Leading Together
Annual Conference | Dallas, TX | April 23-26, 2017

  • All Days

Sponsor Opportunities

Why Sponsor the Annual Conference

Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the philanthropic sector. As a sponsor, you will be able to:

  • Connect with industry decision makers. With over 1,000 attendees, the Council’s conference is the sector’s place to be heard and seen. The Council represents organizations with combined assets of over $210 billion and approximately $15 billion in giving.
  • Showcase your organization’s expertise at a world-class conference. The conference provides high-quality opportunities for attendees to learn, connect, and share with their peers.
  • Demonstrate your leadership. As we focus on the essential role that philanthropy plays in society, share with your colleagues the topics and work you care deeply about.

We hope you’ll join us as a sponsor. Together, we’ll make this the best Council conference yet!

Sponsorship Packages

In addition to our thanks, Annual Conference sponsors receive an array of unique benefits and promotional opportunities. No matter your philanthropic goals or giving ability, there is a sponsorship level that meets your parameters.

Sponsorships are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more about how to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor, contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.

 


PLENARY SESSIONS

Monday Opening Plenary - $200,000

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the Opening plenary
  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker of the session
  • Stand-alone signage at conference hotel – Presenting Partner level exclusive benefit
  • Recognition on every page of the conference website – Presenting Partner level exclusive benefit
  • Opportunity to create a welcome video for the conference – Presenting Partner level exclusive benefit
  • Opportunity to co-host a “thought leadership” salon in 2017 with Council President and CEO in a mutually agreed upon location – Presenting Partner level exclusive benefit
  • Opportunity to create a #ReasonsForHope campaign video to be shown alongside others at Celebrating #ReasonsForHope on Sunday, April 23 – Presenting Partner level exclusive benefit
  • Full-page ad welcoming attendees to the conference in the printed program
  • Seven (7) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Visionary Partner level

Tuesday Plenary - $150,000

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the Tuesday plenary
  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker for the session
  • Opportunity to develop a joint op-ed with Council President and CEO on a mutually agreeable topic
  • Recognition of sponsor in Council President and CEO’s conference remarks
  • Opportunity to place publication in on-site distribution bin
  • Half-page ad in the printed program
  • Six (6) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Strategic Partner level

Wednesday Closing Plenary - $150,000

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the Closing plenary
  • Opportunity to introduce keynote speaker of the session
  • Opportunity to develop a joint op-ed with Council President and CEO on a mutually agreeable topic
  • Recognition of sponsor in Council President and CEO’s conference remarks
  • Opportunity to place publication in on-site distribution bin
  • Half-page ad in the printed program
  • Six (6) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Strategic Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


RECEPTIONS & NETWORKING

Evening Networking Reception at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Monday, April 24 - $100,000

  • Stand-alone signage at the museum
  • Opportunity to showcase the foundation’s work and grantee stories on-site in conference common area
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed program
  • Five (5) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Leadership Partner level

Celebrating #ReasonsForHope, Sunday, April 23 - $75,000

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at #ReasonsForHope Celebration
  • Opportunity to showcase the foundation’s work and grantee stories on-site in conference common area
  • Quarter-page ad in the printed program
  • Five (5) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Leadership Partner level

Speed Networking Session, Monday, April 24 - $15,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of speed networking session
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

First-time Attendee Welcome Reception, Sunday, April 23 - $10,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of the reception
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • 50-word organization description featured on Partners page of the conference website
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Resource Partner level

Buses to Evening Networking Reception, Monday, April 24 - $5,000

  • Logo featured on bus signage
  • One (1) full-conference complimentary registration
  • One (1) day-only complimentary pass
  • Organization name featured in conference marketing campaign
  • Social media promotion through the Council’s channels prior to and on-site at the conference
  • Logo featured in the on-site program and mobile app
  • Advance registration list and post-conference attendee list
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


LEADERSHIP IN ACTION SERIES

Leadership in Action Series Session (3 sessions available) - $50,000 each (or $125,000 for entire series)

This series provides attendees direct access to current, distinguished thought leaders who are shaping global social change through bold ideas and decisive action. Framed around three issue areas of the conference, these talks bring philanthropic leaders together to network, learn, and share information that can ultimately reinvigorate and inspire their own individual leadership.

Past Leadership in Action Series speakers have included:

  • Cornell William Brooks – President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • Mary Robinson – former President of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Arthur Brooks – President of the American Enterprise Institute
  • Maria Teresa Kumar – CEO and President, Voto Latino
  • Shiza Shahid – Co-Founder of the Malala Fund, Advocate, and Social Entrepreneur
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah – Professor of Philosophy, Law, New York University
  • Sir Richard Branson – Founder, Virgin Group

Benefits include:

  • Acknowledgement from the podium at the session
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand featuring a thumbnail image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees and on the Council’s Philanthropy Exchange, our private online network
  • Four (4) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


MEALS & REFRESHMENT BREAKS

Monday Networking Lunch - $25,000

  • Logo featured on-screen during lunch
  • Three (3) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • Logo featured on on-site signage recognizing major sponsors
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Monday Kickoff Breakfast - $25,000

  • Logo featured on-screen during breakfast
  • Three (3) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • Logo featured on on-site signage recognizing major sponsors
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

All Conference Refreshment Breaks - $25,000

  • Logo featured on signage at refreshment stations
  • Three (3) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • Logo featured on on-site signage recognizing major sponsors
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Tuesday Breakfast - $15,000

  • Logo featured on-screen during breakfast
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Wednesday Breakfast - $15,000

  • Logo featured on-screen during breakfast
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


SESSIONS & TRACKS

Track Lead Sponsor - $50,000

  • Recognition as lead sponsor at each session in sponsored track
  • Four (4) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand with image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Grantmaking into Latin America: Regulatory Challenges, Strategic Partnerships, and Emerging Opportunities Preconference Session - $50,000 (Taken!)

  • Recognition as official sponsor of preconference session
  • Four (4) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand with image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Immigration: How Do We Make It Work? Preconference Session - $50,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of preconference session
  • Four (4) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand with image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Refining the Business Case for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion within the Philanthropic Sector - $50,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of preconference session
  • Four (4) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand with image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Track Supporting Sponsor - $25,000

  • Recognition as supporting sponsor at each session in sponsored track
  • Three (3) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Finding New Narratives for Rural America: A Concert of Ideas - $25,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of preconference session
  • Three (3) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Philanthropy and Democracy: Strengthening Our Civil Society Preconference Session - $25,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of preconference session
  • Three (3) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Center for Community Foundation Excellence (CCFE) Fundamentals Course - Dallas, Texas - $25,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of the CCFE course offering
  • Three (3) full-conference & sponsored preconference complimentary registrations
  • Invitation to invite-only Council-hosted networking reception
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Contributing Partner level

Concurrent Sessions - $10,000 each

  • Recognition as session sponsor at sponsored session
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • 50-word organization description featured on Partners page of the conference website
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Resource Partner level

Site Sessions - $7,500 each

  • Recognition as session sponsor at sponsored session
  • One (1) full-conference complimentary registration
  • One (1) day-only complimentary pass
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Resource Partner level

Learning Labs (4 available) - $6,000 each

  • One (1) full-conference complimentary registration
  • One (1) day-only complimentary pass for speaker
  • Organization name featured in conference marketing campaign
  • Social media promotion through the Council’s channels prior to and on-site at the conference
  • Logo featured in the on-site program and mobile app
  • Advance registration list and post-conference attendee list
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


CONFERENCE EXPERIENCE

Technology Partner - $50,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of technology at the conference, including Wi-Fi and mobile app
  • Promoted post recognizing sponsorship in mobile app
  • Four (4) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Inclusion in digital newsstand with image of a publication cover
  • Logo featured in day of conference emails to attendees
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Supporting Partner level

Arts Partner - $20,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of arts at the conference
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Sustainability Partner - $15,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of sustainability efforts at the conference, including water conservation, sustainable seafood and food waster, and carbon offsets
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Airline Partner - $15,000 plus in-kind

  • Recognition as official airline sponsor for the conference
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Wellness Partner - $15,000

  • Recognition as official sponsor of wellness elements at the conference
  • Two (2) full-conference complimentary registrations
  • Logo featured on scrolling slides at plenary sessions
  • Web link featured in the mobile app
  • All other benefits bestowed at the Session/Reception Partner level

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.


GENERAL SUPPORT

Benefits dependent on level of support. Minimum sponsorship level is $2,500.

Ready to become a 2017 Annual Conference sponsor? Contact Paula Wolferseder Yabar, Senior Vice President of Membership and Development, at 703-879-0744 or paula.yabar@cof.org.