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How to Talk to Sponsors: A Guide to the First Meeting

How to Talk to Sponsors: A Guide to the First Meeting

It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. You’ve agonized over your sponsorship package, edited and re-edited your proposal, and now your target sponsor has agreed to a meeting in person. You’re excited and nervous at the same time. You really want things to go well, so...

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How to Determine Sponsorship Levels

How to Determine Sponsorship Levels

Gold, silver, and bronze. The same award tiers used for athletic performance and other forms of excellence may sound like a natural fit for your sponsorship package, but I’m here to tell you that’s just not true. To up your chances of a sponsor accepting your...

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The Six-Step Event Sponsorship Checklist

The Six-Step Event Sponsorship Checklist

It’s a day you’ve dreamt about for years: your organization’s first event. You’ve been so busy planning all the small details lately, but now you’ve come across a rather big hurdle, getting sponsorship. You want to work with a sponsor for your event, but you’re not...

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What Is the Difference Between Sponsorship and a Donation?

What Is the Difference Between Sponsorship and a Donation?

As a nonprofit organization, getting cash, goods, and services from the local community is a great way to keep your organization afloat with a never ending flow of support. Yet, there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the ideas of sponsorships and donations. In fact,...

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