Finding sponsors

Finding fundraiser sponsorship can be tricky at times. You need to do quite a bit of networking and navigating through social circles to find interested parties. If you’re new to finding sponsors it may take some time. You’ll probably want to do this before starting your fundraiser.

You’ll also want to identify where you can use help in your fundraiser. Prizes and funding may be what you’re after but volunteers can be a great help as well. This will help when meeting with people or even asking around.

  1. Ask your audience
    It never hurts to reach out and ask a few select individuals if they know of someone or a certain business that might be interested in donating time or prizes. If you have a good social following someone might know a person that can help volunteer time or services.
  2. Ask local businesses
    Asking to meet with local businesses can help you determine if the business can help you now and in the future. The meeting can tell you if they might be need more time, budget, or if they need to see how much exposure they will get with your fundraiser.
  3. Ask local individuals
    This is similar to the first step only you’re looking for face-to-face or phone conversations. This method is also good for just getting the word out to people that you’re looking for sponsorship or volunteers.

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