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WNP is Celebrating Two Big Birthdays in 2024

This year marks 25 years of Western Neighborhoods Project sharing west side history with you, and what a wild ride it’s been! It’s also the 10th anniversary of our OpenSFHistory program. From the West Portal History Walk in 2001-2002 to The Museum at The Cliff in 2021-2022, we’ve come a long way since our founding in 1999 and it would not have been possible without the support of our community.

Here’s how you can support our history work and be part of this celebration all year:

Historical Happenings
To celebrate this milestone, we’re hosting programs throughout the year – the biggest of which is WNP’s 25th Birthday Bash at the Richmond District’s beloved 4 Star Theatre on Wednesday, May 15, 2024. We hope you’re able to party with us like it’s 1999 at this prom-themed event, featuring a must-see live recording of the “Outside Lands San Francisco'' podcast with drag legend Peaches Christ and award-winning SFGATE reporter Amanda Bartlett!

Interested in learning more about the Birthday Bash or ways you can sponsor the event? See our main page: http://outsidelands.org/25th-birthday-bash

Other happenings will include a members-only exhibition reception at the WNP Clubhouse, a Family Dinner, and more. The best way to stay in-the-know is to keep an eye on our Events Page, sign up for our email list (see header at the top of this page), and/or follow us on Eventbrite.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Beyond attending our events this year, we hope you can help us jump start the next 25 years of friendly neighborhood history by considering the following sponsorship opportunities:

As a Membership Magazine Sponsor, you’ll receive a 1/4 page ($150), 1/2 page ($300), or full-page ($600) advertisement in one issue of our quarterly membership magazine. The magazine is produced in both print and online versions and distributed to approximately 700 recipients (including the SF Public Library History Center, eight branch libraries, all west side members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the San Francisco Assessor-Recorder, and the San Francisco City Administrator).

This advertisement can promote your business, remember a loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or commemorate other special moments. Contact Editor Chelsea Sellin, chelsea@outsidelands.org, with specific content questions.

As a Podcast Episode Sponsor at $250 or more, you’ll be supporting one of our most popular and accessible programs. With a catalog of over 500 episodes strong, the “Outside Lands San Francisco'' podcast has over 1 million downloads to date and has reached a devoted listener base for 11 years through iTunes, Spotify, and more; plus, we’re now broadcasting through Sutro Tower on KSFP 102.5FM.

By sponsoring one episode of “Outside Lands San Francisco,” your support will be:

  • Mentioned on air at the beginning of the episode
  • Listed as part of the episode description that appears wherever the podcast is available/li>
  • Prominently mentioned and hyperlinked, if applicable, at top of the episode page on the WNP website (http://outsidelands.org/podcast/)

This sponsorship can promote your business, remember a loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or commemorate other special moments. Contact Podcaster Nicole Meldahl, nicole@outsidelands.org, with specific content questions.

As a Virtual Program Sponsor at $250 or more, you’ll connect with audiences locally and beyond San Francisco, both during the event and as an evergreen promotion on WNP’s YouTube Channel, which has over 675 subscribers.

By sponsoring one virtual program, your support will be:

  • Mentioned and hyperlinked, if applicable, at the beginning of the program, on the event listing, and in all promotions related to the event
  • Featured on a shared “Thank you, sponsors” slide that includes your name/logo at the beginning and end of the program
  • Prominently mentioned and hyperlinked, if applicable, on WNP’s YouTube page ( https://www.youtube.com/@WesternNeighborhoodsProject)

This sponsorship can promote your business, remember a loved one, celebrate an anniversary, or commemorate other special moments. Contact Director of Programs Chelsea Sellin, chelsea@outsidelands.org, with specific content questions.

As an Exhibition Sponsor, you’re able to offset the cost of window exhibitions at the WNP Clubhouse that make our block more vibrant and speak directly to our Richmond District neighbors. WNP annually stages two six-month exhibitions in our sidewalk-facing windows at 1617 Balboa near 17th Avenue. These exhibitions are accessible 24/7 and illuminated at night, conveniently located next to a bus stop, a busy neighborhood corner store, and around the corner from Argonne Elementary School.

Exhibitions programmed for 2024 will celebrate the WNP turning 25 and OpenSFHistory turning 10 (May-October), and the 100th anniversary of the Legion of Honor (November - April).

You can sponsor one or both of these exhibitions at two levels:

Donors who contribute at the “Big Alma” Level ($1,000 or more) will have their:

  • Name/logo prominently featured in the exhibition for six months
  • Sponsorship mentioned any time the exhibition and related programming is advertised through WNP channels: “Brought to you by [insert name]”

Donors who contribute at the “Sutro” Level ($500 -$999) will have their:

  • Name/logo prominently featured in the exhibition for six months