Answer the following questions in the form of a reflective paragraph.



Socialpreneurship is the combination of many skills and attributes, taking an entrepreneurial mindset and combining it with an philanthropic viewpoint.

  1. How has this project broadened your prospective on the needs of your community?
  2. How do you connect with the community issue your team chose?
  3. What would you do differently if you were to begin the project again? Why?
  4. What will you do, looking forward, to continue to positively impact your community? How will you continue to share about your community issue and organization?
  5. How did the overall project change your worldview? Why?
  6. How does this link to your Core Competencies?
    1. Critical/Creative Thinking
    2. Communications
    3. Social and Personal

Include three things that you plan on doing moving forward to continue to make your community, country and the world a better place.

Part 6: Our Presentation


Organization Name: ___________________­__ Community Issue Addressed:___________________

Download PDF: Pitch/Presentation Criteria

Note: Presentations are meant to be 5-8 minutes in length. Videos used in presentations should be original creations by students.  Limited use of professional/charity-produced media is permitted, but whether their use was effective will be at the discretion of the judging panel. Very
Effective Neutral Not


Content of the Presentation – How Effective is the Team at:
­Connecting with the audience and judges
Clearly explaining the community issue and how it impacts those who live and work in the community
Demonstrating their knowledge of their organization:
-Services and activities
-Financial stewardship of the organization
-The benefits the community receives from the organization
Explaining their activity and how it aligns with the organization
Demonstrating how their chosen activity will work, with clearly laid out plans for its execution
Presentation Skills
Does the team make a passionate case for their chosen issue?
Is the presentation clear, effective and well-structured?
Have they effectively added creative elements to their presentation?
Do the speakers speak with clarity, confidence and enthusiasm, using eye contact and body language effectively?
Are all team members actively involved?
Overall Impressions:






Part 6: Our Presentation

Tips for your Presentation/Pitch

You can use any sort of format you wish for your presentation as long as you include all of the information required.

Make sure your
enthusiasm and
philanthropic spirit
evident during your presentation!


  1. Be Entertaining – Speeches should be entertaining and informative. I’m not saying you should act like a dancing monkey when giving a serious presentation. But unlike an e-mail or article, people expect some appeal to their emotions. Simply reciting dry facts without any passion or humor will make people less likely to pay attention.
  2. Slow Down – Nervous and inexperienced speakers tend to talk way to fast. Consciously slow your speech down and add pauses for emphasis.
  3. Eye Contact – Match eye contact with everyone in the room. I’ve also heard from salespeople that you shouldn’t focus all your attention on the decision maker since secretaries and assistants in the room may hold persuasive sway over their boss.
  4. 15 Word Summary – Can you summarize your idea in fifteen words? If not, rewrite it and try again. Speaking is an inefficient medium for communicating information, so know what the important fifteen words are so they can be repeated.
  5. Don’t Read – This one is a no brainer, but somehow Powerpoint makes people think they can get away with it. If you don’t know your speech without cues, that doesn’t just make you more distracting. It shows you don’t really understand your message, a huge blow to any confidence the audience has in you.
  6. Speeches are About Stories – If your presentation is going to be a longer one, explain your points through short stories, quips and anecdotes. Great speakers know how to use a story to create an emotional connection between ideas for the audience.
  7. Project Your Voice – Nothing is worse than a speaker you can’t hear. Even in the high-tech world of microphones and amplifiers, you need to be heard. Projecting your voice doesn’t mean yelling, rather standing up straight and letting your voice resonate on the air in your lungs rather than in the throat to produce a clearer sound.
  8. Breathe In Not Out – Feeling the urge to use presentation killers like ‘um,’ ‘ah,’ or ‘you know’? Replace those with a pause taking a short breath in. The pause may seem a bit awkward, but the audience will barely notice it.
  9. Put Yourself in the Audience – When writing a speech, see it from the audiences perspective. What might they not understand? What might seem boring? Use WIIFM (What’s In It For Me) to guide you.
  10. Have Fun – Sounds impossible? With a little practice you can inject your passion for a subject into your presentations. Enthusiasm is contagious.
Part 5: Our Activity

Activity Details


Will you make posters?  Post to social media?  Create an event or Instagram feed?

Raw Materials:

What supplies do you need for your activity?  Are you creating something?


Are you making a presentation for your pitch and/or final activity?  Do you need permission to show a movie, or play a song?  Do you have access to the right equipment?


Are you creating something for your activity?  Making a product to sell or showcase during your pitch (prototype?)

Draw it out!

Sketches, designs, posters, etc.  Create some rough ideas to help you plan.


Part 5: Our Activity


Creating a budget is an important part of your activity.  It helps you prioritize what is really important to your activity, and how you feel it should look/feel/happen.  First, create a “dream” budget where you don’t limit yourself.

Then, relook at your budget with a realistic “lens” to see what might be nice to have but not necessary.

Part 5: Our Activity

Planning our Activity

How will your chosen idea benefit your community issue and chosen organization?

Create a timeline for your activity, using steps.

What are some important elements to consider when planning your activity?

Some things to consider:

  • Budget
  • Advertising
  • Food
  • Raw Materials
  • Construction
  • Product Design
  • Signage
  • Audio-Visual Creation
Part 4: Our Organization

Brainstorm: Finding Ways to Help

Now it is time for your time to find ways that you can help your organization.  First, you need to determine whether your organization requires help with awareness or help with funding, or both.

  1. Awareness, Funding or Both
    • What do you feel that your organization needs the most help with and why?
  2. What are some examples of activities that your organization has done in the past for:
    • Awareness?
    • Fundraising?

As a team, have each member brainstorm an activity that will either raise awareness, funds or both for your chosen organization.

You will need to include the following for each idea:

-A brief explanation of your activity, including the general concept (e.g. sell cookies) and the time and place (Outside the local hockey arena on a Saturday morning)

-The rationale of the overall idea (Selling cookies outside the arena on a Saturday will connect with a variety of families travelling to and from practices and games)

-Extra details of the activity (we will bake cookies using organic ingredients, with supervision from a parent with foodsafe)


Idea: Rationale (How/Why) Extra Details
Idea #1    
Idea #2    
Idea #3    
Idea #4    

After completing your chart and discussing as a group, what idea will you be selecting?






Part 4: Our Organization

Choosing an Organization

What organization has your team has chosen to align with?

Why did you choose this organization?

You can research your organization by using the web, social media, emailing or calling with questions.  Feeling like you need a more hands-on approach?  Call and arrange a time to visit and have a tour!

Researching our organization:

  1. What are some of the main activities your organization does to promote themselves to the community?
    (To attract volunteers, raise awareness or to encourage participation)
  2. What are some of the main activities your organization does to raise funding?
  3. What are the three main expenses of your organization?
  4. Where does your organization get the majority of its funding?
  5. How does this organization align with your team value statement?