Are you an athlete or adventurer undertaking an epic journey to raise funds for charity?
Whilst you’ve made promises to your chosen charity around helping to raise awareness and funds, you will also be incurring costs whilst you prepare and undertake your activity.
Sponsorship can be a brilliant way to help you cover your costs, reduce your stress and allow you to focus solely on what you need to do.
However, how you look at sponsorship must be more than just trying to get something for free. You will need to take the right approach to engage, maintain and retain sponsorship.
There are simple steps you can take to identify what your sponsorship needs are, who you can obtain sponsorship from and what you have to offer them in return which makes it a great opportunity for companies to jump on board and sponsor you.
The Swiss Army Knife of Sponsorship Benefits
Are you struggling to work out what to offer your potential corporate partners?
Is it because you can't think of a single thing that you could propose that might be of value to them, or any there just too many things going on in your organisation that you don't know how to package it all up?
Fulfilment, audit and reporting
When was the last time you delivered an ROI (return on investment) or fulfilment report of some kind to your current sponsors?
Have you ever surveyed them to see how they are enjoying the experience of being associated with your organisation, programs, or events?
- Finish off your sponsorship year in style!
The 90 Day Sponsorship Plan - Idea to Implementation
The thing I found most challenging in my non-profit business development role was juggling my ever growing list of responsibilities and to-do's. Even though my core directive was diversifying our income streams by seeking and securing corporate partners, there were so many competing priorities that it was hard to focus and STAY focussed long enough to create a plan.
Transform Your World of Sponsorship in 6 Easy Steps
Is the lack of support for sponsorship in your organisation making it hard to move forward with partnerships?
Do you feel overwhelmed about the amount that needs to be done in the little time you have available to dedicate to sponsorship?
Are you struggling to work out what benefits a sponsor might be interested in?
Not sure who to approach within a company to speak about sponsorship, or how to go about it?
Sponsorship For Fundraising Athletes
Are you an athlete or adventurer (elite, accomplished or simply passionate) raising money for charity?
Do you need help covering your own expenses whilst you are raising awareness for this cause so close to your heart? To help you achieve your fundraising activities, you may want to engage sponsorship. This kind of support can cover your costs in preparing and completing your activity, help you to reach the heights you've envisioned and is completely separate from the funds you raise for your chosen charity!
You don’t need to be elite or even competitive to engage valuable and meaningful sponsorship. The key is to approach the right brands, in the right way, with the right offer. There is absolutely abundance to be made and when you are raising funds for an organisation or cause that you believe in, you need to make sure that you are supported fully to achieve your goals.