Thursday, 27 December 2012

10 Tips to Acquire a Sponsorship for Your Next Event

If you are an event planner, you may have already understood that just having a great idea for an event is not enough to ensure its success. You need to focus on many aspects that will draw your expected audience or participants to your event. The most important matter in event planning is raising funds so that you can execute your event in an acceptable and appreciable way. There are many organizations and individuals who sponsor events for various reasons. If you can find the right sponsors and convince them to sponsor your event, you can ensure that adequate funds are available to pull off your event comfortably. Here are some tips that may help you in finding the right sponsors for your events:
  1. Plan your event in thorough detail. How you would like it to be. What the goals are that you intend to achieve through the success of your event. Whether you are planning a convention or some other business event, it needs careful planning.
  2. Identify the individuals, businesses, and organizations that may benefit most from sponsoring your event. For example, if you are hosting a fashion show, you should look at clothing retailers, shoe retailers, hair and make-up experts and modeling coaches in your neighborhood as potential sponsors. 
  3. Choose a venue that gives your sponsors maximum exposure.
  4. Walk through the venue trying to visualize where your sponsors will be able to place banners, signs and other promotions. Be creative in your event marketing.
  5. Check websites or talk to those informed for more information about whom you should contact in the organizations you have zeroed in on. Often, securing a good sponsor is only done when you speak to the right person.
  6.  Draft a proposal that explains everything about your event, its objectives and your proposed strategies for the benefit of your prospective sponsors. Share all the relevant details with your potential sponsors. You could offer different levels of sponsorships as some organizations may not be able to donate as much as others. The incentives they get in return could be in proportion to their investment.
  7. Meet up with your potential sponsors in person by an appointment. Provide all the information they need, in person, to decide whether they should sponsor the event or not.
  8.  One of the best ways by which you can induce prospective sponsors to support your event is to enumerate the various benefits and incentives that they can get.
  9. If you have created a website for your event, include a page that features your sponsors. If you have created an event in a social networking site, add a link to their website. 
  10. Your focus should be on maintaining good relations with your sponsors at all times to ensure sponsorship for your upcoming events. Networking is an integral part of any successful business event planning.
Finding sponsors for any type of event can be a challenge. Be sure to clearly express your gratitude to each of your sponsors.
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