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How-To Guide

NetDay Sponsor Checklist

Who are NetDay sponsors? Businesses, unions, universities, museums, professional associations, research institutes, foundations, community and public service organizations, the media, your state assembly, and even celebrities. Just about any kind of organization has time, money, expertise, or resources that schools can use before, during, and after NetDay.

Here are some things your company or organization can do at either the state or local level.

Sponsor NetDay kits: Purchase NetDay kits to donate to the school(s) of your choice. Contact your state organizer or NetDay to identify schools where your help can make the greatest difference. Sponsor one school or more - whatever you or your organization can afford.

Assist with technical planning: Donate your time or the time of your technical employees to visit schools before NetDay. They're needed to create a site plan that volunteers can use when the scheduled cabling day arrives. Schools also need technical help on the scheduled cabling day to train the volunteers, to participate in the cable installation, and to test and certify the installation at the end of the day.

Loan tools: Loan your cable installation tools so volunteers will be working with the correct equipment. They will need ladders, drills, screwdrivers, punch-down tools, testing equipment, etc. See our tools checklist.

Assign staff to NetDay: Increase your visibility in the community by assigning a member of your staff to be the point person for NetDay activities both inside and outside your organization. At the local level, your "NetDay project manager" can choose a school or schools to sponsor and organize your employees to volunteer and work together to make NetDay a reality in those schools.

Endorse NetDay: Write a letter endorsing national NetDay activities, as well as the NetDay activities in your area.

Use electronic media: Include a link to the NetDay home page on your Web site. E-mail your clients, vendors, and staff, and ask them to volunteer to help pull wire in their local school. Better still, encourage them to organize or sponsor NetDay activities at a school that otherwise would not be able to participate.

Publish: Ask your public relations department to help you advertise your company's sponsorship. Write an article documenting your NetDay experience for publication in your company newsletter, magazine, annual report, or other publications. Download the NetDay logo for printing on t-shirts, coffee mugs and other souvenirs. Include a link to the NetDay web site (http://www.netday.org/) in your advertising and PR materials to show your organization's commitment to education, children, and the community.