So here is the thing, after some thinking and reasons I will not say, I have decided to leave my current team, and start one up. I know that it’s early to be saying this sense Worlds hasn’t even come. Heck, week 6 hasn’t even started. But if there is one thing I have learned from being apart of FIRST it is that you have to start early if you want things done right.
Due to this I have a request to ask of the kind people of Chief Delphi and the teams that you belong to. (Yes, I am buttering you up. ) I have never done much with fundraising on the team I am leaving. The mentors did it all, and the students gave one or two presentations. Better yet, all we did was build and design the robot. So here is a list of things that I will be need to learn about. (Please feel free to add)
What is the best way to approach a possible sponsor?
What do they want to hear, what will help them make the choice to sponsor us?
Would dressing up in a suit, or a team shirt be better for giving a presentation?
Does having a robot there with you help?
How many people would be good to have with you?
(I am pretty sure there are white papers on some of this stuff. I will be doing a search right after this)
What is the best way to find a location?
Does it need to be central to everyone on the team, or should we get the location and then recruit around it?
Team Communication(outside of meetings):
What is the best way to communicate with team members and mentors outside of the meetings?
What are some good places to go?
Does having a robot there help with this as well?
Again I ask; suit, or team shirt?
Again the question of, how many people?
Please feel free to add to anything on this list.