Speed Pitching for Nonprofits

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Need help crafting your next big idea? Whether it’s launching a capital campaign, restructuring your mission, or generating a new revenue stream, our panelists can provide fresh perspective and direction. Gain valuable insight on how to pitch an idea, learn important aspects of a successful pitch, and get real-time feedback from some of the best business minds in the region.

Four lucky attendees will be selected to pitch their idea. Interested parties can submit a summary (100-word maximum) of your organizations’ next big opportunity via online registration or email. We’ll be in touch if you are selected for the live pitch on December 11.

Marc Brownstein, President & CEO, Brownstein Group
Eleanor Vaida Gerhards
, Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP
Damien Ghee, Regional Vice President, TD Bank
Lorina Marshall-Blake, President, Independence Blue Cross Foundation
Facilitated by: Krys Sipple, Author, Generocity

How to Pitch:

  • Be realistic. The idea should already be in the planning phase with your board or executive team.
  • Be prepared to concisely define the problem and/or opportunity and how it fits into your organization’s mission.
  • Have one big question to ask the panelists.
  • Be prepared to answer questions and receive feedback from the panelists and audience.
  • Remain within the time limit (2 – 3 minutes).

This Event is Closed


  • Marc Brownstein

    President & CEO, Brownstein Group

  • Damien Ghee

    Regional Vice President, TD Bank

  • Lorina Marshall-Blake

    President, IBC Foundation, Independence Blue Cross, LLC

  • Eleanor Vaida Gerhards

    Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Krys Sipple

    Author, Generocity


Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration is necessary, availability is not guaranteed for walk-ins. Payment is required upon registration/entrance. No refunds will be given one week prior to program/event. Substitutions may be made. Tickets will be held at the door. Reserved seating for tables of 10 only. Please advise your guests that tickets will be held at the door under your company name.

Attendee Policy:
Chamber programs are privately sponsored events with a structured format. No demonstrations or other disruptions will be tolerated. Violation of this policy may result in the attendee's removal from the premises without refund, in addition to possible legal remedies.

Photo Policy:
Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the event for promotional purposes in connection with the Chamber and its Councils.


Contact Sydney Wilson-Roberts at swilsonroberts@chamberphl.com


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