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 more than 600 leaders from across the global social sector to share, learn from one another, 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 2017 annual conference, which will take place September 27th - 29th at the Hotel Fontainebleau in Miami Beach, Florida.

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.


 
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Platinum Level Sponsors ($25K+)

 

Lead Conference Sponsor – $25,000 (SOLD OUT)

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 ComNet17

  • 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

 

ComNet17 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 ComNet17 conference (The Network plans reserve 8-10 of these scholarships for nonprofit staff working in South Florida)

  • Scholarship Program will be named in honor of the underwriting organization for 2017

  • 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 ComNet17

  • 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 - $35,000 (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 ComNet17

  • 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

 
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Gold Level Sponsors ($15K)

 

Lunch Sponsor - $15,000 (SOLD OUT) 

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of lunch on Thursday, September 28 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

 

Speaker Sponsors (4) - $15,000 (SOLD OUT)

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

 

Multimedia Sponsor - $15,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Sponsor of all still photography and streaming video associated with ComNet17; 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

 

Breakfast Sponsor - $15,000 (2 Total; 1 Available)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor of breakfast on Thursday, September 28 or Friday, September 29 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 at a table at the entrance to 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

 

ComNet17 App Sponsor - $15,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Official sponsor for the ComNet17 app used by 600+ attendees; logo will be displayed on app splash page each time an attendee opens the app

  • 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

 

Health and Wellness Sponsor - $15,000

Includes:

  • Enable ComNet17 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

 
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Silver Level Sponsors ($10K)

 

Coffee Break Bar – $10,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Provide coffee service for conference attendees in highest-traffic area at the conference, with exposure to 600+ 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

 

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

 

Community Sponsor - $10,000 (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

 

Attendee Badge Lanyards – $10,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Sponsor logo prominently displayed on lanyard worn by 600+ attendees for all three days of ComNet17 (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

 

Conference Bags – $10,000  (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Your logo appears on one side of eco-friendly, reusable bags carried by 600+ 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

 

ComNet17 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 ComNet17 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

 
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Bronze Level Sponsors ($5k-$7k)

 

Custom Beach Towel - $7,500 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Provide custom beach towels to 600+ conference attendees with logo and/or name on towel (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

 

Custom Eco-friendly Water Bottles - $7,500 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Provide custom aluminum eco-friendly water bottles to 600+ 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

 

Breakout Room Sponsor - $5,000 (SOLD OUT)

Includes:

  • Room where 3 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

 

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
 
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CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS

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

 

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 ComNet17 app, used by 600+ 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.


Last Year's ComNet16 Sponsors

 

Platinum Level Sponsors:

LOR FOUNDATION

FORD FOUNDATION

CHARLES STEWART MOTT FOUNDATION

 W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION

KRESGE FOUNDATION

WALTON FAMILY FOUNDATION

 

Gold Level Sponsors:

ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION

COLORADO HEALTH FOUNDATION

CONRAD N. HILTON FOUNDATION

CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

THE CALIFORNIA WELLNESS FOUNDATION

GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION

CASEY FAMILY PROGRAMS

SKILLMAN FOUNDATION

 

Silver Level Sponsors:

HATTAWAY COMMUNICATIONS

THE ANNIE E CASEY FOUNDATION

WILLIAMS GROUP

 

Bronze Level Sponsors:

FORUM ONE

BURNESS