When it comes to peer to peer fundraising strategies, getting companies to sponsor your event is a good way to go. But, figuring out how to get a company to sponsor you isn’t exactly common knowledge. Gaspard, Zeffy’s resident cyclist, triathlete and ironman wants to help.
Once you’ve sent or dropped off your sponsorship proposal and letter to the business you’ve decided to reach out to for sponsorship, it’s a good idea to follow-up with an in-person visit. This visit will give the business the chance to ask any questions, for you to make a final pitch, and, if you need anything to show them that you support their business as well.
Plus, it’s a lot harder to say no in person…
Before you leave, it’s good idea to give them a one-page poster that summarizes your peer-to-peer fundraising event. What’s that look like? Good question! Lucky for us, Gaspard has shared his (you can see it below) to help you get inspired.
What to include in a one-page leave behind for your next peer-to-peer fundraising campaign.
The most important thing to remember here is to keep it simple:
1. A headline with the name of your peer-to-peer event.
2. An image of you participating at last years event, or the image the nonprofit has provided.
3. A short sentence to describe the challenge you’re going to do.
4. A brief description of the event’s goal.
5. A call to action with your contact info.
That’s it! Oh, and remember to use your nonprofit’s logo and colours if you can.
We’ve got more tools that break down how to get companies to sponsor you.
We didn’t stop at a one page leave-behind. We’ve written how-tos and made some templates for:
Oh, and remember to say thank you!
Hey there 🙂
My name is Gaspard and I’m working as a Sales Representative at Zeffy. Since I started, I’ve learned a lot about the day-to-day realities of nonprofit organizations. Even when challenges arise (pandemic), I see so much dedication, passion and resilience from all the organizations I work with. But, what fulfils me the most about my work is that I get to meet so many people that want to do good for the world. It truly is a privilege.
On a personal level, I’m an avid cyclist and currently training for an Ironman. Also, over the last 3 years, I've organized a fundraising campaign for Québec Food Banks. This work has helped me understand how challenging it can be to create and organize an event. All of my work, training and volunteer experience has really helped me help nonprofits grow year over year with Zeffy.