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If you represent a registered Canadian charity, here’s your opportunity to shine

Since 2010, The Sponsorship Report, Hilborn Charity eNEWS and WestJet have offered five complimentary passes to Sponsorship Week conferences and workshops to deserving charities through our Pay it Forward program. Out-of-town guests travel to and from Toronto courtesy of WestJet.

We’re now accepting applications for the 2017 Pay it Forward Bursary

The Sponsorship Report is once again accepting applications for its Pay it Forward bursary program. This year, Sponsorship Week is offering five one-day workshops October 24 to 26, and bursary recipients will receive complimentary admission to as many of them as they care to attend. Here’s what’s on offer:

The Sponsorship Boot Camp
Moves Management
Building a Business Case for Cause Sponsorship
The Municipal Forum on Sponsorship
What Sponsors Really Want

Pay it Forward is a unique program that offers employees of registered Canadian charities an opportunity to attend Canada’s premier professional development conference for sponsorship marketers – free of charge! For bursary recipients from outside the Greater Toronto Area, we are pleased to offer complimentary return airfare to Toronto courtesy of WestJet, departing from a WestJet-served airport nearest to the recipient’s place of employment.

Pay it Forward is your chance to join sponsorship leaders from across North America at the country’s premier professional development event, coming up in Toronto, October 24 through 26, 2017.

How to apply

To apply, click the link below and complete the simple application form. Selection will be based on the judges’ subjective evaluation of replies.

Point form replies are acceptable, as are essay-style responses.

Judges will evaluate applications based on their perception of need and likelihood of deriving benefit from attendance. There is a limit of one entry per person, but multiple entries per registered charity are permitted.

Applications will close at midnight, Eastern Time, Friday, July 28

Judging will be conducted by staff of Hilborn Charity eNEWS and The Sponsorship Report. The selected recipients will be notified the week of August 7, and their names will be published on this page following notification.

Because the judging is subjective, staff at Hilborn Charity eNEWS and The Sponsorship Report cannot offer advice on how best to apply for the Pay it Forward Bursary Program.

Awards will be made to the individual applicant and are not transferable without the consent of The Sponsorship Report and Hilborn Charity eNEWS.

The information submitted by the applicants will remain confidential to Pay it Forward sponsors. It will not be shared with third parties, but may be used internally.