Posner’s events, programming and general operations are opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in and support our work to become the epicenter for global community empowerment. We are happy to discuss each sponsorship opportunity and ways that we can most effectively provide marketing and awareness around you or your business in order to make your donations the most meaningful to you. But below, you’ll find specific ways you can help.
Special Event Sponsorships
In addition to ongoing opportunities to support the Posner Center and our programs, we from time to time have sponsorship opportunities for one-time special events. We are currently accepting sponsors for the following events:
Innovators Dinner & Reception (Spring 2017)
Poverty Hack (Summer 2017)
Ongoing Opportunities to Support Our Work
The Posner Center tailors contributions to align with our donors’ unique interests. An individual, foundation or corporation interested in spurring collaboration and innovation around agriculture, water, energy, housing, health or any other focus areas of our Tenant and Member community should consider a donation to help us build our International Collaboration Grant program. If education is a focus, then consider supporting our Global Classroom. Opportunities also abound to equip and staff our new facility and develop programming that meets the needs of our tenants and the local community. Currently, the Posner Center is fundraising for the following initiatives:
Fund International Collaboration Grants
To support innovative and impactful partnerships between our tenants and members. To sow the seeds of collaboration, the Posner Center is offering grants to organizations that propose partnerships between two or more of our tenants and members. Grants are funded by individuals, foundations and corporations that have an interest or operations in a specific country or practice area.
Help us Build a Global Classroom
With video conferencing and recording capabilities that allows students, professionals and development workers around the world to collaborate with the 60+ organizations based at the Posner Center. From interns to CEOs and elementary-schoolers to post-graduates, Global Classroom users will share ideas, debate issues and develop innovative solutions to some of humanity’s biggest problems.
Invest in New Staff and Facilities
To ensure that the Posner Center can meet the needs of more organizations and expand beyond Colorado. Our organization is growing quickly, and we need to invest now in the innovators and facilities we need to increase our impact. Staff assistance with impact assessment and outreach to educational institutions are key priorities, as are investments in overflow office space and IT equipment.
Support Innovative Programming
To help our Tenants and Members reach their full potential. Posner programming ranges from board development trainings to community nights to lunchtime Block Parties to share stories of our Tenants’ successes and lessons learned. These opportunities refine our Tenants’ skills so that they can have a greater impact through their projects around the world.
Ways to Contribute
You can contribute online by giving through our online donation form.
Donations via Check
Donations can also be made via check made out to “Posner Center for International Development” and sent to 1031 33rd Street, Suite 140, Denver, CO 80205.
Corporate partnerships are one of the most effective ways to spur innovative, scalable solutions to development problems. Please contact us if your company is interested in partnering with the Posner Center or a group of our tenants on a project in your area of expertise or in a country where your company works.
Most of our furniture needs are met, though we need 40+ quality office chairs for our small tenants. We are also interested in quality AV and IT equipment.
Event and Food Sponsorship
The Posner Center is looking for local businesses that would like to sponsor events on a monthly or annual basis. Suggested event sponsorships are $250.00 per month or $3,000.00 per year per event. In-kind food and drink sponsorships from local vendors will also be considered. Available event sponsorship opportunities include:
- 101 Lunch Sessions: Offered by tenants and members, and cover broad overviews of an organization’s topic area, expertise or focus (e.g., solar energy, refugees, water resources, etc.). They promote cross-pollination and greater understanding of programmatic overlap.
- Block Party Lunches: Provide an opportunity for two tenant organizations or businesses to introduce attendees to their work, review their needs and outline what they can offer to our network.
- Community Nights: Our way of opening our doors and driving community-building, both among our tenants and members, and with the local neighborhood. They include movie nights, poetry, dance performances, bands, storytelling nights and more.
- Posner Roundtables: Bring together groups from our wider network of partners to listen, garner feedback, and brainstorm around future events and programming. Attendees range from academic partners to community members to corporate partners, and beyond.
To learn more about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact our Member Coordinator, Jess Harig, at or 720-515-8118.
Our space is full, but there are more organizations that would like to office with us. Let us know if you’d like to help us finance office additional space in our block.
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