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Neutrinos Team 6433 How Much? Registration – $275 Tournament fees - $100 T-shirts and Team gear - $300 Equipment - $2000 Total Minimum - $3000 The Hitchhikers.

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3 How Much? Registration – $275 Tournament fees - $100 T-shirts and Team gear - $300 Equipment - $2000 Total Minimum - $3000 The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic! Don't Panic!

4 Why Fundraising? Helps purchase supplies Entry fees for tournaments Airfares and hotel rooms T-shirts and Team gear Equipment upgrades Spread the word of FIRST The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

5 Sponsors Sponsorship can be vital to a FTC team, they provide you with the basic things needed to get your team going, from giving you supplies or, quite frankly, giving you money The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

6 Fundraising Safety…? Always Fundraise with a partner or a group (Fundraising is not a one man job) Get parents involved, they know what they’re doing and may provide other opportunities  More at: fundraising.html fundraising.html The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

7 How Do I Fundraise? (Examples) Events Car Washes Bulb Sales (FTC’s fundraising program last year) Bake Sales Etc. Sponsorship Sponsorship (Local Level) Sponsorship (National Level) Team Member Dues The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

8 Sponsorships…How we Do it. We, the Neutrinos, are assisted by a 501(c)3 company Money that is donated to our team is routed through this company, and in turn gives us the money for team related expenses Other Alternative: County 4-H As a team, we create a standard text document that we can edit for different companies The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

9 Sponsorships…Who to Target? Step 1: Companies that Parents Work for Extremely easy to target (Last Year; $4,125) Step 2: Friends and Neighbors and companies they work for (This Year; $2,000) The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

10 Sponsorships…Who to Target? (Cont.) Step 3 - Local Businesses (this year $400) Get information about what firms are headquartered in your city (Local chamber of commerce) Lakeland: Examples; Museums Hardware Stores Engineering Firms Get information about what firms are large employers in your city Lakeland Examples: Publix, Geico, etc, The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

11 How to target sponsors?  Contact as many companies as you can  We have established a quota per team member of 10 companies minimum  All companies that are approached are documented in a spreadsheet  REMEMBER: anything helps, even if it’s a minimal donation  Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get every sponsorship, keep at it and don’t give up (Hit Rate may be as low as 1 in 20)  Contact ANYBODY, and we mean anybody, you never know who is willing to sponsor! The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

12 Sample Spreadsheet The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic! Name of OrganizationStudent/ParentContactApproachYesnomaybeComments XX Clinic, Lakelandxx Cold$500 XX HospitalxxDr. XXHe Knows CEO ?? Unlikely, it has been a while YY HospitalxxDr. XXHe Knows CEO Unlikely, it has been a while Regal HondaxxMr. XX, ownerCold No Lowesxx Cold Unlikely, it has been a while MOSIxx Cold Unlikely, it has been a while XX GlobalxxXXknown person Unlikely, it has been a while XX EngineeringxxXXknown person$1,000 Radiology GroupxxDr. XXContact$500 Total $2,000

13 How to Approach a Potential Sponsor ? Write a personal letter/ from an individual on the team Introduce yourself as a member of the robotics team Introduce your team Attach Photos of your team/Awards and the Robot Mention how the donation will be received Non-Profit, 501(C)(3), or 4-H Introduce First Provide Links to First and Robotics Related Resources, STEM benefits The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

14 How to Approach a Potential Sponsor (cont.)? Things to think about… Do you ask for a specific amount? Yes or No, Depends on the situation Large or Small Company etc. Inform sponsors that this isn't a donation but that it is an investment Their Logo will be advertised on the robot, t-shirt, etc. Also they will be helping building a community of scientists. Offer to demonstrate robot to local sponsors (its impressive!) The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!

15 Questions? Questions… We would like to make this interactive so if anyone has any ideas about what their teams do, please come up and share your ideas The Hitchhikers guide to FTC Fundraising: Don't Panic!


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