How Can I Finance Some of Our Events?
 
Consider sponsorships, which can help defray the cost of Affiliate meetings and education events. For example, the Minnesota Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry partners with local dental labs to share costs.
 
“We partner with local dental labs who a lot of our board members use to share costs with bringing in speakers. They get to promote their lab & our members benefit from being exposed to labs who are able to meet the high standards of cosmetically minded dentists. We also have a lab member & industry rep in our board to bring fresh perspectives & ideas. Our membership is also open to lab technicians. David Hornbrook was awesome at helping to bring down the cost by aiding in sponsorship.” --Kellee Stanton, MACD

“Our sponsors have been local reps of Patterson and Schein, labs with whom key BOD members do a lot of business, companies affiliated with the speaker in some way ( for example we had Biolase come in when Hugh Flax spoke; Smile Reminder when Bill Blatchford spoke, etc.) IT people affiliated with BOD members. We have been able to get ongoing sponsorship with some key players by offering them a lower per meeting rate if they come regularly – SurfCT – an IT company and Smile Reminder are currently on this program.” –Robin Santiago, ESACD