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Why Sponsor?

The NUF Homecoming Conference presents an exclusive opportunity

to join up to 300 social sector professionals and executives. It will celebrate

a more than 50-year legacy of deep and long-standing investments in Black,

Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) social impact leaders.  Your partnership will help to continue this vital work and provide you with opportunities for your organization to meaningfully engage with this sought-after audience:

Advance our Mission + Sustain our Legacy

Organizations and individuals can help keep the dream of equity alive and advance NUF’s work of investing in the transformational power of committed professionals well prepared and positioned for public service and social impact leadership through these key strategies:

  • Identifying, Vetting, and Cultivating underrepresented leaders

  • Cultivating opportunities to connect underrepresented talent with professional and leadership opportunities.


Connect with the NUF Community of Changemakers

This invitation-only event will host up to 300 NUF Alumni, Mentors, and Partners Committed to Equity who will be exposed to your organization.

  • Opportunities to showcase your organization’s work to a targeted demographic

  • As a sponsor, you will have multiple opportunities to reach a targeted demographic – social impact professionals and leaders in government, nonprofits, foundations, and corporations.


The Homecoming conference and celebration will bring together

several members of the NUF community: 

Fellows are exemplary early to mid-career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and women professionals competitively selected and carefully vetted to participate in a rigorous Fellowship program where they earn a graduate degree along with unparalleled hands-on experience. Fellows have diverse professional and lived experiences, well-established leadership capabilities, interest in public policy issues, and seek to become innovative leaders in the social sector. Learn more about our Fellows


NUF Alumni hold leadership roles across social sectors and industries as non-profit executives, public services elected officials, philanthropy leaders, and expanding economic empowerment for underserved communities.  Learn more about our Alumni

NUF Mentors are senior executives that represent the leadership of the most renowned philanthropic, non-profit, government, and corporate institutions with a long-standing commitment to NUF’s mission and vision.  NUF mentors are deeply invested in developing the next generation of social impact leaders and are driven to share their knowledge and insights acquired during their professional careers with the Fellows. Learn more about our Mentors


NUF Partners represent a range of social impact organizations, including philanthropic organizations, nonprofits and local, state and federal agencies.  Learn more about our Partners.

Sponsorship Options

NUF offers sponsorship opportunities at various levels of intention and capacity:


  1. TO TRANSFORM: $25,000

  • 10 Homecoming tickets and Equity Champion Reception

  • 1 Reception table

  • Organization/company logo prominently featured on the event website

  • Organization/company thanked in remarks made during the program

  • Awards ceremony and reception with premiere theatre-style seating for 8 guests

  • Recognition as presenting sponsor on all print ads

  • Access to Opportunity Fair

  • Social media posts to promote the event with a minimum of 20 boosted posts on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Sponsor signage displays: Sponsor signage at multiple locations onsite at the event.

Best for current or potential signature donors


2. TO BUILD: $10,000

  • 4 Homecoming Conference and Equity Champion Reception

  • Recognition as the presenting sponsor of the Homecoming Ceremony (introduce keynote, celebrant, and/or organization/alumni that represents mission/vision

  • Networking opportunity with honorees and sponsors at Partner Reception

  • Tiered logo placement by giving level on event

  • Access to Opportunity Fair

Best for current or potential partners (former or potential host organizations, academic institutions)


3. TO PROGRESS: $5000

  • 2 Homecoming Conference tickets and Equity Champion Reception

  • Access to Opportunity Fair

  • Networking opportunity with honorees and sponsors

  • Logo placement by giving level on event invitation, webpage, e-blasts, and projections on swag material

Best for current or potential partners (former or potential host organizations, academic institutions)

4. TO CONNECT: $2500

  • Access to Opportunity Fair

  • Networking opportunity with honorees and sponsors

Best for employers, recruiters, or hiring managers


5. TO SPARK: $1000

  • 2 Homecoming Conference and Equity Champion Reception

  • Networking opportunity with honorees and sponsors.

  • Acknowledgment by giving level on event invitation documents

Best for Alumni and NUF Friends and Family





Or contact Jamalia Brashers at to learn more.

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