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Many types of community memberships enable everyone to participate in creating a sustainable society and a healthy, fulfilling lifestyle.

1. GENERAL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Individuals and families, businesses, agencies and other organizations that support the Avalon mission and our projects, services and programs.

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General Community Membership Benefits:

  • Inspiring Avalon Quest e-news and announcements.
  • Membership number that gives a discounted rate (usually 10%) on many Avalon services, programs and events as they are scheduled throughout the year.
  • Opportunities for additional product or service savings that may be offered by our Ethical Marketplace business members.
  • Volunteer and student apprenticeship opportunities in Avalon’s events, operations, programs and services.
  • Potential to participate in our community arts productions.
  • Exclusive access to onlne membership learning and dialogue through the upcoming Avalon World Café forum - your support will help us complete this exciting resource for our registered members.

Please register below as a General Member.  Your membership number and invoice will be emailed back to you as confirmation.  You will be automatically subscribed to our Quest E-News.

2. GOLDEN HEART MEMBERS

Individuals and families that give generously beyond our General Membership fees, by making a significant material or financial contribution.

Golden Heart Benefits:

  • All the benefits of our general community membership.
  • Personal acknowledgement in our Giving Thanks section of the website.
  • Preferred seating for top contributers at Avalon’s annual Gala Awards Event, which celebrates our outstanding supporters and community achievers.

Please contact our office directly to discuss our Golden Heart membership option.   Upon becoming a Golden Heart member, you will also be subscribed to our Quest E-News.

3. AVALON PARTNERS

Landholders, leasehold anchors, charitable foundations, educational institutes, government agencies and other community partners who are involved in the funding and development of joint projects, productions or programs.

Please contact our office directly to explore your interest in becoming involved as a community partner.

4. AVALON INVESTORS

Individuals and organizations that are qualified to buy shares in our existing subsidiary company, Avalon Ecovillage Development Corp., or are interested in contributing seed capital towards the growth of our other branches into subsidiaries, as set out in our Roundtable Governance and Management Model. Our long term objective may be to form our own Ethical Investment Fund for some of the subsidiaries, while the proposed ARC for Humanity subsidiary may become a Community Contribution Corporation. 

Please contact our office directly to explore your interest and eligibility to become an ethical investor in Avalon, as per relevant Securities regulations.

5. AVALON SPONSORS

Community-minded companies, agenies or organizations that contribute significant monies or in-kind products, events, programs and services. Sponsorships are not donations since the sponsor recieves benefits of commercial value and can deduct this sponsorship as a legitimate marketing/public relations expense for their business or organization. In other words, they can claim a tax deduction for it as a cost of business, and this applies equally to contributions of cash, goods and services.

Avalon Sponsoring Opportunities:  We are currently seeking sponsorships for the upcoming Avalon Renaissance Faires (spring and fall 2013). Alternatively, if you have another Avalon event or initiative in mind to support, please contact us to explore the possibilitities. Avalon is developing many live events and online educational programs that can be sponsored, including: festivals and concerts, conferences, e-seminars, green discovery expos, world rhythms ensemble and stage productions. Most of our sponsorship categories allocate part of each contribution to Avalon's overhead and general funding needs, with the remaining balance targeted towards a live event or online educational program of the sponsor's choice.

Avalon has five sponsorship levels as described below - Community Friends, Community Builders, Community Knights, Community Champions and the ultimate Grail Cup Holder:

1. Avalon Community Friends  have their contributions distributed among Avalon's overhead and general funding needs, such as:

  • Further development of the Avalon website and e-communications to become a greater community resource and network;
  • Expansion of the services, programs and research activities of our branches, including our arts and cultural events, educational enterprises, social and enviromental causes, healing outreach and sustainable technology training demonstrations; and
  • Continuation of planning and design work for the World Centre/ Sustainablility District and other Avalon project initiatives, to advance them through the community partnership, investment and approval processes.

The Community Friends sponsorship package is $300/month (minimum 6 month term for $1800) and includes the following benefits: 

  • Corporate logo with hyperlink to sponsor's website on our Community Sponsors and Partners page (which can be found under Investment & Giving and accessed from all seven branches on the Avalon website);
  • Community good will and brand exposure; and
  • General community membership benefits for the sponsoring company or organization.

2. Avalon Community Builders are profiled on our website and enjoy additional marketing benefits realted to a specific event with wide public exposure. The Community Builders sponsorship package is $600/month (minimum 6 month term for $3600) and includes the following benefits:

  • Promotional opportunities before and during the specific event of the sponsor's choice, which includes: a) Logo on banner signage, b) Name exposure on event posters and other print advertising, c) Logo on event program brochure and d) Sponsor recognition on name badges for the staff;
  • Corporate logo with hyperlink to sponsor's website on our Community Sponsors and Partners page (which can be found under Investment & Giving and accessed from all seven branch sections on Avalon's website);
  • Community good will and brand exposure; and
  • General community membership benefits for the sponsoring company or organization.

3. Avalon Community Knights are profiled on our website and enjoy enhanced marketing benefits related to a specific event with wide public exposure. The Community Knights sponsorship package is $900/month (minimum 6 month term for $5400) and includes the following benefits:

  • Mention of sponsor's name in our event press release materials (potential newspaper/radio/TV coverage);
  • Two complimentary tickets and printed acknowlegement of the Community Knight level sponsors at Avalon's annual "Grail Cup" Gala Awards;
  • Promotional opportunities before and during the specific event of the sponsor's choice, which includes: a) Logo on banner signage, b) Name exposure on event posters and other print advertising, c) Logo on event program brochure, and d) Sponsor recognition on name badges for the staff;
  • Corporate logo with hyperlink to sponsor's website on our Community Sponsors and Partners page (which can be found under Investment & Giving and assessed from all seven branch sections on Avalon's website);
  • Community good will and brand exposure; and
  • General community membership benefits for the sponsoring company or organization.  

4. Avalon Community Champions are profiled on our website with top level positioning and enjoy premium marketing benefits related to a specific event with wide public exposure. The Community Champions sponsorship package is $1200/month or more (minimum 6 month term for $7200+) and includes the following benefits:

  • Preferred seating area and /or personal introduction to some speakers, faculty or performers at the sponsored event, as appropriate;
  • Mention of sponsor's name in our event press release materials (potential newspaper/ radio/ TV coverage);
  • Two complimentary tickets and on-stage acknowlegement of the Community Champion level sponsors at Avalon's annual "Grail Cup" Gala Awards;
  • Promotional opportunities before and during the specific event of the sponsor's choice, which includes: a) Logo on banner signage, b) Name exposure on the event posters and other print advertising, c) Logo on event program brochure, and d) Sponsor recognition on name badges for the staff;
  • Corporate logo with hyperlink to sponsor's website and top placement on our Community Sponsors and Partners page (which can be found under Investment & Giving and assessed from all seven branch sections on Avalon's website);
  • General community membership benefits for the sponsoring company or organization.

5. Avalon Grail Cup Holder for the Community Sponsorship Category is an exclusive honour won by the highest sponsorship contribution annually in the region or chapter. This Honour includes on-stage presentation of a hand-crafted Avalon Grail Cup Award at our Gala event, with additional photo shoot/press opportunity and prize of an "Avalon Miracle Green Makeover" for the workplace of the corporation or organization.

Terms: It is assumed that within the six-month (minimum) term of sponsorship, the desired target event or on-line educational program will take place. In the case of an event being totally cancelled for any reason, the sponsor may substitute for another event or educational program, or if the event is merely postponed then the sponsorship benefits will be maintained until the event happens. Please also note that Avalon events follow "green industry standards" and all printed matter will use recycled materials.

Please contact our office directly for more details on these exciting sponsorship opportunities.