When we can’t host conferences, dinners, fundraising galas, or any in-person events anymore—we go digital! Fundraising and community outreach can and should still continue, even now. But how do we do this virtually? Take this course to find out.
This course will help you
- Offer your team concrete ways to garner sponsorship for online events.
- Learn to identify the right sponsors- your list has likely shifted in this digital age!
- Prepare and plan to build long-term sponsorship relationships.
- Use our sponsorship package template to make an impactful pitch.
About the course contributors
Leah Chang | Lead Instructional Designer & Subject Matter Expert
Leah is the mastermind behind Leah Chang Learning Inc. and an advocate for improving how people work in non-profit and corporate organizations. Having been a non-profit employee, volunteer, and board member, she sees the value of supporting people with the learning they need to deliver and grow. “Reaching out to new sponsors can be a daunting task for a new board member or even for executive directors. Today, there’s even more uncertainty as we shift to more digital events, and we can all benefit from learning how to engage sponsors in online spaces. We designed this course to give you the confidence and funding you need to keep doing the important work you do.” You’ll often find Leah giving away knitted projects, walking in the rain, or dreaming of owning chickens.
Stephen O'Shea | Subject Matter Expert
Stephen is an Arts Administrator (Executive Director of the Arts Council of New Westminster) and musician (founding member and bass player of international touring New Wave band You Say Party). He has spent many years building community connections in support of arts events and festivals.“This course will help you see that seeking sponsorship goes beyond the package you’re putting together. We built it so that you’ll see the benefit of connecting with the people behind the businesses supporting events”In his spare time, Stephen experiments with analog synthesizers and battles frustration by MIDI.
Ryan Valley | Instructional Designer
Ryan of Great Minds eLearning Studio has worked with many grassroots community groups and non-profits to improve their communications efforts. Thanks to his community involvement, he developed a passion for supporting non-profits in securing the resources they need to advance their important missions. “This course is a straightforward and honest guide to help you build fruitful partnerships with sponsors. You learn what’s successful, and just as importantly, what to avoid!” In his free time, Ryan enjoys listening to audiobooks, watching sunsets at the beach, and spending quality time with his cat.
Shane Toevs | Course Outline Designer
Shane has been consulting with corporations and established businesses in the learning and development field for over 25 years. His primary focus is the design and development of immersive interactive online training. The opportunity to contribute his skillset toward creating high quality educational materials for non-profit organizations was too good to pass up. He’s enjoying life as a Vancouverite: running the seawall, volunteering and supporting his community. He teaches private lessons in Mandarin Chinese to keep his language skills fresh.
After taking this course, you'll be able to:
- Explain the value of multi-year sponsorship relationships
- Define what makes a good sponsor for your event
- Identify how to build long-term sponsorship relationships
- Create and execute a plan to win your target sponsors
- Deliver value to sponsors before, during and after in-person or digital events
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Sponsorship for Non-Profits
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