Nonprofit Institute Event Sponsorship Opportunities

The Nonprofit Institute, housed within the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) at the University of San Diego (USD), offers a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations throughout San Diego County. 

Sponsorship of Nonprofit Institute events guarantees brand exposure to key decision-makers who are looking for the services that our sponsors provide. For all events, materials are distributed to individuals at more than 3,100 nonprofit and philanthropic organizations representing education, healthcare, human services, arts and culture, environment, public benefit and government sectors. 

Sponsors are recognized frequently before and after events through social and print media and ongoing communications, as well as during events through signage, presentations and conference materials.

By aligning your brand with the Nonprofit Institute, you are also demonstrating your care and commitment to the San Diego community. We provide education and research that allow our nonprofit and philanthropic partners to make transformational and impactful changes to their organizations, their beneficiaries and the greater San Diego community. 

Your sponsorship also supports scholarships for USD graduate students who work for local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. By supporting their education now, you are supporting the future of San Diego.

Become a sponsor today!

Packaged Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits

Premier $20,000 (1 available)

  • Listed on event websites with hyperlink - top level, large logo
  • Listed in all event e-newsletters with hyperlink - top level, large logo
  • Listed on day-of programs and print materials - top level, large logo
  • Logo featured in rolling event presentations
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • 10 complimentary registrations for sponsor representatives/guests for each event *
  • Discounted registrations for guests
  • 2 reserved parking spaces at each event
  • Exhibitor table (Governance Symposium Only)
  • VIP seating for keynote presentations and meals

Signature $10,000

  • Listed on event websites with hyperlink - 2nd level, medium logo
  • Listed in all event e-newsletters with hyperlink - 2nd level, medium logo
  • Listed on day-of programs and print materials - 2nd level, medium logo
  • Logo featured in rolling event presentations
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • 5 complimentary registrations for sponsor representatives/guests for each event *
  • Discounted registrations for guests
  • 1 reserved parking space at each event
  • Exhibitor table (Governance Symposium Only)

Lead $5,000

  • Listed on event websites with hyperlink - 3rd level, medium logo
  • Listed in all event e-newsletters with hyperlink - 3rd level, medium logo
  • Listed on day-of programs and print materials - 3rd level, medium logo
  • Logo featured in rolling event presentations
  • Verbal recognition during events
  • 3 complimentary registrations for sponsor representatives/guests for each event *
  • Discounted registrations for guests
  • 1 reserved parking space at each event
  • Exhibitor table (Governance Symposium Only)

Supporting $2,500

  • Listed on event websites with hyperlink - 4th level, small logo
  • Listed in all event e-newsletters with hyperlink - 4th level, small logo
  • Listed on day-of programs and print materials - 4th level, small logo
  • Logo featured in rolling event presentations
  • 2 complimentary registrations for sponsor representatives/guests for each event *
  • Discounted registrations for guests

Contributing $1,000

  • Listed on event websites with hyperlink - 5th level, name listed
  • Listed in all event e-newsletters with hyperlink - 5th level, name listed
  • Listed on day-of programs and print materials - 5th level, name listed
  • Logo featured in rolling event presentations
  • 1 complimentary registration for sponsor representative/guest for each event *
  • Discounted registrations for guests

*$100 per registration not tax deductible

Sponsorship Add On Opportunities

Named SONP Index Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Signature Level

Named SONP Summit Lunch Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Lead Level

Named Governance Symposium Kaleidoscope Award Sponsor (1 available) + $5,000 to Signature Level

Named Governance Symposium Lunch Sponsor (2 available) + $5,000 to Lead Level

Additional Benefits from USD and SOLES

A gift of $1,500+ assures membership in the President’s Club, which includes invitations to exclusive VIP events and recognition in the USD Honor Roll of Donors. Donors of $1,500+ are also hosted at special SOLES events and published in the Dean’s Report.

Interested in becoming a Sponsor?

Download the Nonprofit Institute Sponsorship Package which includes the sponsorship opportunities form.  For questions regarding sponsorships for the Spring 2016 State of Nonprofits Summit or 2017 Nonprofit Governance Symposium please contact the Nonprofit Institute (nonprofit@sandiego.edu, 619-260-7442).