Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Invest in your business while investing in communities. Exhibit at the Fall Conference for Community Foundations.

  • Engage with community foundation leaders—chief executives, board members, fundraisers, finance executives, and program directors
  • Showcase your company and demonstrate your solutions to community foundation decision makers from across the country
  • Develop long-lasting connections and strategic alliances with your industry partners

Review the Exhibitor Packages and Sponsorship Opportunities, or download the Exhibitor and Sponsorship Prospectus.

Register now to secure your space or sponsorship package!

Space applications are due by Thursday, August 1, 2013. Exhibit space will be assigned based on exhibit level and date the application is received.

If you have any questions:
Contact Annette Suriani at suria@cof.org or 302-275-6213.

"Embolden is always so excited to participate in and exhibit at the Fall Conference for Community Foundations. There's always so much to see, learn, and do in an atmosphere that is, at once, collegial, collaborative, and always professional. We look forward to another great conference in the company of our favorite clients: community foundations!"

-Ann-Marie Harrington, President and Founder, Embolden

Who attends*?

  • Total conference participants: 1,300
  • Organizations represented: 500
  • CEOs/Executive Directors/Presidnets: 295
  • Program/Grantmaking/Community Leadership Staff: 206

*Figures are from the 2012 Fall Conference for Community Foundations.


Here's your chance to discuss your company, its mission, and your ideas with community foundation leaders from around the country. Exhibitor packages give your organization high visibility in Community Central—the hub for registration, refreshment breaks, and networking.

Here's what every package includes:

  • Your company logo, contact information, and a 50-word description on the conference website and app, with a link to your website
  • Your company name and booth number listed in the At-A-Glance Schedule that is distributed on-site
  • Your company logo featured prominently at the entrance of Community Central
  • Your company logo highlighted on-screen during plenary sessions


  • Double-sized exhibit booth space (10' x 20')
  • Three full-conference registrations and five exhibit-booth-only badges
  • Early selection of exhibit booth location
  • Priority logo placement on the exhibitor/sponsor section of the website


  • Double-sized exhibit booth space (10' x 20')
  • Two full-conference registrations and two exhibit-booth-only badges
  • Early selection of exhibit booth location
  • Priority logo placement on the exhibitor/sponsor section of the website


  • Single-sized exhibit booth space (10' x 10')
  • One full-conference registration and one exhibit-booth-only badge


Several high-profile events are available, including plenary sessions, learning tours, networking events, and session tracks.

If you don't see the type of sponsorship package you're looking for, we'll customize one for you.

Show your support for the conference—and the environment—by sponsoring recyclable tote bags for all attendees. Proudly display your company name and logo and include a promotional item of your choice.

RELAXATION STATION: $5,000 ($4,500 if combined with any exhibitor package)
Give the gift of a seated back massage at the Relaxation Station in Resource Central. Outfit the massage staff with your branded polo shirts, hats, or buttons. Your name and logo on signs around the station will attract visitors. This offering has been wildly successful at other Council conferences.

SPONSORED BREAKS: $5,000 ($4,500 if combined with any exhibitor package)
Networking and social events in Resource Central expose attendees to your company as they mingle over food and drinks. Two after-lunch dessert receptions and a happy hour provide opportunities to welcome attendees and display promotional materials (for non-exhibiting companies). Signs at entrances and food and beverage stations add to the sponsorship impact.

CYBER CAFÉ AND CHARGING STATION: $7,500 ($7,000 if combined with any exhibitor package)
Support the Cyber Café in Community Central and provide Internet, a charging station, and printing services for attendees.

Your company name and logo will appear as wallpaper on each computer with a link to the website of your choice. Signs at the Cyber Café will also feature your company's name and logo.

SPONSORED SESSIONS: $2,500 ($2,000 if combined with any exhibitor package)
Sponsor a concurrent session for an opportunity to connect your company, brand, or image to a specific issue. The session moderator will acknowledge your sponsorship, and a display of promotional materials and signs with your company's name and logo will be located near the session room.

LEARNING LABS: $2,500 for one and $2,000 each for two or more($1,500 if combined with any exhibitor package and $1,000 each for two or more)
These 15-minute segments are your chance to take the stage in Community Central during program breaks to demonstrate your products or services. We'll provide the audiovisual equipment and signs featuring your company name, logo, and scheduled presentation times.

TOTE BAG INSERT: $2,500 ($2,000 if combined with any exhibitor package)
Include a branded item in the tote bags all attendees receive as they check in. The sponsoring company is responsible for supplying the item (amount confirmed in August) and shipping to San Diego by September 13.


Thursday, August 1

  • Exhibitor and sponsor contracts and logos due for inclusion in the conference app
  • Names of registered exhibit and sponsor staff due
  • Final payments due for inclusion in the conference app

Exhibitor Setup

  • Saturday, September 21, 1–5 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 22, 8–11 a.m.

Exhibitor Tear-Down

  • Wednesday, September 25, Noon–3 p.m.

Community Central Hours:
Dedicated Refreshment Breaks in Community Central are planned throughout the conference.

  • Sunday, September 22, Noon–6 p.m.
  • Monday, September 23, 2–6 p.m.
    Break: 2–3 p.m.
    Break: 4:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24, 9–6 p.m.
    Break: 10–10:30 a.m.
    Break: 2:30–3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 9 a.m.–Noon
    Break: 9:30–10:30 a.m.

2013 Fall Conference for Community Foundations Task Force

The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of more than 1,700 grantmaking foundations and corporations. Our mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

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