The Million Dollar Tattoo

Learning how to turn ideas into action

Archive for January, 2011

How to Write a Sponsorship Proposal

Right now things are really picking up the pace with Best Clubs In. The site is live, traffic is picking up and there are a lot of opportunities being presented. Right now I’m in the midst of writing a sponsorship proposal for the launch of Best Clubs In…TV, and for those of you that are in the same position, I found a really useful resource online that can help you to list the benefits for your potential sponsors.

While watching the video below, they mentioned a list of ‘generic inventory’ – a checklist of every potential benefit that a company can offer (regardless of whether you sell a product or service). So, to get the list of generic inventory you can download it for free here: http://www.powersponsorship.com/free-stuff.html in Word format. Easy as pie and really helpful. In addition, they’ve put up a 10 minute primer on Sponsorship Proposal writing that can also assist your efforts.

Hope that helps you, and if you want to discuss proposal writing, contacting potential sponsors or anything else, leave a comment or some contact details and I’m more than happy to get back to you.

Great Advice from Stanley Kubrick

I came across this while reading Rework by the 37 Signals camp:

Stanley Kubrick gave this advice to aspiring filmmakers: “Get hold of a camera and some film and make a movie of any kind at all.” Kubrick knew that when you’re new at something, you need to start creating. The most important thing is to begin. So get a camera, hit Record, and start shooting.

Ideas are cheap and plentiful. The original pitch idea is such a small part of a business that it’s almost negligible. The real question is how well you execute.”

This is just great, straight-down-the-line advice. Just do it, because the idea you have before you start is very rarely what you’ll end up with.