Trusted Partnerships

Whether you’ve been a Rainbow Families partner for many years, or this is your first Rainbow Families Conference –  WELCOME.   We’re glad you’re here.

The Rainbow Families Annual Conference has been a valued tradition for LGBTQ+ families since 2003. Informative & uplifting workshops, community-making, fostering pride & hope, and the opportunity to connect with businesses and service providers who work with us every day.

As was the case with our 2020 Conference, this will be an entirely virtual event.   While we will surely miss the chance to be together in person, last year’s virtual conference showed us the power of digital connection, and it was one of our best-attended conferences ever.    Going virtual has also allowed us to expand our audience, and we expect to once again welcome attendees from across the country at this year’s Conference. 

The Rainbow Families Conference receives national attention each year.  In 2020 we were featured in the DC and LA Blade, Gay Parent Magazine, NY Mag, NPR and others.  Here is a piece from  Lavender Magazine 

“My family is grateful for all the amazing Rainbow Families’ programs and activities. My husband and I started our parenting journey at the conference over ten years ago and have attended every one since then. We took the Maybe Baby class, joined the adoption support group and have loved meeting other families at the dances and special outings each year. It is a great honor to be a sponsor of this wonderful organization. Thank you!”
—David Hish, President, Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC

Thank you and again, welcome.

Darren Paul-Vance, Executive Director
darren@rainbowfamilies.org
202-845-6913

Rainbow Families has several opportunities to partner with us throughout the year.  Our Annual Family Conference, however, is the most visible program; a celebrated community tradition since our first conference in 2003.

Why become a Rainbow Families Conference Sponsor?

  1. Sponsors genuinely want to make a positive impact on the community and use resources to better the lives of others
  2. There is a marketing benefit to being associated with non-profit sponsorship, and it helps cultivate a positive image in the community and increase brand awareness
  3. Sponsors want to show support for their employees, especially those within marginalized communities. It makes employees feel good to see their employer do good, and a lot of companies wisely invest in efforts that keep their employees happy and feeling fulfilled
  4. Rainbow Families is a respected, trusted, non-profit organization.  We have been in service to LGBTQ+ families and prospective parents since the 1980s.   As a smaller non-profit, every dollar raised through conference sponsorship has a tremendous impact on the services we are able to provide throughout each year

REGISTER HERE

71%

Percent of LGBTQ+ consumers who said they choose to do business with companies committed LGBTQ+ diversity and equal treatment

7,000+

Average monthly Rainbow Families’ reach through all channels

125%

Percent increase in Rainbow Families registered subscribers in 24 months – now over 5000

Thank you for your support and help to ensure Lowell had good visibility.  The event was a success for us.  The Saturday sessions were wonderful, too!

I want to say thank you for a great conference!  Everything went off without a hitch.  Thank you too for your hard work & support!

Thanks for all your help in such uncharted waters!  You did such a remarkable job of pivoting to the virtual conference platform.  What a great weekend!

Congratulations to you, Rainbow Families! Unbelievable to be able to put that virtual conference together, and it was so well done.  Looking forward to 2021.

My experience?  It went incredibly well, with excellent turnout and good spirit.   I had a record number of attendees visit me.  Excellent work!

2021 Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

$5000

Gold Sponsorship Level Includes:

Premium, Largest Banner Recognition on our Virtual Event  – Saturday & Sunday
Recognition on Rainbow Families Home Page with Level, Logo &  Hyperlink  –  12 months
5-hour live Networking at our Sunday Sponsor Expo
Opening Session Recognition from Podium
‘PA Blast’ Acknowledgement with Name & Sponsor Level –  2 Saturday, 2 Sunday
Unlimited   Complimentary Conference Admissions (yourself or guests)
Recognition in Conference Advertising & Marketing – Anticipated Reach 100k +
10 Social Media Re-posts
Pre-Conference Email Blast, with Your Written Welcome
Lifetime Membership in Rainbow Families (Family Bundle)

$3000

Silver Sponsorship Level Includes:

Premium, 2nd Largest Banner Recognition on our Virtual Event  – Saturday & Sunday
Recognition on Rainbow Families Home Page with Level, Logo &  Hyperlink  –  12 months
5-hour live Networking at our Sunday Sponsor Expo
Opening Session Recognition from Podium
‘PA Blast’ Acknowledgement with Name & Sponsor Level  –  Saturday and Sunday
15 Complimentary Conference Admissions (yourself or guests)
Recognition in Conference Advertising & Marketing – Anticipated Reach 100k +
5 Social Media Re-posts (Approx. Reach 4,000 per)
Pre-Conference Email Blast, with Your Written Welcome
4 Lifetime Memberships in Rainbow Families (Family Bundle)

$1800

Bronze Sponsorship Level Includes:

Banner Recognition on our Virtual Event  – Saturday & Sunday
Recognition on Rainbow Families Home Page with Level, Logo &  Hyperlink  –  12 months
5-hour live Networking Session at our Sunday Networking Expo
‘PA Blast’ Acknowledgement with Name & Sponsor Level  –  1 Saturday 1 Sunday
6 Complimentary Conference Admissions (yourself or guests)
5 Social Media Re-posts
2 Lifetime Memberships in Rainbow Families (Family Bundle)

$1000  ($250 for qualified non profit organizations)

Partner Sponsorship Level Includes:

Recognition on Rainbow Families Home Page with Level, Logo &  Hyperlink  –  12 months
5-hour live Networking at our Sunday Sponsor Expo
4 Complimentary Conference admissions (yourself or guests)
We welcome and value the qualified non-profit organizations who provide needed services to the LGBTQ+ family community.  We invite you to be represented and appreciated for the important work you do.   If the fee is prohibitive due to pandemic related hardship, reach out to us for scholarship discussions.

And More….

 At past Conferences, we sold advertisements in our printed Conference Program which ran from $250-500 depending on size and placement.

In this virtual setting, we have a Conference listing for “Friends of Rainbow Families”.   With a flat fee of $150, you receive acknowledgement on our Conference page, which is open now and will remain for a full year.

CLICK HERE to register

Each year we gratefully accept community partners’ products or services to support the Conference and our other programs through the year.

The Raffle Program is routinely mentioned in our marketing and advertising efforts, in added recognition for you.  

We offer in-kind donation receipts for all goods or services donated to Rainbow Families.

Thank you for considering a donation, and for supporting LGBTQ+ families, equality, and the good work we do.

3/17/2021  Update:  This year we plan to do an online Silent Auction as our fundraiser (instead of a raffle, to comply with local regulations)

We are extremely grateful for any donations made to Rainbow Families.  These help us generate needed revenue to carry out the important services we offer year-round.   Programs our community – and our sponsors – care about.

The 3rd party auction system we will utilize, allows the opportunity for us to proudly showcase each item, with a description of the source/donor, link to get more information about you, and more.    Please note, we are unable to reduce sponsorship fees in exchange for donations.

Sponsor benefits and program details as described are subject to change.  All information is accurate at time of publication.  Should changes be necessary, and as program details become finalized, that information will be immediately updated here and on our other conference pages.

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