Friends Conference is proudly sponsored by:




  

Friends of State Parks, Inc. is hosting our biannual conference to benefit our state parks through the efforts of existing Friends Groups, Park Advisory Committees, staff at all levels and other park support groups, at the Conference Center in Haw River State Park in Browns Summit, NC on April 26-28, 2019

We are seeking sponsors for the 2019 Friends Conference.  Friends hosts a biannual conference for state park friend’s groups leadership and their park leadership to meet, celebrate and network.  Conference participants will learn about ways to provide better non-profit and recreational opportunities to millions of visitors who come to enjoy North Carolina’s finest public lands. The North Carolina Friends of State Parks is proud to host this year’s conference at Haw River State Park from April 26-28, 2019, and showcase the best our volunteers have to offer in North Carolina.

Your Audience

We expect an estimated 75 participants representing 41 state parks in North Carolina. The participants will be a blend of park leadership, friends group decision-makers and program staff who attend to take advantage of the opportunity to network with their peers and to learn about new programs, trends and products that can enhance their visitor services.

The Benefits of Sponsorship

Participating as a sponsor enables you and your organization to showcase your brand and interact with state park volunteers and their park leadership.

Presence. Sponsorship maximizes your visibility, providing opportunities to showcase your products

and services. Sponsors are encouraged to participate and actively engage in the conference activities,

both on-site and off-site. All attendees will enjoy sessions that provide insight into non-profit and park operations, as well as provide opportunities to be a part of both formal and casual conversations with fellow conference participants.

Affirmation of State Park Values. Sponsors demonstrate a commitment and support of the efforts

and values that state parks provide to their visitors and their surrounding communities.

Speaking Opportunities. Some levels of sponsorship will include speaking opportunities.

Exhibit Opportunities. Sponsors have the opportunity to showcase their products at designated times

and locations throughout the conference. Sponsor displays may be located at the sponsored venue.

Product Placement. Sponsorship includes placement of products, samples or promotional materials

in conference bags, at meeting tables and in conference support materials.

Conference Website and Program. All sponsors are recognized in the conference program and

on the conference website, and their company/organization logo will be hyperlinked on the

sponsor’s website.

Daily Slideshow. Each morning during the daily sessions, a slideshow will feature scenes from the

previous day’s activities. The sponsors of the current day’s events will be shown on the slideshow.

Signage. Sponsors will receive signage at their sponsored event, where appropriate.

Connections. Sponsors receive an electronic directory of all conference participants following

the conference.

 

Category

Amount

# Registrations

Program Ad Size

Longleaf Pine

$5,000.

3 Registrations

1 page

Frazier Fir

$2,500.

2 Registrations

½ page

Dogwood Tree

$1,000.

1 Registration

Business Card

Loblolly Pine

$500.

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Program Listing

Sponsor Approval: Once sponsors are approved, they will receive a confirmation email and payment can then be made either online or by check.  Submit logo for marketing materials and slideshow.


State of the Parks – Carol Tingley       $5,000

Friday Evening Dinner, April 26

 Sponsorship includes dinner only. Sponsor will have a full-page ad in the

program, the opportunity to speak at dinner, a link on the conference website, as

well as a presence in the following day’s slideshow.

Naturally Wonderful Banquet                $5,000

Saturday Afternoon Lunch, April 27

Sponsorship includes lunch only. Sponsor will have a full-page ad in the

program, a link on the conference website, the opportunity to speak at the

event and a presence on the following day’s slideshow.

Exploring North Carolina – Tom Earnhardt        $5,000

Saturday Evening Dinner, April 27

Sponsorship includes dinner only. Sponsor will have a full-page ad in the

program, a link on the conference website, the opportunity to speak at the

event and a presence on the following day’s slideshow.

A North Carolina Welcome!          $2,500

Friday Opening session, April 26

Sponsorship will offer a speaking opportunity, a ½-page ad and a website

link, as well as a presence in the next morning’s slideshow.

Saturday Breakfast         $2,500

Saturday Morning, April 27

Sponsorship includes ½-page ad, a link on the website, literature display and

a presence on the following morning’s slideshow.

Sunday’s Breakfast          $2,500

Sunday Morning, April 28

Sponsorship includes ½-page ad, a link on the website, literature display and

a presence on the morning’s slideshow. 

Evening Hospitality Suite       $1,000

Serve as the evening host for the end of the day hospitality

time in one of the cabin conference suites complete with bar 

and wide screen television. An assortment of beverages

and snacks will be the prefect relaxing end for each day

of the conference.

Sponsor will receive a business card ad, a link on the conference

website and a presence on the following day’s slideshow.

Hospitality Suite sponsorships available for:

Friday Evening, April 26

Saturday Evening, April 27

Evening Entertainment               $1,000

This area of North Carolina is filled with a variety of talented

musicians and artisans. Where possible, entertainment will be

provided by local talent. This will be the case for the evening

musical entertainment. Sponsor will receive a business card

ad, a link on the conference website and a presence on the

following day’s slideshow.

Evening Entertainment sponsorships available for:

Friday Evening, April 26

Saturday Evening, April 27

Conference Lanyards                $1,000

Take advantage of an excellent sponsorship value. Every

conference participant and every photograph will have your

logo on the lanyard name tags. This is a great exposure at an

excellent value. Sponsor will receive a business card ad, and a link on the conference website. 

 

Friday Afternoon Break - $500

Friday Afternoon Break - $500

Saturday Morning Break - $500

Saturday Afternoon Break - $500

Saturday Afternoon Break - $500

Sunday Morning Break - $500

Ice Cream Truck at Haw River State Park - $500

Conference Program Printing - $500

Snacks/Drinks for Friday - $500

Snacks/Drinks for Saturday - $500

Snacks/Drinks for Sunday - $500

Conference T-Shirts (participants) - $500

Conference Bag (or equivalent) - $500

Food Items/Reading Materials for Conference Participants’ Rooms - $500

(Sponsor will receive a listing in the program and in the daily slideshow)


Conference Apparel

Conference apparel sponsorship includes long sleeve button down shirts with the 2017 conference logo embroidered on the front, and your company logo embroidered on the sleeve.

Long Sleeve Button Down Shirts

For Participants

100 shirts - $2,500

Conference Bags

All conference bag items will include the sponsor’s logo.

Backpack

Qty. 100 - $1,500

Umbrella

Qty. 100 - $1,500

Cell Phone Power Bank

Qty. 100 - $1,500

 Outdoor First Aid Kit

Qty. 100 - $1,500

Collapsible Hiking Stick

Qty. 100 - $2,500

Tumblers

Qty. 100 - $1,500

Padfolio

Qty. 100 - $1,000

 Binoculars

Qty. 100 - $1,500

Committed Sponsor Merchandise

If you have already committed to be a Longleaf Pine, Frazier Fir, Dogwood Tree, or Loblolly Pine level sponsor, you’re welcome to provide merchandise of your own to go in the conference bag.

 


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Friends of State Parks, Inc.
PO Box 37655
Raleigh, NC  27627
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Friends of State Parks, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 58-1634155) under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

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