[group-organizers] Sponsorship Sales, Fundraising for Community Orgs
bill.israel at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 15:59:36 EST 2019
I'd be interested in this as well. We've done well enough with PyTN the
past couple of years, but I'm sure there are we can do better.
Bill Israel bill.israel at gmail.com
On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM Don Sheu <dinaldo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey all, I've learned a lot with sponsorship sales for PyCascades last
> year, and now with Eloisa Tran chairing our sponsorship sales this year.
> Wondering if there'd be interest in participating in training for groups
> around the Python community?
> For PyCascades, we were profitable as an org our first year. Eloisa joining
> as our leader of sponsorship sales, we doubled, we may triple our gross
> One example tactic I can share –
> 1. Eight days before the conference meets on February 23, I sent out
> reminder emails to past supporters of PuPPy, my group in Seattle
> 2. The email copy was targeted to remind past supporters of PuPPy, we
> are hosting PyCascades in Seattle this year
> 3. Please alert their staff that we are approaching sell out
> 4. Got 15 new registrations that totals in about $2000 in additional
> 5. A silver level sponsor for $8000
> My goal would be to include as many concrete examples like this in the
> training. Eloisa was trained by the Anita Borg Institute to lead
> sponsorship sales for Grace Hopper Conference. She donated $250k to
> numFOCUS running sponsorship sales for PyData Seattle 2017, with about 800
> Let me know. I'll collaborate with Eloisa to create curriculum to share
> with everybody.
> What does everybody think?
> Don Sheu
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