Sponsors support BALLE’s critical work, while reaching and developing relationships with thousands of potential new customers, clients and evangelists among the leaders and change-makers of the new economy. We invite support in a variety of ways, and are also open to exploring custom sponsorship packages to best meet partner needs.
We value the perspective, insights and recommendations of sponsors regarding our programming, and invite collaboration while maintaining final editorial control. Interested sponsors will be given strong consideration as presenters at our conference and year-round programming.
View a list of our current mission sponsors
View a sampling of our past conference sponsors
Mission Sustainer, Partner or Leader: Support BALLE’s work while gaining visibility within our community. Tap into the collective knowledge and potential of our community by facilitated communication with chosen members, including Board members and Local Economy funders, and the ability to solicit feedback on specific questions via our affinity groups or survey tools.
Media + Marketing Partner: Media sponsorships are developed as partnership trades, and opportunities are available with our conference and our year-round communications. Please inquire for more details.
Local Economy Fellowship Support
Fellowship Leader: Underwrite the costs of our fellowship program, including our quarterly immersions, specific content tracks, our alumni gatherings, and travel costs associated with the fellowship. We can customize this support in a mutually agreeable way, and welcome recommendations about potential Fellows from a particular sector or region.
Fellows Reception Host: Host a mixer in your community coordinated with one of our Local Economy Fellow regional gatherings. Promote the exchange of ideas and build relationships in your community with our Local Economy Fellows.
Held each spring annually since 2003, BALLE hosts the seminal event where social entrepreneurs and local economy leaders from North America and beyond come together to have deep, important conversations. The BALLE conference draws 600-700 attendees on-site leading thinkers and pracitioners, and reaches thousands more through promotion channels pre- and post-conference, including print, email, web and social media.
From The Wall Street Journal to Bloomberg Businessweek, the 2013 BALLE Conference was abuzz in the media, including How to Build a For-Benefit Business, US News & World Report and A Davos for Main St. (in Buffalo), Bloomberg Businessweek. For more about our media coverage, visit the BALLE Newsroom.
There are a variety of opportunities to sponsor our conference, with onsite as well as year-round marketing benefits. For more details please download our Conference Sponsor Packet.