Being a RISING PLACES Sponsor is a great way for an organization to put itself at the heart of
local efforts to boost economic recovery, climate resilience & natural resource restoration.

– Steve Haze, Executive Director, Sierra Resource Conservation District
 RISING PLACES Sponsor for the eastern half of Fresno County, California, USA

PUBLICIZE YOUR GOOD WORK AND EARN GOODWILL:
BE THE EXCLUSIVE LOCAL SPONSOR OF RISING PLACES.
Sponsorship makes your public agency, business, school
or non-profit integral to a brighter community future.

Are You In Leadership, Real Estate, Investment Or Business?
The simple act of buying a banner ad makes you the sponsor of green, equitable, resilient economic growth in a place you love.
It takes just 2 minutes, with no further obligations.

You & your community can enjoy a decade of progress when you or your organization purchase a 10-year ad for as little as $250.
That $25/year ad makes you the local RISING PLACES Sponsor.

Community Pages Are Ad-Free, Except For One: YOURS.
Yours will look like these actual Local Sponsor banners:

WHY BECOME THE LOCAL RISING PLACES SPONSOR?
You'll Earn 10 Years Of Goodwill From A 2-Minute Ad Purchase.

And, a place you love will get tools for home-grown renewal.

Your small, one-time payment for a 10-year RISING PLACES ad makes you the local RISING PLACES Sponsor.

It also serves as a Community Activation Fee, providing all local folks—leaders and residents—a decade of FREE access to our 12 leading-edge RISING PLACES Tools.TM

The tools build local renewal capacity, helping communities get accredited as a Rising Place. Make your area a magnet for public funding, employers, real estate investors and new residents. Enjoy green, equitable, resilient economic growth.

Sponsors include architects, planners, developers, non-profits,
mayors, entrepreneurs, United Ways, Chambers of Commerce, etc.

DON’T WAIT UNTIL
MARCH 31, 2023

RisingPlaces.org goes live then, but become the Local Sponsor NOW to give your city a brighter future…and SAVE 50%.

AVAILABILITY LOCATOR
STOP:
Before Enrolling, Please Check To See If Your
City Or County Already Has A RISING PLACES Sponsor.

After you purchase your ad, we'll email you for the name of your desired city or county.
Check its availability NOW before enrolling.

City County

The news about RISING PLACES is spreading fast, so—before you get too excited about
being the Local Sponsor—check to make sure your city or county is still available.

Any business serving a geographic market should become the local RISING PLACES Sponsor.
It’s the best goodwill marketing investment we’ve made: far more efficient than advertising!

– Jay Pipavat, CEO, EastWest Web, a global web development company.
RISING PLACES Sponsor for Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (population 8.5 million)

Act now, before RisingPlaces.org goes live, and you'll SAVE 50%. Sponsor fees will double after March 31, 2023

Your 3 actions as the Local Sponsor:

Determine whether you want to sponsor a city or a county.

Determine the population of the place you wish to sponsor;​

Pay the Local Sponsor fee corresponding to that population size.

That’s it. You’re done. There are no other responsibilities. Ever.
Just sit back and relax in the knowledge that you’ve done your neighbors a very good deed. 

A SMALL, BRIEF INVESTMENT FOR YOU.
A HUGE, LASTING IMPACT FOR ALL.

The fees listed below give you 10 years of promotion.
Pay them once and everyone in your community gets
a decade of free access to our RISING PLACES ToolsTM

SILVER: $250

Small Community Activation

A decade of RISING PLACES Tools access for $25/year.
Your banner ad will be featured for 10 years on your local RISING PLACES page, with your logo, message and live link. You will activate 1 Small Community (under 50,000 pop.). This gives all local residents and leaders a decade of FREE access to our tools, which build the community’s renewal capacity to help it get accredited as a Rising Place.
Act now to save 50%:
Fee will be $500 after March 30, 2023.

GOLD: $500

Medium Community Activation

A decade of RISING PLACES Tools access for $50/year.
Your banner ad will be featured for 10 years on your local RISING PLACES page, with your logo, message and live link. You will activate 1 Medium Community (under 250,000 pop.) or 2 Small Communities. This gives all residents & leaders a decade of FREE access to our tools, which build the community’s renewal capacity to help it get accredited as a Rising Place.
Act now to save 50%:
Fee will be $1000 after March 30, 2023.

PLATINUM: $750

Large Community Activation

A decade of RISING PLACES Tools access for $75/year.
Your banner ad will be featured for 10 years on your local RISING PLACES page, with your logo, message and live link. You will activate 1 Large Community (under 1 million pop.) or 3 Small Communities (or 1 Medium + 1 Small). This gives all local residents and leaders a decade of FREE access to our tools, which rapidly build the community’s renewal capacity to help it get accredited as a Rising Place.
Act now to save 50%:
Fee will be $1500 after March 30, 2023.

DIAMOND: $1000

Major Community Activation

A decade of RISING PLACES Tools access for $100/year.
Your banner ad will be featured for 10 years on your local RISING PLACES page, with your logo, message and live link. You will activate 1 Major Community (over 1 million pop.) or 4 Small Communities, or 2 Medium. This gives all local residents and leaders a decade of FREE access to our tools., which rapidly build the community’s renewal capacity to help it get accredited as a Rising Place.
Act now to save 50%:
Fee will be $2000 after March 30, 2023.

Need To Learn More Before
Becoming A Local Sponsor?
See below.

WHY MOST REVITALIZATION & RESILIENCE EFFORTS FAIL

Revitalization and resilience are universal goals, but are too complex to be achieved within silos. Your community probably has talented economic developers, planners, designers, builders, developers and non-profits. You might have some visionary plans, projects, initiatives and leaders. But some key missing pieces are sabotaging success.
All of those players and activities can contribute to revitalization and resilience. None can achieve them alone. In fact, they usually can’t even succeed together.
They lack three crucial elements:

1.) Ongoing Effort: Resilient prosperity doesn’t come from one-time projects or transient political administrations. It requires renewal momentum that constantly increases confidence in a better local future. That confidence builds resources by attracting residents, employers and investors, and by retaining those you have.
2.) Informed Stakeholders: Engagement events like town halls, visioning workshops and design charrettes are well-intentioned, but are often feel-good exercises producing documents that rot on a shelf. A community cooperates effectively and moves forward together when all stakeholders understand what needs to be achieved, and how to achieve it.
3.) Real-time Feedback: Plans are usually obsolete the day they are published, becoming more so with each passing hour. Delayed feedback creates chaos. Leaders and residents alike need to know when the community is advancing, when it’s stalled, and when it’s receding.

All three of those crucial missing pieces are provided by RISING PLACES Tools.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE
FIRST SPONSOR OF EACH CATEGORY!


FIRST SILVER SPONSOR:
Dick Fleming, CEO, Community Development Ventures, Inc.
For: CORTEX Innovation Community in St. Louis, Missouri
FIRST GOLD SPONSOR:
INCLUSI.US, LLC (a startup company)
For: TBA

FIRST PLATINUM SPONSOR:
NATIONAL COMMONWEALTH GROUP

For: Youngstown, Ohio
FIRST DIAMOND SPONSOR:
JACOBS (a Fortune 500 company)
For: Dallas County, Texas

BOOST YOUR IMPACT WITH OUR REGENERATIVE ADS.
Individuals and organizations that buy RISING PLACES ads are already working to renew their communities.
But RISING PLACES Sponsor ads make them more regenerative, because the ad revenue enables us to provide
communities 
with free tools for regenerating their economies, their natural resources and their resilience.
WHY 10 YEARS? Few mayors stay in office long enough for a strategic revitalization or resilience program to pay off.  So, they focus on projects. While immediate benefits do accrue from RISING PLACES Tools, a decade of continuous progress builds powerful momentum that can make the city or county’s renewal self-sustaining.

Giving a community RISING PLACES
Tools
is like giving all of your friends
a free lifetime gym membership.

As with exercise equipment, every time a local resident or leader uses our tools, your community builds strength, health, beauty and resilience.

As with a gym membership, people can use our RISING PLACES Tools whenever they want, and as often (or seldom) as they want.

Only one Sponsor per place: Act now to be a local champion.

YOUR RISING PLACES AD FEE IS ONLY ONE-TIME:
Your one-time ad fee makes you a RISING PLACES Sponsor: a champion of resilient, inclusive economic growth, natural resource regeneration, and disaster preparedness.

Sponsors will often be mentioned in our publicity, as well as on your community's RISING PLACES page.

There are many RISING PLACES Sponsors, but communities have only one Local Sponsor, so it's first-come, first-served.

BUT YOUR STATUS AS THE LOCAL SPONSOR LASTS:
For your community to attract funding and employers by getting accredited as a Rising Place, a one-time ad fee is needed to activate access to our RISING PLACES Tools™.

Your sponsorship activates our tools for your community for 10 years, and your ad runs for that same decade, during which you'll be featured as the Sponsor of your community's RISING PLACES page. You can sponsor as many places as you wish, and can upgrade from city to county.

NO APPROVAL IS NEEDED FROM LOCAL LEADERS
FOR YOU TO BE A COMMUNITY'S SPONSOR.

A Sponsor’s gift enables local leaders and residents to use our 12 RISING PLACES ToolsTM.
You’re not obligating them to use the tools, and you’re not enrolling them to get accredited as a Rising Place.
You’re providing the opportunity to create a brighter local future: it’s up to the community to actually create it.
That said, some Sponsors are mayors and city managers, paying the small Sponsor fee from the public budget. 

PLEASE NOTE: (1) New York City boroughs each count as a separate community. (2) We reserve the right to refuse Sponsors we deem to be inappropriate for any reason.  If rejected, your money will, of course, be immediately refunded in full.

Are you a real estate investor or redeveloper?

Developers: Accelerate Local Support For Your Projects

Do you want to increase the likelihood of getting the land use entitlements, planning approval, zoning variations and/or local tax breaks you need?

Demonstrate that you are committed to doing your project in a way that helps revitalize the overall community and equitably benefits all local stakeholders.

Activating a community’s RISING PLACES Tools—by being their Sponsor—shows leaders and residents you’re helping their community become a rising place that lifts all lives.

RISING PLACES accreditation is how a city or region proves to residents, employers, and real estate investors that local leaders are serious about equitable economic recovery, neighborhood revitalization and resilience.
– 
Earick Allen, Executive Director at Urban Entrepreneurs Institute

ARE YOU, OR A MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM,
IN ONE OF THESE ALLIED PROFESSIONS?

Reduce your RISING PLACES Ad Fee by entering the relevant member discount code on your enrollment form.

10% discount code: IEDC-10

10% discount code: NACEDA-10

10% discount code: NADO-10

10% discount code: ASCE-10

10% discount code: ULI-10

10% discount code: APA-10

10% discount code: AIA-10

10% discount code: ICMA-10

10% discount code: ASLA-10

To request a discount for your organization’s members, email info@reconomics.org

Why are others like you becoming
the local RISING PLACES Sponsor?

1) PROMOTION: They want to benefit their business, non-profit, school, public agency or career. Helping their city or county is a very satisfying fringe benefit.
2) PUBLIC SERVICE: They just want to benefit their city or county, and don’t need promotional benefits.

NOT READY TO BE A RISING PLACES SPONSOR?
YOUR COMMUNITY ALREADY HAS A SPONSOR?
BE A RISING PLACES SUPPORTER FOR JUST $29!

For a one-time gift of just $29, you can help bring a brighter future to communities and tribes that are too poor to have a Sponsor. Your gift will help us provide free Rising Places community activations to some places upon their request. Display the Supporter graphic on your website or shop window, if you wish.
BONUS:
You get a FREE 3-year subscription (or extension, if already subscribing) to REVITALIZATION: The Journal of Urban, Rural & Environmental Resilience. It’s normally $9.99/year. (Sponsors also get this free benefit.)

Global Sponsor opportunity for the RISING PLACES initiative.

The non-profit RECONOMICS Institute (Washington, DC) is inviting one or more Global Sponsors for the Rising Places initiative.  Large national or international organizations are invited to apply, including corporations, professional associations, non-profits and foundations.

The partnership model is flexible, depending on the resources offered (financial, member access, publicity, etc.).

Your organization would be prominently featured like this:
Rising Places is an initiative of RECONOMICS Institute,
sponsored by ABC Corporation and XYZ Foundation.
Inquire By Email Here.

Where public and private funders find great places to grow resilient, equitable economies.
Where local public and private leaders create great places in which to live, work & invest.

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