Perfecting Your Pitch
Effectively share your passion to make your projects happen
award-winning co-founder of Socializing for Justice and
expert in community organizing, event logistics and fundraising
Your projects are unique, original, and worthy of being funded and produced. In two dynamic, fun hours, you will sharpen skills such as:
- Defining a pitch, and when one is needed
- Practical tips on ways to engage someone in a conversation
- Preparing a clear and concise description of your project
- Modifying the pitch to fit the contact
- Role-playing your pitch
Tuesday, November 8, 6:30pm
doors open at 6pm for informal networking
$15 pre-register. $25 cash only at the door.
Robbie Samuels has extensive community organizing, event logistics and fundraising experience. He is currently the Special Events Manager at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), an adjunct professor at Lesley College teaching “Activism and Change in Communities,” and works with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS-Boston).
In 2006, he co-founded Socializing for Justice (SoJust), a grassroots, volunteer-run member-supported group, to build a cross-issue progressive community, network and movement in Boston based on the philosophy of abundance. Since then, as SoJust’s co-organizer, Robbie has been the visionary behind their success – growing the group to almost 1700 members, hosting over 90 events and creating a hub of progressive events and resources at www.sojust.org.
In 2011, he was selected as a Connector for the Boston World Partnership, a high-caliber, heterogeneous network of innovators, entrepreneurs, business influencers and thought leaders. In 2010 he was selected to be a Fellow at the New Leaders Council Institute, the premier political entrepreneurship training program for young professional, progressive leaders and won ServiceNation’s Boston Service Hero Contest. In 2009 he was the recipient of the inaugural Lavender Rhino Award presented by the LGBT History Project [his acceptance speech] and the Gender Hero award presented by The Theater Offensive. He received his MSW and a BA in Sociology and Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island, where he was raised.
Robbie identifies as a white, queer, feminist, trans man and lives in Jamaica Plain with his partner, Alison Brill, and Lucy, the sweetest cat in the world.