publication date: May 29, 2011
Are you ready to kick your sponsorship program up a notch?
To pitch your project to some of Canada's most active sponsors? Then you might
be ready for the Five Minute PitchTM
at the Western Sponsorship Congress
(October 25 and 26, 2011).
And The Partnership Group - Sponsorship
and Hilborn eNEWS
are ready to get you
Tell us in 400 words maximum about the greatest sponsorship
you've ever helped arrange. Why was it special? What did it do for your
charity? How did the sponsor gauge its success?
The prize package
If you send in the best example of effective sponsorship, The
Partnership Group - Sponsorship Specialists and Hilborn eNEWS will give you a
full registration to the Western Sponsorship Congress, two nights'
accommodation and approved return travel costs to Calgary.
And there's even more in this prize package - the last
remaining spot on the Five Minute PitchTM
where you'll present your pitch to a panel of corporate decision-makers while
Congress delegates cheer you on. Previous participants have built on those
five-minute impressions to cultivate real sponsorships down the road, using the
same strategies you'll learn during Congress.
To get a sense of what the Five Minute Pitch experience is
like, check this website on June 4 for a new article, "Practice makes perfect..."
The first runner-up in the competition will receive a
complimentary full registration to the Western Sponsorship Congress. All other entrants
will be eligible for the early bird rate if they register at any time before
Here's what we need from you. Send that 400-word sponsorship
story to Janet Gadeski, firstname.lastname@example.org
by July 15. Staff from The Partnership Group - Sponsorship Specialists and Hilborn
will review all submissions and notify the winners in the week of July 25. The
winning submission and the first runner-up will be published in Hilborn eNEWS