Amplify Your Impact: Become a 2024 NIB Sponsor


There is a plethora of opportunities throughout the year that support our mission to enhance the personal and economic independence of people who are blind. Our flagship events especially – the fall Training Conference and Expo and the spring Public Policy Forum – attract hundreds of attendees from across the country.

Your sponsorship is critical in funding these important conferences, particularly in educating national policymakers, federal government, and commercial partners about the many opportunities for people who are blind, and the challenges facing the community we serve.

With your assistance, NIB can continue to hold not only the prominent fall and spring events, but also a range of smaller events throughout the year. From continuing education trainings and forums devoted to finance, to industry-specific events both in person and online, partnering with NIB provides the possibility to reach a nationwide audience and offers the chance for brand exposure to potential new clients and customers.

Why sponsor?

  • Strengthen your brand among our highly targeted audience
  • Build partnerships through networking to grow sales
  • Support our mission to help people who are blind lead more independent lives through meaningful employment

NIB Conferences and Forums

  • Business Development Training
  • NIB/NAEPB Public Policy Forum
  • NIB Finance Forum
  • NIB Productivity Engineering Forum and Product Development Plan Training
  • HR Forum
  • NIB/SourceAmerica Textile Apparel Group Conference (TAG)
  • Training Conference & Expo

Sponsorship Levels

Guide $20,000

Global Benefits

  • Logo with link displayed on NIB website for one year
  • Quarter-page recognition in Opportunity magazine
  • Two dedicated social media posts throughout the year

Event and Program Benefits

  • Logo included in pre-event digital marketing efforts
  • Logo included on the in-app sponsor banner
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Recognition in Opportunity magazine
  • Company listing and link in conference app (TCE only)
  • Logo included on sponsor slide

Supporter $30,000

Global Benefits

  • Logo with link displayed on NIB website for one year
  • Half-page recognition in Opportunity magazine
  • One digital feature in NIB This Week
  • Two dedicated social media posts throughout the year

Event and Program Benefits

  • Logo included in pre-event digital marketing efforts
  • Logo included on the in-app sponsor banner
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Company listing and link in conference app (Training Conference and Expo only)
  • Logo included on sponsor slide
  • One complimentary event registration or Expo-only pass
  • Option to provide promotional giveaway at registration
  • Logo on event sponsor slide
  • Branding at the Networking Lunch
  • Sponsor acknowledgement at General Session
  • Recognition as the Welcome Reception sponsor (valued at $15,000):
    • Opportunity to speak at the Welcome Reception
    • Branded napkins placed at beverage stations
    • Company logo incorporated into table décor

Champion $40,000

Global Benefits

  • Logo with link displayed on NIB website for one year
  • One-page recognition in Opportunity magazine
  • Two digital features in NIB This Week
  • Two dedicated social media posts throughout the year
  • Discount on use of NIB Event Center within one calendar year (subject to availability)

Event and Program Benefits

  • Logo included in pre-event digital marketing efforts
  • Logo included on the in-app sponsor banner
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Company listing and link in conference app (Training Conference and Expo only)
  • Logo included on sponsor slide
  • Two complimentary event registrations or Expo-only passes
  • Option to provide promotional giveaway at registration
  • Logo on event sponsor slide
  • Sponsor acknowledgement at General Session
  • Opportunity to present at or provide a video (two minutes maximum) to be shown at General Session
  • Branding at the Advocates Dinner (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Recognition as the Networking Reception sponsor (valued at $25,000):
    • Opportunity to speak at the Networking Reception
    • Branded beverage napkins placed at bars
    • Highlighted signage at exhibitor booth

Patron $50,000

Global Benefits

  • Logo with link displayed on NIB website for one year
  • One-page recognition in two issues of Opportunity magazine
  • Three digital features in NIB This Week
  • Discount on use of NIB Event Center within one calendar year (subject to availability)
  • Logo on exclusive event program
  • Guest blog post on NIB website and dedicated social media post
  • Free annual corporate subscription to NSITE Connect (valued at $1,750), including unlimited job posting, access to the Profile Database, weekly job featured on the job board, access to EmploymentSupport Services, cross-marketing support, a quarterly informational seminar, and a feature in the bi-monthly email as the highlighted employer
  • One targeted marketing email from your organization sent to event attendees

Event and Program Benefits

  • Logo included in pre-event digital marketing efforts
  • Logo included on the in-app sponsor banner
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Company listing and link in conference app (Training Conference and Expo only)
  • Logo included on sponsor slide
  • Three complimentary event registrations or Expo-only passes
  • Option to provide promotional giveaway at registration
  • Logo on event sponsor slide
  • Sponsor acknowledgement at General Session
  • Opportunity to present or provide a video (two minutes maximum) to be shown at General Session
  • Branding at the Networking Reception
  • Recognition as the Awards Recognition sponsor (valued at $35,000):
    • Opportunity to speak during the Awards Luncheon
    • Opportunity to provide a video to play during reception (two minutes maximum)
    • Opportunity to add a question to the conference feedback form
    • Opportunity to name one award and announce the winner

Visionary $60,000

Become the lead sponsor for all 2024 signature events and maximize your branding opportunities throughout the next year.

Global Benefits

  • Logo with link displayed on NIB website for one year
  • One-page recognition in two issues of Opportunity magazine
  • Four digital features in NIB This Week
  • Logo on exclusive event program
  • Guest blog post on NIB website and dedicated social media post
  • Serve as named sponsor of the NIB Training Center for one year
  • Use of NIB Event Center within one calendar year at a discounted rate with signage provided
  • Free half-day Blindness Equity and inclusion (BEI) training ($5,500 value) for up to 30 people provided by NSITE, including a pre-training assessment, the disability inclusion pledge, facilitated discussions, one breakout session, a mobility exercise, and a 60- and 90-day follow up around a project initiated at the original session
  • Free annual corporate subscription to NSITE Connect (valued at $1,750), including unlimited job posting, access to the Profile Database, weekly job featured on the job board, access to Employment Support Services, cross-marketing support, a quarterly informational seminar, and a feature in the bi-monthly email as the highlighted employer
  • One targeted marketing email from your organization sent to event attendees

Event and Program Benefits

  • Logo included in pre-event digital marketing efforts
  • Logo included on the in-app sponsor banner
  • Logo included on event signage
  • Company listing and link in conference app (Training Conference and Expo only)
  • Logo included on sponsor slide
  • Four complimentary event registrations or Expo-only passes
  • Option to provide promotional giveaway at registration
  • Logo on event sponsor slide
  • Sponsor acknowledgement at general session
  • Logo or 30-second digital graphic displayed on the main video wall (500 total impressions)
  • Opportunity to present or provide a video (two minutes maximum) to be shown at General Session
  • Branding at the Networking Reception
  • Branding at the Welcome Reception
  • Recognition as the Awards Banquet sponsor (valued at $45,000):
    • Opportunity to speak during the Awards Banquet
    • Branded beverage napkins placed during Awards Banquet
    • Opportunity to provide a video to play at the Awards Banquet (two minutes maximum)

Events and Programs Add-Ons

Featured

Fireside Chats $13,000 (4 available)

  • Includes 20 minutes of dedicated time on the Expo floor stage
  • Opportunity to host and speak at one session during the Training Conference and Expo or to be a guest on the NIB Heard & Empowered podcast
  • Push notifications will be sent out to attendees 15 minutes prior to your chat time (valued at $1,000)

Venue

Service Dog Gift Bags – $975 (2 available)

  • Opportunity to provide branded bag with dog toys and treats to be given at event check-in to each attendee accompanied by a guide dog

Registration Desk – $6,500 (3 available)

  • Branded signage displayed prominently at registration desk
  • Branded navigational signage displayed throughout the conference and Expo
  • Includes one complimentary Expo booth and Expo passes for two booth representatives

Service Dog Relief Area – $500

  • Branding prominently displayed within the dog relief area.

Hotel Key Cards – $10,000 (1 available)

  • Opportunity to brand the hotel key card provided to event attendees

Welcome Gifts – $13,000 (1 available)

  • Opportunity to provide branded welcome bags given to each attendee upon check-in
    • Bag to be provided by sponsor
    • Contents may include candy, snacks, water, giveaways, etc.

Transportation – $7,500

  • Branding prominently displayed on transportation vehicle

Technology

360˚ Photo Booth – $5,000 (1 available)

  • Branding included on digital picture frame

Push Notifications – $1,300 (6 available)

  • Opportunity to brand notifications sent out at the top of the hour from opening to close (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
  • Attendees will receive push notifications on their mobile devices
  • Use notifications to call attention to your Expo booth or advertise a giveaway

Charging Station – $6,500 (3 available)

  • Opportunity to brand one charging station in a high-traffic area for the duration of event

Wireless Network – $10,000 (1 available)

  • Company logo on conference wireless network landing page
  • Sponsor can create a branded name for the network

Content Creation

Podcast Stage – $6,500 (1 available)

  • Opportunity to name and brand the podcast stage (two days only); attendees will be able to schedule 30- or 60-minute time slots to record on the stage

Social Activity

Coffee Break – $5,000 (4 available)

  • Branded signage placed on all break tables during one day of the conference

EOY Orientation – $6,500 (1 available)

  • Opportunity to welcome Employee of the Year attendees from the stage during orientation
  • Opportunity to provide branded item to all Employee of the Year orientation attendees

Professional Headshots – $6,500 (1 available)

  • Branded signage displayed near headshot area
  • Company logo included in conference program identifying the sponsor and the location for taking these photos

After-Hours Socials – $13,000 (4 available)

  • Sponsor a room at the conference open from 9-11 p.m. for private conversations with attendees
  • Room stocked with non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks

Employee of the Year Activities – $52,000 (1 available)

Other Programs

  • Breakfast Sponsor – $10,000
  • Branding at Advocate Networking Event (Public Policy Forum only) – $3,000
  • Branding at Networking Reception – $15,000
  • Branding at Welcome Reception – $15,000
  • Branding at Advocates Dinner – $5,000
  • Branding at Networking Lunch – $10,000

Forum Sponsorship Opportunities

Forum Level 1 – $5,000 (Choose 3)

Choose 1:

  • Branding at Networking Reception
  • Branding at Advocate Networking event (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Branding at Advocates Dinner
  • Branding at Networking Lunch
  • Branding at Welcome Reception

Choose 2:

  • Breakfast or luncheon Sponsor
  • End-of-year orientation
  • Push notifications in conference app
  • Registration desk
  • Service dog gift bags
  • Service dog relief area

Forum Level 2 – $10,000 (Choose 4)

Choose 1:

  • Branding at Networking Reception
  • Branding at Advocate Networking event (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Branding at Advocates Dinner (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Branding at Networking Lunch
  • Branding at Welcome Reception

Choose 3:

  • 360˚ photo booth
  • Breakfast or luncheon sponsor
  • Charging station
  • Coffee breaks
  • End-of-year orientation
  • Podcast stage
  • Professional headshots
  • Push notifications in conference app
  • Registration desk
  • Service dog gift bags
  • Service dog relief area

Forum Level 3 – $15,000 (Choose 5)

Choose 1:

  • Branding at Networking Reception
  • Branding at Advocate Networking event (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Branding at Advocates Dinner (Public Policy Forum only)
  • Branding at Networking Lunch
  • Branding at Welcome Reception

Choose 3:

  • 360˚ photo booth
  • Breakfast or luncheon sponsor
  • Charging station
  • Coffee breaks
  • End-of-year orientation
  • Podcast stage
  • Professional headshots
  • Push notifications in conference app
  • Registration desk
  • Service dog gift bags
  • Service dog relief area

Choose 1:

  • After-hours socials
  • Fireside chats (Training Conference and Expo only)
  • Hotel key cards
  • Professional headshots
  • Transportation
  • Welcome gifts
  • Wi-Fi

Last Year’s Training Conference & Expo Sponsors

MASSIF

U.S. TRANSACTIONS CORP.

NOBLE

TCN

REDIWRITE CO., LTD.

FARO INTERNATIONAL

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