Since we’re a nonprofit, sometimes super nice people at big and small companies are willing to donate or discount their goods or services for us.
I just Emailed a company about this very thing. We’ll see what they say!
If writing a similar Email, this here example might be helpful to you.
Two years ago we were one school, then two, then five, and now ten.
With everything that we do across the schools and within them, we have a huge focus on creating shareable value so that others can benefit from our work. Our students asses their own work and share it through keeping blogs instead of getting graded on simple tests.
Over the summer, a number of facilitators collaborated on writing an ALC StarterKit to share what we’ve learned from starting schools and to provide an outline for starting a school as an ALC, if the reader is so inclined.
Since we put the StarterKit up online for free this summer it’s been downloaded over 175 times in 28 countries.
Naturally, having that kind of attention creates a lot of Emails, which is why I’m writing to you.
Groove, the team-email software I was reaching out to, didn’t end up sponsoring us with software. But personally I think that’s because of a company policy, not because of a poorly written outreach email.