The Direct Approach

If you're active on Linkedin, chances are that you receive generic pitches in your feed or messages on a regular basis. Today, I received one that said "We work with a lot of Principals in your industry," which clearly meant that he didn't bother to see what my industry was, A few days ago, I … Continue reading The Direct Approach

Free Book Promotion

This weekend, my first book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements, will be free to download on Amazon.com! Building a relationship with a corporate sponsor is one of the most important things an organization needs to do in order to achieve its mission. Sponsors can not only provide a source of income, but also increased … Continue reading Free Book Promotion

5 Reasons to Participate in Social Media Giving Day

Monday marks the inaugural Social Media Giving Day, a day to rally the social media community in order to set a world record for the most donations given in one day through social media. Here are five reasons why you should care (and why you should participate): Social Responsibility should be a major component of your … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Participate in Social Media Giving Day

How To Get Sponsored: Rethinking Sponsorships

From my book, How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements: When most people who want sponsorships think about their ultimate goal, it involves money. They’re looking for someone to fund their event, to pay for their tour, to raise money for their charity, and so on. When many business think about sponsoring someone, it ultimately involves money … Continue reading How To Get Sponsored: Rethinking Sponsorships

How to Get a Sponsorship for Your Nonprofit, Fundraiser, Event or Project

While conducting music business/marketing industry panels across the country, I’m often asked one question more than anything else: “How do I get an endorsement?” Other variations include “How do I get a sponsor?” or “How do I get free stuff?”My philosophy is that if this is your point of view, you’re probably already doomed. Sponsors … Continue reading How to Get a Sponsorship for Your Nonprofit, Fundraiser, Event or Project

Why Desperation Doesn’t Sell (Non-profits listen up!)

Businesses, non-profit organizations, and bachelors take note: desperation will not get you what you need. Some fight feel empathy for you, some might even take pity and give a charitable donation, but desperation will not get you a lifelong customer, donor, or mate! People like to invest in success. There’s a reason why a busy … Continue reading Why Desperation Doesn’t Sell (Non-profits listen up!)