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Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposal

Nonprofit sponsorship proposals, used by nonprofit organizations or initiatives, are sent to prospective sponsors whenever requesting support for a cause. These documents can also request general ongoing financial support, in-kind support, and other types of contributions.

Types Of  Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposals (6)

  1. Fiscal Sponsorship – Proposals seeking fiscal sponsors, thus detailing requested administrative and financial services and the sponsor’s benefits.
  2. Event Sponsorship – Proposals seeking sponsorship support for specific events (such as galas) using expected outcomes as an incentive.
  3. Grant Sponsorship – Proposals formally requesting sponsorship funds from grant-making entities (i.e., government agencies) and formatted to donor specifications.
  4. Partner Sponsorship – Proposals one nonprofit sends to another to align their goals in partnership while enjoying mutual support.
  5. Program Sponsorship – Nonprofits send this proposal to obtain sponsorship support for a specific internal purpose, such as a training program.
  6. Project Sponsorship – This proposal highlights project details since it seeks sponsorship for research, campaigns, and other specific projects.

What Should Be Included (15 Items)

  1. Cover Page Of Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposal 
  2. Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposal Title Page
  3. Introduction
  4. Nonprofit Sponsorship Executive Summary
  5. About The Nonprofit Organization
  6. Sponsorship Objectives
  7. Nonprofit Sponsorship Opportunities
  8. Target Audience
  9. Public Relations And Marketing
  10. Funds, Allocations, And Budgeting
  11. Past Successes
  12. PR Acknowledgments And Recognition
  13. Sponsorship Negotiation And Customization
  14. Legal Information
  15. Appendices

1 . Cover Page Of Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposal 

Design the cover for the proposal with the nonprofit sender’s name together with its information. Since the cover should be attention-grabbing, include the nonprofit’s logo and other design qualities.

  • Title, Nonprofit Logo, Organization Name
  • Contact Information, Date, (Optional) Tagline

  • (Optional) Potentail Sponsor Name/Logo
  • (Optional) Introduction Statement
  • High-Quality Visuals, Nonprofit Proposal Preparer,

2. Nonprofit Sponsorship Proposal Title Page

Reproduce the nonprofit’s name and details to present with the title as well as the proposal recipient’s (potential sponsor) information. If including a title page, then make sure it meaningfully adds to the cover page’s presentation.

  • Proposal Title, (If Applicable) Event Name
  • Organization Name, Contact Information
  • Date, Proposal Author/Team
  • (Optional) Table of Contents
  • Contact Information

3. Introduction

Welcome the prospective sponsor to the proposal, then discuss its purpose and significance. Also, positively discuss the nonprofit behind this proposal covering its background, values, achievements, and mission.

  • Greetings, Purpose, Sponsorship Benefits
  • (ROI) Return On Investment, Brand Alignment
  • Increased Visibility, Promotional Advantages
  • Community Engagement, Target Audience
  • Sponsorship Goals, Call To Action (CTA)

4. Nonprofit Sponsorship Executive Summary

Gather the key points of the proposal into a compelling summary that makes the proposal sound especially appealing. While this should be concise, make special mentions of the sponsor benefits and requested funds defined in this proposal.

  • Nonprofit Background, Project (Or Event) Overview
  • Sponsorship Request, Benefits, Impacts, Recognition
  • Community Engagement, Target Audience, Goals
  • Past Successes, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Timeline, ROI, Financial Obligations, Packages, CTA

5. About The Nonprofit Organization

Establish the nonprofit as a respectable entity by explaining its history or background so the prospective sponsor can see its past achievements and impacts. Additionally, present the nonprofit’s mission and goals and, if possible, relate this to those of the potential sponsor.

  • Organization Name, Logo, Mission Statement
  • Vision Statement, History, Initiatives
  • Organizational Goals, Core Programs
  • Geographic Reach, Accreditations, Financial Transparency
  • Achievements, Collaborations, Partnerships, Leadership

6. Sponsorship Objectives

Explain why the sponsorship is being sought by describing the proposal’s objectives and expected outcomes in detail. Inspire the sponsor’s participation towards these goals (i.e., funding) while showing the potentially positive impacts of sponsorship.

  • Clear Objectives, Mission, Objective Alignment
  • Media Exposure, Specific GOals, Impact Measurement
  • KPIs, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Customized Solutions, Long-Term Partnerships
  • ROI, Promotional Opportunities, CTA

7. Nonprofit Sponsorship Opportunities

Give the potential sponsor the details needed to assess each sponsorship package so they can make an educated choice. In other words, show the potential sponsor the privileges that each level affords and the obligations each requires.

  • Event, Sponsorship, Program/Project Sponsorship
  • Annual Sponsorship, In-Kind Sponsorships, Marketing
  • Naming Rights, Public Relations (PR), Exclusivity
  • Networking Opportunities, Employee Engagement
  • Recognition, Customization Options, CTA, CSR

8. Target Audience

Use the common target audience of the nonprofit and sponsor to unite their objectives while presenting the nonprofit’s current reach. Also, convince the potential sponsor that their sponsorship will aid both their audience objectives.

  • Geographic Reach, Audience Demographics,
  • Online Reach, Community Engagement, Events
  • Workshops, Social Media Activitiesm, Forums
  • Event Attendance Trends, Audience Needs
  • Audience Behavior, Media Exposure Opportunities

9. Public Relations And Marketing

Explicitly discuss the marketing techniques and promotional plans the nonprofit will employ to increase the potential sponsor’s market presence. For example, define the social media strategies and sponsor logo placements in the nonprofit’s marketing plans.

  • Overview, Marketing Channels, Branding Opportunities
  • Social Media Exposure, Logo Placement, Reporting
  • Content Marketing, Event Promotion, Press Releases
  • Email Marketing, Community Outreach, Customizeed Marketing
  • Impact Assessments, Measurement, KPIs

10. Funds, Allocations, And Budgeting

Show the allocation of sponsorship funds in the nonprofit’s budget so that sponsors can understand their contribution’s impact. This discussion should cover the financial requirements of each sponsorship package in addition to the nonprofit’s budget.

  • Budget Allocations, Venue Rentals, Supplies, Materials, Salaries
  • Beneficiary Impact, Transparency, Measurable Outcomes
  • Accountability, Cost-Efficiency, Reporting
  • Monitoring, Funding Sources, Revenue Sources
  • Marketing Materials, CTA, Sponsor Packages

11. Past Successes

Convince the prospective sponsor they will enjoy sponsorship since other entities have by presenting past successes. For instance, display testimonials from past sponsors who have volunteered positive feedback.

  • Success Stories, Testimonials, Lessons Learned
  • Challenges Faced, Strategies, Measurable Impacts
  • Problem-Solving Capabilities, Key Achievements
  • Audience Engagement, Relevance, Sponsorship Involvement
  • Privacy Statement, Contact Information, Media Coverage

12. PR Acknowledgments And Recognition

Inform the prospective sponsor of the public acknowledgment potential that the nonprofit will volunteer on their behalf (i.e., media exposure). In addition, reiterate the past successes previous sponsors enjoyed from the nonprofit’s efforts.

  • Acknowledgment Methods (Event, Digital, Customized)
  • Printed Materials, Media Exposure, Community Recognition
  • Public Thank-You, VIP Treatment, Regular Updates, Logo Placement
  • Accountability, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives
  • Long-Term Recognition, Brand Impact, Call to Action

13. Sponsorship Negotiation And Customization

Present the options available for customization to the potential sponsor while encouraging collaboration. Also, make suggestions based on the sponsor’s interests, goals, and needs.

  • Introduction, Flexible Options, Benefits Tailoring
  • Budget Considerations, Marketing Objectives, ROI
  • Event Integration, Win-Win Outcomes, Flexibility
  • Long-Term Partnership, KPIs, Negotiation Process
  • Clear Communication, Mission Alignment, CTA

14. Legal Information

Dispense the legal information required to define the sponsorship, especially the provisions that must be agreed to by signature. For example, the terms, conditions, deadlines, and resolution procedures should all be established on paper and agreed to by signature.

  • Sponsorship Agreement, Contact Information
  • Rights, Responsibilities, Disputes, Payment Schedule
  • Cancellation/Termination, Liability, Indemnification
  • Intellectual Property, Insurance Requirements
  • Compliance, Changes, Amendments, Jurisdiction

15. Appendices

Combine the contact information for the nonprofit with this proposal’s supplementary information in the appendix. For example, statistical charts, budget sheets, and pamphlets can all be attached to this area.

  • Budget, Financial Information, Program Outlines
  • Event Agendas, Supporting Documents
  • Press Releases, Media Kits, Venue Maps
  • Legal Documents, Data, Case Studies
  • References, Contact Information