We are underfunded for the work we want to do and are asked to do. We are understaffed to support both fundraising and program activities.
Actions I’ve taken so far
We have a sponsorship menu and reach out to sponsors periodically. Until COVID, we had a good record of having corporate sponsors renew every year.
My future goals
Increase annual funding to 3x current funding to allow for two full time and one part time employee.
My motivations to work with a mentor
I need to both learn how to budget time for fundraising as well as learn some new fundraising strategies. If we don't increase our funding, we may not be sustainable in the long run.
About my venture
StartupSac's mission is to accelerate Sacramento’s startup and innovation ecosystem by informing, educating, empowering, and connecting its startup founders and innovators.
What We Do:
We create and share digital content, news, and resources that are relevant to startups and innovators
We create in-person events, workshops, and activities to connect, inform, and educate Sacramento’s entrepreneurs and innovators
We provide community support and outreach for the Sacramento startup community by guiding and connecting people to resources. We’re like the API or 411 of the Sacramento startup community