Funders: Corporations

CORE COMPETENCIES

SUPPORT: Cash Sponsorship
* Research and Identify new sources of corporate support
* Understand the needs of corps and develop strategies and tools to address them
* Prepare a full range of sponsorship materials, including tailored proposals
* Cultivate, solicit and stewardship of all corporate sponsors
* Schedule and attend face to face meetings when needed
* Network regularly  for prospecting purposes
* Manage sponsorship fulfillment and acknowledgments
* Follow-up with lapsed sponsors and send payment reminders
* Continue to build relationships to increase sponsors’ level of commitment
* Conduct ongoing research on new prospects and maintain an in-depth database

SPONSORSHIP INCENTIVE EXAMPLES
The Cherry Fund, Nepal America International Film Festival, Youth Pride Alliance

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* Sponsorship Chair, Asian Pacific American Film Festival
* Sponsorship Chair, Barracks Row Main Street
* Chair, Adams Morgan Community Festival, Council of Latino Agencies
* Chair, CHERRY Weekend, Cherry Fund
* Chair, Latino Pride, Latino GLBT History Project
* Chair, Youth Pride Day, Youth Pride Alliance

SUPPORT: In-Kind
* Research and Identify new sources of in-kind corporate support
* Prepare a full range of sponsorship materials, including tailored proposals
* Cultivate, solicit and stewardship of in-kind corporate sponsors
* Network regularly  for prospecting purposes
* Manage sponsorship fulfillment and acknowledgments
* Continue to build relationships to increase sponsors’ level of commitment
* Conduct ongoing research on new prospects and maintain an in-depth database

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* Chair, Adams Morgan Community Festival, Council of Latino Agencies
* Chair, Sponsorship Committee, Asian Pacific American Film Festival
* Chair, Sponsorship Committee, Barracks Row Main Street
* Chair, CHERRY Weekend, Cherry Fund
* Chair, Latino Pride, Latino GLBT History Project
* Chair, Youth Pride Day, Youth Pride Alliance

EXAMPLES OF IN-KIND SUPPORT
* Beverages / Barefoot Wine, Heineken, Honest Tea, Snow Queen Vodka
* Catering / Bertucci’s, Irish Dairy Board, La Tasca, Red Velvet Cupcakery, W. Millar
* Media / Metro Weekly, OnTap Magazine, Washington Blade, Washington Post
* Hotel and Travel / DoubleTree, Marriott, Orbitz, Uber, Zipcar
* Venues / Akridge, Gibson Guitar, MPAA, PEPCO Edison Place Gallery
* Auction Items / Eatwell DC, Hugh and Crye, Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre
* Prizes / Audio Network, GlideCam, Showbiz Software, Sony Creative
* Raffle Items / Folger Shakespeare, The London NYC, Merlot’s Masterpiece
* Cosmetics / Body Shop, Himistry, Jack Black, Redken
* Magazines / Instinct Magazine, Passport Magazine

SUPPORT: Matching Gifts
* Researched and established Matching Gift Programs
* Print matching gift validation reports
* Pull matching gift reports for donor information
* Process and acknowledge matching gifts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
* Director of Development, GALA Hispanic Theatre
* Direct Mail Associate, National Park Foundation
* Development Associate, 
Center for Public Integrity