Second Chance Sponsorships/Lemonade

Non-Profits and Businesses Looking for Event Sponsors:

Looking to turn some Lemons into Lemonade?

The Marketplace can convert in-kind donations into Trade Dollars that you can use to SAVE CASH.

Have you ever heard….

  • “We love your mission, but a cash donation isn’t in our budget right now”
  • “The economy has been rough, so we’ll have to cut back on our annual donation.”
  • “You do a great job, we’ll keep you in mind for next year.”

If you’ve approached local businesses for cash donations and heard “No Thanks” and “Not Now”, the Marketplace can help you make a follow up that may result in a donation.

 


The Marketplace can convert in-kind donations into Trade Dollars that you can use to SAVE CASH.


 

How It Works:

Look through your “No Thanks” List.

Is the business a VBSR member? They may have Trade Dollars already to donate to you. Ask them.

Is the business a retail or restaurant? Will they give you gift cards? The Marketplace will buy up to $500 worth of gift cards for any Chittenden County retail or restaurant directly from you. Instant Trade Dollars for you to spend on whatever you want. (Outside of that area? The answer is usually yes, but please check with the Marketplace first.) We’ll distribute their gift cards to members in the Marketplace, bringing them new customers.

Is the business service-based? We may be able to find a way to bring them a new customer based on the current requests in the Marketplace.


We like transactions where everyone wins:

  • You get a donation that helps you
  • A local business gets to support you AND get new customers
  • We build new ways to help each other when the economy gets tough.

 

Ready to turn Lemons into Lemonade?