The FundMonkey campaign management interface will allow
your FundMonkey web page to be seen thousands of times by participants and
their friends and family.
This makes your web page a GREAT place for local
businesses to advertise. They
currently pay for advertising, so this type of exposure will be good for
One of the early duties of the Event Committee is
requesting support from the local business community.
At least 60 days prior to your kickoff date, send out your
first round of business letters. The
following week, send out a second round of business letters to business not
previously contacted on the first round.
Then, follow up on the first round of sent letters. On the third week follow up with the
second round of letters.
For each letter sent, you will need to follow up either in
person or by telephone.
Spend the next two or three weeks following up on those
businesses that have been difficult to contact or follow up with.
It is important to have all prizes, gifts and corporate
donations collected and accounted for, with the exception of food and drink
donations, prior to your event kickoff for several reasons.
and business sponsors should be posted on your FundMonkey web page in
exchange for their support of your event.
Your web page should be finished
and recognizing your business sponsors at the time of the kickoff.
prizes collected during this time will need to be displayed during your
kickoff to encourage participants to reach their fundraising goals.
Remember, your deadline for completing your business
donations and sponsorships is the kickoff date, NOT the event date.