Sponsor the DMV Democracy Learning Community

Care about democracy?  Want to help widen and deepen participation in democracy by making it more fun and social, starting in America’s capital region?  Then become a DMV Democracy Learning Community (DLC) sponsor.

You or your organization can sponsor the DLC at the following levels:

Further sponsorship details:

(1) DemFest / DMV Democracy Festival tickets offer access to the full length of the Festival, tentatively planned for all day Saturday, October 19.   Goodie bags will consist of snacks and democracy-related items.  Additional goodie bags will also be available for sale at the Festival.

(2) For the Democracy Dinners, please RSVP here at least seven days in advance of your chosen Dinner date(s).  Details will come via email closer to your Dinner date(s).  In 2024, there are four Dinners scheduled prior to October’s DMV Democracy Festival, on February 24, April 27, June 29, August 24, and one Dinner scheduled after the Festival, on November 23.  All Dinners are on Saturdays, 6-9pm in or near DC, and offer you the opportunity to dine, mingle with others in the DC area who care about democracy, and learn more about the Festival, and how you or your organization can be involved.  Individual sponsors may bring one partner, friend or colleague to their chosen Dinner(s).  Organizational sponsors may use their passes at one or more Dinners, as each sponsor prefers.

(3) Organizations sponsoring at the Silver or Gold levels get table space at the festival to promote their organizations.  Content at your table must include something (information and/or activity) related to democracy.

(4) Organizations sponsoring at the Gold level have the option to organize their own 1-hour session at DemFest in October.  The session must be democracy related, and can be an exhibit, workshop, lecture, panel discussion, video and discussion, or else.  Gold organizational sponsors can also include one democracy-related branded item in all goodie bags at DemFest.  The item must be small enough to fit with other small items in a lunch-bag-sized good bag.  Goodie bags will be provided free to all sponsors, sold to festival goers who wish to purchase them, and earned by those who meet DemFest attendance and learning benchmarks, with all proceeds benefiting the DMV Democracy Learning Community.  To take advantage of one or both of these gold-level benefits, contact us at email@learninglife.info.

(5) For Gold sponsors, here is an example of an individual sponsor profile, and here is an example of an organizational sponsor profile.  In the latter case, profiles can also be made to focus strictly on your organization.  To be profiled, contact us at email@learninglife.info.

(6) Learning Life reserves sole decision-making authority regarding designating sponsors.  For this reason it is best to email us with your interest in sponsoring before making your contribution.

To become a DLC Sponsor, contribute here at your chosen Sponsor level.  Please write “DLC Sponsor” in the Note box, or if you do not wish to be identified publicly, write “anonymous DLC Sponsor.”  Anonymous sponsors will not be recognized anywhere, including Learning Life’s website, social media, e-newsletter and at DemFest.  



“[The DLC] brings together people who are actually living their democratic values.  It’s exciting to see them discover one another.” -Bill Schneider, DLC sponsor, and former CNN Senior Political Analyst.