Ways to Sponsor the Chapter

Supporting and Funding the Chapter

As a nonprofit and charitable 501(c)(3) organization, STC WDCB never has the money for items that would make our activities run more smoothly. We rely almost exclusively on corporate angels that lend us their facilities and other resources for an evening event, a Saturday workshop, or the competition. Perhaps you are in a position to help us.

There are several ways to sponsor the Society and the WDCB Chapter. You can donate time, materials, locations, and money.

Donations Wish List

Our wish list includes, but is not limited to, the following items for our chapter activities and events.

  • Meeting room space (in Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas)
  • Competition – location space for judge's training or consensus judging
  • Competition – awards celebration expenses
  • Competition – help a student attend the awards celebration
  • Competition – defray the cost to send a DTC entry to the STC international competition (if applicable)
  • Event catering donations
  • Avery laser name tag and tent card supplies
  • Overhead projector
  • Lapel microphone (cordless, if possible)
  • Folding aluminum easels
  • Display stands and easels
  • Large bulletin board (both cork and marker)
  • Literature displays for brochures and winning competition entries
  • Storage space for chapter archives
  • PC and Macintosh laptops with CD readers (to display online entry winners at the awards celebration)
  • Portable TV/VCR
  • Memorial award fund donations

For a brief summary about our chapter, see the Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter brochure (.pdf).

Location Sponsor Benefits

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 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

Donation Guidelines

Please see our Ways to Sponsor the Chapter above for suggestions.

To donate equipment or services, contact the chapter president, Richard Bogacz, to donate equipment or services. Please use "WDCB Donation to the Chapter" in the Subject line.

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.

Please contact the Treasurer for the mailing address.

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.

Memorial Award Donations

Your voluntary donation to the STC Washington, DC – Baltimore (WDCB) Chapter will help the chapter with our operating expenses for events, for competitions, for the website, and support the funds for our Austin T. Brown Technical Communication Award for high school students and the Shirley G. Carter Memorial Award for college students. Consult your tax advisor to find out if your donation is tax deductible. If you would like to make a contribution to the chapter, please contact the chapter president, Richard Bogacz, to donate to the chapter. Please use "WDCB Donation to Memorial Awards" in the Subject line. Thank you!

Website 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.

Ways to Support the Society

There are several ways to support the Society directly.

  • Individual Giving
  • Cash Gifts
  • Sustaining Member or Sustaining Organizational Member
  • Endowment Fund Donor
  • Participation in the Corporate Value Program (CVP) and STC Partnerships.

Contact the Society for details.

Society for Technical Communication
9401 Lee Highway
Suite 300
Fairfax VA  22031
Phone: 703-522-4114
Fax: 703-522-2075
E-mail: STC office

Last modified: July 18, 2018
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