GIH is excited to bring our annual conference to Minneapolis, MN in June 2020. Attracting approximately 700 participants, the GIH annual conference focuses attention on the practice of philanthropy, highlighting innovative strategies and approaches to deal with contemporary issues. More than a meeting, it is an opportunity for grantmakers to learn from outside experts as well as philanthropic leadership, and to exchange information, ideas, and insights with colleagues.

GIH Annual Conference Quick Facts

  • The majority of annual conference attendees are program officers (33%), presidents or executive directors (21%), and trustees (16%)
  • Over 97% of 2019 attendees would recommend the GIH annual conference to peers
  • Conference communications reach GIH’s 8,000+ email subscribers and over 5,700 social media followers

GIH is offering conference support opportunities for select activities and expenses. All sponsors will have their logo featured on the conference microsite, in the mobile conference app, and on materials and signage at the conference. Additional benefits and recognition are described below.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Reception Sponsor - $25,000 (4 available)
• Primary acknowledgment of support at the opening plenary and Thursday night reception
• Up to five conference registrations
• One invitation for the President/Executive Director to attend the GIH Board Dinner on Tuesday, June 16th
• One printed item in the attendee welcome packet (provided to GIH by May 1, 2020)
• Social media mentions

Attendee Networking Area - $20,000 (1 available)
• Primary acknowledgment of support at the opening plenary
• Up to four conference registrations
• One invitation for your president (or equivalent) to attend the GIH Board Dinner on Tuesday, June 16th
• One printed item in the attendee welcome packet (provided to GIH by May 1, 2020)
• Social media mentions

Lunch Sponsor - $15,000 (4 available)
• Primary acknowledgment of support at the Friday lunch
• Up to three conference registrations
• One invitation for your president (or equivalent) to attend the GIH Board Dinner on Tuesday, June 16th                                                        • One printed item in the attendee welcome packet (provided to GIH by May 1, 2020)
• Social media mentions

Wi-Fi Sponsor - $15,000 (1 available)
• One invitation for the President/Executive Director to attend the GIH Board Dinner on Tuesday, June 16th
• Ability to select the official Wi-Fi password for conference attendees (10-character limit)
• Up to two conference registrations

Health and Wellness Sponsor - $15,000 (1 available)
Sponsor health and wellness activities for conference attendees
• One invitation for the President/Executive Director to attend the GIH Board Dinner on Tuesday, June 16th
• Up to three conference registrations
• Social media mentions

Multimedia Sponsor - $10,000 (1 available)
Sponsor of all still photography, video recording, and the Twitter wall
• Up to two conference registrations
• Social media mentions

Friday Excursion Sponsor - $10,000 (1 available)
On Friday June 19th, attendees will have the opportunity to visit an exhibit on Minnesota’s native communities at the Minnesota History Center.
• Social media mentions
• Up to two conference registrations

General Sponsor – minimum of $5,000 (unlimited)
Supports several important conference-infrastructure expenses, including audio-visual support, facility fees, and speaker travel for GIH-designed sessions
• Requested at a level commensurate with the organization’s annual grantmaking in health
• One conference registration for every $5,000 in support

GIH will consider customized sponsorships at a minimum level of $5,000. If you have a proposal, or wish to select one of the options above, please contact Beth Harris at bharris@gih.org. Sponsorships must be finalized by May 15, 2020. All sponsors will receive an invoice and further guidance for your sponsorship.

Thank you for your support!