[Inpycon] Volunteer needed! - Sponsorship coordinator
noufal at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 18:24:54 CEST 2010
Anyone? Please? This is a vital aspect of the conference.
On Mon, Apr 26, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Noufal Ibrahim <noufal at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> We're at at a situation where we need to coordinate our sponsorship
> efforts. Mails have been sent and some leads are there. I'll put
> whatever I have on the wiki by tonight.
> There will be different people for handling different accounts
> (based on city, contacts etc.) but as far as our side is concerned we
> need a single person to be in charge of the entire effort.
> The responsibilities will be
> - Keep track of various sponsorship accounts and be in touch with
> the person handling the accounts.
> - Pitch in where negotiations are necessary and make calls on what
> facilities are provided (while we go there with rigid 'this is what
> you get for this much' kinds of proposals, there will be negotiations
> and both parties will have to compromise - you get to decide how
> - You will be the single person mailed by the sponsors if they
> have queries (like "do we have stalls? what size?" etc.)
> - You have to keep the sponsors happy (ie. answer their questions
> and make sure they have what they need).
> - After the event is over, you need to return their stuff and
> close any open threads.
> I must emphasise that no single person can do all this by himself.
> The main task is to coordinate these efforts amongst other volunteers.
> Sponsorships are the oxygen on which the conference breathes and
> all we have is a half empty cylinder left over from last year. This is
> something extremely important and it's not an exaggeration to say that
> if this is not handled properly, the conference won't take place.
> So, if there's anyone out there who wants to make their mark in
> this years PyCon, now's the time to make yourself heard! Reply to this
> thread (or to me personally if you prefer) and we'll set things up.
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