2016 Annual Conference | April 8-12, 2016 | Washington, DC

The Future of Community

 Identity.  Purpose.  Place.

Partner Opportunities

Join us as a Partner at the 2016 Annual Conference

The philanthropic community will come together at the 2016 Annual Conference to address some of today's toughest challenges. The Council on Foundations' Annual Conference brings together global leaders from across philanthropy to develop the ideas and strategies that will shape the future.

We have listened to our partners that have exhibited in the past and have made changes to the format for exhibiting companies in 2016. The new format will create more opportunities for you to present ideas, engage directly with attendees, and share information in an educational setting.

For questions or to receive more information about booking your speaking engagement through a Resource Partnership please contact Michelle Mobley at michelle@vrsevents.com. For other partner opportunities, including plenary session partnerships, session track sponsorship, and preconference session sponsorship, please contact Leslie Bonaventura, Development Manager, at 703-879-0745 or leslie.bonaventura@cof.org.

Resource Partner Packages

**Please note that in 2016 the traditional 10x10 exhibit booth will not be available.

Package 2: $4,000
  • Idea Café moderation of topics related to conference content OR Technology Demonstration – 30 minutes in length
  • Digital resource table participation and inclusion in the digital event bag
  • Company highlighted in monthly digital e-blast
  • One complimentary full conference registration

**Please note that in 2016 the traditional 10x10 exhibit booth will not be available.

Package 3: $2,500
  • Digital resource area and digital event bag
  • Company highlighted in monthly digital e-blast

**Please note that in 2016 the traditional 10x10 exhibit booth will not be available.

Learning Labs

Thirty (30) minute learning segments that allow a Resource Partner to present on the topic of your choice. All education sessions must gain final approval from the Council education team. Stage and equipment will be provided as well as seating for thirty (30) guests at each presentation.

Technology Demonstration

Thirty (30) minute learning segments that allow a Resource Partner to present on the topic of your choice around technology and the future of technology in the field of philanthropy. All education sessions must gain final approval from the Council education team. These sessions will be presented in a technology bar format with the emphasis on intimacy and small discussions with five to six guests for each presentation.

Idea Cafés

Three areas will be created with the façade of a coffee shop to encourage peer-to-peer group discussions around the conference themes of purpose, place, and identity. Resource Partners will have the opportunity to act as the facilitator for these discussions, as well as participate. Discussions will be scheduled and designed around the topics related to the conference theme.

Digital Resource Table & Digital Event Bag

The digital event bag will be delivered via email a few days prior to the conference to each registered attendee. The digital event bag participation will be limited to Resource Partners. The digital resource table will be a tall counter located in Council Central that is home to three iPads. Each iPad will be pre-loaded with materials from the digital event bag and allow attendees to review these resources.

Resource Partners Showcase

The Resource Partners Showcase is a digital e-news sent out monthly April 2016 – December 2016. Each showcase will feature three to four partners with a digital ad and hyperlink to their website.