An “elevator speech” can be a powerful tool for fundraisers and nonprofit workers to explain their organizations’ missions—and quickly build a case for a donor’s support.
In the video gallery below, see more than 25 examples of elevator speeches from the recent South by Southwest Interactive conference in Austin, Texas, and from The Chronicle’s video archives.
Which speeches do you think are most effective? Why? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.
For advice on crafting your elevator speech, see the article in our most recent issue, available exclusively to Chronicle subscribers.