Support

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Support and Partnerships

The wide array of training and networking opportunities our chapter offers are made possible by philanthropic support from our Chapter Partners and Advocates. We offer a number of ways to recognize our supporters to help them increase their visibility and build relationships among AFP DC Chapter members and thousands of associated professionals from not-for-profit organizations throughout the Washington, DC region.

Our sponsorship ‘menu’ includes a variety of options for increasing exposure levels to help you achieve your marketing objectives. Many of our sponsorships offer additional benefits specific to each program or event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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sponsorship-logo.jpgAFP DC Advocate (support $1,000–$5,999)

AFP DC Advocates are fixtures in the DC fundraising community, whether as a consultant working with hundreds of nonprofits in the DC metro area, as a vendor to charitable organizations, or as a donor who understands the value of the sector. The DC Chapter Advocates program offers year-long exposure, and opportunities to make meaningful connections with our members at our programs and events.


AFP DC AVOCATE BENEFITS

Company name and link included in one (1) dedicated email promoting AFP DC’s top supporters sent to full member and non-member list

Two (2) tickets to National Capital Philanthropy Celebration luncheon in November

One (1) invitation to AFP DC’s summer Sunset Social and Holiday Reception

One (1) complimentary registration to three education sessions

Recognition at Annual Meeting/Holiday Reception (logo projected on screen)

Opportunity to serve as guest blogger in one issue of AFP

Recognition in one month’s issue of AFP DConnection

Company name on AFP DC website “Support” page


sponsorship-logo.jpgChapter Program Sponsorship Opportunities

ed-session-logo.jpg EDUCATION SESSIONS
$6,000 for Series of Six Programs or $2,000 Per Session

The six annual core education programs offered each year form the bulk of AFP DC’s educational outreach to the fundraising community, and are part of our core mission. Session topics are carefully chosen by the Education Committee from among numerous proposals submitted for review. Each session offers an opportunity to hear from one or more expert speakers, on average, draw 40+ people, and are open to members and non-members alike. Speakers range from nationally known best-practice experts in the field of fundraising, to local practitioners from member organizations who share their ideas and first-hand knowledge.

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting programs
Logo on event materials
One complimentary registration per session
Acknowledgement from the podium at each session
Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks at each session


adv-exec-logo.jpg ADVANCED EXECUTIVES PROGRAM
$6,000 (Reserved for 2018)

The three annual Advanced Executives programs are open to members and non-members who have been in the philanthropy field for 10+ years, and many in attendance are C-suite level executives with 20+ years of experience. The topics are chosen by the Advanced Executives committee, which is made up of individuals at the pinnacle of their fundraising careers, to be relevant to those with budgetary authority, provide strategic guidance and direction to their organizations, and those who manage other fundraisers, fundraising programs, and operations. Average attendance at each session is 40 people.

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting programs

One complimentary registration per program

Acknowledgement from the podium at each program

Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks at each session


webinar-logo.jpgWEBINAR SERIES
$5,000 (Reserved for 2018)

To provide greater access to educational opportunities, the DC Chapter offers three webinars each year. These sessions are free to our members, and offer key insights on fundraising best-practices and typically cover topics including board development, prospecting, relationship building and more.

Assistance in content creation

Content creation and ability to present (pending AFP DC education committee content approval)

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting webinars and sent following the session

Logo on webinar during session


adv-exec-logo.jpgDIVERSITY DIALOGUES PROGRAM
$3,000 Exclusive Sponsor (Reserved for 2018)

AFP DC is committed to diversity as a core value, and makes every effort to present a variety of learning and engagement opportunities to meet the needs of our diverse and growing membership. To this end, the Chapter is proud to host two annual Diversity Dialogues events that are designed to help fundraisers learn about and master issues related to diversity in the field of nonprofit organizational resource development. Diversity Dialogues speakers and panelists address issues such as inclusiveness in the workforce, how to build board, donor and prospect diversity, and management’s role in encouraging inclusivity.

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting program

Logo on event materials and signage at event

One complimentary registration

Acknowledgement from the podium at the event

Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks at each session



sponsorship-logo.jpgNetworking/Event Sponsorship Opportunities

net-annual-meeting.jpg ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING & HOLIDAY RECEPTION
$7,500

AFP DC’s December Annual Member Meeting & Holiday Reception is also our main volunteer recognition event of the year. With well over 100 attendees, this event combines networking, recognition and a short business meeting.

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting reception

Logo on event flyer and signage at event

Acknowledgement from the podium at the reception

Acknowledgement from the podium at each session

Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks


net-sunset.jpg SUNSET SOCIAL
$5,000

The member reception in June is a well-established annual networking opportunity that brings together seasoned professionals with younger members in the field. With over 100 attendees, the Sunset Social offers sponsors the chance to engage DC’s top fundraisers in a festive gathering.

Logo and link on all electronic communications promoting reception

Logo on all marketing materials and signage at event

One complimentary registration to the reception

Acknowledgement from the podium at the reception

Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks


net-icon-reception.jpg AFP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “ICON” RECEPTION
$5,000 (April 15–17, 2018, New Orleans, LA) (Reserved for 2018)

This is an exclusive reception for AFP DC Chapter members attending the AFP International Conference.

Public acknowledgement of sponsorship at event

Opportunity for company representative to make welcoming remarks

Sponsor logo on one-time email invitation to AFP DC Chapter members

Logo on event signage


net-brown-bag.jpgFUNDRAISING BROWN BAG SERIES (FB2)
$1,500

Fundraising professionals at all experience levels are welcome at this free monthly event, which draws up to 30 attendees for each session. Over lunch, participants discuss topics that are relevant to them in a less structured, free-flowing environment. This program often appeals to individuals early in their professional fundraising career; those who may not yet belong to a professional fundraising organization; and those who have never attended fee-based educational program. Multiple sponsorships available.

2018 topics include:

Anticipating the Fundraising Landscape in 2019

Lessons Learned from Attending Professional Conferences

Engaging Supporters in Long Term Campaigns


net-affinity.jpgAFFINITY GROUPS

Affinity Groups provide AFP members and other fundraising professionals with additional opportunities to network with individuals from a particular affinity group or geographical area who share similar job responsibilities, challenges, and perspectives. Our Affinity Groups offer a broad range of activities and there are several sponsorship opportunities available within each group:

African-American Affinity Group — $5,000

Thought Leaders Affinity Group — $5,000

Young Professionals Affinity Group — $2,500

Consultants Affinity Group — $1,500

LGBT Affinity Group — $1,000

Northern Virginia Affinity Group — $1,000

AFP Arts Fundraisers Brown Bag — $1,000

Law & Justice Affinity Group — $750


sponsorship-logo.jpgNational Capital Philanthropy Celebration Opportunities

NCPC is the AFP DC Chapter’s annual celebration of philanthropy and is held in mid-November each year. The events include a luncheon to honor the top philanthropist and top fundraiser of the year where we expect more than 250 attendees as well as a Day of Service that brings fundraisers together in support of one area nonprofit.

ncpc-platinum.jpgPLATINUM SPONSOR: $10,000

Unique opportunity limited to one sponsor

(2) Reserved Tables in Preferred Location for 10 with signage (20 Tickets)

Prominent recognition as Platinum Sponsor in all event materials (including invitation if received by October 1

Opportunity to make welcoming remarks at luncheon and recognition from the podium during the event

One full-page ad on the inside cover of the event program for your company’s use

Company logo highlighted in program book and displayed on screen during Luncheon

One-time use of AFP DC member mailing list for direct mail correspondence

Recognition in October and November AFP DConnection (e-newsletter with distribution to over 1,000)

Use of NCPC logo for use on your company website (AFP DC toprovide)

Company logo placed on AFP DC website, highlighted as Platinum Sponsor


ncpc-gold.jpgGOLD SPONSOR: $7,500

(1) Reserved Table in Preferred Location for 10 with signage

One half-page ad in event program for your company’s use

Recognition from the podium during the event

Company logo listed on NCPC Invitation (if received by October 1)

Company logo highlighted in NCPC program book and displayed on screen during NCPC Ceremony

One-time use of AFP DC member mailing list for direct mail correspondence

Recognition in October and November AFP DConnection (e-newsletter with distribution to over 1,000)

Use of NCPC logo for use on your company website (AFP DC to provide)
Company logo placed on AFP DC website, highlighted as NCPC Gold Sponsor


ncpc-silver.jpgSILVER SPONSOR: $5,000

(1) Reserved Table for 10 with signage

One quarter-page ad in event program for your company’s use

Recognition from the podium during the event

Company logo listed on NCPC Invitation (if received by October 1)

Company logo highlighted in NCPC program book and displayed on screen during the Luncheon

Recognition in October and November AFP DConnection (e-newsletter with distribution to over 1,000)

Use of National Capital Philanthropy Day logo for use on your company website (AFP DC to provide)

Company logo placed on AFP DC website, highlighted as Silver Sponsor


ncpc-bronze.jpgBRONZE SPONSOR: $3,500

(1) Reserved Table for 10 with signage

Company name listed on Invitation (if received by October 1)

Company name listed on AFP DC website, highlighted as National Capital Philanthropy Day Bronze Sponsor

Company logo highlighted in NCPC program book and displayed on screen during the Luncheon

Recognition in October and November AFP DConnection (e-newsletter with distribution to over 1,000)


ncpc-advocate.jpgADVOCATE: $1,000

Company name and link included in one (1) dedicated email promoting AFP DC’s top supporters sent to full member and non-member list

Two (2) tickets to National Capital Philanthropy Celebration luncheon in November

One (1) invitation to AFP DC’s summer Sunset Social and Holiday Reception

One (1) complimentary registration to three education sessions

Recognition at Annual Meeting/Holiday Reception (logo projected on screen)

Opportunity to serve as guest blogger in one issue of AFP DConnection

Recognition in one month’s issue of AFP DConnection

Company name on AFP DC website “Support” page


sponsorship-logo.jpgBridge Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

AFP DC’s premiere conference, the annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference, is produced jointly by AFP DC and Direct Marketing Association of Washington each year. Held at the Gaylord Hotel at National Harbor in the summer, Bridge reaches over 2,100 attendees annually. Sponsorships range from $1,500 on up.

Below is a partial list of sponsorship opportunities. For a complete list and to discuss availability, please contact info@bridgeconf.org or call 703-547-1907.

Custom — $20,000+

Badge Wallet Sponsor — $18,500

Wi-Fi Sponsor — $17,500

Opening General Session Sponsor — $15,000

Charging Station Sponsor — $12,00

Lunch Sponsor — $12,000

Network Reception Sponsor — $11,000

Closing General Session Sponsor — $10,000

VIP Reception Sponsor — $9,500

Hospitality Welcome Box Sponsor — $9,500

Registration Sponsor — $8,500

Refreshment Break Sponsor — $6,250

Early Morning Coffee Sponsor — $5,250

Education Track Sponsor — $5,000

Meet the Experts! Sponsor — $3,000

Raffle Sponsor — $2,000

Friend Sponsor — $1,500


sponsorship-logo.jpgBE the CAUSE

Your Gift At Work

adv-exec-logo.jpgDiversity & Inclusion
The North American expansion of New Faces of Fundraising—a multi-year initiative— is underway.


adv-exec-logo.jpgProfessional Development
Professional development grants (formerly scholarships) provide education, training, and leadership development opportunities to help fundraisers and nonprofit leaders succeed.


net-sunset.jpgResearch
Research that increases knowledge of fundraising, philanthropy, and social innovation includes the Growth in Giving Initiative.




Visit the AFP Foundation for more information.

You can also contact info@afpdc.org or call 202-524-6888.