At Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh), we’re working to change the media industry for the better by strengthening the media’s role as an agent of change and world benefit. One of the key ways we do this is through our annual Media Summit, a four-day event held at a retreat center in the Catskill Mountains of New York. This year, we expect to have our biggest summit yet -- 150 attendees from academia and media fields of all kinds, including journalism, documentary film, photography, gaming, marketing, and the arts. Our speakers are authors, researchers, and leading researchers in their fields.

We carry out our mission through the summit, smaller convenings around the world, and through the development of Restorative Narrative -- a term ivoh coined to describe a genre of stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from a place of despair to a place of resilience. Our development of this genre has led to academic research, widespread attention, and the creation of a Restorative Narrative Fellowship, which provides a stipend to a half dozen media practitioners who spend six months telling Restorative Narratives in communities around the U.S. We are currently using the past fellows’ work to guide our creation of a digital Restorative Narrative toolkit that would include best practices, tips, case studies, and more for those interested in pursuing this genre.

Throughout the years, we’ve relied on the generosity of donors who see the potential for media to play a more positive role in the world. Without these donors, we wouldn’t be able to carry forth our important work. We hope you will join them in supporting ivoh this year as a 2019 Summit Sponsor.

Here are our various sponsorship levels:

ivoh Lead Sponsor ($10,000):  Contribute at the $10,000 level and you’ll receive the most prominent advertising of all our sponsors. We will display your organization’s logo on ivoh.org’s summit site homepage and will thank you on all our program materials and across our social media platforms. We'll also display  your logo on-site at the summit and are happy to distribute informational pamphlets/brochures about your organization. You will be asked to join us as an honorary guest at the summit, where you will meet with media practitioners from around the world and say a few words about yourself and/or your organization. 

ivoh Platinum Sponsor ($7,500): Contribute $7,500 to support the day-long retreat that will kick off this year's summit. Reflection is an important part of the work we do, as we believe it's critical for media practitioners to have time to think more deeply about the work they do and the impact it has -- on themselves and others. This year, we will have a few spiritual resources on hand for your personal benefit and will also offer up guided mountain walks, time for journaling, guided meditations, and more. As a Platinum sponsor, we will promote you/your organization across all of our summit-related materials and will also display your logo prominently on-site throughout the retreat day. 

ivoh Gold Sponsor ($5,000): Contribute $5,000 to support our 2017 Restorative Narrative Fellows’ involvement in and travel to the summit. Our fellows spend six months in communities across the U.S. telling stories of resilience in the aftermath or midst of difficult times. As a Gold Sponsor, you’ll have a chance to share a meal with the fellows at the summit. We will thank you on all our program materials and across our social media platforms. Additionally, we will add your organization’s logo to ivoh.org’s summit website. 

ivoh Silver Sponsor ($2,500): Contribute $2,500 to sponsor a summit speaker's talk or a pair of summit speakers' talks. We will thank you on all our program materials and across our social media platforms. We will acknowledge you at the summit, and you’ll be associated with the high-caliber presenters who you support.

ivoh Bronze Sponsor ($1,000): Contribute $1,000 to help bring college students and early career professionals to the summit. The event provides an important opportunity for networking and learning, so we encourage young media practitioners to attend. We will thank you on all our program materials and across our social media platforms. We will also introduce you to the youth who will benefit from your contribution.

Book Signing: A $500 sponsorship will cover our book-signing event at the summit. Sponsors at this level will be thanked on all of our program materials and across our social media platforms. You will also get a free signed copy of a book of your choice.

Yoga & reflection mornings: For $500, underwrite our yoga and/or reflection sessions, which we hold each morning of the summit. Our goal in offering these services is to give attendees a chance to reflect on the work they do and take good care of themselves while they’re at the summit. We will thank you in all program materials, our website and newsletter.

Interested in another option?

We’re open to exploring different ideas. Please contact ivoh’s executive director Ilsa Flanagan at iflanagan@ivoh.org to discuss possibilities.  

As a media-related nonprofit, ivoh follows appropriate ethical guidelines when working with sponsors. We seek input from our sponsors, but do not allow them to control our programming or decisions.