If you need financial assistance with your registration fee, you should explore the businesses and organizations in your community. There are contributors waiting for you to ask for support!
We do not want the registration fee to be a barrier. Please contact us if you need help finding financial assistance.
As you seek sponsorship, keep in mind the following:
- Most people like to be asked for contributions. It shows that you have faith in their generosity!
- Know what it is you are requesting. Read the background information and website information thoroughly to learn about the program. Use the words “leadership development” – that is what the Brigades are truly about.
- Show your respect for your potential donors by making an appointment to meet with them. Be punctual and do not take more time than necessary.
- Always send a personal thank you note after a meeting even if you did not receive a contribution.
- When writing to potential contributors, double check the spelling of their names and job titles.
- Do not be discouraged if you do not receive a contribution from everyone you ask.
- Remember, you do not have to get the whole amount from one person. Ten dollars from 15 people is the same as $150 from one person!
- If your prospect says “Yes”, say “Thank You” and offer to come back to them after the camp and tell them all about it. If the donation is coming from a group, offer to come back after camp and make a presentation to the group. You will be given the material to be able to accomplish this!
- Click Here to download important sponsorship information.
We recommend a three-part formula for corresponding with potential sponsors:
- An introductory letter (sample on the web-site)
- A follow-up call to set an appointment
- A thank you note
Possible sponsors in your community:
- Soil and Water Conservation District
- Local chapters of state or wildlife conservation organizations (NWTF, Quail Coalition, Quail Forever, Delta Waterfowl, etc.)
- Wildlife/Outdoor-related businesses
- Other wildlife oriented organizations
- Local Bass Clubs
- Local Farm Bureau Organization
- Business and professional organizations (Toastmasters is an example)
- Sportsmen/Outdoorsmen (and women!)
- Law Firms
- Agricultural businesses
- 4H Clubs
- FFA Booster Clubs
- Other school organizations
- Rotary, Kiwanis, Lions clubs
- Any organization that supports youth leadership development
Where can you find this information?
- Chamber of Commerce
- Yellow pages- look under "business Organizations", "Agriculture", etc.
- White pages- Kiwanis, Rotary