Join us at the PULSE Pitch

PULSE PITCH

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOIN PULSE at the PULSE PITCH

Join PULSE Fellows, alumni, board, nonprofit partners and neighborhood residents as PULSE fellows “pitch” their ideas for small, community-based projects throughout Pittsburgh.

Fellows have 5-7 mins to “Pitch” their idea. The PULSE alumni council and audience will have an opportunity to vote for where funding will be distributed. Amounts of up to $1,000 will be made available to provide immediate support for projects.

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Location: Unino Project – 801 N Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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ABOUT THE PULSE PITCH:

The PULSE Pitch is a program for PULSE fellows to share ideas for small-scale community-based projects in Pittsburgh neighborhoods. Through PULSE Pitch and the PULSE Fellow Fund, fellows are coached to effectively plan, communicate, implement and evaluate their community-based project.

The PULSE Pitch is an opportunity for PULSE fellows to communicate community-based projects to a wide variety of constituents (fellows, alumni, board, residents, friends, the general public)
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Inspire Speaker

Inspire Speakers Series and ILFI Present: Pittsburgh to Paris – Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown, and Climate Change September 12 @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and GBA at the Living Product Expo’s Opening Night to hear from world-renowned activist, author, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Paul is executive director of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of 100 substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming. Come hear his thoughts on reforming corporate accountability through ecologically conscious businesses. Learn more and register.

Inspire Speakers Series

Inspire Speakers Series and ILFI Present: Pittsburgh to Paris – Paul Hawken, Project Drawdown, and Climate Change September 12 @ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Join the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and GBA at the Living Product Expo’s Opening Night to hear from world-renowned activist, author, and entrepreneur Paul Hawken. Paul is executive director of Project Drawdown, a nonprofit dedicated to researching when and how global warming can be reversed. The organization maps and models the scaling of 100 substantive technological, social, and ecological solutions to global warming. Come hear his thoughts on reforming corporate accountability through ecologically conscious businesses. Learn more and register.

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Partner Story: POWER

The Pennsylvania Organization for Women in Early Recovery (POWER)’s mission is to help ‘women reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction to alcohol and other drugs, and to reduce the incidence of addiction in future generations. POWER envisions a day when all women struggling with addiction will embrace the journey and realize the promises of recovery, enhancing and strengthening relationships with children, family, and community’.

Madelon Edelstone is the Associate and Development Director of POWER. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience partnering with PULSE.

CC: Why did your organization decide to work with PULSE?

ME: It’s a great way to bring bright young people into the agency to perform needed, substantive tasks.

CC: What is the most rewarding part of working with PULSE?

ME: Working with young, smart, committed individuals who want to work in the nonprofit arena is very rewarding.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

ME: We hired the last PULSE member to continue and expand her work as our Outcomes Coordinator.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

ME: We love their energy and commitment.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

ME: It’s a win-win situation for the organization and for the PULSE member!

Check out more great Partner Stories.

This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

Alumni Story: John Allison

John Allison is a 2012-2013 PULSE alumnus. In this interview he discusses his experiences in PULSE in regards to creating community, developing leadership skills, serving in Pittsburgh.

 

 

What about the PULSE program was attractive to you? Was there anything about it that surprised you?

The part about the PULSE program that I found attractive was the potential to integrate my communal with my work life. In terms of surprises: community living is always a surprise!

What was the best part of your PULSE experience?

The best part of my PULSE experience was creating community (e.g. cooking) with fellow PULSErs.

How were you impacted by your PULSE experience?

PULSE helped develop my leadership and organizational skills, and opened me up to the world of nonprofits.

What kind of work do you do now?

I just finished up Seminary and am currently exploring the world of nonprofit education.

How did PULSE prepare you for what you are doing now?

My PULSE experience helped me hone a vision of how to serve one’s community.

How have you stayed connected with PULSE?

I’ve stayed in touch with some friends that I made in the program (as best I could while living out of state).

 

Story by PULSE.  Read more Alumni Stories.

Partner Story: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust transformed downtown Pittsburgh into a world-class Cultural District that is a shining beacon of urban revitalization through the arts. “Hundreds of artists, thousands of students, and millions of people expand their horizons in the theaters, galleries, and public art environments. Named “the single greatest creative force in Pittsburgh because of its spirit of reinvention” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Trust is the catalyst behind Pittsburgh’s thriving Cultural district and continues to enrich the region’s vibrancy and prosperity.”

Diana Roth is the Senior Communications Manager of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. In the following interview, she speaks about the experience of partnering with PULSE.

CC: How has your partnership with PULSE impacted your organization?

DR: PULSE has provided the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust with the opportunity to have a PULSE fellow on staff and working together on a variety of projects over the past year has opened the door to mutual exchange of ideas and growth in our cultural connections with the community.

CC: What do you like most about your current PULSE follow and/or other fellows you’ve worked with?

DR: Our PULSE fellow is professional, hard working, and a great team member.

CC: What would you tell other Pittsburgh nonprofits about PULSE?

DR: I would highly recommend organizations to consider a partnership with PULSE.

Check out more great Partner Stories.

This is part of a series of posts about the Nonprofit Partner experience with PULSE. If you would like to learn more about a Nonprofit Partnership, please visit our Partner Page.

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