July 4 is indeed a very special day for Americans. After all, it is the day when we gained our independence. This is the reason why July 4 must not pass without throwing a big celebration to commemorate the event. If you are an events organizer, you know how expensive it is to organize an event. Events to celebrate 4th of July are actually more expensive to organize than regular events because they are usually bigger in scale and involves more elements. Independence Day is too big of an event to pass up though. How can you not celebrate the freedom of your country? One of the most effective ways to lower the cost of holding a 4th of July event is by getting a sponsor.
Below are some tips on how to get a sponsor for your 4th of July event.
Create a website
Since many people nowadays rely on the Internet to get information, one of the first things that you need to do is to create a website for your 4th of July celebration. However, you must do this months in advance to give you enough time to get sponsors. You must clearly indicate in your website that you are seeking sponsorship for the event. All pertinent information needed by potential sponsors should be available in the website. This should include the total price of holding the event. Presenting this particular piece of information will give an idea to potential sponsor of just how much is needed to hold the event.
State objectives clearly
You should also be able to state the objectives of the event clearly. Are you trying to keep the tradition alive? Do you want to raise funds for a special cause? Whatever it is the you want to achieve, you should state it clearly in your website and in all other communication materials that you will send out to potential sponsors. If you cannot state exactly what you are planning to do with the money, then how can you expect companies to support your endeavor? Most companies are always open to sponsoring 4th of July events, but keep in mind that other organization are also celebrating on that day and may also be seeking for sponsorship.
Be clear with what you can offer
There are many things that you can offer potential sponsors for a 4th of July celebration. First of all, you can offer to post something about them on your website. So months ahead of the celebration, they are already getting mileage from your online promotions. If you are organizing a parade, then you can offer to provide them with their own float or at least put a banner of their company on one of the floats. If you are distributing posters and fliers in your area, then you can also include them in these materials. During the program, you can create a short spiel to thank them for their support.
Competition for sponsorship can be tough for 4th of July celebrations. This is why you need to be organized and you need start seeking for sponsors ahead of time.