Partners and Group Members

CalWild’s unofficial motto has long been “we’ll meet with anybody.” And that tendency goes beyond the grassroots organizing tactics we’ve honed since 1976; it also applies to the wide spectrum of businesses and groups of all sizes with whom we collaborate for many projects.

We’ve already established a number of ways to work with other groups, which you can peruse below.

GROUP MEMBERS

Do you represent a business or group interested in supporting wilderness conservation and advocacy for California’s federal public lands? CalWild offers four levels for Group Members that cover small businesses, corporations, volunteer groups, and everyone in between. Please note the sizes noted here are only suggestions; ultimately your company can join at any level that is fit for your team size and commitment level. Explore the benefits below:

Grassroots (local/small, team of 1-5) – $250+

– listing on Partners page
– a CalWild Group Member badge to display on your website and promotional materials

Grasstops (local/medium, team of 6-15) – $500+

– Grassroots benefits plus:
– social media highlight  (5,300+ Facebook followers, 1,000+ Instagram, and Twitter)
– logo with listing on Partners page

Community Model (large, team of 16-50) – $2,000+

– Grasstops benefits plus:
– listing in year-end report
– e-newsletter feature (7,300+ subscribers)

Industry Leader (corporate, team of 51+) – $5,000+

– Community Model benefits plus:
– staff/board-led hike in one of our campaign areas
– full article on calwild.org
– press release announcing partnership
– choice of one complimentary CalWild event sponsorship

Industry Leader – $5,000+

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

We work with groups to put on events across the state. These include:

  • Celebrating campaign milestones and legislative wins
  • Stand By Your Lands advocacy trainings
  • Fly-ins (both in-person and virtual) for lobbying to members of Congress in Washington D.C.
  • Defense rallies
  • Film screenings and happy hours
  • Panel discussions and interviews
  • Election analysis with partners
  • Fundraisers for specific threats and campaigns
  • Our annual CalWild Membership Drive

We offer one-time sponsorships with visibility benefits for several events every year, including promotion of your products and services before and at the events. If you want to be informed of these opportunities, sign up for our emails or contact us.

Recent Sponsorships

2022 Membership Drive

Toast to the Central Coast

  • San Rafael ($1,000+): Peak Design, Obi Kaufmann, Sunski
  • Matilija ($500+): Exact Change, Patagonia
  • Sespe ($100+): Greyfox Investors, The Refill Shoppe, Watershed Dry Bags
  • Hosts: Ojai Deer Lodge

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Looking for that tax deductible donation but can’t part with cash? You’re in luck. Sometimes a win-win scenario is donating your products or services. Past partners have donated:

  • Outdoor gear (backpacks, packrafts, tents, sleeping bags, satellite trackers)
  • GIS and satellite tracker software
  • Food and beverages
  • Wine and beer
  • Books, films, and media
  • Venue rental space
  • Marketing and communications consultation

1% FOR THE PLANET

Our friends at 1% for the Planet are helping the business community become advocates for ecological health by encouraging participating businesses to donate 1% of their proceeds to environmental groups like CalWild every year. Check out our 1%FTP profile here. Through this unique partnership, we’ve partnered with dozens of businesses in myriad ways, including:

  • New San Francisco-based beverage company Aura Bora pledged $20,000 and gave us 100% of their proceeds of their seasonal Chai Cranberry flavor at the end of 2021
  • Ventura’s The Refill Shoppe chose us as their February 2022 1%FTP nonprofit partner and renewed as Group Members
  • Atmos Financial, which specializes in reversing global warming through fee-free banking, added CalWild to their list of beneficiaries so their customers can support us directly through their services (we also get a donation when you sign up for an account!)
  • On top of their Group Member donation of $5,000, San Francisco’s Peak Design also donated part of of their 2021 Giving Tuesday proceeds to CalWild to further fulfill their 1%FTP pledge
  • Oakland’s CodeCrew donated their time to create new email templates and assets for our website in 2020

AFFILIATES

Here we feature businesses that help our work through sales generated through our affiliate partner AvantLink. Please explore the following brands and consider a purchase that will automatically benefit California’s wild places – no work needed from you!

$50 off any order over $1,000. Code: CALWILD50

$40 off your first rental. Code: CALWILD40

15% site wide. Code: WILDERNESS15

CAMPAIGN-SPECIFIC SUPPORTERS

OTHER SUPPORTERS, PAST AND PRESENT

LET'S GET CREATIVE

We are always open to hearing your ideas for new partnership opportunities. Contact us if you’re interested in working together on:

  • affiliate links or discount swaps
  • advocacy sharing on social media
  • restoration/stewardship projects
  • film screenings, fundraisers, and other special events
  • public or private presentations
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