AFA Annual Meeting Support Opportunities

2019 AFA Annual Meeting Support

The Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of campus and headquarters professionals. Each year, this much anticipated event includes more than 1,500 AFA members who come together for professional development and networking.

 

AFA believes:

  • Fraternities and sororities can have a positive, correlative impact and effect on the personal, moral, and social development of members.
  • Fraternities and sororities (when well organized, managed, advised, and led) are uniquely positioned to provide access to academic and social developmental opportunities compared with more narrowly focused student affairs offerings.
  • Fraternity/sorority communities are typically under-served by college administrators (compared to more conventional programs).

AFA aspires to be the most valued catalytic force in aligning the fraternity/sorority experience with the changing dynamics and enduring principles of higher education.

The AFA Foundation supports AFA, individual members, and our wider fraternal communities. It is the mission of the AFA Foundation to secure, invest, and distribute necessary resources to support educational objectives of AFA, relevant research, scholarships, and educational programming that further the fraternity/sorority advising profession. The AFA Foundation also recognizes organizational and individual donors through giving circles, donor receptions, and the donor recognition luncheon during the Annual Meeting. 

Both AFA and the AFA Foundation want to ensure all supporters to the Annual Meeting are recognized for their support, be it one time or ongoing. As the Annual Meeting is the premier opportunity for members to attend high-quality educational programs, the AFA Foundation wants to ensure the maximum amount of support to the association so educational costs related to the Annual Meeting remain reasonable for attendees.

 

By becoming a supporter of the 2019 Annual Meeting you will receive the following:

  • Visibility through email announcements and social media blasts to AFA’s 1,500 members. As an Association, we have a higher-than-average open rate of 56.3% for emails, compared to an industry standard of 20.3%. In addition to the standard messages, there will be opportunities to highlight supporters through individual features and spotlights. 
  • An invitation to the AFA Foundation donor reception as a thank you for your support.
  • Recognition in the program book, on the AFA website, in social media posts, and with multi-media presentations throughout the Annual Meeting.
  • Access to conference attendee list (pre-conference and post-conference).
  • Groups or individuals that give over $7,000 will have the opportunity to give remarks to the audience and receive VIP seating during all general sessions and meal functions.

We are exploring several new opportunities in 2019 for our sponsors and exhibitors, including exclusive exhibit hall time in the conference agenda, expanded time to address conference attendees, and more sponsorship opportunities in the mobile app to establish new connections and broaden existing relationships with key stakeholders. By taking advantage of these opportunities, you can build and reinforce your name recognition for your company/organization, enhance your visibility beyond the traditional exhibit hall, and demonstrate your support for the fraternal movement.

 

ANNUAL MEETING SUPPORT OPPORTUNITIES

AFA and the AFA Foundation are working to streamline our Annual Meeting support opportunities. All funds received in support of the AFA Annual Meeting (with the exception of direct advertising items) will be processed through the AFA Foundation. This will allow the individual/organization to receive donor credit towards both their annual giving and lifetime giving to the AFA Foundation. 

The AFA Foundation offers a diverse and flexible selection of recognition options in exchange for your support. Opportunities for your company or organization to be recognized can include pre-events such as specialized educational opportunities, the welcome reception or other large-scale gatherings, a networking break, or a unique program such as the Fun Run or Ignite Fraternity.

All opportunities for recognition are a first come/first served basis and all agreements must be solidified by October 4th, 2019 to receive full recognition benefits at the Annual Meeting. Platinum level sponsors are eligible for discounted or waived exhibitor rates based on the level of support.

As an Annual Meeting supporter your company, entity, or organization earns tangible and special benefits. The options provided in the support guide are based on previous meetings and feedback from sponsors, but we also welcome creative and unique ways to reach attendees. Please note, sponsorships are eligible for consecutive year agreements.

 

 

To discuss your support options, please contact Joslyn McGriff, assistant executive director. For a condensed version of the Support Guide, click here.

Contact Us
Connect With Us