Thank you for taking an interest helping produce our key events. We think that’s pretty amazing!

Our cash and in-kind sponsorship levels provide many opportunities for your organization to be seen as a leader in equality. It is our hope that partnering with us will be of value to you, as investing in equality is of value to us all.

NWA Equality’s most generous sponsors include Eventures Party Rentals, Cox Communications, Tyson Foods, Kimberly-Clark, Walmart and Sam’s Club, IDK? Café, and Experience Fayetteville. 

If you would like to join us, the electronic event sponsor commitment forms are available on this page, under each event. 

 


ABOUT US

Northwest Arkansas Equality, Inc. is a registered public charity holding 501(c)(3) status since 2007. Our organization operates the Arthur Beeghly LGBTQ Resource Center and the official events of Northwest Arkansas Pride.

Since 2006, NWA Equality has served as an education, advocacy, resource, and service organization to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) citizens of Benton and Washington Counties. In addition to being recognized as the regional voice for equality and inclusion, we provide free HIV testing services, a variety of support groups, as well as social and community outreach events.


MARKETING REACH

Northwest Arkansas Equality’s social media reach is the largest of any LGBTQ-serving nonprofit in Arkansas. Social media impressions that include sponsors reach over 40,000 citizens and groups. Moreover, our social media channels have enjoyed unprecedented growth in the past five years. Our website garners 25,000 visits annually, and our monthly email blast with targeted content and community news reaches another 5,000 recipients through direct and shared email listservs.


ANNUAL EVENTS

Northwest Arkansas Pride

Event Date: June 14-17, 2018 | Commitments Due: March 31, 2018

→ Sponsorship Form Link

For more information contact Hannah Withers, Director, Northwest Arkansas Pride, at hannah.withers@nwaequality.org.

Event Details

Northwest Arkansas Pride has added color and splash to the Ozarks since 2007. With now 10,000 participants and spectators, this is Arkansas’s largest LGBTQ pride celebration!

Look forward to some exciting announcements for 2018!

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Sponsorship Details

Presenting Partner - $20,000.00+
  • NWA Pride Presenting Event Naming Rights
  • Festival Stage Naming Rights
  • Large Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Full Section Ad.
  • 1-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)
Premiere Partner - $10,000.00+
  • Festival Stage Naming Rights
  • Large Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Full Section Ad.
  • 1-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)
Spectrum Partner - $5,000.00+
  • Limited Event Sponsorship Naming
  • Large Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Full Section Ad.
  • 1-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)
Supporting Partner - $3,000.00+
  • Medium Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Half Section Ad.
  • 1-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)
Contributing Partner - $1,000.00+
  • Medium Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Quarter Section Ad.
  • 1-Non-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)
Community Partner - $500.00+
Tied to Annual Advertising Contract. Contact us for more details.
  • Small Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Quarter Section Ad.
  • 1-Non-Tented Booth Space, 2-Chairs & 1-6' Table
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
Contributing Partner - $250.00+
  • Small Stage Logo
  • NWA Pride Parade Entry Waiver
Media Partner (All Levels)
  • Medium Stage Logo
  • Website & Mobile Pride Guide Listing
  • Volunteers’ Bag Opportunity (75 qty)

Northwest Arkansas' Drag Bingo

Dickson Street Diva's: December 2, 2017 | Commitments Due: November 15, 2017
Abbey of the Hillbilly Harlots: Spring 2018 | Commitments Due:

→ Sponsorship Form Link

For more information contact Anthony Taylor, Events Coordinator, at anthony.taylor@nwaequality.org.

Event Details

Perhaps our most fun event of the year, Drag Bingo is back and bigger than ever!

 

Dickson Street Divas Drag Bingo

Staged at the famed George’s Majestic Lounge, and hosted by legendary Fayetteville entertainers Arin Austin and Taylor Madison Monroe, along with their team of queens, this original and ridiculous autumn event directly supports each of the NWA Equality’s programs and operations. Through lively musical productions and zany shenanigans, this is one of our most popular events.

The Assembly of 71B: A Bingo Revival

Sister Annie Philaxus and the Northwest Arkansas Hillbilly Harlots, put on a wickedly sinful bingo revival each spring. The sisters will have you praying to end the laughter!

This event is organized by the local mission of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and directly supports the operations of NWA Equality’s HIV testing and sexual health programs.

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Sponsorship Details

Contributing Partner - $1,000.00+
  • Appropriate Event Advertising & Partnership Recognition
  • 8 Attendee VIP Tickets
Community Partner - $500.00+
Tied to Annual Advertising Contract. Contact us for more details.
  • Appropriate Event Advertising & Partnership Recognition
  • 4 Attendee VIP Tickets
Friends of the Queens - $250.00+
  • Appropriate Event Advertising & Partnership Recognition
  • 2 Attendee VIP Tickets
Media Partner (All Levels)
  • Appropriate Event Advertising & Partnership Recognition
  • 2 Attendee VIP Tickets
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NWA Equality Gala

Event Date: Spring 2018 | Commitments Due

→ Sponsorship Form Link

For more information contact Joseph Porter, President, Board of Directors, at joseph.porter@nwaequality.org.

Event Details

The Northwest Arkansas Equality Gala is our formal fundraiser of the year. This event has grown substantially from 50 attendees in 2007 to consistently 300 in recent years. Since 2014, the gala has featured a larger caliber of entertainment, including country singer Chely Wright, comedian Leslie Jordan, and the local talents of Jonathan Stiers and Trey Odell. This event celebrates our victories and honors the individual efforts of those who support our organization and work to improve the lives of LGBTQ citizens in Northwest Arkansas. Past honorees include Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the Fayetteville City Council, Randal Wright and Randy Northam of Eventures Party Rentals, The Bell-Phillips Family, Gayathri Pathmanapan, David Walton, Joseph Porter, Wade Cunningham, Dale Manning, and numerous community volunteers for their consistent efforts to instill equality for the LGBTQ community.

We’re currently working on revamping and expanding this event opportunity. We’ll let you know what we have up our rainbow sleeves soon.

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 Sponsorship Details

Premiere Partner - $10,000.00+
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 16 Attendee VIP Tickets
Spectrum Partner - $5,000.00+
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 8 Attendee VIP Tickets
Supporting Partner - $3,000.00+
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 6 Attendee VIP Tickets
Contributing Partner - $1,000.00+
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 4 Attendee VIP Tickets
Community Partner - $500.00+
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 2 Attendee VIP Tickets
Media Partner (All Levels)
  • Appropriate Event Partnership Recognition
  • 2 Attendee VIP Tickets
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