Memberships, sponsorships, and other ways of support helps us do what we do. Engaging in our mission (civic advocacy, charity, and community involvement), holding our monthly socials, bringing you interesting speakers and panels, and running our community garden. Our expenses are only about $2,000 per year, and so with a modest level of support, we can keep doing what we do. If you find value in what we’ve been doing, please consider becoming a paid member, or sponsoring us.
Here are the types of memberships, sponsorships, and support you can engage in as a downtown resident, employee, or business.
Residential Paid Membership
If you live in downtown Oklahoma City, you are technically a member of Urban Neighbors, as we are an official, but voluntary, neighborhood association. You’re simply not a voting member. As a paid member, you get a vote in organization business, plus it’s a great way to support us. $25/year.
Associate Paid Membership
Many people work downtown but don’t live downtown, yet would still like to support us. Unfortunately, you don’t get to vote in organizational business, but if you attend our events, you know you’re helping to provide snacks and refreshments. $30/year.
Business Paid Membership
Our paid business members are a very important part of our support network. As such we promote them as much as possible. On our website, in our newsletter, at our socials, on social media, etc. Our members live, work, and play downtown, and they know who our supporters are. They have always also been among the biggest supports of our downtown businesses. It pays back to support us. $100/year.
2019 Business Members
Not on this list? Make sure you’ve paid your invoice! Haven’t received your invoice? Contact us with an up to date billing email address.
Food, Drink, and Venue Sponsorship
We are always needing places to hold our downtown socials, and we are always needing food and drink (alcohol) for those socials (examples pictured below). The more help we get, the lower our operating cost. Over the years we’ve had great support from our downtown businesses in this regard. If you’ve sponsored us in this way in the last 12 months, we place your logo prominently on our website. Amount varies.
Over the years we’ve given away or displayed different types of promotional items to our members (examples pictured below). For example, more recently, we’ve handed out Welcome Cards (provided by Walker Companies), Washable Paper Bags (created by Walker Companies and provided by Native Roots Market, Beck Design, A Good Egg Dining, and shelleypruitt.com). We also display our banner at every event, which displays the logos of our banner sponsors. We will produce a new banner every two or three years, and put a call out for sponsors before doing so. Our 2017-2019 banner sponsors are Ludivine, Painted Door, Dental32, Keep It Local OK, Beck Design, A Good Egg Dining, Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership, shelleypruitt.com, Walker Companies, and Mason Cummings All State Insurance! This level of sponsorship varies depending on the cost to produce these products.
Reach out to us if you’d like to engage with our members or the downtown community via sponsored promotional items.
We have guest speakers, or sometimes panels of multiple speakers, each and every month, and we’re always looking for engaging topics for our members. See some videos of our past speakers on our YouTube Channel, and if you think your content would be good for our audience, let us know!
There are various ways to support us at the garden, the most useful being with your time. If you’d still like to make a monetary contribution, we can always use an equipment refresh, but also you can sponsor a garden bed, which we will indicate with signage. $250 per bed.