ComNet18

The Communications Network Annual Conference

ComNet — The Communications Network annual conference. 

Sponsorship opportunities

The Communications Network's annual conference is the communications conference of consequence and the premier leadership gathering for social sector communications professionals.

A champion of strategic communications, The Communications Network has a membership that includes executives from leading foundations, nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and consulting firms who believe smart, strategic communications are fundamental to delivering social good.

The Network’s annual conference brings together 800+ leaders from across the global social sector to share, learn, and leave inspired. It has developed a reputation as the best philanthropy and nonprofit communications event in the country.

The Communications Network is seeking sponsors for our ComNet18, which will take place October 10 - 12, 2018  at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco.

Previous sponsors have included: The Kresge Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to name a few.

Your support could be tax-deductible. The Communications Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please check with a tax expert and/or a licensed accountant to determine if your contribution is eligible.

 

Platinum Level Sponsors ($25K+)

Lead Conference Sponsor (2 of 4 Available) - $35,000

Includes:

  • Four conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird member price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet18
  • Up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Second Stage Sponsor - $25,000

Includes:

  • Enable second stage presentation to be held during breakout sessions; acknowledgment of support on display signs at entrance to room or on stage
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

 

ComNet18 Frank Karel Scholarship Sponsor - $50,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Underwrite a scholarship fund that will enable 25 nonprofit staffers to apply for free entrance to the ComNet18 conference (The Network plans reserve 8-10 of these scholarships for nonprofit staff working in Southern California)
  • Scholarship Program will be named in honor of the underwriting organization for 2018
  • Four conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird member price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet18
  • Up to three items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Opening Night Reception Sponsor - (Sold Out) 

Includes:

  • Opportunity to deliver brief welcome remarks to conference attendees at the opening night reception
  • Primary acknowledgment of support at reception
  • Four conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird member price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet18
  • Up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Twilight San Francisco - Second Night Networking Reception Sponsor - $45,000 (Sold Out) 

Includes:

  • Opportunity to deliver brief welcome remarks to conference attendees at the second night reception on the 32nd floor of the Westin St. Francis
  • Primary acknowledgment of support at reception
  • Four conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird member price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet18
  • Up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Clarence B. Jones Impact Award Sponsor - $50,000 (Sold Out) 

Includes:

  • Opportunity to deliver brief welcome remarks to conference attendees at Jones Award Plenary 
  • Four conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird member price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at ComNet18
  • Up to two items in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

ComNet18 App Sponsor - $25,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor for the ComNet18 app used by 800+ attendees
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Day of Service Sponsor - $25,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Your org's logo on T-shirts provided to Day of Service participants
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

 

Gold Level Sponsors ($15K)

Lounge Sponsor - $20,000

Includes:

  • Enable livestream of keynotes in special lounge area; provide separate buffet set-up during meals; acknowledgment of support on display signs at entrance to lounge area
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

 

Breakfast Sponsor (2 available) - $15,000

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of breakfast on Thursday, October 11 or Friday, October 12 at the conference; breakfast will be provided to all registered conference attendees; dining room will be decorated with signage representing sponsor; sponsor has opportunity to leave materials on a table at the entrance to the dining area
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website and in app

 

Speaker Sponsors (1 of 4 available) - $15,000

Includes:

  • Opportunity to introduce a keynote/plenary session
  • Acknowledgment of speaker sponsorship on resulting video recording
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Lunch Sponsor - $15,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of lunch at the conference; lunch will be provided to all registered conference attendees; dining room will be decorated with signage representing sponsor; sponsor has opportunity to leave materials at each table
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Multimedia Sponsor - $15,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Sponsor of all still photography and streaming video associated with ComNet18; all video (and video recordings) will include acknowledgment of sponsorship
    • Streaming video of conference keynotes will appear on ComNetwork.org & Philanthropy.org
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website and app

 

Health and Wellness Sponsor - $15,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • Enable ComNet18 to serve healthy food and beverages during meals and breaks
  • Three conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website and in program guide and on screen in plenary sessions 

 

Community Sponsor - $15,000 (Sold Out)

Includes:

  • All donations to local community food bank and contracts with local businesses/vendors acknowledge support of sponsor
  • Two conference registrations
  • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
  • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
  • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
  • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions

 

SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS ($10K) 

     

    Photography Sponsor - $10,000 

    Includes:

    • Enable conference to support a local photographer to shoot the entirety of the conference and to host a special event where attendees can get new head shots; logo and name displayed in front of head shot room
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available at early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    Coffee Break Bar (2) - $10,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Provide coffee service for conference attendees in highest-traffic area at the conference, with exposure to 800+ attendees; logo and name displayed at coffee and snack areas
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available our early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

     
    Opening Night Reception Contributing Sponsor - $10,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Acknowledgment of support on display signs at entrance to reception area
    • Permission to distribute branded giveaway items at event table
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

     

    Attendee Badge Lanyards - $10,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Sponsor logo prominently displayed on lanyard worn by 800+ attendees for all three days of ComNet18 (Please note: The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on the lanyard)
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available at our early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app and on screen in plenary sessions 

     
    Conference Bags - $10,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Your logo appears on one side of eco-friendly, reusable bags carried by 800+ attendees (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on the bag)
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available at early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     
    Sustainability Sponsor - $10,000
     (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Enable conference to increase sustainability by using water cisterns in place of disposable plastic water bottles, recycling all paper materials from conference, and partnering with TerraCycle to prevent hard-to-recycle items from going in landfills
    • Listed as sustainability sponsor on all conference materials and on ComNet18 website
    • Two conference registrations
    • Additional conference passes available at early bird price leading up to conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    bronze level sponsors  

     

    Breakout Room Sponsor - $5,000

    Includes:

    • Room where breakout sessions occur will feature a sign noting your organization is the sponsor of the breakout session room; Ex: "This room made possible with the generous support of __________."
    • One complimentary registration to the conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    Custom Eco-friendly Water Bottles - $7,500 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Provide custom eco-friendly water bottles to 800+ conference attendees with logo and/or name on bottle (The Communications Network logo will also be displayed on water bottle)
    • One registration to the conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     
    Conference Notebook Sponsor - $5,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Logo featured on notebook made from recycled content distributed to all conference attendees
    • One complimentary registration to the conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     
    Conference Wifi Sponsor - $5,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Able to set the official wifi password for conference attendees (10 character limit)
    • One complimentary registration to the conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    Pre-Conference Field Trip Sponsor - $5,000 (Sold Out)

    Includes:

    • Enable conference attendees to travel to on-site pre-conference workshops focused on the tech sector
    • One complimentary registration to the conference
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

    *The following sponsorship opportunities do not include complimentary registration to the conference.

     

    The Communications Network Newsletter Ad - $5,000

    Includes:

    • Exclusive advertisement in The Communications Network’s monthly newsletter, which is distributed to nearly 5,000 social sector senior leaders and boasts open rates over 30%
    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    Bag Drop - $2,000

    Includes:

    • One insert or promotional item in the attendee gift bag (provided by the sponsor)
    • Invitation to a sponsors-only reception hosted by The Communications Network Board held during the conference
    • Name listed on Sponsors page on conference website and app

     

    ComNet17 App Ads – $2,000 - $5,000

    Includes:

    • Promote your brand, program, or technology in the ComNet18 app, used by 800+ attendees.
      • 8 placements over 3 days: $5,000
      • 4 placements over 3 days: $3,000
      • 2 placements over 3 days: $2,000

    We are also open to other customized sponsorships. If you have a proposal, please contact Sean Gibbons at sgibbons@comnetwork.org.

    You will receive an invoice for your sponsorship. We are happy to accept credit cards or checks.

    Your support could be tax-deductible. The Communications Network is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please check with a tax expert or  a licensed accountant to determine if your contribution is eligible.