Corporate Affiliate Program
Today, corporations are taking an increasingly active role in supporting nonprofit organizations. The AAVSO's Corporate Affiliate Program is an opportunity for your company or organization to increase its visibility while simultaneously demonstrating your support for astronomy and science research and education.
Our program is designed to enhance your corporate image and offers the chance for you to be a good corporate citizen by supporting a worthwhile non-profit organization. It will help you sell more products or services and increase positive awareness in astronomy related markets and amongst customers, potential customers and the professional and amateur astronomy communities.
There are subtle, yet important differences between a corporate charitable contribution and a sponsorship program. For example, charitable contributions are usually given with little notoriety or fanfare. A sponsorship program offers a highly public opportunity to show your support. Contributions usually come from corporate philanthropy budgets, whereas sponsorships generally come from the advertising and marketing budgets because of the high visibility they provide. Sponsorships can be written off as a full business expense, like promotional printing expenses.
If you would like more information about becoming a Corporate Affiliate of the AAVSO, please contact the Development Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Corporate Affiliate Program Application (pdf)
Depending on which level of support you choose to participate in, your benefits will include one or all of the following marketing options.
Static Home Page and Support Page Listing
Your logo, linked to your home page on our Home and Support pages.
Subscription to the Journal of the AAVSO
The leading refereed scientific journal on variable star related topics. Beginning in 2009, the journal will be electronic only.
Listing in the AAVSO Newsletter
The newsletter is in electronic format so we can offer your logo linked to your home page from our newsletter. Approximately 1500 subscribers, issued quarterly.
Free registration at AAVSO Fall and Spring meetings
Fall 2010- Cambridge, MA
Spring 2011- Boston with AAS (AAVSO’s 100 year anniversary)
Fall 2011- Cambridge, MA (Our Anniversary Celebration)
Text message and link in the footer of our email deliveries
600-700 My News Flash emails issued daily. These can be several different messages queued up and randomly generated to keep them fresh. AAVSO Discussion, Photometry, High Energy Network and Solar Ionic Disturbances emails from AAVSO will contain text message manually changed monthly or quarterly.
Three additional high traffic pages
Again, your logo, linked to your home page on three more active AAVSO web pages
Named Service Supporting Sponsorship
Our busiest pages are service pages we provide
• Light Curve Generator -generates custom light curves online
• Quick Look Data- most recent data submissions
• Web Obs- online tool for submitting observations
• Variable Star Plotter (VSP) - our automated chart generator
These are limited naming opportunities, such as "The ABC Company Light Curve Generator." These will be grandfathered listings. First come, first served basis, continued indefinitely as long as the corporate sponsor participates at this level.
Levels of Support
$25,000 & up
|Named service supporting sponsor||X|
|3 additional high traffic page listings||X||X|
|Text and link listing in the footer of AAVSO email||X||X|
|Free registration to meetings||1 person||2 people||3 people|
|Listing in the Annual Report||X||X||X|
|Listing in the newsletter||X||X||X|
|Subscription to the Journal||X||X||X||X|
|Static home page and support page listing, logo and link||X||X||X||X|
For information please contact us at email@example.com or call 617-354-0484
Last Updated: March 6, 2012 - 1:06pm