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1 World Affairs Council of Spokane COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

2 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 nations largest non- profit, nonpartisan organization dealing with international issues. Since 2005, World Affairs Council of Spokane

3 Expertise… World Affairs Councils Flagship Programs Engage America Speaker Series Academic WorldQuest Travel the World & Leadership Missions Global IQ with the Economist It's Your World Radio Broadcast Great Decisions World Affairs Today World in Transition

4 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

5 Challenges An understanding of world affairs is required in todays 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

6 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

7 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 Councils 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

8 World Affairs Council of Spokane Meaningful Benefits Lead your community 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 corporate membership, 100% of employees receive member discount - 30% or more Recognition and networking in the community, for minimal cost

9 World Affairs Council of Spokane Sponsorship Opportunities Keynote Event Table Sponsor Patron Sponsor Ambassador Sponsor Presidents 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 Councils 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 Councils website Company or organization name on the Councils 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

10 World Affairs Council of Spokane Board level involvement Speaker sponsorships Student internships Network Grants Educational programs Submit your organizations membership today Next keynote event: Get involved

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