Sponsorship Opportunities with IABC San Francisco

Building strong business relationships begins on a personal level.

Are you looking to bolster awareness, boost sales or differentiate your brand?

Partnering with an organization with a long history and ties to like-minded local and global professionals can give you the leverage you need.

Support the International Association of Business Communicators’ growing community of senior communication professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We look forward to developing a mutually beneficial partnership to support the advancement of the communications profession. 

For More Sponsorship Information

Please contact Julie A. McCrady, President, at jam@redkayak.us.

Who is SF IABC?

International Association of Business Communicators, (IABC) is a global, not-for-profit membership association. The San Francisco (SFIABC) chapter represents 250-plus communication professionals working across diverse industries and disciplines all across the Bay Area.

The chapter is part of the Pacific Plains Region of the global IABC organization, which has nearly 15,000 members in 80 countries. Our members are experienced communications professionals working for corporations, startups, public agencies, nonprofits, consultants and boutique agencies. Our chapter’s monthly email communications reach nearly 1,000 professionals, and our website not only attracts local members but members from the IABC global network.

Many of the chapter’s members are in key positions with top companies such as Autodesk, Wells Fargo, Blue Shield of California, Bechtel, Genentech, Williams-Sonoma and Kaiser Permanente, as well as top public relations and branding agencies. Our members have a broad range of expertise and in-depth knowledge across all areas of internal and external business communications. The chapter strives to identify, share and apply the world’s most effective communications practices.

Why be an SF IABC Sponsor?

Business growth thrives on cultivating relationships.

Throughout the year, SF IABC hosts a variety of events for members and guests to build new relationships, fine-tune skills and develop professionally. Partnering with our chapter provides you with direct access to a vibrant  community of accomplished and influential professionals in the Bay Area.

Whether your goal is to gain visibility, build brand awareness or create strategic networks, as a sponsor you have the chance to reinforce your brand message and make a lasting impression with a core group of leaders and influencers.

Sponsor Partner Benefits
  • Increase Visibility: generate awareness,  increase recognition and build your brand with key audiences
  • Maximize Exposure: have an online presence on the SF IABC chapter website displaying your company logo and signage
  • Grow Your Network: develop sales, leads and new accounts strategically, reaching the most skilled group of communicators in the Bay Area
  • Target Your Marketing: strengthen and deliver your message directly to a network of professionals
  • Get a Place at the (Display) Table: promote your organization with materials and signage at SF IABC event
  • Complimentary Passes: gain free entry to SF IABC events and programs
How Does My Organization Become a Sponsor?

SF IABC offers a variety of sponsorship options and will collaborate with you to determine the best ways to maximize your investment. We will design a sponsorship tailored to meet your needs, or you may choose a Sponsorship Package.

For more details, please contact Julie A. McCrady, President, at jam@redkayak.us.

Package Options 

Single Event Sponsorship

Benefits: Your company is a featured sponsor of a specific event, such as day-time or evening seminars, mixers and luncheons

  • Company name and logo display at event
  • Verbal acknowledgement and recognition at event
  • Option to include a banner ad on the chapter website homepage
  • Email marketing and description in an issue of SF IABC’s monthly e-newsletter
  • Three (3) complimentary event registration passes

In-Kind Sponsorship

Benefits: Increase brand awareness with a hospitality program.

We welcome inquiries about opportunities to provide goods and services to the SF IABC chapter in return for sponsorship recognition. Items including food and beverages, prizes for event drawings, and recognition gifts may be donated or offered at reduced pricing.

Additional Sponsorship Options 

Sole Sponsor: A year-round alliance
Annual sponsor supporting (2 – 4) events over 12 months
(Pricing will be based on the length of sponsorship and level of support.)

Rights & Benefits: Your company is the exclusive sponsor of a specific event or program (**developed by request)

  • Each quarter your company is the sole sponsor of the specific event or program.
  • Each quarter you may opt for optional custom messaging on the SF IABC homepage.
  • Each quarter you get special event marketing, including a featured position in SF IABC’’s monthly e-newsletter and on email event campaign.
  • The event may be hosted on-site at your organization’s location or off-site at another location of your choosing.
  • Eight (8) complimentary event registration passes to be redeemed at any SF IABC event during the year.
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to the SF IABC Holiday Event.

Title Sponsor: Quarterly sponsorship supporting an event
(Pricing will be based on the length of sponsorship and level of support.)

Rights & Benefits: Your company is the featured sponsor at an event or program (**developed by request)

  • Company name and logo displayed at event
  • Verbal acknowledgement at event
  • Custom messaging on the SF IABC homepage
  • Entry in monthly e-newsletter and an email marketing campaign
  • Four (4) complimentary event registration passes
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to the SF IABC Holiday Event

Terms: SF IABC sponsorships do not include SF IABC global membership dues.

Partnership Guidelines: SF IABC occasionally engages in co-marketing agreements (or partnerships) with other
communications organizations to support their efforts to market their conferences and
workshops. We do this only when the partnership meets specific criteria.

Let’s collaborate and design a sponsorship package that meets your sponsorship objectives.

For details, please contact Julie A. McCrady, President, at jam@redkayak.us.

**Note: Event topic is to be approved by the Board of SF IABC.