Sponsorship Benefits

Sponsor Benefits

NQAPIA will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive benefits package tailored to meet your company’s investment objectives. Packages can entail programming, marketing, talent development, volunteerism, and corporate social responsibility philanthropy.

Local, National, and International Visibility

Corporate Partners gain marketing exposure to a local, national, and international community through recognition listings and donor spotlights in program books, printed materials, social media, and the NQAPIA website.

The NQAPIA conference offers a unique opportunity for visibility among the leading LGBTQ and API community leaders and professionals, as well as national figures, elected officials, policy makers and advocates.

Companies can present their programs through an open call for workshops or participation in other panels.

Corporate Diversity Support

NQAPIA works directly with Diversity & Inclusion staff and Employee Resource Groups and Business Resource Groups (ERGs/BRGs) to design particular corporate partnership for the conference.

ERG/BRG attendees can learn about innovative intra-company cross ERG collaborations that promote greater LGBTQ allyship among co-workers and more cultural receptivity among LGBT ERG groups. NQAPIA can assist Human Resources departments in career advancement, talent pool development, and diverse recruiting initiatives.

Employee Perks

Employees of Corporate Sponsors receive complementary conference registration.  NQAPIA Corporate Partnerships also demonstrate a company’s commitment to diversity, which promotes morale among company employees who are not only LGBTQ or API, but for the entire workforce.

Community Benefits

Become part of NQAPIA’s critical policy, advocacy and educational initiatives to address homophobia and racial intolerance.

NQAPIA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit so all sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

EIN Number 27-2114866

Return on Investment: The Power of Buying

An unparalleled brand loyalty is a compelling reason for any company to partner with an LGBTQ organization.

Gay men and lesbians report that a brand’s sponsorship of LGBT events favorably influences their buying decisions1
$835 billion
Buying power of LGBTQ consumers2
$775.1 billion
Buying power of Asian Americans in 20153
Increase in buying power of Asian Americans from 2010 to 2015. Highest of all race/ethnic groups4

1 Community Marketing, Inc., 2007.

2 The Gay and Lesbian Market in the US by Witeck-Combs Communications Inc., in Packaged Facts 2007.

3 The Multicultural Economy 2010 by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in Packaged Facts.

4 InterTrend Communication’s Knowledge Center 2007, TVB Media Marketing.

Marketing Potential

APIs are the fastest growing minority group in the nation and are an emerging sector of the LGBT community. Partnering with NQAPIA’s conference provides visibility in this expanding segment and reinforces your company’s commitment to both diversity and inclusion.

Partnerships demonstrate your care for your local communities, can achieve segment marketing goals, increase your talent pool, and promote career and personal development.

Estimated conference attendance

33% from San Francisco Bay Area

20% from West Coast

25% from East Coast



Past conference attendance

· 347 in Chicago IL in 2015         · 302 in Washington, DC in 2012

· 264 in Seattle, WA in 2009        · 388 in New York, NY in 2004

18 Million
Asian American population in the US
Asian American population growth
Local LGBTQ API groups in the NQAPIA Federation
States and Territories
NQAPIA’s Direct Reach to LGBTQ APIs and Allies
Reach of all NQAPIA’s LGBTQ API Groups via Email
Reach of all NQAPIA’s LGBTQ API Groups via Facebook

Sponsorships, Exhibiting, and Ads

To learn the details of our sponsorships, exhibiting, and ads, visit our Levels page.

To become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser, complete this NQAPIA Conference Sponsor Prospectus Form.

Sponsorships, Exhibiting, and Ads

Will you help us build a world where every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Islander (API) is fully accepted and celebrated in their families, jobs, professions, places of worship, and communities?

Read through this page to see sponsorship, exhibiting, and ad levels. When you’re ready to become a sponsor, exhibitor, or advertiser, complete the NQAPIA Conference Sponsor Prospectus Form.

Still curious to learn more? Check out our Sponsorship Benefits page.

NQAPIA Conference Prime Sponsorship Levels

Amount $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,500 $1,000
Acknow-ledgment Top Billing Top Billing Top Billing Top Billing Listing Listing
Exhibit Table 6’ Prime placement Prime placement Prime placement Prime placement Placement
Bag Insert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Book Ad

Full Page, Full Color, Premium placement Full Page, Full Color, Premium placement Full Page, Full Color, Premium placement Full Page, B/W Full Page, B/W Half Page, B/W
Promotional Materials Top Billing Top Billing Top Billing Top Billing Listing Listing
Conference Registrations & Banquet Dinner (Sat) 20 free registrations & dinner tickets 12 free registrations & dinner tickets 8 free registrations & dinner tickets 4 free registrations & dinner tickets 2 free registrations & dinner tickets 1 free registration & dinner ticket

Sponsoring the NQAPIA conference provides maximum visibility and is a strategic opportunity to achieve marketing goals. Participation in the conference demonstrates simultaneous commitment to both the LGBTQ and Asian American communities, and within one’s own company/organization.

Acknowledgment includes name/logo on conference signage, looped slideshow and program book.  All at and during conference.

Promotional Materials includes name/logo on NQAPIA website, Emails, and post conference newsletter.  All before and after conference.

Additional Sponsorship Opportunities

Potential sponsors may take advantage of the following opportunities to gain additional visibility by underwriting the costs of the following conference events. Event sponsors are recognized in printed materials, on event signage and, where appropriate, have the opportunity to greet attendees.

Sponsor Reception, Luncheon, Or Workshop

  • Plenary Breakfast/Lunch (Friday/Saturday) $3,000
  • Banquet Dinner on Saturday $3,000
  • Plenary Brunch on Sunday $3,000
  • Opening Reception on Thursday evening $1,500
  • Community and Cultural Performance on Friday evening $1,500
  • Special Group Luncheons on Saturday for Corporate, Youth, International, Funders (each at) $1,000
  • Workshop sponsorship (each at) $250

 Lanyard, Conference Bag, Bag Insert

  • Display company/organization logo prominently on nametag lanyard worn by every registrant $2,000
  • Display company/organization logo prominently on conference materials bag distributed to all attendees ($2,500) SOLD!
  • Insert promotional materials into Conference attendees’ welcome packets (single or double sided, 8” X 11” or smaller) $250


Exhibiting at the NQAPIA conference builds awareness, showcases services, and establishes and strengthens relationships. Become an exhibitor by filling out this NQAPIA Conference Sponsor Prospectus Form.

Corporate/Government                                      $600

  • 6’ table
  • One complimentary conference registration

Nonprofits/Small Businesses                            $300

  • 6’ table
  • One complimentary conference registration

Small Nonprofits/Community Organizations     $150

  • 6’ table

Program Book Advertisements

A limited number of ads will be included in the final conference program. All ads will be printed in black and white. Rates for conference program advertisement are as follows:

Size                  Dimensions (width x height)      Price

Cover                           7.5” x 10”                    Reserved for sponsors

Full Page                      7.5” x 10”                    $400

Half Page                     7.5” x 5”                      $200

Quarter Page                 3.75” x 5”                    $100

Name listing only         line                              $50

Advertisement Specifications

Images must be gray-scale, 300 dpi minimum. Use any of the following file formats: JPEG, TIFF, Illustrator, Acrobat PDF.

Become an advertiser by filling out this NQAPIA Conference Sponsor Prospectus Form. Please send artwork for the Conference Program Book to and write “Conference Artwork” in subject.

All Diamond, Gold, Pearl, Jade, Lotus, and Jasmine Sponsors receive a complementary full-page advertisement.