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Andy Leonard is an author and engineer who enjoys building and automating data integration solutions. Andy is co-host of the Data Driven podcast. Andy is no longer updating this blog. His current blog is

On Developer Communities: The Sponsorship Plan

A Follow-up To My "On Developer Communities" Series ...

I have received requests about how we approach sponsors for User Group sponsorship. I have posted the Sponsorship Document we sent to potential sponsors in 2008 here. Registration is required. It's my site and I leave you alone... mostly.

This will not work everywhere but it works well in Richmond. If this helps, great. If not, perhaps it will stir up some ideas for something that will help. Either way - enjoy!

I will likely have one more post in this series sometime later. I am coordinating with our very first sponsor to produce a Case Study that describes how sponsoring our user groups has helped their organization. I specifically asked this sponsor to think about ROI. I will likely post the resulting CS on my site and include a link in the follow-up post.

I believe this information will be valuable to anyone attempting to adopt a sponsored User Group model.

:{> Andy

Published Saturday, April 26, 2008 12:01 AM by andyleonard
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Arnie Rowland said:

Interesting connundrum. It was previously stated that the User Group should 'own' its' resources, (domain name, etc.), yet in this case it is apparant that you own the Sponsorship plan document. Attested to by its location on your (not the UG's) website. "Registration is required. It's my site ..."

Else, it would be pubically available on the UG website. How to resolve the conflict? ... Suggestions?

August 19, 2011 11:02 AM

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