Sponsorship


Opportunities Brochure (PDF)

Our sponsorship packages are designed to achieve maximum impact from your investment.

Learn more, secure a sponsorship, or discuss custom packaging:

Sierra White, Assistant, Resource Development, 202-467-6127 // sierraw@independentsector.org

LEADERSHIP CIRCLE SPONSOR LEVEL ($100,000 – $300,000+)

  • Opening Plenary Sponsor

    As we kick-off the year’s most dynamic event, stand front and center to welcome attendees to an experience they’ll never forget. (Exclusive)

  • Host Event Sponsor

    Celebrating Miami as our host city, this premier networking and social event brings attendees together for a vibrant night of local culture, food, and entertainment. (Exclusive)

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Verbal recognition from the podium during the Opening Plenary
  • Special acknowledgment in conference program and promotional materials
  • Four (4) complimentary, non-transferable full conference registrations
  • Logo on the eco-friendly conference tote bags
  • Branded item inside the tote bag
  • Complimentary full page color ad/tribute in conference program
  • Acknowledgment via the EMBARK Conference Program, the 2015 Independent Sector Annual Report, On-Site Video Screen Display, the EMBARK Website

DISTINGUISHED LEADER SPONSOR LEVEL ($75,000)

  • Wednesday Plenary Sponsor

    Featuring high profile thought leaders, this plenary will put the spotlight on big picture trends affecting the sector at large. Welcome attendees to the plenary and receive prominent logo recognition. (Exclusive)

  • NGen Program Sponsor

    This popular track for the next generation of sector leaders features cutting edge learning sessions and unique networking opportunities. Welcome attendees and receive prominent acknowledgment of support in all NGen printed and electronic materials. (Multiple)

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Verbal recognition from the podium
  • Three (3) complimentary, non-transferable conference registrations
  • Branded item in the eco-friendly tote bag
  • Complimentary full page color ad/tribute in the conference program
  • Acknowledgment via the EMBARK Conference Program, the 2015 Independent Sector Annual Report, On-Site Video Screen Display, the EMBARK Website

LEADER SPONSOR LEVEL ($50,000)

  • CEO Track Sponsor

    Now in its twelfth year, the CEO Track is a cornerstone of the conference. Open exclusively to chief executives of IS member organizations, it provides in-depth learning sessions and a rare opportunity for peer-to-peer exchanges between the sector’s most distinguished leaders. (Multiple)

  • Arts Sponsor

    IS believes firmly in the power of the arts to deepen thinking, inform public discourse, and facilitate change. This sponsorship allows us to integrate arts and creative expression into all aspects of the conference. (Multiple)

  • Networking Luncheon Sponsor

    Receive excellent visibility during this highly attended and highly energetic networking luncheon on Oct. 28. (Exclusive)

  • Gardner Event Sponsor

    This premier event on Oct. 29 is highlighted by the awarding of the prestigious John W. Gardner Leadership Award and the American Express NGen Leadership Award. (Exclusive)

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Two (2) complimentary, non-transferable conference registrations
  • Complimentary half page color ad/tribute in the conference program
  • Acknowledgment via the EMBARK Conference Program, the 2015 Independent Sector Annual Report, On-Site Video Screen Display, the EMBARK Website

CONVENER SPONSOR LEVEL ($25,000)


  • Public Policy Action Institute Sponsor (PPAI)

    Receive prominent acknowledgement of support in all printed materials for the sector’s cutting edge convening of public policy professionals and leaders. PPAI begins the day before the IS main conference. (Multiple)

  • Session Sponsor

    Underwrite one of the more than 30 top-notch content sessions, which highlight key themes like leadership, collaboration,
    sector transparency, social mobilization, and impact. This opportunity excludes CEO and C-Suite Track Sessions. (Multiple)

  • Technology Booth Sponsor

    Located at the heart of the bustling conference corridors, the booth provides amenities to support attendees’ technological needs. (Exclusive)

  • Networking Reception Sponsor

    Receive excellent visibility during this highly attended networking reception on Oct. 28. (Exclusive)


Additional Benefits Include:

  • Two (2) complimentary, non-transferable conference registrations
  • Complimentary half page color ad/tribute in the conference program
  • Acknowledgment via the EMBARK Conference Program, the 2015 Independent Sector Annual Report, On-Site Video Screen Display, the EMBARK Website

PRESENTER SPONSOR LEVEL ($15,000)

  • PPAI Networking Reception Sponsor

    Underwrite the networking event of the Public Policy Action Institute on Monday, Oct. 26. (Exclusive)

  • NGen Luncheon Sponsor

    Sponsor a luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, for young sector leaders featuring several NGen Ambassadors, each of whom is a highly accomplished leader from across the sector. (Exclusive)

  • Connection Sessions Sponsor

    These sessions give attendees the venue to facilitate targeted roundtable discussions on topics of common interest. (Multiple)

Additional Benefits Include:

  • One (1) non-transferable, discounted conference registration at the Early Bird member rate
  • Complimentary quarter page color ad/tribute in program
  • Acknowledgment via the EMBARK Conference Program, the 2015 Independent Sector Annual Report, On-Site Video Screen Display, the EMBARK Website

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ($5,000 – $150,000)

The vitality of the Independent Sector National Conference is generated by the wonderful diversity of our attendees and organizations represented. Each year we enlist support to ensure that dynamic leaders who might otherwise not have the opportunity to participate can do so. The scholarship program allows us to ensure that the conference remains not only vital, but inclusive as we tackle the urgent issues facing the sector.