You’ve researched potential supporters and begun identifying ways to foster a successful partnership. It is now time to begin planning these partnerships. Developing a plan prior to making contact will ensure that you are as confident as possible.
With whom can you make contact within the next three months? Begin with business leaders located or operating within your area.
To begin planning, take the following first steps:
- Define your request for support. Will you ask for a financial contribution, volunteers, or an event sponsorship? Be sure to describe your support request in detail.
- Record research on the corporate interests of your prospective business supporter. How does your request align with the business’ mission and brand? How will this partnership benefit this business?