Partner

Maximizing Your Impact

We are pleased to offer a range of partnership opportunities for Upswell Chicago, taking place November 13-15, 2019. Upswell features six categories of acknowledgement, with suggested benefits and visibility opportunities available at each level. The Upswell team looks forward to working with you to craft a partnership package that meets your needs for connection and visibility, matches your program and issue interests, and is within your budget.

For more information and to discuss opportunities – please contact Carolyn Mollen at carolynm@independentsector.org.

Partnership Highlights

Year-Round

Upswell is just one part of Independent Sector’s activities to build community across and between organizations and sectors. We have additional opportunities for engagement throughout the year that can be aligned with Upswell support.

Core Mission Support

All partners provide general support for the three-day gathering of changemakers; including supporting specific elements and events that will take place during the three-day gathering and supporting the whole year-round movement, designed to engage changemakers from all sectors and all corners of the nation.

Equity

In addition to providing general support for this gathering of changemakers, partners are encouraged to directly support programs that enable us to create a diverse conversation – in race, mission, experience, geography, budget and more. Opportunities to elevate voices by supporting Fellowships, Equity Passes and Inside & Out Tours are critical to building an event that reflects the power and creativity of all changemakers. Please consider including these programs in your partnership framework.

Co-Creation

Upswell is about co-creation. It’s where ideas and solutions from across civil society are elevated into the national conversation. The focus of Upswell / Chicago will be on giving changemakers the time, space, and resources to share ideas, develop and refine solutions to challenges, and connect with allies – and then take what they have learned to make their own work more impactful and community-focused. Our goal is to secure at least 80% of content by and from our network and community – user and member-generated content.

Partnership Levels

Transformer

$200,000+

Transformers play a critical role in joining with IS to create a powerful narrative about the role that all sectors play in strengthening community and civil society. Transformers will be recognized with the most prominent name and logo placement on all materials related to event – including on-site signage, app, tote bag, and website and will be verbally and digitally recognized during the Main Stage Presentations.

Catalyst

$100,000+

Catalysts will be recognized as a Lead Sponsor for an Upswell Theme (Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity; Policy and Advocacy; Mind, Body and Soul; Data and Technology; Community Engagement or Capacity-Building). Partner will be recognized via logo on signage and digital screen for chosen theme and logo and brief description featured on conference program webpage and digital app, and opportunity to share printed materials on all tables/chairs at select sessions.

Builder

$50,000+

Builders will be recognized as igniting conversations by supporting the participation of diverse, emerging and innovative voices at Upswell.  This includes providing support for Equity Passes, Subsidized Passes and Fellowships.

Mover

$25,000+

Collaboration starts with communication. Leave the lecture hall and provide an immersive, engaging experience for Upswell participants by sponsoring one of the Upswell’s signature “Community Building” events – Inside & Out Tours, Community Dinners, Focus Groups, Workshop Host.

Connector

$10,000+

Connectors will support critical networking components of Upswell and receive signature recognition benefits for: Play Zone, Wi-Fi, Networking Hubs/Refreshment Station and more. Connectors will also be invited to share content via an Exhibitor Package including booth and 20-minute presentation on the Spotlight Stage.

Exhibitor

$2,375-$2,775

As an exhibitor, you’ll be an invaluable and active resource, wired directly into the Upswell experience. Your booth will be right in midst of the Public Square –  the bustling, fascinating, thought-provoking, always-open heart of Upswell.

Partnership Levels

Transformer ($200K+)

Transformer ($200K+)

Transformers play a critical role in joining with IS to create a powerful narrative about the role that all sectors play in strengthening community and civil society. Transformers will be recognized with the most prominent name and logo placement on all materials related to event – including on-site signage, app, tote bag, and website and will be verbally and digitally recognized during the Main Stage Presentations.

Catalyst ($100K+)

Catalyst ($100K+)

Catalysts will be recognized as a Lead Sponsor for an Upswell Theme (Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity; Policy and Advocacy; Mind, Body and Soul; Data and Technology; Community Engagement or Capacity-Building). Partner will be recognized via logo on signage and digital screen for chosen theme and logo and brief description featured on conference program webpage and digital app, and opportunity to share printed materials on all tables/chairs at select sessions.

Builder ($50K+)

Builder ($50K+)

Builders will be recognized as igniting conversations by supporting the participation of diverse, emerging and innovative voices at Upswell.  This includes providing support for Equity Passes, Subsidized Passes and Fellowships.

Mover ($25K+)

Mover ($25K+)

Collaboration starts with communication. Leave the lecture hall and provide an immersive, engaging experience for Upswell participants by sponsoring one of the Upswell’s signature “Community Building” events – Inside & Out Tours, Community Dinners, Focus Groups, Workshop Host.

Connector ($10K+)

Connector ($10K+)

Connectors will support critical networking components of Upswell and receive signature recognition benefits for: Play Zone, Wi-Fi, Networking Hubs/Refreshment Station and more. Connectors will also be invited to share content via an Exhibitor Package including booth and 20-minute presentation on the Spotlight Stage.

Exhibitor

Exhibitor

As an exhibitor, you’ll be an invaluable and active resource, wired directly into the Upswell experience. Your booth will be right in midst of the Public Square –  the bustling, fascinating, thought-provoking, always-open heart of Upswell.

2019 Partners

Transformers

Catalysts

Builders