With over 5000 in attendance during Up North Pride Week and over 12 official events, sponsorships are a great way to support Up North Pride while building a strong LGBT presence for your brand in Northern Michigan. These sponsorship opportunities ensure visibility of your brand during Up North Pride Week and showcase your alignment with our core values of inclusiveness, acceptance, and diversity.

For more information regarding 2018 sponsorship opportunities, please email development@upnorthpride.com. If you're looking to promote Up North Pride 2018 with your business, download the Up North Pride 2018 Media Kit. It's filled with creative assets, sample copy, and more.

See the great businesses that supported Up North Pride 2017.


Presenting Sponsor | $15,000 (1 available)

  • Premier placement at the front of the Up North Pride March
  • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor on all branding of Up North Pride including website, social media and print materials
  • Logo or acknowledgement on homepage
  • Exclusive Presenting Sponsor spotlight page on website and in email blast.
  • Premiere signage as Presenting Sponsor throughout Up North Pride week
  • Minimum of 6 social media mentions
  • Verbal Recognition at every event during Up North Pride week
  • Logo or acknowledgement on annual Up North Pride t-shirts
  • Ten tickets to the Sunday Founders Brunch with reserved seating area
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and liquor at all Up North Pride events
  • Sponsors will retain right of first refusal to sponsor future events

Partner Sponsor | $10,000 (2 available)

  • Premium logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Banner with logo on display during June 23 event
  • Premium placement in the Up North Pride March
  • Four mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host at all Up North Pride events including our march/rally
  • Four tickets to the Pride Brunch
  • Sponsors will retain right of first refusal to sponsor future events

Beer/Liquor/Wine Sponsor | $5,000* (3 Available)

  • Exclusive distribution at the Up North Pride Block Party
  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Banner with logo on display during June 23 event
  • Two mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host at 2 Up North Pride events including our march/rally
  • Two tickets to the Pride Brunch
  • Sponsors will retain right of first refusal to sponsor future events
  • *$5000 per category must be given as cash donation for exclusive sponsorship

Community Sponsor | $2,500 (4 Available)

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Thank you banner with logo on display during June 23 event
  • Four mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host at 2 Up North Pride events including our march/rally
  • Four tickets to the Pride Brunch
  • Sponsors will retain right of first refusal to sponsor future events

Supporting Business Sponsor | $1000

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Thank you banner with logo on display during June 23 event
  • Inclusion on our “Support Our Pride Friendly Businesses” Banner on display during June 23 Pride events
  • Two mentions in Social Media
  • Two tickets to the Pride Brunch
  • Flag to be displayed at your business

Small Business Sponsor | $250

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Inclusion on our “Support Our Pride Friendly Businesses” Banner on display during June 23 Pride events
  • Flag to be displayed at your business

Event Sponsorships | $1500

  • Prominently listed in sponsored Facebook event and event posting on our website
  • Banner with logo displayed at event
  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Two mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host during your sponsored event

Host Venue | 25% of profit share during event

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Co-hosting Facebook event
  • Listed as host venue event posting on our website
  • Two mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host during your sponsored event

Non-Profit Partnership | volunteers for event

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Listed on Event posting on our website
  • Co-hosting Facebook event
  • Two mentions in Social Media
  • Thank you from event host during your partnered event

Media PArtnership | Promotion

  • Logo and web link on Up North Pride website
  • Thank you from event host at 2 Up North Pride events including our march/rally

In-Kind Donations

In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash grants. In-kind donations will be acknowledged and represented relative to their monetary value at the discretion of Up North Pride. Examples of in-kind gifts include:

  • Goods - computers, software, furniture, and office equipment, for use by your organization or for special event auctions
  • Services - meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
  • Expertise - legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning