NGFFL TWO-MINUTE DRILL!February 2012
PLANTING NEW LOCAL LEAGUES TOPS AMBITIOUS GOALS FOR YEARThe NGFFL Board has identified its most ambitious area of attack for 2012: testing outthe viability of starting new leagues in local areas where there currently is no gay flag-football presence. Led by new Director of Outreach Chris Cormier (DC), the Board issketching ideas and plans for how it might work with local volunteers to plant leaguesfrom afar, starting with 1-2 cities as a test run. One path the Board is exploring is findingcorporate partners that have an interest in key cities where the NGFFL would like to seenew leagues, and asking that company to underwrite the expenses of recruiting and
organizing remotely. It’s an extraordinarily ambiti
for an organization that’s
all-volunteer and lacks people who might ideally serve as local organizers. In addition,the Board will be helping its current local member organizations that are not yet leaguesto form them.Do you have a contact in a city where no league exists today? Want to help uncover one?Contact Chris Cormier at cormier78 at yahoo dot com.
CITY LEADERS SAY EMPHATIC YES TO NGFFL-DRIVEN CORPORATEPARTNERSHIPSIn two separate surveys administered in recent weeks by the NGFFL Board, city leadershave offered an emphatic
to more corporate partnerships li
ke last year’s
MillerCoors arrangement, as long as the money is enough to offset the time and effort
required of local leagues to meet the corporate partner’s e
xpectations. With that input,
the NGFFL’s new corporate
-partnership director Phil Clawson (Boston) is significantlyupdating
corporate-partnership sponsor levels, putting the finishingtouches on that packet now. The NGFFL then plans to aggressively gather and pursuenew prospects. Have a contact at a company that might make a great national partner?Contact Phil at phillipc at aol dot com.
NGFFL CRAFTING ALL-NEW ARRANGEMENT WITH MILLERCOORSThe NGFFL is currently working with MillerCoors to craft a new arrangement for 2012.The NGFFL has asked for a significant increase in what the company gives. AndMillerCoors
-marketing firm SPI
, which is the NGFFL’s point of contact,
isexploring focusing the giving on the cities and events where SPI has an on-the-groundpresence and thus
can better deliver on the company’s promises to local leagues
andtournament organizers. The NGFFL Board hopes to finalize the new arrangement inMarch.