Looking to make your event a success? Of course you are! Dumb question, right?
Consider reaching out to local businesses to sponsor your event. They can help cover costs and spread awareness.
For example, if your event has a band, find local businesses willing to sponsor that band for a certain cost. Their business names and logos will appear on all event flyers and other promotional items as sponsors and the cost of the band will be covered.
Sponsors can also provide items that will encourage attendance of the event. Items for silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, and door prizes can all be gathered from sponsors. All of these items advertise the businesses but also give your event fluff.
Partnerships can also help your event! A partner can be a local organization that is invested in your cause and agrees to provide a venue or volunteers to help run the show. Clearly partners can also help save you money and make your event a success.
Look for businesses or organizations that focus on the same issues that your organization or event does. Just try it! If a place isn’t interested, move on to the next one. If one door closes…, ya know?