Perfect Your Pitch

Thursday, October 18, 2018 09:00 am – 04:00 pm
NTEN Workshops are interactive nonprofit trainings.
NTEN Workshops are all-day trainings for nonprofit professionals.

Getting funding for your big project and recruiting partners usually involves both written communications and a presentation. Are you ready to meet potential funders and make them fall in love with your organization?

In this interactive NTEN Workshop, we’ll guide you through a proven framework for building a compelling story about the challenges in your community and how you are best suited to address them. You will develop skills in describing your organization’s mission and helping potential funders or partners see themselves playing a role in your success.


Date: October 18, 2018, 9am to 4pm
Cost: NTEN members $150/non-members $300
Location: Joan Palevsky Center, 281 South Figueroa St, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a framework to structure a pitch for your nonprofit’s work
  • Increase capacity to create written narratives for that pitch
  • Gain experience in and feedback on presenting your pitch to others

NTEN Workshops are in-person, collaborative spaces for shared learning, and an opportunity to connect with your peers. This hands-on workshop was developed for and by nonprofit technology experts.

Sponsored by



Ash Shepherd

Education Director
Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, youth program development, and technology consulting. He has been an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s 501 Tech Club, and completing a three-year term on the NTEN: Change Journal's Editorial Committee. Ash earned a B.S. from the University of Montana in Resource Management and a Masters in Environment and Development from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa. He is a well respected public speaker and has developed numerous nonprofit resources including the Nonprofit Social Media Audit and co-authored the Social Media Road Map.

Earn While You Learn - Professional Credits

In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits:


NTEN Professional Certificate



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