rebuilding and recovery efforts in times of struggle. But often these organizations face a struggle of their own: sourcing the funding, volunteer support, and tools to carry out their mission. Pro bono can help fill those gaps.
We’re breaking down our nonprofit resource, Building Resiliency Through Pro Bono, project by project to highlight how connections with skilled volunteers can help your organization become more resilient and prepare to face whatever the future has to offer. Check out our previous project highlights on SWOT Analysis, competitor and collaborator analysis, and communications planning, and our latest installment below: partnering with a skilled volunteer to create a pitch deck.
How will a pitch deck help your organization build resiliency?
A great pitch deck defines your nonprofit’s identity, clearly conveys your mission and impact, and homes in on specific ways supporters can assist your work. Maintaining pitch materials is an ongoing effort for nonprofit fundraisers, and it becomes even more important in times of crisis when individual giving decreases or fundraising events are cancelled. Work with a volunteer skilled in business development to construct a deck for the first time, or one experienced in marketing to tighten up messaging or imagery in existing fundraising materials.
58% of nonprofits report being forced to cancel fundraising events due to the pandemic.
Source: Taproot Foundation 2020 Nonprofit Resiliency Survey
How long will this project take to complete?
A typical pro bono pitch deck project takes from 24-32 hours to complete. It’s good to remember that your volunteer partner will be sharing around two to five hours of their time with your team per week. Once you’ve completed that, check out our common fundraising pro bono projects to put your pitch deck to use.
Any other tips on making the most of this pro bono project?
Have a hunch that your fundraising materials could use a revamp but weighing whether it’s worth the time investment? Link up with a marketing volunteer for a consultation session to get the expert opinion you need to assess your current materials. Request a 60-minute business development consult now on Taproot Plus.
What other related projects can I knock off the to-do list using pro bono support?
- Key Message Development
- Graphic Design
- Stakeholder Research
Download the full Building Resiliency Through Pro Bono resource for more ideas on how pro bono projects could build your organization’s capacity and long-term sustainability.