Nonprofit Institute Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Gov Symp Attendee BreakdownUSD's Nonprofit Institute, established in 2002, offers a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County.  For all events, materials are distributed via email newsletter to over 3000 people and Governance Symposium brochures are mailed to over 4,200 individuals representing a wide variety of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations including representatives from private schools, hospitals, cultural organizations as well as human service organizations. Sponsors are recognized frequently throughout all events via signage, PowerPoint presentations and print materials.  The USD Nonprofit Institute is known for producing high-quality, high-impact events that are sold out months in advance.  The Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium attracts 450 participants over two days; by early September, 30% of anticipated attendees had already registered for the 2014 symposium.  In its inaugural year, the State of Nonprofits Summit attracted 180 participants for the one-day conference.  Sponsorship of our events guarantees exposure to a wide variety of individuals who attend our events looking for the services that our sponsors provide.

Packaged Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Packages Signature Lead Supporting Contributing
Governance Symposium* and
State of Nonprofits Summit

(January 2014 and Spring 2014)
$6,500

($7,500 value)
$4,000

($4,500 value)
$1,250

($1,500 value)
$650

($750 value)
Governance Symposium*

(January 2014)
$5,000 $3,500 $1,000 $500
Annual State of Nonprofits Summit

(Spring 2014)
$2,500 $1,000 $500 $250

Signature Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Recognition on event web pages (Top level; large size)
  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters  (Top level; large size)
  • Recognition in all programs and print materials (Top level; large size)
  • Five (5) registrations for sponsor representatives
  • Exhibitor Table**
  • Verbal recognition through the entire event
  • Top tier banner placement**
  • Recognition in rolling visual PowerPoint presentation
  • VIP seating at all meals and keynote presentations
  • Discounted registration for clients***

Lead Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Recognition on event web pages (Second level; medium size)
  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters (Second level; medium size)
  • Recognition in all programs and print materials (Second level; medium size)
  • Three (3) registrations for sponsor representatives
  • Exhibitor Table**
  • Verbal recognition through the entire event
  • Recognition in rolling visual PowerPoint
  • Discounted registration for clients***

Supporting Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Recognition on event web pages (Third level; small size)
  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters (Third level; small size)
  • Recognition in all programs and print materials (Third level; small size)
  • Two (2) registrations for sponsor representatives
  • Discounted registration for clients***

Contributing Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Recognition on event web pages (Fourth level; small size)
  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters (Fourth level; small size)
  • Recognition in day of program (Fourth level; small size)
  • Discounted registration for clients***

Packaged Named Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Package Breakfast Lunch
Governance Symposium* and State of Nonprofits Summit

(January 2014 and Spring 2014)
$3,000

($3,500 value)
$8,000

($8,500 value)
Governance Symposium*

(January 2014)
$2,500
(2 sponsorships available)
$5,500
(2 sponsorships available)
Annual State of Nonprofits Summit

(Spring 2014)
$1,000 $3,000

Named Breakfast Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters (Second level; medium size)
  • Recognition in day of program (Second level; medium size)
  • Promotional materials on breakfast table tops
  • Two (2) registrations for sponsor representatives
  • Discounted registration for clients***

Named Lunch Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Recognition on event web pages (Top level; large size)
  • Promotion in all event e-newsletters  (Top level; large size)
  • Recognition in day of program (Top level; large size)
  • Promotional materials on lunch table tops
  • Sponsorship poster in lunch area
  • Five (5) registrations for sponsor representatives
  • Top tier banner placement**
  • VIP seating during lunch and presentations
  • Verbal recognition during lunch **
  • Discounted registration for clients***

*Additional sponsorship opportunities are available for the Governance Symposium; please see sponsorship packet.

**Governance Symposium Only.

***Sponsors who purchase tickets for 25 or more clients will receive a 15% discount on the total purchase price in addition to any special pricing currently being offered.  Sponsors who purchase tickets for 50 or more clients will receive a 30% discount on the total purchase price in addition to any special pricing currently being offered.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?


Download the Nonprofit Institute Sponsorship Package which includes the sponsorship opportunities form.  For questions regarding sponsorships for the 2015 Nonprofit Governance Symposium or the Spring 2014 State of Nonprofits Summit please contact Jennifer Yebba (jyebba@sandiego.edu, 619-260-2918).