SUGSA Sponsorship Opportunities 2019-04-15T13:58:44+02:00

SUGSA Sponsorship Opportunities

The Scrum User Group of South Africa (SUGSA) is the first official Scrum Alliance user group in Africa. SUGSA is a non-profit group, run by a committee of volunteers. We look to local businesses for sponsorship in order to create a thriving community that benefits us all.

SUGSA’s purpose is to create opportunities for learning, sharing or connecting in support of a healthy, vibrant community of users of agile and light-weight software development methods and processes. It aims to improve the agile practices in South Africa by sharing experiences of success and failure, good practices, and expert presentations.

In order to achieve this aim, SUGSA organises monthly events in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Each event provides the opportunity to learn from one or more speakers, or to participate in interactive workshops, as well as to meet other community members.

The events take place on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm in the evening in Cape Town and on the second Wednesday of every month at 6pm in Johannesburg. Drinks and snacks are served beforehand, creating the opportunity for members and guests to exchange ideas and network.

These events have grown in popularity and currently attract between 40 and 100 people at each event. Attendees are usually agile practitioners from a variety of roles: developers, testers, analysts, Product Owners, Scrum Masters and managers. It also attracts those interested in learning about agile who are not yet practicing it in their current environment.

Cape Town Monthly Meetups: https://www.meetup.com/Cape-Town-Scrum-User-Group-SUGSA/

Johannesburg Monthly Meetups: https://www.meetup.com/Scrum-User-Group-Johannesburg/



Sponsorship Packages


choose your package

You are the sole sponsor + you provide the venue

Be featured in the Meetup invite along with an abstract of your choice

Sponsor banners may be put up during the event

Sponsor may give handouts at the event

Be thanked at the beginning of the event

Be given a 3 minute promotional speaking opportunity before or after the talking slot


OR


a 5-7 minute educational lightning talk

Be mentioned on Twitter during/after the event

Sponsor logo will appear on our website for 12 months

SUGSA will share your tweets of an upcoming non commercial event or initiative.

GOLD

R5000

The Sponsor pays R5000 to be the sole sponsor of a MeetUp which they host at their venue
OR

The Sponsor is the sole sponsor of a MeetUp for which they provide food and drinks, and host at their venue.

SILVER

R5000


The Sponsor pays R5000 to be the sponsor of a MeetUp in conjunction with a venue sponsor.

BRONZE

R3000

The Sponsor pays R3000 to be the food sponsor of a MeetUp.

VENUE

The sponsor  makes a venue available for a MeetUp and thereby becomes a co-sponsor for that MeetUp.

SWAG

The sponsor  gives "Swag" to the speakers and/or participants at the MeetUp.


Benefits to the Sponsor

You are the sole sponsor of the event.

  • Help to grow the Agile community.
  • Enjoy the reputation benefit of being connected to the SUGSA community.
  • Build or maintain your brand awareness/presence.
  • Showcase your value as a consultancy, employer of choice, partner for training, coaching etc.

Be featured in the MeetUp invite along with an abstract of your choice

This can be used to promote anything of your choosing to the community including upcoming events or initiatives. (100 words max)

Sponsor banners may be put up during the event

To gain brand visibility within the meeting room and immediately outside the room.

Sponsor may give handouts at the event

This can be used to promote anything of your choosing eg regular activities, a special upcoming event.

Be thanked at the beginning of the event.

Brand and reputational visibility.

Be given a 3 minute promotional speaking opportunity before or after the talking slot.

This can be used to promote or communicate anything of your choosing to the community. It could be an announcement of an upcoming event; the sharing of a story, experience or anecdote; a quick fun prize giveaway. We encourage you to make it impactful to maximise value for yourselves.

OR

Gold Sponsor Option: You may choose to exchange this for a 5-7 minute educational lightning talk.

Share content of value to the community that shows your value in action – the new medium of marketing (no selling or promotion)

Be mentioned on Twitter during/immediately after the event

This gives exposure to the wider, local and international community.

Sponsor logo will appear on our website for 12 months

SUGSA will share your tweets of an upcoming non commercial event or initiative.

For any event in line with our marketing guidelines, we will share your tweets to increase their reach.



Additional benefits for Sponsors of three or more MeetUps

Sponsor logo will appear on our website together with an abstract of your choosing, for 12 months

You may provide up to a 100 words of your choice to accompany your logo.

Sponsors may provide an item for inclusion in the goodie bags at the next Scrum Gathering.

Any branded item that would be of value to the community will be well utilised by them giving you continued brand exposure. Pamphlets may be added to accompany an item.



Important Guidelines

As Sugsa we are careful to keep the content of the MeetUp independent and focussed on our best understanding of the community’s preferences. We intentionally try not to have Meetup sponsors and speakers from the same company, at the same event.

The suggested minimum for food and drinks is a variety of pizzas, bottled water, fizzy drinks, fruit juice, cider, beer, red & white wine. Sponsors are welcome to provide more than this. If premises do not allow alcohol to be served/consumed, water and soft drinks will be sufficient.

Sponsorship payments need to be made at least 4 weeks before an event takes place in order to give the full promised exposure.

Between MeetUps SUGSA is happy to communicate, via social media, agile related events that meet our marketing guidelines. The event needs to be of a non profit nature and aligned to the community philosophy. Examples could be: a conference, a not for profit workshop, a high quality research survey. Current sponsors that would like us to share from their social media announcements in this respect are welcome to communicate with the committee. Each request is considered individually.

A Silver sponsor can only be confirmed if a Venue sponsor is available for that specific event.

If there is a Gold or Silver sponsor a “swag” sponsor can only be confirmed after checking with the Gold or Silver sponsor that they are happy for this to take place at their event.

A Bronze sponsor can only be confirmed if no Gold or Silver sponsor is available for a specific MeetUp.

If you are interested in sponsoring these events and helping SUGSA promote agile in South Africa, please fill out the details on the electronic form by clicking on the “Submit Sponsorship” button and we will be in touch with you.
Please ensure that you upload a logo with your submission and include any details you may require on the invoice that we will send once arrangements have been finalised.



Submit Sponsorship