Get Involved

Join Us in Making our Community a Better Place

How Can You Get Involved?

Community Leadership can take many forms — and so, too, can support for Leadership Seacoast. Support can come from the community at large, from corporate partners, and from our alumni. It can take the shape of donations of time and/or money. It can involve volunteering on committees or supporting program days. Ultimately, your support, no matter how you choose to help, will keep our programs active, vital, and relevant to life on the Seacoast.

Donate

Your tax-deductible gift provides critical support to Leadership Seacoast and the continued success of our programs. Thank you for your support!

Sponsor

Leadership Seacoast offers your company an opportunity to place your brand, your information and your people in front of an elite audience. Our program participants and alumni are among the most connected, influential and involved leaders in the Seacoast region. Our programs address topics that are timely, that get people talking and sharing–expanding your exposure to our vast network and positioning your company as a committed Seacoast leader and an engaged employer.

Volunteer

Leadership Seacoast invites you to stay involved with the organization after graduation by joining one of our committees as a volunteer. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and offer you a fantastic opportunity to become more deeply connected to our mission.

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Help Us Continue to Serve the Seacoast Community

Please consider making a donation today to support Leadership Seacoast. Unrestricted donations directly support the delivery of the core program.

All donations are fully tax-deductible under IRS Rules.

Make a donation on our secure site using your credit card. Or, for those that prefer to send a check, please mail it to: Leadership Seacoast PO Box 131 Portsmouth, NH 03802-0131. Thank you for donating to Leadership Seacoast!

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Program Day Sponsor – $500

This level of sponsorship allows you the chance to select a topic that is most valuable to your company.  You maximize your sponsorship by selecting a representative to greet the class and share information about your company services.  There may be more than one program sponsor per program day.  Specific benefits include:

  • Company logo on Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for one year as a core Program Day Sponsor
  • Invitation to attend the sponsored day/class to greet and welcome participants
  • Ability to place collateral materials/business cards with participants
  • Press release mention as a sponsor; distributed to local media and posted on website
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post thanking sponsors.
  • Active link in social media

Exclusive Program Day Sponsor: $1000

  • This level of sponsorship allows you the chance to select a topic that is most valuable to your company- and be the only corporate sponsor of the program day.  You maximize your sponsorship by selecting a representative to greet the class and share information about your company services.  Specific benefits include:

  • Company logo on Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for one year as a core Program Day sponsor
  • Invitation to attend the sponsored day/class to greet and welcome participants
  • Ability to place collateral materials/business cards with participants
  • Press release mention as a sponsor; distributed to local media and posted on website
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post thanking sponsors

Graduation Sponsor: $1000 | $500 | $250

This level of sponsorship allows you the chance to put your business in front of seasoned professionals and proven community leaders.  Alumni, participants and others interested in the program are invited to attend graduation and our promotional materials are sent to more than 850 graduates.

$1,000 Sponsor Benefits:

  • Company logo on Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for one year as a Graduation Sponsor
  • Company Banner at Graduation
  • Special company recognition at the event
  • Press release mention as a sponsor; distributed to local media and posted on website
  • Company representative invited to greet the participants and network with alumni and guests
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post thanking sponsors

$500 Sponsor Benefits:

  • Company representative invited to greet the participants and network with alumni and guests
  • Company logo placement on the Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for the program year
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post thanking sponsors

$250 Sponsor Benefits:

  • Company logo placement on the Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for the program year
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post thanking sponsors

Leadership Sponsor: $2000

This level of exclusive sponsorship allows you the chance to put your business in front of our class participants on either Opening or Closing Day. Specific benefits include:

  • Invitation to attend the sponsored day/class to greet and welcome participants
  • Banner at Program Day
  • Prominent company logo placement on the Leadership Seacoast homepage with direct link for one year
  • Press release mention as a sponsor; distributed to local media and posted on website

Underwriting Sponsor: $3000

This is the most exclusive level of sponsorship allows you the chance to put your business in front of our participants and the community to demonstrate your support and partnership with Leadership Seacoast.  Specific benefits include:

  • Exclusivity as “the underwriting sponsor” for the full year. There is only one available underwriting opportunity to claim “Leadership Seacoast 2021 Underwritten by XYZ Company”
  • Company logo on Leadership Seacoast website with direct link for one year as the Underwriting Sponsor
  • Invitation to attend recruiting events to greet and welcome candidates, alumni and guests
  • Ability to place collateral materials/business cards with participants
  • Press release mention as the Underwriting Sponsor; distributed to local media and posted on website
  • Company banner at all program days
  • Facebook and LinkedIn post(s) thanking sponsor
  • Invitation to send a company representative to networking events throughout the year
  • Company logo on participant journals (these notebooks are used throughout the program by participants to capture notes and journal about personal experiences.)

A Few Interesting Facts:

Leadership Seacoast has been effectively informing, connecting and engaging leaders in the region for more than 30 years.
• 850+ Leadership Seacoast Graduates and growing
• More than 150 companies participating in the program since its inception in 1988
• 9 program days designed to challenge personal assumptions about critical issues while exploring diverse ideas, resources and practices
• Nonpartisan organization
• 1988 Leadership Seacoast founded, based on a program begun in Atlanta
• 3,000+ network of community leadership programs in U.S. and ours was one of the first
• 3 sectors represented among participants and panelists: Public, Private, Nonprofit sectors
• $1500 or $1800  for program tuition
• Scholarships are available
• January 1 Leadership Seacoast application deadline

 

Our communication outlets and reach have expanded over the years.  Opportunities to promote our programming and your sponsorship include:
• Website logo listing
• Facebook page with 1,000+ followers
• LinkedIn company page with 300+ followers
• Monthly eblasts to alumni
• Press releases to Seacoast newspapers and statewide publications

Stay Active in the Seacoast Community

Alumni of Leadership Seacoast are proud of their participation in the program. For those looking to support the program after graduation, we have a few suggestions!

Honor

First and foremost, we hope you’ll support and honor the mission and vision of Leadership Seacoast by continuing to serve as a leader in your community, volunteer, vote, educate, and participate. It is our hope that all graduates will forward our goal of developing a base of effective, knowledgeable, and engaged leaders.

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Volunteer

Volunteer with Leadership Seacoast. Join the Board or join a committee or participate in a program day. If you are interested in volunteering as a board member, committee member or during one of the program days, please contact us.

  • Our Board is a group of dedicated, involved alumni. If you are interested in participating at this level, contact any one of the current members of the Board or the Executive Director.
  • Committees such as Alumni Engagement, Ambassador + Admissions and the Core Program are always looking for new ideas. New members of these committees are always welcome.
  • Help recruit new class members! Contact the Executive Director with suggestions.
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Want to Share your Experience with Future Leadership Seacoast Classes?

If you are interested in developing the curriculum and contributing to the design of program days, then the Program Committee is where you want to be. Or maybe the Ambassador + Admissions Committee is a fit for you if you are more interested in sharing the impact of your experience with others who haven’t yet participated in the program. The Alumni Engagement Committee is where you want to be if you like to plan events and stay connected with other graduates of the program.