What is Sponsorship?

Sponsorship is a non membership contribution to NEIC that helps NEIC cover operating and administrative costs as our organization grows.  As an all volunteer-led startup and business, NEIC has limited time and resources.  We welcome the support of our business  sponsors, whose contributions help to cover operating costs allowing NEIC to recruit more members and ultimately contribute to the growth and success of NEIC.  Sponsorship funding supports specific costs including:

  • Website Design and Hosting
  • Marketing and Outreach
  • Professional Services Such as Legal and Accounting
  • Board Development and Training
  • Liability Insurance
  • Signs and Banners

NEIC anticipates that future rental revenue will help support our operation expenses within the next 1-3 years.  Until that time comes and currently, NEIC relies heavily on sponsors to help cover general operations expenses which is why NEIC appreciates your business considering becoming a sponsor.  These funds are critical to helping NEIC grow and putting us in a position to be ready to do another project when an opportunity arises.

NEIC realizes that it would not be where it is today without the support of the Northeast business community.  NEIC is committed to bringing more successful small businesses to Northeast and creating a more prosperous business climate in our community.  We hope your business will consider becoming a sponsor and help NEIC continue our transformation in Northeast.


Why Become A Sponsor? 

  • An NEIC sponsorship offers established businesses or neighborhood organizations a unique way to promote their commitment to Northeast Minneapolis, and contribute to an innovative new approach to economic development in our community.
  • NEIC is committed to promoting positive development in Northeast Minneapolis which in turn will help surrounding businesses as the local economy in our community increases.  
  • NEIC offers numerous levels of support which include various levels of promotion of your business to our member base. 
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Sponsorship Levels.

$1000 Community Builder Sponsorship

  • Large sized logo placed in footer of NEIC website.
  • Logo included in sponsor section of NEIC member newsletter.
  • Recognition at NEIC events, print materials, and social media.
  • Feature profile of your business in the NEIC email newsletter.
  • Promotion of your business events with NEIC email newsletter as requested.
  • Use of the NEIC Community Builder logo for your marketing materials.
  • Table at the annual meeting.

$500 Community Partner Sponsorship

  • Small sized logo placed in footer of NEIC website.
  • Logo included in sponsor section of NEIC member newsletter.
  • Recognition at NEIC events and annual meeting.
  • Use of the NEIC Community Partner logo for your marketing materials.

$250 Community Supporter Sponsorship

  • Small sized logo placed in footer of NEIC website.
  • Logo included in Sponsor section of NEIC member newsletter.
  • Recognition at NEIC events and annual meeting.

How to Become a Sponsor?

Sponsorships last for one year and NEIC will mail an invoice annually. An electronic or mail in form can be filled out below.  We offer payment online through electronic invoicing or mailing a check to P.O. Box 18082 Minneapolis, MN 55418.