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									World Affairs Council
of Spokane

COMMUNITY
PARTNERSHIP




        www.wacspokane.com
Who are we?

World Affairs Council
of Spokane
OUR MISSION
Seek to cultivate an informed international
worldview in the Inland Northwest, to
encourage people of all ages to participate
in the international community, and to build
friendship, understanding, and peace
throughout the world.

Our group is part of World Affairs Councils
of America, the nation’s largest non-
profit, nonpartisan organization dealing
with international issues.

Since 2005,
World Affairs Council of Spokane
Expertise…
World Affairs Councils’ Flagship Programs

 •   Engage America Speaker Series            •   It's Your World Radio Broadcast
 •   Academic WorldQuest                      •   Great Decisions
 •   Travel the World & Leadership Missions   •   World Affairs Today
 •   Global IQ with the Economist             •   World in Transition
Benefits of Engagement
Examples of WAC of Spokane recent speakers and
events (2010 & 2011)
•   "The Hundred Years of War in the 20th Century: An
    Assessment of U.S. Foreign Policy“, Ambassador
    Thomas D. Boyatt
•   "What the Quran really says“, Leslie Hazelton
•   "Hope for the Middle East? A Different Approach“,
    Asgeir Foyen
•   "Somalia and Reconciliation: The Horn of an
    African Dilemma“, Tom LePage
•   "From Narvik to Spokane, with a Stop in Vegas,
    Aboard the Financial Crisis Express“, Brian D.
    "Duff" Bergquist
•   “China's 'Great Unity': U.S.-China Relations on the
    New Global Horizon”, Dr. Anthony Clark
•   The Iran I Know - Iran through the eyes of two
    International Friendship Delegates
Challenges
An understanding of world affairs is
required in today’s global society

•   World affairs impacts local businesses,
    academic institutions, community leaders,
    Spokane residents, students
•   Meaningful networking opportunities can
    be difficult to find
•   Learning directly from people involved in
    world affairs is a rare opportunity
•   WAC of Spokane provides a forum for
    people of all background and ages to
    learn about and engage in international
    affairs and the critical global issues
Challenge in Business

How can you leverage stronger
global connections that are vital
to the economic and cultural
vitality of our region and your
business success?


Partner with World Affairs
Council of Spokane
Corporate Membership:
World Affairs of Spokane
                           •   $350 for 12 month corporate
                               membership*
                           •   100% of employees are included in
                               membership
                           •   Employees receive member discount
                               for all Council’s events
                           •   Priority access to keynote speakers,
                               civic leaders and professionals
                           •   Access to members only events
                           •   Special discounts on various foreign
                               affairs publication
                           •   Opportunities to meet with leaders in
                               business, government, and education
                               from around the world
                           •   Access to World Affairs Council
                               educational programs for employees
                               *Sponsorship opportunities available
World Affairs Council of Spokane
Meaningful Benefits
Be Known for World Affairs
 •   Be a part of the WAC mission in the Inland
     Northwest
 •   Position your organization amongst the
     region's leaders in World Affairs
 •   Leverage WAC events to educate and
     engage your employees
Networking
 •   Connect with other global minded
     businesses and organizations in the
     community
 •   Culturally adept employee pool and
     internship candidates
Value
 •   Typical headline speaker $15. With           Lead your community
     corporate membership, 100% of employees
     receive member discount - 30% or more
 •   Recognition and networking in the
     community, for minimal cost
World Affairs Council of Spokane
Sponsorship Opportunities
                                                               Keynote Event    Patron   Ambassador   President’s
                                                               Table Sponsor   Sponsor    Sponsor        Circle
Contribution Level                                                $350          $500      $1,000       $2,500
Table of 8 at WAC Annual Breakfast Event and sponsor
recognition at the event **SPECIAL PROMOTION **
12 months institutional or corporate membership

Discount admission to all Council events and programs for
designated members
Access to members only events

Subscription to the Council’s email newsletters and
upcoming events
Opportunities to meet with leaders in business,
government, and education from around the world
Special subscription rates for world affairs periodicals and
books
Company or organization recognition on Council’s website

Company or organization name on the Council’s
newsletters and speaker series programs
Private receptions with Council visitors from around the
world
Priority seating at Council events, and special sponsorship
and public recognition opportunities
World Affairs Council of
Spokane
Get involved

Board level involvement
Speaker sponsorships
Student internships
Network
Grants
Educational programs



                          Submit your organization’s
                          membership today

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