Partnering with other organizations and groups gives you the opportunity to reach wider networks (as well as share the burden of putting together a stellar event). Research your local community to see what organizations are out there to help you spread the word, recruit speakers, provide venue space, etc.

Here are some examples of local organizations to seek out:

  • Foundations
  • United Way
  • Colleges and universities with Nonprofit Management programs
  • Local chapters of groups like Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Nonprofit state associations
  • Medium/large nonprofits
  • Libraries
  • Community centers
  • Co-working spaces
  • Tech incubators
  • Tech companies, especially those that work with nonprofits

“Partnering with like-minded organizations to co-sponsor is a great way to get members of both organizations talking to each other and sharing ideas. The women in tech panel we hosted with the Victoria chapter of Ladies Learning Code was one of our most popular events. We also help organize an annual event called NGO Ho Ho where small nonprofit groups can celebrate the holidays together at a much bigger and more festive bash than they could throw individually.” – Susan J.T., NetSquared Victoria