Sponsoring the 2018 Alliance National Conference is an effective way to increase your company’s visibility, credibility, and prestige among a national market of target customers. Being a business partner or sponsor provides you with opportunities to:

  • Interact with hundreds of leaders in our national network who are attending the conference in search of solutions to improve their organizational stability and increase their community impact
  • Deepen current client relationships and meet promising new prospective customers
  • Learn about your customers’ current priorities and challenges
  • Educate industry professionals about your unique value proposition
  • Garner goodwill by supporting professional development

Being an Alliance for Strong Families and Communities sponsor or business partner positions your company as an industry leader and demonstrates your committed support for the organizations that build the health and well-being of children, families, and communities across the country. Maximize your marketing dollars by investing in this opportunity that engages your current and prospective customers while sharpening and inspiring your sales staff.  

About the Alliance National Conference

The Alliance National Conference is the largest event hosted by the Alliance. It brings together social sector leaders from across the country who are eager to learn, collaborate, and co-create solutions that make progress toward a healthy and equitable society. The program at this premier annual gathering is dynamic, relevant, and energizing, complete with networking, peer exchange, interactive breakout sessions, and more.

The 2018 Alliance National Conference will showcase practice, policy, and research that advances the social sector’s knowledge and action in the following areas:

  • Thriving and Vibrant Nonprofit Sector
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Educational Success
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Safety and Security

The Alliance National Conference features established knowledge as well as new thinking that disrupts conventional wisdom about how to address the most persistent challenges and barriers to change, effective practice, and leadership. It welcomes leaders from diverse sectors, disciplines, and perspectives including public and private sectors and technology, academia/research, and business sectors.  

About the Conference Participants

This conference draws approximately 450 human services chief executives, executives, directors, and managers representing all functional areas, as well as board directors, public sector leaders, foundation leaders, and related professionals. Staff from Alliance member and nonmember organizations attend, as do representatives from corporate partners, to stay current with industry trends and best practices, learn about new solutions, network, and recharge.  

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor 
Partner with the Alliance as our marquee sponsor

Welcome Reception - Monday, Oct. 15
Kick off the conference by making new connections and reuniting old friends in a convivial setting

Awards - SOLD
Recognize several of the Alliance’s most innovative, effective, and exemplary network organizations

Opening Keynote - Plenary session Monday, Oct. 15
Hit a key note by sponsoring the prominent national speaker who will set the tone for the conference, energizing participants for the learning and networking ahead

Snapshots - Plenary session Tuesday, Oct. 16
Come into focus during this series of TED Talk-style presentations, which often provide the conference’s most poignant, uplifting, and memorable moments

Closing Keynote - Plenary session Wednesday, Oct. 17
Go out with a bang by sponsoring the conference finale and concluding moment of inspiration and reflection

Networking Lunch - Two opportunities available
Refuel and recharge with lunch and conversation

Workshop Track - Five opportunities available
Sponsor a track of workshops (Thriving and Vibrant Nonprofit Sector, Health and Well-Being, Educational Success, Economic Opportunity, or Safety and Security) to show your support for a specific topic

Enjoy the spotlight and keep things lively with local performers

Breakfast - Three opportunities available
Keep participants percolating with a nourishing breakfast and cup of joe

Study Tour - Multiple opportunities available
Take learning on the road with an interesting hands-on study tour

Break - Multiple opportunities available
Make like a networking champ and capitalize on time between sessions

Friends of the Alliance ($500) - Multiple opportunities available
Extend a hand and show your support

Branded Giveaways

Keep your brand front and center by purchasing one of these conference items, which are personalized with your logo. Prices include production costs.

All items will also include the Alliance logo. All artwork must be approved by the Alliance.

Conference App - Your logo featured on home screen of conference app

Key Cards - SOLD - Your logo featured on hotel key cards

Reusable Bags - Your logo on shopping bags that fold to fit in pockets/purses

Wi-Fi - Your company name (or acronym) used as the login password

A/V - Your logo featured on the slide of each workshop presentation

Charging Station - Your logo featured on cell phone charging station

Lanyards watermark - SOLD - Your logo featured on name badge lanyards

New & Improved Exhibits

Based on feedback from both vendors and conference attendees, and following national trends, the Alliance presents exhibit hall alternatives that offer more relaxed, interactive settings for building deeper engagement and better relationships. These opportunities are designed to provide our valued vendors with personal interaction and/or high-touch outreach with prospective and current customers. Combine the two options to receive additional sponsor benefits.

Speed Geeking 
Multiple opportunities available (space is limited)

The traditional exhibit hall gets a makeover with the Speed Geeking format—allowing you to showcase a product or service in a short pitch

How it Works: Each 90-minute Speed Geeking session will consist of multiple short rounds during which presenters will pitch their innovative solutions in five minutes each to small groups of attendees and lead them in discussions and question and answer sessions. Think about the solutions making a difference to your clients—high-tech, low-tech, or no-tech.

Door Drop 
Multiple opportunities available

Slip under the door—not the radar

  • Your ad passed under each attendee’s hotel room door

Business Solutions Combo Package 
Multiple opportunities available (space is limited)

Combine Speed Geeking and Door Drop and receive additional sponsor benefits, including one complimentary conference registration


Submission Requirements

Send the following to the Alliance Meetings Department:

  • Completed sponsor registration form
  • High-resolution version of your logo (prefer EPS and PNG formats); deadline is Sept. 14, 2018 to be included in onsite materials

Registration Fees

  • Alliance member early bird rate: $750
  • Alliance member regular rate: $900
  • Nonmember early bird rate: $900
  • Nonmember regular rate: $1,050

*Early bird rate ends Sept. 17

Location & Lodging

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St.
Denver, CO 80202

The Alliance has arranged a special room rate of $219 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. Reserve your room by Sept. 17, 2018. See the Location page of the conference website for reservation details.  

Year-Round Opportunities

The Alliance offers year-round opportunities to engage with the Alliance’s strategic action network. In addition to hosting numerous conferences and events throughout the year, the Alliance offers a Trusted Partners program, affiliate memberships, and more. Contact us regarding opportunities to share success stories and breakthrough products with the industry.  

About the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a strategic action network of thousands of committed social sector leaders who through their excellence, distinction, and influence are working to achieve a healthy and equitable society. We aggregate the very best sector knowledge and serve as an incubator for learning and innovation to generate new solutions to the toughest problems. We accelerate change through dynamic leadership development and collective actions to ensure policies and systems provide equal access and opportunity for all people in our nation to reach their fullest potential through improvements in health and well-being, educational success, economic opportunity, and safety and security.

Contact Information

Customized sponsorship and business partnership opportunities are available.

Contact the Alliance Meetings Department with your individual needs at 800-221-3726 ext. 6601.