Sponsoring events in your community can help out organizations in your neighborhood or city and provides real benefits for your business. Here are some of the tips on how you can sponsor an event:
1. Cash/financial sponsors
As the name suggests, cash or financial sponsors, are sponsors who literally give money to an event organizer in exchange for the benefits outlined in a sponsorship agreement. This may include logo placement on signage or promotional materials, pre-event content creation, promotions, and keynote speeches.
2. Media sponsors
They are, by definition, companies that are able to provide financial aid in securing media coverage for your event. For example, a media sponsor might pay for an advertisement in a local paper or cover the cost of filming a TV commercial. In some cases, they may also publicize your event through their social media channels, write an article in a publication, or even publish a blog post about your event and organization on their blog/website.
We will all agree, an event isn’t complete without readily available food. Catering an event can be extremely expensive, because of this, it is extremely important to try to find a food sponsor for your next event. There are many different ways to offer brand activation around food at your event - company-branded drinks, pop-up restaurants, etc.
4. Venue partners
Having the right venue partner is a huge advantage when it comes to the overall success of the event. Venue partners will allow organizations to host events at their venue in exchange for either a discounted or completely free rate. Not only does this type of event sponsorship allow for the venue to gain exposure, but it also gives the organization a great location to host their event!
If you share the WikiStage mission and want to show this to our audience, then we invite you to become a sponsor of a specific WikiStage event. You can apply HERE.