Call for community sponsors to support Brigade projects, events, ongoing organizational costs.
Our wins working with local government agencies and the community can be your wins, too.
As a Code for America brigade, we’re a non-partisan local volunteer group of technologists, data people, designers and everyday residents who believe we can use open-source technology to make local government work better for its residents. We’re results-driven, civic-minded and impact-oriented. Under the umbrella of Code for America, all donations to Open Savannah will be qualified for tax-exemption status as charitable donations to a 501©3 nonprofit
Sample promotional materials
8x3’ banners for placement at Bull St. Labs and other event locations
T-Shirts for Brigade Members (100+ and counting)
Don’t you want your logo on our pretty banners and t-shirts?!? More importantly, associate yourself with a future-proof, growth-oriented grassroots citizen volunteer effort of already 130 members.
$2,000 tax-deductible donation or greater per year
What you’ll get
The Open Savannah Brigade’s 2017-2018 Platinum Sponsorship is the ultimate way for a civic-minded Coastal Georgia business to show support for municipal Open Government and Open Data policies and innovations. The Platinum Sponsor will essentially act as the headline sponsor in all Open Savannah materials, events, press releases and even specific apps. The Platinum Sponsor will enjoy the recognition of being named alongside Code for America as one of two flagship entities responsible for enabling this citizen-led movement.
This comes with it the inclusion of the Platinum Sponsor’s brand and visual identity in Brigade messaging, including but not limited to:
Press Releases by City, County Agencies; relevant blog posts and social media outreach; newspaper columns- When Open Savannah gains public recognition for its work or when it makes major announcements via social media, the Platinum Sponsor will be recognized using the following format as an example sentence:
SAVANNAH, Ga. –– Open Savannah, Coastal Georgia’s official Code for America Brigade, which is funded by
INSERT-YOUR-COMPANY-NAME-HERE and other local entities, built an app Tuesday night to help residents view the nearest location of CAT buses in real-time.
Inclusion of brand in all marketing materials, public presentations, published studies: To thank you as our annual Platinum Sponsor, every time we deliver a presentation, run a social media campaign or publish a study, we’ll be loud and clear that YOU helped make this possiible.
First-priority for sponsorship of select brigade projects -
Brigade-led web development, data science, programming, civic-tech workshops for your employees (2 per year) - Want us to come consult your team on
Top billing at the National Day of Civic Hacking Sept. 23
Total and complete public transparency in brigade expenses, posted publicly for viewiing, to ensure your donation dollars are put to good use-While Open Savannah maintains complete and total autonomy as to the projects we take on and the issues we address –– we’re both non-partisan and independent from outside financial influence–– we hold a fundamental belief in the importance of openness and transparency to our stakeholders. Every time we incur an expense –– be it for pizza or for hosting –– it is recorded digitally, reported to Code for America and will also be posted monthly for the public to view.
Fancy awards - Recognition at end of year Coastal Georgia Civic Technology banquet as
Civic-Minded Company of the Year. You might get a little trophy in the shape of the Savannah skyline, too.
Gold Sponsors (up to four)
Contribution of $500 or greater per year or equivalent in in-kind donations;
Gold Sponsors are tailored in mind for the small businesses in town that may not be able to afford a huge donation but want to help out. Gold sponsors can either donate funds to the Brigade or donate in-kind products from their business such as pizza for hacknights or equipment hardware for projects.
Gold Sponsors receive:
- Their logo on brigade t-shirts and promotional materials
- One (1) workshop for employees
- Link to site on opensavannah.org
- A small website developed at no cost to thank you for your contribution.