Become a Partner

GPSEN has grown into a robust, collaborative network that increases education, training, and public awareness for sustainability across the greater Portland region. We develop partnerships and co-create outreach tools, curriculum, events, and professional development opportunities, while encouraging transformative ideas, research, and practices. Our regional, national, and international impact has evolved, expanding beyond current staff and volunteer capacity. Many GPSEN partners have generously provided funding, in-kind donations, and staff support during our incubation period. We now need your support to move to the next stage of organizational development and invite all stakeholders to become GPSEN partners to help build our network to create a sustainable future together.

To become a partner, all individuals and organizations must align with the GPSEN mission and support collaborative efforts to promote sustainability within the region.

Partner Benefits:

GPSEN provides tools, training opportunities, curriculum, research, and other resources that raise individual and organizational capacities to build a sustainable future in the greater Portland region and beyond.

Benefits for All Partners Include:

  • Tax-deductible donations per 501(c)(3) non-profit status (Tax ID# 47-2910251)
  • Participation in partner meetings
  • Opportunities to Serve on working groups and committees
  • Discounted rates at GPSEN events
  • Networking opportunities through GPSEN and partner connections
  • Recognition and participation at regional, national and international conferences
  • Capacity-building support
  • Student internships
  • Collaborate on research and international work
  • Project and program development support
  • Apply for grants and/or receive letters of support for partner projects & initiatives
  • Opportunities to co-sponsor GPSEN events
  • Training and professional development opportunities

Additional Benefits for Contributing Partners:

  • Promotion of events, news, and resources via GPSEN newsletter, calendar, website, and social media
  • Recognition as a partner on GPSEN website
  • Tabling opportunities at GPSEN events

Further benefits for Sustaining Partners:

  • Listed as a Sustaining Partner and logo displayed on the GPSEN website
  • Priority tabling location and enhanced exposure at GPSEN events
  • Additional opportunities for featured news in GPSEN newsletter and on website
  • The knowledge that your level of support facilitates inclusion for other organizations

Partnership Levels:

Individual Partners

  • Sliding scale up to $30
  • $15 for students
  • Dues can be waived or reduced for in-kind donations to GPSEN

Contributing Partners

Dues vary according to organizational sector and revenue ($50 – $5,000 sliding scale)

Private

  • Small businesses: $50-100
  • Large businesses: $250 per $1 million in annual revenues with $5,000 max

Nonprofit

  • $50 minimum; $100 per $1 million in annual revenues with $5,000 max

Educational Institutions (FTE=full-time equivalent)

  • K-12 Schools
    • < 250 FTE: $250 - $499
    • 250 – 999 FTE: $500 – $999
    • 1,000- 4,999 FTE: $1,000 – $4,999
  • 2-yr. Institutions
    • < 5,000 FTE: $300-$599
    • > 5,000 FTE: $600-$4,999
  • 4-yr. and Graduate Institutions
    • 250- 999 FTE: $500 – $999
    • 1,000- 4,999 FTE: $1,000 – $1,499
    • 5,000- 9,999 FTE: $1,500 – $2,249
    • 10,000- 19,999 FTE: $2,250 – $3,499
    • >20,000 FTE: $3,500 – $4,999

Public Agency (Advocacy follows non-profit rules)

  • $100 – $1,000 for small agencies (<$150 million budget)
  • $1,000 – $3,000 for medium agencies ($150-250 million budget)
  • $3,000 – $5,000 for large agencies (>$250 million budget)

*Partner Exchange Option available at Contributing Partner level.

*Dues can be reduced or waived for in-kind donations to GPSEN.

Sustaining Partners

  • Provide significant contributions of financial support. Minimum $5,000 annual contribution.
    • Three tiers:
    • Bronze: $5,000 – $9,999
    • Silver: $10,000 – $14,999
    • Gold: $15,000 and above

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