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PMI Nashville Strategic Partnership Overview

Below outlines the PMI Nashville Chapter’s strategic partnership opportunities. Strategic partners benefit from the Chapter’s exceptional, 20+ year network, which continues to grow. The strategic partnership benefits are provided over a twelve (12) month partnership period. During this twelve (12) month period, strategic partners will highly benefit from the following:

  • Annual Symposium Exhibit and Showcase
  • Opportunities to Participate in Regular Chapter Events, Including:
    • Monthly Chapter Luncheons and Dinners
    • Professional Development (PD) Events
    • Communities of Practice (CoP) Events
    • Social Events
  • PMI Nashville Website Endorsements
  • Regular Chapter Newsletter Publication Advertisements

By becoming a strategic partner of the PMI Nashville Chapter, a company helps to promote excellence in project management principles and ethical standards in the Greater Nashville area. PMI Nashville’s strategic partners of PMI Nashville enjoy numerous marketing advantages:

  • Increase brand recognition for company products and services
  • Enhance customer confidence and loyalty
  • Generate customer prospects and sales leads
  • Attract additional clients and business through PMI Nashville’s established network
  • Promote community support
  • Build consumer trust

Please Note:  The PMI Nashville Chapter does not provide its membership roster, member contact information, or member email addresses to its partners.

If you are interested in sponsoring or advertising, please submit the Sponsorship & Advertising Application Form to the VP of Marketing, marketing@pminashville.org.
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Click for detailed Strategic Partnership & Sponsorship document 

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Annual Symposium

The annual PMI Nashville Chapter Symposium offers a unique opportunity to showcase a company’s products and services to a professional PMI audience. This showcase provides increased visibility of products and services while supporting the project management community in all major areas of Nashville industry.

The PMI Nashville Chapter offers a variety of partnership levels. Each increasing level of partnership includes an expanded level of visibility, marketing, Symposium attendee interaction, participation in key Chapter events, and exhibition of products and services.

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Partners have the added benefit of inclusion on the PMI Nashville Symposium partner card. This card has areas for partner stamps, and all attendees are required to visit a booth to receive a single stamp. Only cards that have a stamp from every strategic partner are submitted into the PMI Nashville Symposium raffle. The partner card system has proven its effectiveness in encouraging all Symposium attendees to visit every strategic partner’s table. The partner card system highly increases strategic partner exposure. Partners are encouraged to offer additional prizes and host prize drawings for additional company recognition.

Who attends the Project Management Institute Nashville Chapter Symposium?

  • Project Managers
  • Directors and Executives
  • Education and Training Professionals
  • Business Analysts

How many people attend the Symposium?

  • In 2013: 318
  • In 2014: 368
  • In 2015: 472
  • In 2016: 334

PMI Nashville’s annual Symposium is regularly attended by the following companies: HCA Healthcare, Cumberland Consulting, Vanderbilt, Schneider, State of Tennessee, Parallon, Asurion, c3/consulting, MEDHOST, Deloitte, HealthWays, Kroll, CIGNA/HealthSpring, Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Nissan, TakeCare/Walgreens, Bridgestone, LKQ, Hewlett Packard, HealthStream, FIS, Comdata, Davita, Community Health Systems (CHS), Dell, and Dollar General.

PMI Nashville Partnership and Event Advertisement List at a Glance

Option # Level Partnerships and Event Advertisements Cost Frequency
1 Platinum Level Partnership $15,000 Yearly
2 Gold Level Partnership $10,000 Yearly
3 Silver Level Partnership $7,500 Yearly
4 Bronze Level Partnership $4,000 Yearly
5 Lanyards Level Partnership $2,000 Yearly
6 One-time Monthly Luncheon Partnership $500 Monthly
7 One-Time Social Event Partnership $200 to 400 Quarterly

Partnership Levels at a Glance

Strategic Partner Level Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Lanyards
Strategic Partner Cost $15,000 $10,000 $7,500 $4,000 $2,000
Full-access passes count Five (5) Four (4) Two (2) (See last row) (See last row)
Introduction of two keynote speakers X X
Full-color logo on program cover X X
One 5-minute presentation to general assembly X
Special recognition at kick-off and closing as the ONLY Platinum Partner X
Floor banner in check-in area X X X X
Floor banner in main auditorium X X X X
Contribute to attendee welcome bags X X X X
Sponsor contact information on mobile app and website for up to twelve months X X X X X
Company logo and product/service description inside program X X X X X
Company logo on strategic sponsor card X X X X X
Discount for additional company attendees X X X X X
Recognition as a Strategic Sponsor at kickoff and closing sessions X X
Strategic Partnership announced at one opening keynote session X X X
Lanyards displaying company name & logo X
Strategic Partner table with company banner, which including meals and snacks for up to three employees Three (2) Employees Two (2) Employees Two (2)  Employees Two (2)  employees OR no table and two (2) , full-access passes One (1) employee OR no table and one (1) full-access pass

Platinum Level – $15,000

  • Recognition as one of the only two (2) Platinum Level Partners of the PMI Nashville Symposium at the kickoff and closing sessions. All Symposium marketing materials distributed before and during the event are clearly highlighted with Annual Symposium Presented By [Organization Name].
  • Company logo printed on the cover of the Symposium program in addition to logo and service description printed in the Partner section of the program
  • Company logo added to all electronic and printed event marketing materials.
  • The opportunity to display a floor banner with company name/logo in the main auditorium.
  • Two (2) 6’ skirted tables and two (2) chairs at premium location in Partner area, plus meals/snacks for up to two (2) employees to manage the table.
  • Company logo on the PMI Nashville Symposium partner card. Attendees must have the card stamped at each vendor booth to be eligible for the main Symposium raffle
  • Five (5) full-access attendee passes for use by representatives of the Partnering organization.
  • PMI member discount (or group rate, whichever is greater) extended to all additional employees (beyond the 5 included with Partnership) of the Partnering organization, for any additional Symposium full-access passes
  • The opportunity to include marketing materials in the welcome bag given to all attendees
  • The opportunity to offer a 5-minute corporate overview presentation (speaker and/or multimedia) to the general assembly at one of the general sessions (estimated at 450-500 people)
  • The following are posted on the PMI Nashville Symposium web page for the remainder of the year:
    • Company name and logo
    • Link to your corporate website
    • Short description of services and products

Gold Level – $10,000

  • Recognition as a Gold partner of the Symposium at the kickoff and closing sessions
  • Company logo and description of services printed in the partner section of the program
  • Company logo added to all electronic and printed event marketing materials
  • The opportunity to display a floor banner with company name/logo in the main auditorium
  • One (1) 6’ skirted table and two (2) chairs in the Partner area, plus meals/snacks for up to two (2) employees to manage the table
  • Company logo on the PMI Nashville Symposium partner card. Attendees must have the card stamped at each vendor booth to be eligible for the main Symposium raffle
  • Two (2) full-access attendee passes for use by representatives of the Partnering organization
  • PMI member discount (or group rate, whichever is greater) extended to all additional employees (beyond the two included with partnership) of the partnering organization, for any additional Symposium full-access passes
  • The opportunity to include marketing materials in the welcome bag given to all attendees
  • The following are posted on the PMI Nashville Symposium web page for the remainder of the year
    • Company name, logo, and corporate website link
    • Short description of services and products

Silver Level – $7,500

  • Recognition as a Silver Partner of the Symposium at the kickoff and closing sessions
  • Company logo and description of services printed in the partner section of the Program
  • Company logo added to all electronic and printed event marketing materials
  • Company logo on the PMI Nashville Symposium partner card. Attendees must have the card stamped at each vendor booth to be eligible for the main Symposium raffle
  • The opportunity to include marketing materials in the welcome bag given to all attendees
  • Your choice of one of the following:
    • One (1) full-access attendee pass for use by a representative of the Partnering organization for all events OR
    • One (1) 6’ skirted table and two (2) chairs in the partner area, plus meals/snacks for up to two (2) employees to manage the table

Bronze Level – $4,000

  • Company logo and description of services included in the Symposium program
  • Company logo added to all electronic and printed event marketing materials
  • Lanyards will display your company name. PMI Nashville will either select the lanyards or have final approval of item given as gift in-kind, and PMI reserves the right to place the order
  • The opportunity to include marketing materials in the welcome bag given to all attendees

Benefits to All Partners

The ability to have different individuals use the included attendee passes on different days. (Note: attendee passes included are for use only by representatives of the company.) Partners will have permission to distribute materials at their booth and in the attendee welcome bags. Partners may conduct their own drawings/promotions to encourage interaction with attendees. Results of the raffles and any partner drawings are announced in the general session, if the partner results are provided to the Symposium Committee a minimum of 30 minutes prior to the general session.

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Additional PMI Nashville Partnership Opportunities

PMI Nashville offers opportunities to provide strategic partnership for individual events, newsletter advertising, and pminashville.org website advertising.

Luncheon Partnership

  • One-time, Individual monthly luncheon Partnerships are $500 per luncheon
  • Two (2) attendee registrations are included in the Partnership fee
  • PMI Nashville and the Partner will agree on an event date when the Partner can be in attendance
  • The Partner may set up a table to display product and/or services thirty (30) minutes prior to and after the meeting. The table location is designated by the PMI Nashville VP of Programs
  • The Partner may have a slide in the event presentation to promote their company or future events, including logo, tag line (Examples: Predators – Welcome to Smashville!, California Milk Processor Board – Got Milk?) and additional, relevant Partner information
  • The PMI Nashville Chapter President or VP of Programs will announce the Partner at the event
  • The Partner may introduce their company and give a 2-5 minute overview of their company and/or their products or services
  • Partners may conduct drawings/promotions to encourage interaction with event attendees. Such drawings and awards are coordinated by the team under the PMI Nashville VP of Programs
  • While the Chapter does not release attendee contact information to strategic partners, our partners are encouraged collect information, including business cards, from any luncheon attendee
  • Partnerships are granted on a first come, first served basis based on the receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment

PMI Nashville Social Events

  • The cost of social event Partnership can vary based on the type of social event, usually between $200 and $400, depending on the venue. Prospective Partners will discuss cost options with the VP of Marketing, VP of Membership, and/or Director of Social Events prior to finalization
  • Partnership costs will include full or partial costs of the event itself
  • The Partner may display products and/or services during the social event
  • A PMI Nashville Chapter Board representative will announce the partner at the event
  • The partner may introduce their company and give a 2-5 minute overview of their company and/or their products or services
  • Partners may conduct drawings and promotions to encourage interaction with event attendees. Such drawings and awards are coordinated by the team under the PMI Nashville VP of Membership
  • While the Chapter does not release attendee contact information to strategic partners, our partners are encouraged collect information, including business cards, from any event attendee
  • Partnerships are granted on a first come, first served basis based on the receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment

 

PMI Nashville Website, Newsletter and Other Advertisement List at a Glance

Option #

Website, Newsletter, and Other Advertisements Cost Frequency

2

Premium Email Advertisements

$500

Weekly

3

Standard Email Advertisements $350

Weekly

4

Premium Website Advertisements $350

Monthly

5

Standard Website Advertisements $250

Monthly

6 Job Posting on PMINashville.org *FREE*

TBD

Premium Regular Newsletter Advertisements

  • Premium newsletter advertising is $500 per month
  • Advertisement is placed at the top of the newsletter
  • PMI Nashville Chapter will allow no more than one (1) Premium Weekly Email Advertisement
  • The PMI Nashville Board of Directors and the Partner will agree on an email publication start date
  • Premium Weekly Email Advertisements are granted on a first come, first served basis based on receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment

Standard Regular Newsletter Advertisements

  • Premium newsletter advertising is $350 per month.
  • Advertisement is placed at the bottom of the newsletter
  • PMI Nashville Chapter allows up to three (3) standard newsletter advertisements
  • The PMI Nashville Board of Directors and the Partner will agree on an email publication start date
  • Standard Weekly Email Advertisements are granted on a first come, first served basis based on receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment

Premium Website Advertisements

  • Premium website advertising is $350 per month.
  • Advertisement is placed in the featured event section on the main landing page and in the calendar of events page
  • PMI Nashville Chapter allows no more than five (5) simultaneous premium website advertisements
  • The PMI Nashville Board of Directors and the partner will agree on a Premium Website Advertisement start date
  • Premium Website Advertisements are granted on a first come, first served basis based on receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment 

Standard Website Advertisements

  • Standard website advertising is $250 per month
  • Advertisements are placed on the calendar of events page
  • PMI Nashville Chapter will allow no more than two (2) simultaneous standard website advertisements
  • The PMI Nashville Board of Directors and the partner will agree on a standard website advertisement start date
  • Standard Website Advertisements are granted on a first come, first served basis based on receipt of the completed partnership application form and payment

Job Postings

  • Job postings are *FREE* on the org website
  • The following steps may be taken to submit a new job posting:
  • A job posting is shown in the weekly newsletter during the first week it is submitted
  • Job postings will remain on the website for sixty (60) days

Application Process

  • The application are reviewed and assigned a reference number, and the VP of Marketing will contact the applicant within five (5) business days via email

Note:  Partnerships and advertisements should be focused on products, services, and organizational awareness that have a relationship to project management and/or professional development in the project management field

Payment Information

  • Payments via check are due five (5) business days prior to an event or publication. The Partnership and Advertising Application Form is the last page of this document. Please print a completed form and include it with a check, with reference number, payable to PMI Nashville Chapter and mailed the following address:

PMI Nashville Chapter
ATTN: Director of Marketing
P.O. Box 1166
Brentwood, TN 37024-1166

  • Payments via credit card are due five (5) business days prior to the event or publication
  • Credit card payments are accepted online using Cvent
  • If you plan to pay online, please provide the contact information and email address of the person that are making the credit card payment
  • Once this information is received, the VP of Marketing or designee will provide further instruction on how to pay online

NOTE:  Please do not provide credit card payment information via email or phone.

Special Event Partnership

Throughout the year, the PMI Nashville Chapter may host various other events.  As those events are planned, a special announcement are posted on the website and sent via the weekly communications email that announces the special event Partnership opportunity.