are some reasons to sign on as a NetDay sponsor. Notice that
on a scale ranging from altruistic to exclusively self-serving,
most fall closer to self-serving. It doesn't matter what motivates
a sponsor: The beauty of NetDay is that what's good for a sponsor
is good for schools.
schools, smarter kids: Business participation
in NetDay makes for better schools, more educated, technology-savvy
kids, and in the long run a more competitive economy.
relations: Organizations can use their NetDay
participation to help develop a corporate image as a
contributor to the community and to schools.
relations: Participation in a NetDay event
helps builds employee morale because it gives employees
a chance to make a big difference in their communities.
investment:In the Information Age, companies
need technically literate employees to help grow the
economy -- wiring the schools helps achieve this goal.
use NetDay's visibility and positive image as incentives.
Hold a press conference with a senator or a mayor - so that
the papers and the evening news will cover it - and invite
participation by organizations that buy 100 NetDay kits.
Organizers can prod potential partners by telling them how
many kits their competitors have donated.
benefits: Donations to schools may be tax