[Yapc-na-organizers] Sponsorship ideas (was "Re: Tasks"
petek at bsod.net
Mon Sep 18 11:43:26 PDT 2006
Subject: Re: Re: [Yapc-na-organizers] Sponsorship ideas (was "Re: Tasks"
From: Bob Clancy <bob.clancy at verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 12:59:02 -0500 (CDT)
}Ok Pete, next question: What was the minimum level
}of sponsorship to quality for the Job Fair? (My gut
}feeling is at least $250.)
We told everyone $250, but there might have been one that got in at $100.
}if Houston find out that they need money to put a deposit down on something.
All monies are handled by TPF, and the account does not start from zero.
}Given the idea of changing the thresholds, I'd change the lower boundary
}for "silver" to $250 perhaps 1 week before the conference so that last
}minute job fair participants would kick in more cash.
If you have a minimum, have a minimum. Don't change it, but offer perks
to those who come early. For example, if you don't sponsor in time, you
might not get a table in the mainway. You might not have a table skirt,
you might not be on the signage or the t-shirt or in the program.
We want people to give us money, but we can't get greedy.
}Can we get a minimum of $500 and still have people partipate in the job fair?
Don't look at it as an opportunity to "gouge" sponsors. We had 14
companies last year, and I'd be a lot more excited to see 30 or 40 before
we raised the minimum price. Remember, someone coming to YAPC might find
a job with a company at a table. We don't want that to not happen because
a company can't or won't come up with an extra $250.
}Pete: Am I off base here? (I'm sure you guys made the rules as you went
You're not that far off. And while we did have some input from TPF and
previous organizers, for the most part, our decisions rested with us.
petek at bsod dot net
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