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Sponsors Needed

We invite you to help people empower themselves to lead fulfilling lives and  make a difference in their communities and in the world!

On behalf of the Alternatives 2018 Conference Planning Committee, we are writing to ask for your support of Alternatives 2018, the 32rd annual national conference for mental health recovery. Alternatives 2018, sponsored by the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR), will be held at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from July 29 to August 3, 2018.

Alternatives was the first national conference created by and for individuals with lived experience of mental health issues or addiction issues who sought traditional services or alternatives such as peer-run services. It has been a beacon of hope for thousands of people living with mental health challenges, motivating, inspiring and equipping them to live their best lives.

The Alternatives 2018 Conference Planning Committee members, all of whom have lived experience, represent the diverse membership of NCMHR and the wider behavioral health community. This is the first year the Planning Committee is raising all the funds to support the conference. We have chosen the theme, “On Our Own, Transforming the Future Together,” as both an homage to the seminal work by the late Judi Chamberlin and in recognition of the fact that this conference will be funded entirely through registration fees and donations.

This exciting event will bring together approximately 600 grassroots stakeholders, representing diverse populations, for five days with keynotes, workshops, interactive sessions, and other events focused on leadership development, innovation, inclusion, peer support, recovery, creativity, healing, spirituality, and wellness. Alternatives 2018 will offer in-depth technical assistance on peer-delivered services and self-help/recovery methods, and provide participants with an extraordinary opportunity to join with peer leaders from across the U.S. to share program, evaluation, and organizing techniques.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to allow hundreds of individuals with lived experience across the country the opportunity to attend this life-changing event. Your sponsorship package will provide needed resources to make Alternatives 2018 a success. It will also give you an opportunity to showcase your organization’s commitment to mental health! We consider your sponsorship a partnership supporting the empowerment of individuals with lived experience, and building and sustaining recovery pathways across our nation.

We look forward to hearing from you soon to further discuss your sponsorship. Please contact us at info@ncmhr.og or by calling 202-642-4480.

Thank you in advance for your support! We hope to see you at Alternatives 2018!

Sincerely,

Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD, President
Anthony Fox, Vice President
Donita Diamata, Secretary/Treasurer

Alternatives 2018 Sponsorship Levels and Incentives

On behalf of the 2018 Alternatives Conference Planning Committee, we invite you to select one of the sponsorship opportunities below:

Pillar $6,500

Logo or name on conference banner in main conference hall/on stage

Large logo or name on cover of printed conference program

Logo or name on all conference correspondence, including social media announcements

Full-page ad in printed conference program

Logo on conference tote bag

Logo or name on pens for conference attendees

Logo on conference directional signs to all workshops and other sessions

Name recognition/announcement at conference opening ceremony

Champion $4,000

Medium-size logo or name on cover of printed conference program

Half-page ad in printed conference program

Logo or name on conference social media announcements

Name recognition/announcement at conference opening ceremony

Advocate $2,500

Small logo or name on cover of printed conference program

Logo or name on conference social media announcements

Name recognition/announcement at conference opening ceremony

Peer Booster $1,500

Logo or name on conference social media announcements

Please let us know by February 28, 2018, which category will best suit your organization’s capacity and desired level of support. Contact any of the individuals above with your sponsorship choice!

Please make checks payable to NCMHR and send them to NCMHR,  3 Nantucket Place, Grafton, MA 01519- 1435, or donate via the NCMHR website www.ncmhr.org.

The mission of the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery is to ensure that individuals with lived experience of the mental health system have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community. NCMHR comprises 27 statewide and many local peer-run organizations as well as individual members across the nation. These groups represent thousands of individuals with lived experience. Through its membership on the Steering Committee of the National Disability Leadership Alliance, the NCMHR collaborates with 14 national disability groups in the development of cross-disability policies. 

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