[Foss4g2008loc] final draft sponsorhip prospectus for comment and approval

Paul Ramsey pramsey at refractions.net
Wed Nov 7 01:34:30 EST 2007


Some of the other comments have noted the aesthetics of the document:  
they are important. You want to look like you are worth dropping  
R300000 on.  Here's some other examples:


The primary question this document must answer is "why am I dropping  
a huge chunk of cash on this event"?  One thing we still (my fault)  
do not have for a prospectus is a "profile" of attendees, in terms of  
organization / buying power. Does the previous GISSA event have this  
information?  # of managers, budgets, staff sizes, etc?

In 2007 we started with a maximum of 5 gold, but ended up adding  
another one, since the alternative would have been forcing the  
sponsor down into a silver.  I think the lesson is that Premier  
should be "one and only one", but the rest should not have numeric  

You are expecting R300K from exhibition, which at R15K per exhibitor  
(guessing?) implies about 20 exhibitors, above and beyond the  
sponsors.  Is this realistic?  What is the GISSA experience?


On 5-Nov-07, at 2:18 PM, Gavin Fleming wrote:

> Hi all
> Please see attached the Sponsorship and Exhibitor prospectus.  
> Pending final inputs it will be ready for distribution before the  
> end of the week. Our contact list and LOC allocations for  
> contacting prospective sponsors and exhibitors will also be ready  
> by then.
> The amounts sought here total R1 600 000, which is conservatively  
> what we need to raise with our budget as it stands.
> This prospectus targets commercial Sponsors and Exhibitors as well  
> as 'in-kind' contributors and Donors. LOC members will be sending  
> it asap to their contacts, the list that we have been building up,  
> previous sponsors, the GISSA vendor list, etc.
> Please give this your full attention as securing sponsorship is  
> critical at this stage.
> cheers
> Gavin
> <FOSS4G2008 sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus 5 Nov.odt>
> <FOSS4G2008 sponsorship and exhibitor prospectus 5 Nov.pdf>
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