IM, Chapter, and Workgroup Event Sponsorships

IM, Chapter, and Workgroup Event Sponsorships

About Sponsorship 

Organizations (member and non-member alike) can sponsor our events. This is a great opportunity to garner visibility among funders, implementers, and partners in the field while supporting SID-Washington to provide a forum for networking. SID-Washington has sponsorship opportunities for in-person and virtual events. Most of our events offer remote participation so participants are based beyond the DC metro area, across the United States, and around the world. Sponsorship provides a great opportunity for visibility for your organization. Our attendees hail from all sectors of international development - NGOs, for profits, consulting firms, private sector firms, universities, government agencies, think tanks, and more. To see a list of upcoming events that you might sponsor, please click here

 


Benefits (excluding Annual Events): 

  • Sponsor receives recognition on pre-event and promotional emails.
  • Sponsor receives recognition in the weekly newsletter, relevant sub-group mailing lists, and social media.
  • Sponsor receives recognition on the event webpage.
  • Sponsor receives recognition in the signage at an in-person event. For virtual events, SID-W will include your organization name and logo on a slide and post a short message and link to your website in the chat box.
  • Sponsor will be acknowledged at the beginning and end of the event.
  • Sponsors will have a one-minute speaking opportunity during the event. Sponsors can provide a pre-recorded video in lieu of speaking.
  • Sponsors can receive an MP4 file of the event recording for their own marketing purposes. Sponsors must credit SID-W for the recording.   

Required Catering for In-Person Events 

For in-person events, sponsors are responsible for all food and beverage expenses in addition to the sponsorship cost. Sponsors can manage catering arrangements themselves or pay a flat rate for SID-W to organize food and beverage. Food and beverage selection and quantity must be approved by SID-W staff no later than 48 hours before the event. SID-W can provide staff to help set up and clean up.

If you would like SID-W to manage all catering for you at an additional cost, see below for pricing: 

  • Workgroup/Network/Special Events: $200 for breakfast, $250 for lunch, $300 for reception 
  • Chapter Events: $300 for breakfast, $350 for lunch, $400 for reception 
  • Institutional Member Events: $400 for breakfast, $500 for lunch, $600 for reception 
  • Event Series: TBD 

Prohibited Content 

Inappropriate Content: any sponsor that, in the sole opinion of SID-W:  

  • encourages dishonest behavior.
  • contains profanity.
  • depicts nudity (except for breastfeeding), or the objectification of genders.
  • encourages illegal activity, products, or enterprises.
  • encourages violence.
  • encourages any type of discrimination.
  • is unauthorized to use copyrighted content.  

Deceptive Content: any sponsor, that in the sole opinion of SID-W, provides content that: 

  • is false, including deceptive claims, offers, or business practices. 
  • includes information deemed to be false or claims discredited by third-party fact checkers. 

Hateful or Discriminatory Content: any sponsor, that in the sole opinion of SID-W: 

  • degrades, discriminates, or shows hate toward a race, ethnicity, culture, country, belief, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, or condition.  

Biased or Prejudiced Content: any sponsor, that in the sole opinion of SID-W: 

  • is biased, partial, prejudiced, or that could be considered propaganda.  

Prohibited Practices: any sponsor, that in the sole opinion of SID-W: 

  • deceives users by excluding relevant product information or providing misleading information about products, services, or businesses. 

Disclosures 

  • Institutional members and non-members can sponsor, but all institutional members sponsoring must be in good standing.
  • Each organization can only sponsor up to three events per SID-W’s fiscal year (July-June) to ensure diversity of sponsors.
  • All events (except annual events) are capped at three sponsors maximum.
  • All sponsors are subject to our review and approval. SID-Washington reserves the right to reject or remove any sponsor at our sole discretion for any reason, including in response to audience feedback, or board-level feedback.
  • SID-Washington reserves the right to request modifications to any sponsorship language.
  • All sponsorship payments must be received within ten business days of the event. If payment is not received within ten business days, SID-Washington reserves the right to temporarily put the organization’s membership on hold until payment is received.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, please contact us at events@sidw.org.