NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures | Sponsor Benefits

1/1/2020

The NCSL Foundation for State Legislatures positions your government relations team to have the most effective impact on the state legislative process. As a sponsor, you will:

  • Build relationships with policymakers and your peers. Through the Foundation, you can promote your positions, offer expertise and add your voice to critical discussions on the issues that matter to you.
  • Position your organization in front of legislators from across the country. No other organization offers you so many opportunities to meet face-to-face with policymakers throughout the year, including NCSL’s Legislative Summit—the largest annual gathering of state legislators in the nation.
  • Gain access to the nation’s most comprehensive and up-to-date state policy resources. Foundation sponsors are able to gather valuable information and perspective from NCSL’s website and award-winning magazine.
  • Save time and maximize your impact with the help of our staff. The Foundation team is your liaison to NCSL and can help you navigate the organization with ease.

Fiscal Year 2021 Dues Increase

Thank you for your continued support and participation with the NCSL Foundation. At the NCSL Winter Executive Committee Meeting the Foundation Board of Directors approved a modest dues increase effective July 2020. As you begin planning for 2021, this letter provides an overview of the board’s decision.

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What Are the New Dues?

Sponsorship Level

Current Dues

Dues | July 1, 2020

Platinum

$25,000

$30,000

Gold

$12,500

$15,000

Silver

$7,500

$10,000

When Does the Increase Go Into Effect?

The new dues will go into effect at the beginning of NCSL’s next fiscal year, July 1, 2020.

Our intention is to allow our sponsors time to budget for the dues increase. The board approved an option for current sponsors to phase in the increase over two fiscal years if needed. We are committed to working with you and your specific budget cycle so please contact us with any questions.

Why Did the Foundation Increase Dues?

Since its inception in 1982, the NCSL Foundation has awarded more than $24 million to NCSL to support its mission of strengthening America’s legislatures. Additional revenue will allow the NCSL Foundation to expand its annual awards to key programming areas, creating unique opportunities for sponsors to engage with the state legislative process. As with all Foundation revenue, new funding will be directed to critical programming and key initiatives as approved by the Foundation board.

Who Can I Talk to for More Information?

We are committed to our partnership, please contact a Foundation staff member with any questions or concerns.

Platinum Sponsorship ($25,000)

Open to any organization that pays the annual Platinum sponsorship fee.

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Meeting Opportunities With NCSL Leadership and Legislative Leaders

Leadership Meetings

  • Two invitations to attend biannual legislative leadership meetings
  • Two invitations to attend the biennial NCSL Emerging Leaders Meeting

NCSL Executive Committee Meetings

  • Five complimentary registrations
  • List of pre-registered attendees

NCSL Legislative Summit

  • Five complimentary registrations
  • Five invitations to the NCSL President-elect's Reception
  • Five invitations to the NCSL President's Reception
  • List of pre-registered attendees
  • Accommodations in primary hotel blocks
  • Recognition in the Legislative Summit program and on-site signage

NCSL Capitol Forum

  • Three complimentary registrations
  • Five invitations and recognition at the annual NCSL Foundation Signature Dinner for Standing Committee officers and Foundation sponsors
  • Committee mailings, including meeting agendas and a list of pre-registered attendees
  • On-site recognition as a Platinum level sponsor

Networking Opportunities With NCSL Leadership

  • Opportunity to submit topic suggestions to Standing Committee officers
  • Regular forums with NCSL officers and NCSL Standing Committee officers
  • Opportunity to attend NCSL Executive Committee subcommittee meetings

Access to NCSL

  • Access to NCSL's website
  • Opportunity to provide position papers on NCSL website
  • Five invitations to an annual luncheon with the NCSL executive director
  • Five invitations to an annual lunch with SGAC liaisons and Standing Committee staff
  • Access to NCSL policy experts

Additional Benefits

  • Complimentary copy of NCSL publications upon request
  • Free subscription to State Legislatures magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in NCSL partnership projects (additional fee applies)
  • Recognition in State Legislatures magazine and the Legislative Summit program
  • Recognition on the NCSL Foundation website
  • Discounted rate on advertising in State Legislatures magazine
  • Discounted rate on exhibit space at the Legislative Summit
  • Discounted additional registrations at the Legislative Summit and the Capitol Forum

Gold Sponsorship ($12,500)

Open to any organization that pays the annual Gold sponsorship fee.

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Meeting Opportunities With NCSL Leadership and Legislative Leaders

Leadership Meetings

  • Invitation to attend a reception at yearly meeting(s) with legislative leaders
  • One invitation to attend the biennial NCSL Emerging Leaders Meeting

NCSL Executive Committee Meetings

  • Two complimentary registrations
  • List of pre-registered attendees

NCSL Legislative Summit

  • Two complimentary registrations
  • Two invitations to the NCSL President-elect's Reception
  • Two invitations to the NCSL President's Reception
  • List of pre-registered attendees
  • Accommodations in primary hotel blocks

NCSL Capitol Forum

  • Two invitations to the annual NCSL Foundation Signature Dinner for Standing Committee officers and Foundation sponsors
  • Committee mailings, including meeting agendas and a list of pre-registered attendees

Networking Opportunities With NCSL Leadership

  • Opportunity to submit topic suggestions to Standing Committee officers
  • Regular forums with NCSL officers and NCSL Standing Committee officers
  • Opportunity to attend NCSL Executive Committee subcommittee meetings

Access to NCSL

  • Access to NCSL's website
  • Opportunity to provide position papers on the NCSL website
  • Two invitations to an annual luncheon with the NCSL executive director
  • Two invitations to an annual luncheon with SGAC liaisons and Standing Committee staff
  • Access to NCSL policy experts

Additional Benefits

  • Complimentary copy of NCSL publications upon request
  • Free subscription to State Legislatures magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in NCSL partnership projects (additional fee applies)
  • Recognition in State Legislatures magazine and the Legislative Summit program
  • Recognition on the NCSL Foundation website
  • Discounted rate on advertising in State Legislatures magazine
  • Discounted rate on exhibit space at the Legislative Summit
  • Discounted additional registrations at the Legislative Summit and the NCSL Forum

Silver Sponsorship ($7,500)

Open to any organization that pays the annual Silver sponsorship fee.

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Meeting Opportunities With NCSL Leadership and Legislative Leaders

NCSL Executive Committee Meetings

  • One complimentary registration
  • List of pre-registered attendees

NCSL Legislative Summit

  • One complimentary registration
  • An invitation to the NCSL President-elect's reception
  • List of pre-registered attendees
  • Accommodations in primary hotel blocks

NCSL Capitol Forum

  • An invitation to the annual NCSL Foundation Signature and Dinner for Standing Committee officers and Foundation sponsors
  • List of pre-registered attendees

Access to NCSL

  • Access to NCSL's website
  • Opportunity to provide position papers on NCSL website
  • One invitation to an annual luncheon with the NCSL executive director
  • Access to NCSL policy experts

Additional Benefits

  • Discount on NCSL publications
  • Free subscription to State Legislatures magazine
  • Opportunity to participate in NCSL partnership projects (additional fee applies)
  • Recognition in State Legislatures magazine and the Legislative Summit program
  • Recognition on the NCSL Foundation website
  • Discounted rate on advertising in State Legislatures magazine
  • Discounted rate on exhibit space at the Legislative Summit
  • Discounted additional registrations at the Legislative Summit and the NCSL Forum