2017 Sponsorship Opportunities

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What is Barkitecture?

Barkitecture is a custom doghouse design show, contest, silent auction and, most importantly a fundraiser! From its inception in 2005, Barkitecture has become an Austin favorite and gained national exposure. Hosted by Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. (a 501(c)3), this architectural dog-centric event showcases prototype doghouses created by Austin’s best and brightest architects, interior designers, and builders. An event that’s fun for all ages, drawing in pooches and people alike, Barkitecture attendees and their dogs get to check out and bid on these one-of-a-kind doghouses, learn about adoption/animal advocacy opportunities, shop local vendor booths, take part in a costume contest, and do other fun activities! This year we are delighted to be partnering with Austin Pets Alive!, Lizzy’s Animal Hospice, and Meals on Wheels’ PALS Program as our beneficiaries! We are also thrilled to be hosting our event in the heart of SOCO again, thanks to Jo’s Coffee and Hotel San Jose.

Why Sponsor?

Barkitecture Austin 2017 is dedicated to animal advocacy, community involvement, and helping keep Austin a no-kill city! There are several affordable/high-value levels of sponsorship to choose from and specific in-kind donations needed as well. All sponsorships/donations are tax deductible and proceeds earned from this year’s event will be donated to our beneficiaries so they can continue their amazing, nationally-recognized work. To date, Barkitecture has raised over a $130k for local animal rescue groups, and we are excited to add to that total in 2017!

What do Barkitecture Sponsors get out of Participating?

Last year our sponsors enjoyed terrific publicity through our event, and this year should be even bigger and better! A few of last years sponsors’ ‘wins’:

  • Thousands of people attended the main event – a packed event means great exposure!
  • Inclusion in our upscale Preview Party!
  • Multiple features on local TV shows leading up to the event!
  • National feature on Houzz!
  • Austin Monthly feature!
  • Austin Way feature!
  • Numerous co-branded social media pieces with prominent local businesses that resonate throughout the Austin design and animal advocacy communities!
  • Endless networking opportunities with well-connected businesses and individuals—Barkitecture is great cause that translates to REAL business and brand development!

Who is Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc.?

Animal Lovers of Austin, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization created to raise awareness and funding for local area animal rescue groups. Proceeds from our events are distributed to these groups for veterinary care, medicines, spay/neuter services, and community outreach. We are 100% volunteer based and need your support. Your money and our effort saves lives.

2017 Sponsorship Levels

TOP DOG—PRESENTING SPONSOR

  • $5,000 Tax-deductible donation
  • Verbal and written “Presenting Sponsor” promotion
  • Top placement banner signage at the 2017 Barkitecture Event

  • Personal Thank you acknowledgement/testimony at the exclusive Barkitecture Preview Party
  • Top logo position at “step and repeat” during Preview Party
  • 6 Sponsored Social Media Posts about your company on both our Facebook and Instagram accounts with endless extended exposure.
  • 8 Tickets to the Preview Party

DOG’S BEST FRIEND

  • $2,500 Tax-deductible donation
  • Banner signage at the 2017 Barkitecture Event

  • Thank you acknowledgement at the exclusive Barkitecture Preview Party
  • Prominent logo position at digital sponsor “step and repeat” during preview Party
  • 3 Sponsored Social Media Posts about your company on both our Facebook and Instagram accounts with endless extended exposure.
  • 4 Tickets to the Preview Party

LOYAL COMPANION

  • $1,000 Tax-deductible donation
  • Logo included at digital sponsor “step and repeat” during Preview Party
  • 2 Tickets to the Preview Party

FIDO’S FRIEND

  • $500 Tax-deductible donation
  • Logo included at digital sponsor “step and repeat” during Preview Party

ONSITE VENDOR BOOTH

  • $500 Tax-deductible donation
  • Exclusive tent space (8 tents max...these will go FAST!)

  • On-site booth during the 2017 Barkitecture Event (ROUGHLY 10’X10’ area)
  • IN-KIND DONATIONS (Silent Auction Donations, Donated Services, etc.)

  • Logo on digital sponsor “step and repeat”

Got another idea of how you want to support Barkitecture Austin or have questions? Email: sponsorship@barkitectureatx.com