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Thread #82762   Message #1600438
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
08-Nov-05 - 11:02 PM
Thread Name: NOMAD is an island
Subject: RE: NOMAD is an island
All good thoughts, Guy. Again, the Connecticut Commission of the Arts is worth looking in to.

In my past life, I found that corporate support was very minimal for special events unless the corporation got their name slathered all over everything. It wasn't enough to list corporations as Sponsors. They might give $100 just to get you off their back, although larger corporations won't even discuss such a small contribution. If you present it as Wendy's NOMAD you might be able to get a little more money (just kidding.) The problem is, the folk community isn't much of a target market. Certainly not one of any magnitude. The tennis tournament in New Haven is sponsored by Pilot, with their name first. A lot more people follow the tennis circuit than do the folk circuit, I'm afraid.

Sponsorship would more realistically be smaller businesses who would like some visibility, and who are community minded. Not talking big bucks, but it all can help. Gifts in kind (like donated food and drinks (or t-shirts with a tastefully small corporate or business logo) are doable.

The trick, of course is, who is the doer?