Becoming A Sponsor
The expenses involved with putting on a conference of this size are considerable, the majority of which are covered by registration fees. Many costs such as site rental and promotion, however, have to be paid long before the first ticket is sold. This is why individual and business Sponsorships are so vital to grassroots events like these. The TWHC began as a dream with zero funding and zero credit. That we were able to get rolling initially is only thanks to the contributions of the few choice Sponsors who believed in us and our conference mission. “Few” and “Choice” Sponsors, we say, not only because of how tight everyone’s budgets are these days, but because of how particular our standards as to what kind of support we will accept. The Sponsors of TWHC are also people and businesses that had already earned our respect, whose principles we largely share and products we can generally recommend.
There are 5 levels of Sponsorship involving donations of either financial assistance or in-kind services such as advertising. If you are interested in being considered for Sponsorship of the 2012 Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference, please download, fill out and return the:
We’re more than happy to do all we can for our supporters in turn, by acknowledging your role at every opportunity on our website, blogs, newsletters and FaceBook page, in our Conference Book and from the conference stage.
Your TWHC Audience
The TWHC audience is composed of ultra-enthused, creative, progressive thinking individuals of above average intelligence and discernment, with interests in issues and products related to holistic or green lifestyles, herbal and alternative healing, self care and nourishment, healthy eating and exercise, gardening and permaculture, ecology and the environment, community building and the needs of women, home building and care, outdoor sports and nature related activities. It includes not only people in the herbal and healing professions, but a percentage of the general public with at least a side interest in self empowerment, self healing and self care. Past registrants have come from all over the United States, as well as New Zealand, Canada and Great Britain.
A broad spectrum of related Sponsors are welcomed, including but not limited to reputable herbal suppliers, herb stores and herbal schools; Natural health stores; Natural health and body care suppliers; Natural Health Practitioners; Natural food markets; Authors & Book Publishers; Related Magazines and Online Publications; Educational, Cultural and Ecological NonProfits and Associations; Land Restorationists, Permaculturists, Solar/Alternative Energy and Green Lifestyle enterprises.
Sponsorship Levels, & What You Will Receive
There are 5 levels of Sponsorship for you to choose from depending on your degree of interest and ability to contribute, starting at the $500 Wild Rose level. Depending on the level, you will receive benefits ranging from free registration to a vendor or information table, plus varying amounts of high profile acknowledgment and promotion on the TWHC website, in brochures and on posters, in magazine ads, in the 100+ page Conference Book handed out to every registrant, and even on display banners hung at the event.
For full details, download, fill out and return the:
What we hope for is not simply your onetime funding and support to make this happen, but a real and lasting relationship that both further the Conference and its values and goals, and also bring more support to your school, enterprise, products or cause for many years to come. TWHC is constantly being referred to by folks as a community, resurgence and movement... and if so, it is good to be a part of that with you.
Thank you so very much,
Jesse Wolf Hardin & Kiva Rose