Role: The regional chair appoints the sponsorship chair. Identify and solicit corporations that are interested in sponsoring at the regional level. SCUP has regional sponsors whose support is for the region as a whole, not one event. Benefits reflect year-round support through web and program listings.
The sponsor chair (SC) may appoint a committee to assist in these efforts.
Compile a prospect list using data and updates from previous years provided by the SCUP office.
The SC is to conduct all solicitations in accordance with SCUP policy.
Communicate with SCUP staff, your regional chair, and conference chair on a regular basis to keep them informed of sponsorship progress. It is also important to share this information so sponsors receive appropriate recognition in the conference program, on the web page, in signage, etc.
Send thank-you letters to the sponsors within three weeks of their commitment.
Take part in the sponsor coordinator meeting in July during the annual conference if you are able to attend the conference (at your expense).
Attend the regional council retreat at a location known or to be determined based on conference location; SCUP pays for transportation and lodging.
The sponsorship chair has a three-year term limit, with the opportunity for reappointment for a second term. After a second term, the sponsorship chair may serve in a different role as a SCUP volunteer.
Restricted to Mid-Atlantic Region
SCUP Membership Required? Yes
Minimum Qualifications: None
Terms of Service: Three Years
Time Commitment: 1-5 Hours Month
Training: Limited Training by Staff
Travel Requirements: 2 Meetings Annually
Related Webpage: Mid-Atlantic Regional Council Listing
Interested In This Role? Contact Karen Verhey