Chapter Partnerships and Sponsorships

How You Can Help Support the Chapter

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter welcomes chapter partnerships and sponsorships to help defray costs for our events, competitions, educational offerings, publications, and other chapter services that support STC and the chapter's charitable purposes. Partnerships and sponsorships receive recognition throughout the year.

Previous sponsors and partners are shown in our archives at Past Partnerships and Sponsors.


The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors


Location Sponsor Benefits

Providing Event / Meeting Locations

The following benefits to you are available for providing a location for a chapter event or meeting.

3 Locations
• Printed listing and e-mail announcements for chapter event promotions
• Podium recognition
• Opportunity to moderate discussion or to introduce speakers / panelists
• Literature distribution at sponsored events
• Three complimentary tickets to each sponsored event (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—preregistration is required
2 Locations
• Printed listing and e-mail announcements for chapter event promotions
• Podium recognition
• Literature distribution at sponsored events
• Two complimentary tickets to each sponsored event (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—preregistration is required
1 Location
• Printed listing and e-mail announcements for chapter event promotions
• Podium recognition
• Literature distribution at sponsored events
• One complimentary ticket to the sponsored event (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—preregistration is required

Financial Sponsor Benefit Levels

The chapter's Partnership and Sponsorship program offers value for your marketing dollars and charitable donations. Sponsorship levels are offered in Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Partnerships provide event location space.

Gold ($2500)

Brand awareness
• Display of your logo in the Partners & Sponsors sidebar of all our websites for 12 months
• Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website
• A post about your new corporate sponsorship of our chapter to our Facebook, Twitter, and Events & News sites
Networking / Marketing
• Your name included in listings and e-mail announcements for chapter event promotions
• Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
• Jobs Board: Free featured (highlighted; always at the top of the list) job announcements listed for 195 days (3 months)
• Distribution of your literature and handouts at chapter events
• Six tickets to chapter events (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—two tickets per event; preregistration is required
Competition Entry and Awards Celebration
• Free entry fee for a second competition entry
• Free signage at sponsored events (sign provided by sponsor)
• Three complimentary tickets to the awards celebration; preregistration is required
• Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program

Silver ($1000)

Brand awareness
• Display of your logo in the Partners & Sponsors sidebar of all our websites for 12 months
• Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website
• A post about your new corporate sponsorship of our chapter to our Facebook, Twitter, and Events & News sites
Networking / Marketing
• Your name included in listings and e-mail announcements for chapter event promotions
• Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
• Jobs Board: Free nonfeatured (first in / first out) job announcements listed for 195 days (3 months)
• Distribution of your literature and handouts at chapter events
• Four tickets to chapter events (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—two tickets per event; preregistration is required
Competition Entry and Awards Celebration
• Free entry fee for a second competition entry
• Two complimentary tickets to the awards celebration; preregistration is required
• Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program

Bronze ($500)

Brand awareness
• Display of your logo in the Partners & Sponsors sidebar of all our websites for 12 months
• A post about your new corporate sponsorship of our chapter to our Facebook, Twitter, and Events & News sites
Networking / Marketing
• Jobs Board: Free nonfeatured job announcements listed for 65 days
• Two tickets to a chapter event (excluding, 1/2 day workshops, plated events, and events co-sponsored with other groups)—preregistration is required
Competition Entry and Awards Celebration
• Free entry fee for a second competition entry
• One complimentary ticket to the awards celebration; preregistration is required
• Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program

How Chapter Partnerships and Sponsorships Benefit the Chapter

A chapter partnership or sponsorship

  • Allows the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter to provide greater services to our members.
  • Assists in providing resources for chapter events, competitions, and workshops.

Guidelines

Chapter sponsorship runs throughout the sponsored year with no long-term commitment. Sponsorship may be directly connected to a single event or a project.

Location Requirements

Meeting space needed for a location varies with the type of event. The following are the general attendance expectations: chapter leadership meetings (5-10 people), event programs (20-70 people), Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings (10-50 people), and chapter committee meetings (10-20 people).

We will need a person from your organization to assist in coordinating each event at your location, to open the door and/or escort people to the meeting room, or to help set up tables and chairs. For more information about locations needed for events, see About WDCB Events.

Providing Logo Art

Please supply artwork for the logo as an EPS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, or TIFF image (along with a URL, if desired) to the email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Policies

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter reserves the right to reject the donation of any company or individual deemed inappropriate. The Administrative Council will vote on these decisions.

The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter reserves the right to reject links to URLs that are deemed inappropriate. The Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter's website manager has final say in these decisions.

To donate equipment or services, contact the chapter president, Lori Meyer, to make a email hidden; JavaScript is required. Please use "WDCB Donation to the Chapter" in the Subject line. See our Wish List for ideas.

How to Donate Money

You may use our PayPal account or pay by check.

Using Our PayPal Account

You may use our PayPal Verified account to make a secure online donation to the chapter using your credit card, debit card, bank account, or by paying money from a funded PayPal account. To use our PayPal account, click the PayPal button below. See the PayPal FAQ for information about using PayPal.












Paying by Check

To donate by check, make your check payable to STC Washington, DC – Baltimore Chapter.. Please write on the check that the payment is a "Sponsorship Donation" and mail your check to the chapter treasurer.

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Federal Tax ID for the Chapter: 52-1296396.

Federal Tax ID for the Society: 31-4424296.

The Society for Technical Communication (STC) is a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational, scientific, and charitable organization dedicated to furthering the art of communicating technical information and promoting the education, improvement, and advancement of its members. STC is the world's largest professional organization serving the technical communication profession. STC was established in 1953 and currently has 48 professional chapters, 14 student chapters, 11 SIGs, and around 6,000 members worldwide in about 50 countries.

Ways to Support the Society

There are also several ways to support the Society directly. See Support STC Now for details about the following types of support:

  • Individual Giving
  • Cash Gifts
  • Sustaining Member or Sustaining Organizational Member
  • Endowment Fund Donor
  • Participation in the Corporate Value Program (CVP) and STC Partnerships.
Last modified: October 3, 2016
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