About PMIWDC Sponsorships
As a sponsor, you will be putting your company name, products, and services in front of the area’s premier current and future business leaders. Our membership consists of a wide array of project professionals and executives that represent a broad base of industries. Becoming a sponsor means that your company will be promoting the value of our mission to promote excellence in project management and supporting the continuing education of your teams in the latest trends, topics, and ideas in project management.
One of the tenets of PMI includes our focus on having members obtain and keep the globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Our events help us to achieve this goal for our membership. We provide a variety of focused topics and speakers for current PMPs who wish to continue their personal growth and development while earning valuable professional development units that help them to maintain their professional status.
Additionally, we offer certification preparation courses for those employees who have identified the importance of becoming a project management professional and whose companies wish to reap the benefits that the designation can bring to their projects, their customers and their bottom line. Finally, PMIWDC offers networking opportunities that empower project management practitioners and employers.
Types of Sponsorships
PMIWDC offers several classes of sponsorships, to match the diverse needs of its members and supporters.
Website Advertising: Banner ads on the PMIWDC website (www.pmiwdc.org) are appropriate for organizations that want to build brand recognition and reach a wide audience of PMs and decision makers. PMIWDC's websites reach an average of 55,000 viewers each month, of which nearly 20,000 are 1st-time visitors and over 12,000 visits more than 5 times per month.
Email Advertising: Banner ads in PMIWDC's monthly e-newsletters and bi-weekly event advertisements are appropriate for organizations that want to reach many thousands of local PMs in a very short period of time. PMIWDC communicates with a continually maintained list that averages 55,000 addresses. The average open rate for these emails is 16%.
PM Services Directory: PMIWDC has launched a PM Service Provider Directory. This service is a centralized location for Project Managers in the DC area to find the training, software, and specialized consulting services they need to succeed. Advertising in the directory is your chance to showcase your products and services to the 60,000+ project managers who visit www.pmiwdc.org each month.
Event Sponsorship: Event sponsorships are appropriate for organizations that want access to PMs in person at one of the dozens of free and low-cost events that PMIWDC hosts. PMIWDC's events range from 50 to 400 attendees and are presented in a wide array of formats and many locations throughout DC and Northern Virginia.
Swag Bag Sponsorship: Our newest sponsorship is put in the hands of every attendee at our monthly chapter meetings. These earth-friendly bio-degradable bags contain chapter giveaways, a featured “gift of the month”, and the collateral of our Swag Bag sponsors. Your message in the form of flyers, catalogs, postcards etc. will be distributed to the between 100 and 150 project managers who attend each monthly chapter meeting.
Corporate Volunteer Sponsorships: Corporate Volunteer sponsorships are appropriate for organizations that want to sponsor PMIWDC, but prefer to provide material or technical support as in-kind services in lieu of payment.
Sustained Sponsorships: Sustained sponsorships offer the best value and highest level of recognition among PMIWDC's sponsorship programs. Sustained sponsorships are appropriate for organizations that participate in many PMIWDC activities throughout the year. Sustained sponsors receive free tickets to many PMIWDC educational programs, recognition at all major PMIWDC functions, and elements of all the other sponsorship programs in one package.
Please join us in promoting the value that project management brings to your company by becoming a PMIWDC sponsor.