Funding Your Expedition: Build Relationships

A guide to getting the right people interested in your plan

Aug 29, 2013
Outside Magazine
Darin McQuiod kayaking japan

   Photo: Darin McQuiod

Next, build relationships with industry professionals before asking for sponsorship. Don't forget that you are asking them for money. At the end of the day you are a selling them on your expedition, and no one likes to be cold called.

When you get to planning your expedition, McQuoid says your odds drastically increase based on how clearly you can communicate your vision. "It is vital to have a well defined goal," says McQuiod.

He also suggests you stack your crew. "It helps to build a team that can offer different assets like someone who can run all of the drops, someone who can take pictures, someone who will take video, and someone that can write."

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