STC Feeds

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.

Forming Partnerships

The STC WDCB Chapter forms partnerships with related organizations to share events among their members and to help sponsor events. We are currently parterning with several other STC chapters to hold and support the STC Alliance Competition. This endeavor entails a collaboration with the STC chapters in Atlanta, New England, New York, Rochester, and South-Central Texas. For more information, see our Competition website.

We have formed partnerships with other related professional organizations for joint meetings and events. These include User Experience Professionals Association Washington, DC Chapter (UXPA DC) , ACM SIGDOC, Center for Plain Language, and the Write the Docs Washington, DC.

See our list of Related Professional Organizations for possible partnering.

Ways to Sponsor the Chapter

There are several ways to sponsor the Society and the STC 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 – awards celebration expenses
  • Competition – help a student attend the awards celebration
  • Event catering donations
  • Avery laser name tag and tent card supplies
  • Lapel microphone (cordless, if possible)
  • Folding aluminum easels
  • Display stands and easels
  • 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)
  • 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 email 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 email 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 email 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 Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. Partnerships provide event location space.

Platinum ($2500)

Brand awareness
Display of your logo on the Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships page for 12 months in the The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors section
Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website in that section
A post about your new partnership with our chapter or your corporate sponsorship of our chapter in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on our Events & News website
Networking / Marketing
Your name included in listings and email announcements for chapter event promotions
Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
Distribution of your literature and handouts at chapter events
Opportunity to speak or give a presentation in relation to technical communication at an event or workshop
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
Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program
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

Gold ($2000)

Brand awareness
Display of your logo on the Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships page for 12 months in the The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors section
Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website in that section
A post about your new partnership with our chapter or your corporate sponsorship of our chapter in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on our Events & News website
Networking / Marketing
Your name included in listings and email announcements for chapter event promotions
Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
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 on the Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships page for 12 months in the The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors section
Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website in that section
A post about your new partnership with our chapter or your corporate sponsorship of our chapter in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on our Events & News website
Networking / Marketing
Your name included in listings and email announcements for chapter event promotions
Recognition of your sponsorship from the podium
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 on the Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships page for 12 months in the The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors section
Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website in that section
A post about your new partnership with our chapter or your corporate sponsorship of our chapter in our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on our Events & News website
Networking / Marketing
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
One complimentary ticket to the awards celebration; preregistration is required
Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program

Copper ($250)

Brand awareness
Display of your logo on the Chapter Partnerships & Sponsorships page for 12 months in the The Current Year's Chapter Partners and Sponsors section
Logo / tagline link to your corporate Website in that section
Networking / Marketing
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
Recognition of your sponsorship in the Awards Celebration program

Donation Guidelines

Please review our Ways to Sponsor the Chapter on this page and the Donations Wishlist for suggestions.

To donate equipment or services, contact the chapter president, Tavia Record, 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 was established in 1953 and currently has 37 professional chapters, 9 student chapters, 12 special interest groups (SIGs), and around 6,000 members worldwide in about 50 countries.  Revised

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 Atusin 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 makhref=”https://wdcb.stcwdc.org/prof-dev/edu-info/austin-e a contribution to the chapter, please contact the chapter president, Tavia Record, to donate to the chapter. Please use "WDCB Donation to Memorial Awards" in the Subject line. Thank you!

Website Policies

  1. 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.
  2. 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
3251 Old Lee Highway
Suite 406
Fairfax VA  22030
Phone: 703-522-4114
Fax: 703-522-2075
Email: STC office

Last modified: July 16, 2021
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