City Club has seven levels of sponsorship ranging in price from $2,500 to $15,000. All sponsorships include marketing benefits for your company as well as memberships for your staff and/or clients.

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Friday Forum

As Oregon's longest-running and most visible public policy forum, Friday Forums put our sponsors in front of an influential and engaged statewide audience. From Brookings to Wagontire, Friday Forums are broadcast statewide on Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio and regionwide on Portland Community Media television.

There are 44 Friday Forums per year.

Sponsorships are available for $15,000 per year, or $5,000 for one trimester.

To provide the greatest visibility for all sponsors, only 6 sponsorships are active at any point in time.

Benefits

Full Year Sponsors

  • Full year sponsors are featured as "Annual Sponsors" on City Club's home page of website
  • Sponsor profiles are highlighted in a minimum of six City Club event emails throughout the year, reaching 20,000 people
  • All of the additional benefits below are offered to our full year sponsors as well!

Trimester and Annual Sponsors

  • Logo with hyperlink included in email and website invites
  • Logo included in on-site event signage
  • Feature profile in one City Club event emails per trimester, reaching 20,000 email addresses
  • Logo featured on event tickets that are sold on-line
  • Logo with hyperlink included on City Club's Friday Forum Sponsor Page for entire fiscal year
  • Recognition from the podium at each Friday Forum
  • Priority seating for Friday Forum full-table purchases
  • Five one-year City Club memberships for staff, clients, colleagues, etc...
  • Ten complimentary luncheon tickets for use during sponsored quarter
  • Complimentary tickets to exclusive member-only special events

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Research Program

City Club’s distinguished and time-honored research program enlists Club members in rigorous research, analysis and writing to produce unbiased analyses of some of the most complex issues facing our city, region and state.  Since 1920, City Club members have prepared over 900 ballot measure and comprehensive reports on a wide variety of topics including land-use planning, health care, education, environment, government, transportation, taxation and more.

City Club releases 2 to 3 comprehensive research reports annually, as well as multiple ballot measure studies in election years.

The Research Sponsorship is $3,500 for 12 months.

Benefits
  • Logo with hyperlink included in research related emails and research webpages
  • Logo included in on-site event signage when research reports are debated or voted on
  • Feature profile in two City Club event emails, reaching 20,000 email addresses
  • Logo with hyperlink included on City Club's corporate sponsor web page for entire fiscal year
  • Recognition in the City Club Commons where all of City Club’s committees meet during the month
  • Sponsor employees may attend City Club events at member rates
  • Three one-year City Club memberships for colleagues, staff, clients, etc...
  • Complimentary tickets to exclusive member-only special events

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Civic Drinks

"Because bringing civic-minded people together is what we do..."

Civic Drinks, held after work the first Tuesday of each month at different venues, is a mix of informal conversation, connection and cocktails. It's your opportunity to mingle with local leaders, City Club members and others who are involved or interested in civic issues.

There are about 11 Civic Drinks events each year (no events in August).

Only 3 annual sponsorships are available for an investment of $5,000 each.

Benefits
  • Logo with hyperlink included in "stand-alone" emails and website invitations. Civic Drinks is one of the only events that City Club promotes individually, rather than in a digest format with multiple other events. This means maximum exposure for sponsors.
  • Logo included in on-site event signage
  • Logo with hyperlink included on tyhe City Club's corporate sponsor web page
  • Gratitude and recognition at each Civic Drinks event
  • Five one-year City Club memberships for colleagues, clients, staff, etc....

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Issue Forums

Held afterhours, Issue Forums are often informal,and "dialog-y" in format, as well as provocative, entertaining, or both!

Past programs include Meet the Entrepreneurs- Speed Networking event and Read the Fine Print: A look at the Oregon's voter pamhlet.

There are about 40 Issue Forums held each year (no events in August).

5 corporate sponsorships are available for an investment of $2,500 each per year.

Benefits
  • Logo with hyperlink included in website invitations
  • Logo included in on-site event signage
  • Logo with hyperlink included on the City Club's corporate sponsor web page
  • Gratitude and recognition at each MLF event
  • Two one-year City Club memberships for colleagues, clients, staff, etc...

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New Leaders Collective

For the young (and young-at-heart!) who love this city and work to make it better by finding opportunities for civic involvement that are informative, interactive and fun!

There are about 40 New Leaders Collective meetings or public events each year, like "The Why Behind the Weird", What Makes Portland, well, Portland?"

5 corporate sponsorships are available for an investment of $2,500 each per year.

Benefits
  • Logo with hyperlink included in website invitations
  • Logo included in on-site meeting and event signage
  • Logo with hyperlink included on the City Club's corporate sponsor web page
  • Gratitude and recognition at each NLC event
  • Two City Club memberships for colleagues, staff, clients, etc...

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Communications

City Club of Portland seeks members from diverse backgrounds who are well-connected (or want to be) and civically-involved. It also carefully curates a contact list of key local decision-makers or influencers from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

To this list of members and civic leaders, beginning in 2014, City Club will send large postcard mailers (6”x11”) ten times each year for a total of approximately 30,000 pieces to announce its upcoming events and the status of research projects and advocacy efforts.

This is a long-term, highly visible and targeted community sponsorship opportunity.

To provide the greatest visibility for all sponsors, only 5 monthly mailer corporate sponsorships are available for an investment of $5,000 per year.

Benefits
  • Company logo with URL featured in each mailer
  • Logo with hyperlink included on City Club's corporate sponsor web page for the direction of the 12-month sponsorship
  • Five sponsor profiles each year in the City Club’s weekly Civic Calendar email
  • Priority seating for Friday Forum full-table purchases
  • Sponsor employees may attend City Club events at member rates for one year
  • Five one-year City Club memberships for colleagues, staff, clients, etc...
  • Complimentary tickets to exclusive member-only special events
  • Company logo featured in the City Club Annual Report

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