Match Start - Corporate Partnership Training Program
Match Start is our mini training course to help you gain the skills needed to secure meaningful corporate partnerships that last.
All the skills of a seasoned corporate partnership manager at a fraction of the cost!
Learn How To....
Own Your Pitch
What makes your organization’s story compelling? Creating a pitch starts with determining what will hook your audience. Our course will walk you through the steps of creating the perfect pitch and delivering it with confidence in any setting.
Get the Right Prospects
Who is your target audience? What information do you need to know about a company before solicitation begins? Discover the best tools and practices for finding like-minded businesses who are a strong prospect for a partnership with your organization.
Save Time Soliciting
We’ve created a foolproof solicitation plan that can have you handing your corporate partner relations in just 2-3 hours a week! With templates and examples to guide you, our tested and proven methods keep solicitation organized and simple.
Master Managing Partner Relations
Learn how to guide your conversations towards your desired partnerships and handle responses and meetings like a pro! We’ll teach you what language to use and walk through various scenarios so your organization can feel confident in maintaining its new business relationships.
Get MATCH START and gain the RIGHT Corporate Partnerships
Match Start FAQ
We have a new cohort every month (excluding August, November, December) starting on Jan, 2023.
Up to 5 organizations per intake
Match Start is a self-paced, eight-chapter course with several five-minute video lessons per chapter along with assignments and exercises you will be expected to complete and submit. There are 16 assignments and each can take between 20 to 40 minutes to complete. As this is a self-paced course, you will have 12 months to complete all video lessons and assignments before your access to Match Start expires.
Match Start also includes a bonus review session with our team. At any point during the course you can sign up for this 30 minute review session to ask questions about the material or assignments.
All Match Start sign ups allow one member of your organization to complete the course.
Our course is delivered through the platform Thinkific. It includes 8 chapters with several five-minute video lessons per chapter along with assignments and exercises that need to be completed and submitted through Thinkific.
In addition to four extra review/practice sessions with our team (in which you can practice delivering your pitch, go over your systems and processes set up, practice cold calls etc.), the Match Ready program also includes 12 months of weekly office hours. Office hours are where you can bring all your questions about the course, templates and materials, as well as ask for a review of your submitted assignments.
The Match Ready program also includes a curated Prospect List of 20 businesses our team thinks will be a strong potential match for your organization. After completing Chapter 3 of the Match Ready program, your organization will receive the first five businesses’ information so you can practice your solicitation while completing the course.
Match Start is the course in its basic format and does not include the four review sessions, the office hours or the list of 20 prospective companies.
- Experience researching and soliciting companies that share your organization’s values and are good candidates for continued support
- All the skills a seasoned full-time Corporate Partnerships Manager would bring to the table at a fraction of the cost with minimal necessary time commitment
- Relationship management skills that will help your team handle the most difficult business communications