It’s never too early to start working on your sponsorship. Be bold. Pray. Watch God work!
As you are working on your sponsorship for the Golf Challenge be sure to ask broadly. We have found through the years that the golfers who ask 50-100 people are far more successful at reaching that $2500 and even surpassing it. You’ll be surprised how many people you can ask when you consider all the different types of people you know. For example:
- Facebook connections including high school and college friends
- Church small group
- Vendors you use through your business
You can also use different methods for asking:
- Phone calls (especially people you know respond well to phone calls)
I use a variety of the above options, but rely mostly on e-mail. As the event gets closer, I resend my e-mail ask each week to people who have yet to respond. In addition, I try to post my sponsorship link on Twitter and Facebook often during the last few weeks leading to the event. You could do a campaign as you get closer and closer and post how much more you need to reach your goal.
Most of all, pray as you are sending e-mails, letters and asking people to sponsor you. We’re praying for you as you step out on faith to see God bring in valuable resources for Cru’s ongoing ministry. With every dollar raised we’re helping start spiritual movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus!