Learn More About Becoming a Nonprofit Partner:
See our How the Campaign Works page to learn more about the moving parts and commitments for partners of the Earth Day Oregon campaign, and how you can take part.
When you’re ready, head on over to the 2024 registration page for nonprofit partners!
Still have questions? Contact us!
Nonprofit Partner FAQs
Are there fees to participate in the Earth Day Oregon campaign as a nonprofit partner?
No. Participating nonprofits engage in an active partnership with Earth Day Oregon and the partner community while carrying out Earth Day/Month campaigns of their own design that are cohesively-branded to lift up the entire Earth Day Oregon effort. There are no fees to participate.
Who is eligible to participate as a nonprofit partner?
- 501(c)(3) nonprofits based in (or with a location in) Oregon; or are located in Oregon and are fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
- Organizations that are registered as a nonprofit in Oregon and primarily serve Oregon (active nonprofit registration with the Oregon Secretary of State).
- Partners must advance one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Oregon.
- Partners must dedicate resources year-round to established staff roles and activities related to sustainability/climate action/environmental justice that benefit Oregon.
- Oregon nonprofits that engage with and benefit marginalized communities who are impacted by systemic racism, discrimination, inequities, and other forms of oppression are encouraged to participate. Earth Day Oregon works to provide extra support to nonprofits that are small, rural, community-benefit (CBOs), and culturally-specific.
- Nonprofit partners’ policies and practices must provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals in leadership, staffing and service, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion and any status protected by law. They must not require attendance or participation in religious/faith activities as a condition of service delivery, nor require adherence to religious/faith beliefs as a condition of service or employment.
What do we commit to doing as a nonprofit partner of the Earth Day Oregon campaign?
- Nonprofit partners must recruit at least 3 business partners and ensure they are registered by the deadline. Each Business Partner agrees to make a meaningful monetary contribution directly to their nonprofit partner in honor of Earth Day, and to get the word out about the partnership as part of Earth Day Oregon. One of the 3 required business partner donations can be in-kind (non-cash). See the Business Partner page for more information and registration.
- Register your nonprofit organization by January 29, 2024. (Priority deadline for nonprofit registration: 12/22/2023, providing earlier access to campaign resources to support planning and business outreach!)
- Confirmed nonprofit partners must send a representative to attend a virtual Partner Orientation Meeting. (See the Earth Day Oregon 2023 campaign calendar here.)
- Nonprofit partners design, plan, and carry out their own individualized Earth Day Oregon campaigns that fit their organization, goals, and audience. This is done while incorporating Earth Day Oregon’s customizable branding and language to make it clear that all partners are part of a larger campaign that is making a collective impact, statewide. Each partners’ campaigns should focus on engagement and action in Earth Month (April), especially on Earth Day (April 22nd).
- While many nonprofit partners choose to organize or co-organize virtual or in-person events to boost engagement, media potential, and giving around Earth Day, it is optional to do so! Your business partners may host Earth Day Oregon-related events as well in support of your organization.
Why should my organization participate?
- To raise awareness, revenue, and business partnerships for your nonprofit! By working together to direct donations and engagement to nonprofit partners statewide, we are collectively ensuring that Earth Day is amplified.
- Earth Day Oregon provides nonprofit partners with a timely excuse to ask businesses and individuals to support your crucial work. You’ll receive branded outreach materials, handy templates, a marketing toolkit, and strategy tips to help you recruit your business partners and promote your involvement in the campaign, including resources in English and Spanish.
- Earth Day Oregon gives nonprofit partners an opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with business partners and community members that last beyond Earth Day.
- Earth Day Oregon hosts regional mixer events for campaign partners, which are an opportunity to connect with other Oregon nonprofits and businesses as we celebrate and inspire collective action together.
What is Earth Day Oregon’s role?
Earth Day Oregon:
- Coordinates and promotes the Earth Day Oregon campaign to maximize visibility for partners and statewide action on Earth Day (April 22nd), and all Earth Month long.
- Prepares cohesive campaign branding and carries out a broad PR and social media plan to maximize attention and support for Earth Day Oregon partners.
- Develops partnerships statewide to bolster the campaign’s reach and impact.
- Connects with Sponsors who give to Earth Day Oregon in support of the overall campaign. (A portion of these gifts is distributed as need-based mini-grants to eligible nonprofit partners at the end of the campaign.)
- Engages eligible Oregon nonprofit partners to join the annual campaign and runs informational and orientation meetings.
- Provides support, regular communications, campaign resources, and events to support nonprofit partners (and their business partners) in their campaign efforts, aiming to make it as accessible and easy to participate as possible.
- Hosts an online Earth Day Oregon action hub including a partner directory with links to donate, a partner event/engagement calendar for the public, and more.
- Plans and hosts regional partner events to kick off Earth Month and build connections among partners.
How can I learn more?
- Sign up at the top of this page for the virtual Nonprofit Info Meeting on 11/28/2023.
- See our How the Campaign Works page to learn more about the moving parts and commitments for partners of the Earth Day Oregon campaign, and how you can take part.
- Registered nonprofit partners gain access to an online treasure trove of campaign resources to make your participation easier.
- Still have questions or want to connect? Email email@example.com.