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On Sponsorship with Jenny Mitchell

On Sponsorship with Jenny Mitchell

Update: 2022-11-17


In this inaugural episode, we will be discussing sponsorship development strategy for festivals and events. At this time we know many festivals and events are working to rebuild and revive. One of the most asked-about topics we have seen at Ottawa Festivals this year has been around sponsorship and building or rebuilding relationships with sponsors. And rightly so, since it’s not only a core source of funding for festival organizations, but also an important community linkage that can broaden your organization’s reach and impact in many ways. To break down the essential steps to identifying and approaching sponsorship opportunities, we are very grateful to be joined by Jenny Mitchell, founder and president of Chavender.

Founder and president of Chavender, Jenny Mitchell (CFRE, DMA), works closely with not-for-profit leaders to change the world - one mission at a time. Chavender assists clients, across Canada and the U.S., to inspire their donors and achieve their fundraising goals through personalized fundraising coaching and training. Before completing her CFRE, Jenny trained as a classical musician and earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts. She brings her creative approach, her drive for excellence, and her passion for people to the world of not-for-profits.


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On Sponsorship with Jenny Mitchell

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