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WVDO Development Series: Sponsorship - Elevating Your Relationships in the Community
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WVDO Development Series: Sponsorship - Elevating Your Relationships in the Community

When: Thursday, April 20th
3:30 - 5pm
Where: Concordia Community Room at The Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave.
Portland, Oregon  97211
United States
Presenter: Dwight Adkins
Contact: Rachel Sample

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Elevating Your Relationships in the Community


Securing sponsors for your event is imperative for your fundraising success. Getting sponsors to say ‘yes’ to your proposal is just part of the work, however. Properly managing your relationship with your sponsors is essential. It’s the hard work that will make their experience of working with you beneficial to their organization, and will help you more easily bring them on board year after year.

Creating a system of mindful stewardship will enable you to create the passionate support your mission and work deserve. We will discuss how to engage your sponsors and invest the resources to develop lasting partnerships.


Learn to:

  • Design a sponsorship proposal
  • Prospect/map potential sponsors
  • Identify benefits to offer sponsors
  • Be a good partner
  • Manage sponsor relations



Dwight Adkins

With 25 years of experience in development and event planning within the nonprofit world, Dwight possesses a wide array of skills and knowledge, from facilitation to project management to a deep knowledge of fundraising. He has had roles ranging from volunteer all the way to director. He now teaches nonprofits how to plan fundraising events that effectively reflect their organization and values in order to engage donors to continue to support their mission. By focusing on every organization’s individual needs and vision, Dwight is able to supply each with the tools they need to increase fundraising and fulfill their mission.



WVDO would like to thank our 2017 Development Series sponsors, LKA Fundraising & Communications, Philanthropy Studio, and Northwest Bank.

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