Hi everyone -
For three years now I've been helping organize the sponsorship outreach for a local edcamp (edcampSFBay) and I wanted to ask some veteran edcamp organizers some thoughts on sponsorship levels and packages.
Typically, we ask for in-kind (goodies) donations or cash donations via email and twitter. Cash donations we give extra promotion to on social media, on our website (they go first in order of logos), and during the event promotion but that's it. Nothing super fancy.
I did notice tons of edcamps out there that created levels (gold, platinum, friend, supporter kind of things) that specifially state what each level gets in terms of recognition.
I thought we could use this space to share what we all do and reflect to see if there's a point of diminishing returns (is there a point where we're putting in tons of effort with less in return). In typical edcamp style, I usually like to keep it efficient, informal, and easy (without overbearing the attendees with sponsorship stuff) but I'm also VERY open to see what's working for everyone.
Perhaps we can also share a list of organizations to approach.
Thanks in advance!