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Speed Dating for Sponsors

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At our annual retreat, a miscommunication turned into a fantastic new workshop. When the leader of a session on sponsorship referred to “speed dating,” several members of the organizing committee thought we were going to experience speed dating for sponsors! It seemed a natural progression: we could move from a session on the benefits of sponsorship to a practical activity. The committee decided to try out the concept, though we had no idea whether it would be successful. One retreat attendee had seen a speed-dating show on television and helped us set up a meeting room. People looking for sponsors sat

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