Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 What IF Conference – October 5, 2017


1-day Conference – Thursday, October 5, McClellan Conference Center

Conference Theme: Successful Nonprofits & the Role of Advocacy

Successful Nonprofits:

  • Hire and retain great staff.
  • Make a strong case for support.
  • Utilize technology to be efficient.
  • Engage their Board to grow the mission.
  • Collaborate strategically.
  • Prove their impact.


The Role of Advocacy:

Nonprofits know that you’ve got a seat at the table, or you’re on the menu, and that’s why we are focused on building community movements: engaging stakeholders, garnishing support, leading change.

Our keynote speakers and workshop presenters will inspire and instruct on these topics and others that address nonprofit sustainability and thought leadership.

National Speakers

We are pleased to have three national thought leaders speak in plenary sessions during the conference. The role of diversity in leadership, and the work of advocacy will anchor their presentations.

Vu Le, Executive Director of Rainier Valley Corps, a nonprofit in Seattle with the mission of developing and supporting leaders of color to strengthen the capacity of communities-of-color-led nonprofits and foster collaboration between diverse communities to effect systemic change. Vu is a well-known speaker and creator of the weekly blog, Nonprofit AF (formerly Nonprofit With Balls). He also hosts the Facebook Group, Nonprofit Happy Hour that enjoys over 32,000 members.

Joan Garry, a national nonprofit consultant and Huffington Post writer, where she’s developed the reputation as The Dear Abby of Nonprofits. Joan authored the book, Guide to Nonprofit Leadership that debuted in March 2017, and helps produce NBC’s Give, the first network television show about philanthropy and nonprofits. Joan served as executive director of the national advocacy organization, GLAAD.

Maria Teresa Kumar is the founding President and CEO of Voto Latino, and an Emmy-nominated contributor with MSNBC. She is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and in 2013, Elle named her one of the 10 most influential women in Washington, DC. A dynamic community leader, Maria Teresa was named by Hispanic Business among the 100 most influential Latinos in America. Fast Company called Maria Teresa one of the top 100 Creative Minds for her work at Voto Latino, using technology, celebrity voices, media and youth to empower a generation of young voters. Under her leadership, Voto Latino has become a key factor in national elections by directly registering over a quarter million voters and influencing millions more through viral, celebrity-driven campaigns.

Impact Reception Sponsor – $15,000

 Exclusive visibility at Wednesday, October 4 reception in Sacramento with regional leaders

Conference Day Sponsors

Sponsor Benefits

Presenting $25,000Technology $10,000Happy Hour $7,500Education $5,000Program $2,500Supporter $1,500


Recognition as sponsor in news releases, promotion and Conference report  ✔
12-month branding on Impact Foundry website  ✔
Opportunity to address Conference audience during plenary session  ✔
Feature article in newsletter (6,000 recipients)  ✔
Recognized at Influencer Reception on October 4  ✔  ✔
Opportunity to introduce a keynote speaker  ✔  ✔
Logo, Name and Company Message in Guidebook & on What IF Conference website  ✔  ✔  ✔
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Please join us as a 2017 Impact Foundry Sponsor. For more information, contact:

Kim Tucker, Executive Director

2031 K Street, 2nd Floor – Sacramento, CA 95811

[email protected]

Mobile: 916-217-6736