Many organizations know the direction they want to go in, but lack the execution strategies to get there. We have the knowledge and experience to help you get there efficiently!
Knowing the desired direction of your organization is only half the battle. The Solution provides your organization with proven methods for strategic implementation.
Our team is a direct extension of yours. We work together to grow your organization by immersing ourselves in your business culture, industry and ethos.
Rock Solid Foundations Lead to Rock Solid Futures
Does your association have great ideas for initiatives that would promote organizational growth, but lack the time or workforce to move those initiatives forward? We recognize the value and impact of associations in their respective industries. We also understand what goes on behind the association curtain. Lack of adequate staff, time, resources and other factors can put your organizational goals on hold, but with our experience in association management – you don’t have to wait any longer!
We can help you prepare and implement customized strategic initiatives that materialize and maximize your goals, overall outlook, and performance. Contact us to schedule a strategic planning session.
When you face challenges – We are The Solution!
what our clients are saying
The Solution really was the solution to our growing pains. As a non-profit organization we are always struggling to raise funds and keep our administrative costs down so that we can utilize our dollars primarily for services. Hiring staff is expensive. Our service agreement with The Solution allows us to leverage our dollars in the most productive way.
– Joni Inman
As CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds based in Denver, I purposely sought an energetic, experienced leader to facilitate our team building employee meeting. After interviewing several candidates, I chose Dot Miller and couldn’t have been happier with her performance. Dot understands the trade association world extremely well from all angles. I will use her again and endorse her highly.
– Paul Bambei
Intended to further an organization’s mission through financial support, corporate sponsorships are critical to nonprofit organizations across the globe.
It takes a lot of work to identify and engage sponsors. The first step typically involves knowing your organization’s needs and translating that into a compelling proposal that tells your story and communicates defined sponsorship benefits and criteria. Proposals should clearly highlight all of the business and philanthropic challenges a partnership with your organization could solve. Your proposal should also highlight the many benefits of being a sponsor of your organization. It is important to let your potential sponsor know they will get from investing in your organization.
Once your proposal is sparkling, find out the spending power and purchasing habits of your target market by doing a little research. What matters to them? Approach businesses who align well with your organization and don’t be afraid to reach out to long time business relationships and people in your own network. While you’re at it, be sure to also inquire with those folks about referrals to increase your pool of potential supporters. They can’t say yes if you don’t ask.
You may use whatever communication means available to solicit sponsors; however, we highly recommend a personal approach. Business lunches, meetings, and events are all fantastic opportunities to start up sponsorship conversations. Approaching someone in front of other business professionals will not only increase your audience, but can make it harder for potential sponsors to say “no”.
Keep in mind the best sponsor/nonprofit relationships are designed to be mutually beneficial. Sponsors provide financial support and nonprofits give sponsors the opportunity for positive public relations. Sponsor recognition is extremely important as it increases brand visibility, which in turn, increases their exposure and positively impacts their business growth.
While you are in the process of recruiting sponsors, you may find that people want to help, but can’t due to the expense involved. In cases like this, it’s important to get creative. One way to maneuver around such a response would be to make it more affordable. Consider offering to split up sponsorship fees into payments.
Sponsors are everywhere… you just have to find out what they want in return for their support. Your sponsor proposal is merely a starting point of your ask. Don’t be afraid to customize a sponsorship packages for your investor. If you can provide what they desire in a legal and ethical fashion, you can close the deal.
Having trouble finding and engaging sponsors? We can help! We are The Solution