Notes from meeting about corporate sponsorship 2019-05-28

Update: Since the Scandiuzzi Krebs contract is on hold for now, we’re looking for volunteers to do the research on the companies. Please tag me (@ruthgrace) if you’d like to volunteer and I’ll pay for an hour of example research from SK for us to follow.


Notes from the (short) call between myself and Josef

Corporate prospects: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-djS1zhXrJSq0FgCKiP_RtcAFMO15F6eTUilbucTu8A/edit?usp=sharing (not public since it contains personal information with people’s names and where they work – hit Request Access if you need it)

  • we are targeting sponsorships at the 100K level and up
  • need to figure out why the company would be interested in Noisebridge
  • the philanthropic sales funnel is: Identify, Inform, Involve, Invest, Steward
    – We’re at the identification/inform stage and we’re picking which ones to inform and finding out who is the right person to inform
  • we will aim to start meeting potential sponsors in June
  • the idea is not to do a massive quantity of activity, but to be smart and strategic

To do

  • [DONE] Ruth to intro Jarrod to Josef for foundation work
  • [DONE] Ruth to fill out personal contacts on corporate prospects list (and ask Victoria, Ryan, etc if necessary)
  • [DONE] Ruth to prioritize this list (10 or less to contact)
  • Josef will do the research about who is in charge of giving for the priority companies
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Hey @tdfischer, do you think you could help fill in any contacts you have for AutoCAD, Make, and Adafruit? Out of our list, I think they’re in the top seven that I’d like to ask for money. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-djS1zhXrJSq0FgCKiP_RtcAFMO15F6eTUilbucTu8A/edit?usp=sharing

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Hey @pyconaut , do you think you could help fill in your contact for Unity? Out of our list, I think they’re in the top seven that I’d like to ask for money. I shared the Google Doc with your yahoo email address. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-djS1zhXrJSq0FgCKiP_RtcAFMO15F6eTUilbucTu8A/edit?usp=sharing

I’ll talk with Alex, as he might know a few better people there. I also need to ask some people from a few other places on that list as well. I just need to do a few things first.

@pyconaut Could you not ask them anything yet? Let’s just note down whether or not we have a contact there, and Josef and I can figure out how and what to ask before we actually start sending messages.