A big thank you to our sponsors and supporters in-kind who helped to get us started. We are now looking for annual sponsors from around the globe for future projects and events. We have a formal sponsorship program – from Bronze Level (US $500 per year) to Diamond Level (US $25,000 per year) – based on commitment and reward. For more information, please keep reading and then contact us to discuss how we can work together.
As unusual as this sounds, our sponsorship packages come with a small catch. As a Sea Us Rise sponsor, we ask you to commit to making your business or organization more environmentally-friendly. Changes don’t have to be big or expensive. Any change helps build momentum in the community and that ethos reflects exactly what Sea Us Rise is all about. Here are some examples: eliminating single-use plastic bottles by using paper or washable cups to serve water, reducing food waste by donating left-over/out-of-date food to local charities or composts, and supporting local tree-planting schemes to help offset carbon emissions.
In return for a sponsorship, we commit to sharing the impact that your change is making with Sea Us Rise advocates in our online space and, Covid-19 rules allowing, in our broader communities. In brief, when you become a Sea Us Rise sponsor you get more than a logo on our website, you get the chance to demonstrate your credentials as a leader in the Climate Change /Environmental Movement.
The Covid-19 crisis has forced us all to do things differently and our sponsorship packages are no exception. With large hospitality gatherings on hold, and employees not necessarily working full-time in offices, our ideas for sponsorship are, for the time being, online-orientated. This is new territory for us all and we are open to ideas and willing to pool our resources to shape a sponsorship package that is mutually beneficial. We’d love to hear your ideas on how to do this. Our opening annual offers are outlined below. We welcome sponsorship partners from around the world and can price the levels in local currencies at the prevailing US$ exchange rate at the time of signing up.
- Your company logo on our site as a hyperlink to your business website
- A short company description and photo next to your logo, including space to outline your environmental commitment
- Sea Us Rise promotional posters (printed on reclaimed/recycled paper pulp) for your window or door, letting everyone in your community know of your commitment to environmental leadership
- Opportunity to post about your company’s environmental initiatives 2x year on our website/social media channels
- Everything from the Bronze level sponsorship listed above, plus:
- Opportunity to post your company’s environmental initiatives and updates up to 3x year on our website/social media channels, with a pop-up on the Sea Us Rise website home page
- Your company logo and profile on our social media home pages
- 1 social media post on our social media sites up to 4x year, featuring your logo and linking to your own website and social media accounts
- Everything from the Silver level sponsorship listed above, plus:
- Opportunity to post your company’s environmental initiatives and updates every month on our website (and social media channels) with a pop-up on the Sea Us Rise website home page
- 1 social media post up to 6x year, featuring your logo and linking to your own website and social media accounts
- Priority alerts about our online events with initial opportunities exclusive to Gold level (and above) sponsorship members, e.g. discounted private online concerts with participating Sea Us Rise artists; general sponsorship opportunities for online music and/or in-school contests; and exclusive sponsorship programs
- Everything from the Gold level sponsorship listed above, plus:
- A 15-minute live or curated virtual concert from available, participating musicians e.g. to liven up your conference call ‘waiting room’ or for special online events, corporate videos, etc.
- Everything from the Platinum level sponsorship listed above, plus:
- An additional 15-min live/curated virtual concert (as per Platinum level)
- Everything from the Sapphire level sponsorship listed above, plus:
- Opportunity to work together to design a bespoke annual sponsorship package, e.g. sponsorship of selected events/musicians at our first full online festival (envisaged late 2021)
In the spirit of building momentum, we would aim to sit down (or zoom) with you after the first three months to see how things are going. What do your customers think? Is your ‘environmental’ investment worthwhile? Have you found a better way to accomplish the same goal? Our community of supporters are eager to know and learn with you, and will remember your company and the efforts you are taking to make a change.
These regular reviews during the year will help us understand how your annual plans are working and what we can do to make them as effective as possible, given fluctuating Covid-19 rules and regulations. We consider our sponsors as important, valuable partners and integral to achieving our mission.
Independent of, or in conjunction with, any of the above packages (and subject to meeting our sustainably-sourced or sustainably-beneficial criteria) there is also an opportunity for you to sell products, vouchers and corporate merchandise in our swag store on a sales commission basis. Commission levels will be negotiated on a product-by-product basis. Monies resulting from commissions will be used to support ongoing Sea Us Rise projects, such as website development, marketing and outreach programs – or, potentially, a project of your choice.