Fundraising During Crisis: Sponsorships

You are invited to join the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands for an online virtual coffee hour to discuss relevant issues for Cape and Islands nonprofits.

Join us online Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to learn what is happening with Sponsorships on Cape Cod during the pandemic.

So many of us on the Cape & Islands depend on sponsorships from our local businesses for essential fundraising revenue. Sponsorships provide our organizations with an important revenue stream, while also offering unique marketing opportunities for the business. How will this change when we cannot hold in-person events? What are our sponsors looking for in terms of marketing benefits? Is this the right time to solicit sponsorships?

In this session facilitated by Tamara Harper, Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Cape Cod Theatre Company / Harwich Junior Theatre, we will hear from two local businesses on how their funding has adapted during the pandemic: Bert Talerman, Co-President of Cape Cod 5 and Lynn Mason-Small, Senior Vice President, Business Development at RogersGray.

Then we will break into small groups to discuss your own experiences, issues, and questions. This is the third session in the series Fundraising During Crisis.

This event is FREE to attend with advance registration for current PPCI members; and $10 per person for non-members. To attend this event, please register online via the link below. Deadline for registration is Monday, September 14th, 2020.

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About Our Guest Speakers

Bert Talerman

Bert Talerman

Bert Talerman

Robert “Bert” A. Talerman is the Co-President of Cape Cod 5. He is a member of the Bank’s executive and senior management team, and oversees all of its business line activities. Bert has over 30 years of banking industry experience, starting as a lending field examiner in Boston before moving to Cape Cod as a commercial lender in 1994.

He is the President of the Edward Bangs Kelley and Elza Kelley Foundation, a private charitable foundation, and the immediate past board Chair of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, and also serves on the boards of Cape Cod Healthcare and The Barnstable. He is also a past board chair of Coastal Community Capital and Cape and Islands United Way. Bert is a graduate of Amherst College and lives in Centerville with his wife, Beth. They have two adult daughters.

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn Mason-Small

Lynn is the Chief Marketing Officer at RogersGray, where she oversees the marketing, community relations and philanthropic activities of the company.

She is a founding Board Member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals. In addition to her years of leadership with the organization, she has served on Boards and Committees for local non-profits including the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands, Community Visions, the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, the United Way of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Foundation. Additionally, she co-chaired Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod for two years.

Lynn is a Cape Cod native and graduate of the University of Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, Nathan Small and 2 sons in South Yarmouth.

Tammy Harper

Tammy Harper

Tamara Harper
Tamara “Tammy” Harper is the Director of Education and Community Outreach at Cape Cod Theatre Company Harwich Junior Theatre and has been a leading force in theatre education on Cape Cod for the past 25 years.

Tamara serves on the Board of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, and the Board of the Charitable Foundation of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Board of the Harwich Chamber of Commerce (2006-2012) and on the Education Task Force for the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod (2007-2010).

She has facilitated workshops for organizations throughout the Cape including WE CAN, LIFE, Inc. (Living Independently Forever), The Latham Centers and Shamrock Financial.