"I really liked how playful the conference was and how well it integrated students and communicators from across a wide spectrum: musicians, comedians, filmmakers, in addition to journalists and PR folks."

- 2018 frankster

We are forever grateful to our sponsors and their continued commitment to frank and public interest communications.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Anonymous
  • The Joy McCann Foundation
  • Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation
  • California Healthcare Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Sarasota County
  • The Karel Endowment for Public Interest Communications
  • Neimand Collaborative
  • Visit Gainesville
  • UF College of Journalism and Communications

Please contact us for information on becoming a sponsor.

Our annual gathering attracts more than 300 changemakers who are connected by several core qualities. They are passionate about best practice. They crave new insights from scholars in the fields that inform this work. And they’re dedicated to creating meaningful social change.

frank sponsors show their leadership in the field and their commitment to using strategic communications to drive change. Registration fees can’t cover the costs of frank, but we’re determined to keep rates low to ensure that changemaking communicators working in the front line can bring their wisdom and savvy to this vibrant community of practice. We wouldn’t be able to do that without the support of funders who share our vision. If you have questions, please contact us.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Presenting Sponsor–$50,000 and up
  • Platinum Sponsor–$30,000 and up
  • Gold Sponsor–$15,000 and up
  • Boosters–$5,000 and up.

Additional Opportunities:

frank Lounge – $15,000

The frank lounge provides an informal space where our attendees can connect with others and where speakers hold office hours. Each year, the frank lounge reflects our theme and is filled with prompts that help our participants think about how the theme might influence their work. Located in the basement of the Hippodrome Theatre, the lounge provides a comfortable space for franksters to connect in between Main Stage performances, grab a coffee or a snack, or make a quick phone call. All the Main Stage talks are live streamed onto the lounge’s four monitors.
For your support:

  • Signage display to acknowledge support of the lounge
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at frank
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support on frank social media channels
Content Block Sponsor – $15,000

The frank gathering features only plenary sessions which are grouped by a content theme. We schedule speakers to align their talks with the theme of each content block. In 2019, there will be seven blocks and we will work with you to identify the theme that best fits your foundation’s mission.

For your support:

  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship during the live stream and on the archived video recording
  • Name listed on the program directly under the title of the content block
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at frank
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support on frank social media channels
Tuesday Night Welcome Rally – $12,000 

Located at the Boxcar Wine and Cheese Garden, a restored train depot in downtown Gainesville, the Welcome Rally gives franksters a chance to meet up with old friends and connect with new ones. frank connectors will be on hand to spark conversations and collaborations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All registered franksters and community friends of frank will be in attendance.

For your support:

  • Signage display to acknowledge support of the reception.
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at frank
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support on frank social media channels
  • Our thanks printed on cocktail napkins
Wednesday Connector’s Lunch Sponsor – $10,000 

Located inside the historic Woolworth, the buffet-style lunch is served before the official Opening Ceremonies of frank and is included with all franksters’ registration.

For your support:

  • Designated as official sponsor of Connector’s Lunch, with signage displayed at the venue
  • Logo featured on sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support of frank social media channels
Thursday Lunch Sponsor – $10,000 

Provided by a local caterer and using locally sourced foods whenever possible, Thursday lunch is included with all franksters’ registration.
For your support:

  • Designated as official sponsor Thursday Lunch, with signage displayed at the venue
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support on frank social media channels
frank After Party – $10,000

Whether it’s tacos and margaritas at the Wooly or franks and bubbles outside the Hipp, our after party is a time to say goodbye, reflect and celebrate.

For your support:

  • Designated as official sponsor of frank After Party, with signage displayed at the venue
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support of frank social media channels
The Daily frank – $5000

The Daily frank is the community newspaper of the frank gathering. It includes daily highlights, weather reports, and updates on local restaurant specials.

For your support:

  • Designated as official sponsor of the Daily frank, with our gratitude expressed in every issue
  • Logo featured on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support of frank social media channels
frank Lounge Snacks – $5,000

Provide nourishing snacks and coffee to all franksters in the frank lounge.  Food and coffee will be sourced locally whenever possible. The lounge is open for three days, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all registered franksters have unlimited access.

For your support:

  • Recognition of sponsorship on the hunt registration page
  • Acknowledgment of sponsorship at the final meet up location
  • Name listed on materials and displays as conference sponsor at frank
  • Logo (linked) featured prominently on Sponsors page on conference website
  • Recognition of support on frank social media

If you are interested in supporting at any of the levels above, or in a customized opportunity, please contact us.