2011 Sponsorship Opportunities
Why sponsor with the Citizens League:Corporate sponsorships help the Citizens League build civic imagination and capacity in Minnesota. In addition to memberships, which enable you to engage your employees in multi-partisan public policy initiatives and events, sponsorships provide:
- Community Visibility: Your sponsorship can get exposure on our website, in all event invitations, e-communications to our mailing list of more than 5,000 addresses, and social media, and in our annual report. If you sponsor a policy project, you will receive additional exposure in the policy report and in any press releases around the report's release.
- Employee and Client Access: Citizens League sponsors can invite employees and clients to sponsored events and can encourage employee/client representatives to participate in Citizens League policy projects that affect Minnesota's overall economic health and quality of life.
Extended Engagement Opportunities
Inter-Generational Roundtable Series Sponsor
$3,000 in the Twin Cities/ $3,000 in Rochester
A series of intimate discussions organized by the Citizens League's Emerging Leaders Committee, the Inter-Generational Roundtable series brings members of all generations together. 150 people attended the series in the Twin Cities in 2010. Topics have included Women and Leadership, Local Business in a Global Economy, Energy, and Political Communications. This series is currently sponsored by Target Corporation. We are seeking funding to continue the program in the Twin Cities, and to expand to the Rochester area.
Imagination Works Series Sponsor
$4,000 for the series
Imagination Works is a highly interactive series of 3-4 events, with 40-75 attendees per event, that highlights innovative ideas to stretch our policy imagination. Imagination Works has been sponsored in the past by Dean Phillips, Hubbard Broadcasting Foundation, Target, Twin Cities Business, and the Winston R. and Maxine H. Wallin Fund of the St. Paul Foundation.
Member Connection Events Sponsor
$250/event or $1,000/series
The Citizens League hosts quarterly coffees and after-work events to offer casual opportunities for individual members as well as representatives from businesses and organizations to connect with one another and with Citizens League staff, and to learn more about who we are and what we do.
Single Event Sponsorships
Civic Celebration Sponsor
$250 - $10,000 levels available
This event, our annual meeting, has a reputation for being interactive, social, informative, and fun, and has been attended by nearly 700 people in recent years. As we approach our 60th Anniversary in 2012, the Civic Celebration will continue to grow in size and impact.
Mind Opener Event Sponsor
May, July, September, and October, 2011
$1,000 per event
Mind Opener events are discussions focused on topics central to the Citizens League policy agenda. Policy work - and potential Mind Openers - in 2011 may be focused on topics such as:
- Minnesota's Electrical Energy Future
- Higher Education in Minnesota
- The Citizens League's Common Ground Process: Principles for Citizen and Government Collaboration in Public Decision-Making
- Pathways to Prosperity (Poverty Reduction)
- Legislative Updates
2011 Policy Project Sponsorships
Envisioning Minnesota's Electrical Energy Future
$500-$5,000 levels available
Together with the state Office of Energy Security (OES), Citizens League members formed an Energy Policy Advancement Group to help set priorities for Minnesota's electrical energy future. At events in September and December of 2010, the Citizens League convened more than 100 Minnesotans from all sides of the issue - including business and residential consumers, electrical producers and distributors, environmentalists, and government representatives - to identify seven key characteristics of the electrical system in the long-term. In 2011, more than 150 participants are coming together in working teams to define these characteristics and develop recommendations to achieve them. Total project cost for the work in 2011 is $33,000.
Improving Governance on Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
A 2009 Citizens League policy report, "To the Source," concluded that, to effectively address today's challenges, the people and organizations that contribute to water problems must play a central role in the actions and decision making to address these problems. The Citizens League is now seeking opportunities to test these conclusions.
Property Tax Comparison Study
Each year through 2008, the Citizens League produced three highly useful property tax studies: the Residential Homestead Property Tax Survey, the Tax Increment Financing Report and the Fiscal Disparities Report, which were sought after by legislators, city governments and realtors. Due to funding restraints, the Citizens League is not currently producing these studies.
In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities
- Meeting locations and event space
- On-air promotional opportunities
- Printing services
- Food for meetings and events
- We welcome any other ideas you may have!