A compelling pitch is much more than a summary of what you do — it’s a powerful tool to unlock opportunities, form relationships with investors or volunteers, attract funding, and inspire new audiences. Here’s five fundamentals for making your pitch unforgettable – because no matter what challenge you’re working on, your future could depend on the quality of your spiel.

Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social and environmental impact – or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a roundup of the past month’s most interesting articles.