By partnering with ORBIS International, your company can have an immediate and lasting impact on the lives of millions of people who are blind or at-risk of blindness, while also fostering a reputation for social responsibility. The ORBIS brand represents reliable and successful philanthropy, and we have a proven track record of building mutually beneficial partnerships with corporations that share our dedication to saving sight worldwide.
Opportunities for corporate sponsorship include strategic philanthropy, sponsorship packages, public awareness activities, workplace giving and matching gifts, cause-related marketing, employee fundraising and gifts-in-kind.
- Strategic philanthropy
ORBIS operates full-time program offices in
Vietnam, and additional long-term efforts are underway in Latin America and the
Caribbean. At these locations, our staff and volunteer experts design and implement broad-based initiatives focused on pediatric ophthalmology, cataract, glaucoma, trachoma, diabetic retinopathy and health care technology. Corporations that underwrite these initiatives receive an array of recognition opportunities, which can also be combined with sponsorship activities to create a unique program of support.
Sponsorship packages can be designed to accommodate a wide variety of interests. Sponsorships range from support for a one-time program or fundraising event in a single market to multi-year programs and marketing activities spanning several countries. Partnering with ORBIS International offers corporations the opportunity to be involved with the world’s only
Hospital, our long-term blindness prevention programs, a committed corps of more than 400 volunteer ophthalmologists and the Cyber-Sight® telemedicine and education program.
- Public awareness
Your corporation can help ORBIS International increase public awareness of its work by placing inserts in customer mailings, displaying brochures in retail or office locations, hosting an informational session or highlighting ORBIS in your publications.
- Workplace giving and matching gifts
Workplace giving is a convenient way for employees to join our monthly donor program by making charitable contributions through automatic payroll deduction. Many corporations choose to demonstrate their commitment to philanthropy by matching charitable contributions made by employees. ORBIS works with corporations to encourage employees to take advantage of these opportunities.
- Cause-related marketing
The ORBIS brand is recognized around the world. Your corporation can distinguish itself from competitors through a range of sales promotions and co-branded advertisements.
- Employee fundraising: Advocates for Sight
Workplace volunteerism is an effective way to foster team-building, enhance motivation and build relationships with employees. ORBIS recognizes the value of human resources, and we work with corporations to develop successful volunteer programs. We have an ongoing need for volunteers from the medical and aviation communities, as well as the expertise of professionals in other areas, including marketing and communications.
No matter what your business specialty, the ORBIS Advocates for Sight program encourages employees to use their leadership skills and creativity to raise vital funds for our sight-saving programs. Our website provides a comprehensive guide to assist employees in their fundraising activities.
Making an in-kind gift of goods or services can be a practical and resourceful way for your corporation to help advance the sight-saving work of ORBIS. Among the items that we need on a regular basis are jet fuel, airline miles, and medical and pharmaceutical supplies.
For more information on these or other corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact the ORBIS Corporate Relations Department at Carmela.Raiti@orbis.org or call 646.674.5506 or 646.674.5568. Please visit "Get Involved" to work with an ORBIS office in your area.