Working With Everyone
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 of all sizes with whom we collaborate for many projects.
We’ve already established a number of ways to work with other groups, and are open to hearing your ideas for new partnership opportunities. We offer several levels of Annual Business Memberships for those wishing to make financial contributions.
Contact us if you’re interested in working together on:
- sponsorships (interns, events, campaigns)
- donations and discount swaps
- advocacy shares on social media
- restoration/stewardship projects
- film screenings, fundraisers, and other special events
- membership drives
- town hall meetings
- corporate presentations
- other action opportunities
In April 2018, businesses big and small sponsored our 2018 Membership Drive with in-kind donations. Please check them out and support their conservation-minded business practices!
In January 2018, several companies came forward to sponsor the soft launch of our Wild Rivers Project in San Francisco. Patagonia’s local San Francisco store graciously hosted.
Recent Partnership Highlights
On May 7th, 2018, our neighbors at GU Energy Labs hosted our East Bay premiere of the Eel River documentary A River’s Last Chance with filmmaker Shane Anderson. With beer courtesy of Gilman Brewing Company on hand, about 60 people gathered in the GU HQ to behold the crazy history of one of California’s biggest river systems. An engaged Q&A followed. Special thanks to Matt Kumin for his $1,000 Chinook level sponsorship.
The sustainably-made clothing company Nau featured CalWild as its September 2017 conservation partner. Throughout the month, Nau posted a blog/interview piece with our Senior Conservation Director Ryan Henson, several social media spotlights of our work on the Central Coast, and it all culminated with a fundraising event in their Portland headquarters for one the city’s First Thursdays. We really appreciate their commitment to highlighting our work through their membership in the Conservation Alliance!
In March 2017, Topa Topa Brewing Company wanted to contribute to our efforts in re-introducing the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act, and agreed to donate 1% of their monthly proceeds to CalWild, the lead group in the local Central Coast Wild Heritage coalition. As if that wasn’t enough, they also hosted another installment of their ongoing Pints with Purpose series on March 30th, with 10% of the evening’s proceeds donated. We helped bring over 250 people to the event, which featured the Ventucky String Band and a raffle. Topa Topa staff said it was one of the larger attendances they’ve ever had for that series!