Sponsorship Information

Hope for Widows relies on sponsorship and donations to continue to carry out our mission, vision and values. Your sponsorship money not only helps provide this valuable service—it can be a smart choice for your business. Hope for Widows carefully reviews all sponsorship applications and only partners with companies or individuals that will benefit our membership and can in turn receive benefits of exposure to our membership. We seek to find unobtrusive ways to introduce and thank you and let our members know that it is through your support that they are able to enjoy the programming our group provides. Whether you are looking to generate goodwill in the community or have a product or service you’d like to advertise to this demographic, sponsorship may be a good option for you.

Hope for Widows is currently revising our website and policies and is growing our membership base on this website. Eventually we’ll be able to release total numbers of members (those who are verified with logins to the forums), but for now we can share that our email list contains more than 500 contacts, our closed Facebook group has 1,400+ members, our Facebook page has 2,000+ members and those numbers grow daily. In addition to our email and social media outlets, our website reaches 200+ unique visitors per month (87% are new visits). With the launch of our new website we expect this number to greatly increase and the overall percentage of new visits to decrease dramatically as our returning visitors have more and better reasons to visit our site. Our members are widowed women, their families and their friends. Partnering with us can offer you a unique way to reach this group of people. Data current as of 4/6/14. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available for our website, conferences and other communications. Hope for Widows is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your donations and support are what keep our organization in business and helping widows.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Gwen Peterson. If you don’t find something that fits your needs below please contact us, we’re happy to work with you.

We currently offer the following cash and in-kind sponsorship opportunities:

Annual Sponsorship

 

Annual Sponsorship – $5,000 – 1 available

We accept only one annual sponsor per year, in return for your sponsorship dollars you may elect to receive some or all of the following promotional considerations. You may also sponsor anonymously if you wish.

  • Ad space on our website (small ad in footer, ad in sidebar for pages with sidebars)
  • A page dedicated to your sponsorship linked from our Sponsorship page.
  • Prominent logo on our Sponsorship page
  • Welcome to sponsor in blog post and Facebook page and Facebook group
  • 4 mentions annually on Facebook Page and Facebook Group, message to be crafted with the sponsor
  • May provide materials to be handed out at all conferences
  • May provide materials to be handed out at all meetings
  • Ad space on all emails (text link, sidebar or footer as appropriate)
  • May use the language: [Company Name] is proud to be the major annual sponsor of Hope for Widows.
  • Hope for Widows language: Hope for Widows thanks [Company Name] for their generous annual sponsorship. We wouldn’t be able to continue without their support and we invite you to visit them online or in person.
Conference Sponsorship

 

Semi-Annual Conference Sponsor

– $1,000 – 1 available per conference
– Multiple in-kind donation sponsors available (meeting space, catering, meeting materials such as pens and paper, etc)

We accept only one major cash sponsor per conference and several in-kind donation sponsors. In return for your sponsorship dollars you may elect to receive some or all of the following promotional considerations. You may also sponsor anonymously if you wish.

$1,000 Sponsor

  • Ad space on website on conference page
  • Mention of sponsor in conjunction with conference on Facebook Page / Group with ad or logo
  • May display banner or have small booth at the conference
  • May provide materials to be handed out at conference
  • Mention of sponsor in conjunction with conference in email with ad or logo
  • May use the language: [Company Name] is proud to be the major supporter of the Hope for Widows [conference (i.e. Fall 2014)] conference.
  • Hope for Widows language: Hope for Widows thanks [Company Name] for their generous conference sponsorship.

In-kind Donation Sponsor

  • Text-link mention on conference page
  • Mention of sponsor in conjunction with conference on Facebook Page / Group with text-link
  • May provide materials to be handed out at conference
  • Mention of sponsor in conjunction with conference in email with text-link
  • May use the language: [Company Name] is proud to contribute [items] for the Hope for Widows [conference (i.e. Fall 2014)] conference.
  • Hope for Widows language: Hope for Widows thanks [Company Name] for their donations of [items].
Meeting Sponsorship

 

Meeting Sponsor

– $500 – 1 available per conference
– Multiple in-kind donation sponsors available (meeting space, catering, meeting materials such as pens and paper, etc)

We accept only one major cash sponsor per meeting and several in-kind donation sponsors. In return for your sponsorship dollars you may elect to receive some or all of the following promotional considerations. You may also sponsor anonymously if you wish.

$500 Sponsor

  • Mention of sponsor in meeting details on webpage
  • May display banner or have small booth at the meeting
  • May provide materials to be handed out at meeting
  • May use the language: [Company Name] is proud to sponsor this Hope for Widows meeting.
  • Hope for Widows language: Hope for Widows thanks [Company Name] for their generous meeting sponsorship.

In-kind Donation Sponsor

  • Mention of donation in meeting details on webpage
  • May provide materials to be handed out at conference
  • May use the language: [Company Name] is proud to contribute [items] for this Hope for Widows meeting.
  • Hope for Widows language: Hope for Widows thanks [Company Name] for their donations of [items].
Initiative / Other Sponsorship

 

Initiative Sponsorship

Hope for Widows takes on several initiatives in addition to Monthly Meetings and Conferences. We welcome both cash and in-kind donations for these initiatives. Examples of these sponsorships include:

  • Mailing list sponsor – FILLED
    • Mention on sponsorship web page
    • Text-link in all emails
  • New widow packet sponsors – multiple in-kind available, see page for more details ›
    • Mention on sponsorship web page
    • Ad on New Widow Packet web page
    • Small flyer or postcard may be inserted into widow packet
  • Website – FILLED
    • Perpetual mention in footer of website
    • Mention on sponsorship web page