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IECRM’s 2021 Membership Renewal; Why Sponsorships & Fundraisers Matter

It’s coming to be the time of year when we all are planning out the next calendar and fiscal year, budgeting for membership dues and annual sponsorships. 

Throughout the year, we often get the question: “What do fundraisers and sponsorships help provide that annual dues don’t?”

IECRM is a 501c6 nonprofit contractor association. As such, we hold several fundraising events throughout the year to support the services we provide to our members. Every professional association, in order to keep member dues reasonable, faces the challenge of bringing in additional revenue in order to operate efficiently and formulate creative ways to keep funds flowing to support many additional resources and member benefits.

It can be an overwhelming task. But thankfully, we believe we’ve found a way to balance dues and tuition revenue with additional funding from fundraising events and sponsorships to help support our important initiatives such as:

  • Workforce Development Initiatives
  • Multiple Career Fairs
  • CO Office of Apprenticeship Administration
  • Online Job Board
  • Outreach to Schools and Communities
  • Continuing Education Classes
  • Free Member and Safety Forums
  • Industry Gatherings and Education
  • Job-Site Safety Initiatives
  • A Legislative Voice for the Industry
  • And more…

Events that many of you generously underwrite, through sponsorships and ticket sales, are designed to create fun and networking, build community awareness and visibility, and help market career opportunities in electrical contracting. Even in a year with a global pandemic, IECRM has created meaningful ways to connect with members through the following events:

  • Our prestigious Summit Awards
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Clay Shoot
  • Weekly/ Monthly Member and Safety Forums
  • State of the Industry/Annual Business Meeting
  • Apprentice Student Graduation Ceremony
  • National Apprenticeship Week
  • Downtown Denver Parade of Lights 

In return, IECRM works on your behalf to help you leverage your sponsorship marketing benefits. This helps increase credibility, visibility, and rapport within employee, customer and colleague communities.

IECRM’s year-round corporate sponsorship opportunities provide far more than a “one and done” donation or fundraiser. It gives you continual visibility and provides IECRM with consistent revenue to support our ability to bring our members and partners the benefits we endeavor to provide.So, please consider signing up for an annual sponsor commitment for 2021 and renewing your annual IECRM dues. For more information, please contact IECRM Director of Operations & Member Services at marybeth@iecrm.org or 303.848.2514.

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