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Athens Area Horse Community is dedicated to sustainably stimulating the growth of the local horse community. Maintaining and improving this website is a critical part of fulfilling that mission. We provide a valuable service to the local community – with lists of local merchants, a calendar of events, an interactive map of places to ride, articles and a monthly newsletter tailored to serving the local community.
Our work doesn’t stop there! As we learn and grow, we are learning that AAHC’s role is to help local horse people solve the problems we face while helping the community seize opportunities. We have a youth educational program in the works and we are hard at work on a land conservation program (first project is Heritage Park).
Why Partner with AAHC?
Aligning your company or brand with Athens Area Horse Community means associating with a community organization that is bringing horse people together and providing a valuable and appreciated service to the local community. It is a creative way to advertise. The logos of our Corporate Partners will appear on most publications and will be proudly displayed on the sidebar of the website. This side bar appears on every page of the AAHC website. We will also add your logos to the banner on the website.
Who would be a great partner for AAHC?Companies or individuals who share our interest in the growth of the local horse community enduring it is here for generations to come.
While we are not a non-profit (the main division of AAHC is an LLC), a significant portion of our time is devoted to giving back to the community. The youth educational program we have in the works will be a 501c3, and the land conservation program will likely branch off as a land conservancy program as well. Your financial support allows us to spend more time working on these two programs – as well as finding other ways to serve the community. Your partnership is key to sustaining and growing our organization. Partnering with us gives the staff at AAHC the stability to explore and invest in the interests of the local community. As a Corporate Partner, and member of the local community, this is an opportunity to tell the others in the community that your company values what we are doing.
We want the relationship with our partners to be mutually beneficial – and we are authorities in the local horse community. If you have questions about the community, we can help. From market research to helping your employees find satisfying volunteer opportunities, we are highly knowledgeable about the local horse community and we if we cannot answer your question, then we know the person who can!
Who qualifies to partner with AAHC?
Our ideal partners are also dedicated to sustainably stimulating the growth of the local horse community. They want to help us connect Athens Area horse people, provide valuable information that the community members can put to use, give community members opportunities to grow and learn. They share our core values of collaboration, inclusion, making a difference, sustainability, and responsibility.
AAHC Partner = Preferred Vendor
We want the relationship with our Partners to be mutually beneficial. One of the benefits of this partnership is that you become a preferred vendor. This could look different depending on the needs of your company, but an easy example would be a restaurant would have exclusive dibs on providing concessions at our events. When members of the community ask for help in your field, we would direct them to you.
Partners have the option of having a vendor table at our events (some events may have a vendor table cost depending on the venue).
What do you get from joining AAHC as a Partner– Your logo on publications and flyers
– Your logo on footer of every website page.
– “Partner Feature” article in one newsletter per term, posted and promoted online
– Preferred Vendor status. We recommend your services or products above others to our community.
– At minimum one article/post per contract term answering an Ask-A-Pro question, establishing you as an authority in your field.
What does AAHC get out of a Partnership?Financial assistance that will help us direct staff time towards community building opportunities that may not have a monetary return. Examples may include land conservation projects, the youth educational program, taking risks on event ideas like the schooling opportunities and Local Trainer Showcase, and more.
For 2021, we have a goal of 6 Partners. This will allow us to highlight one corporate sponsor per month. Each partner will be asked (but not required) to write an article for the newsletter. We want to help establish your brand as a leader and expert in your field.
Partnering with AAHC is really a marketing opportunity. And as marketing goes, it is relatively inexpensive.
All that being said, we are wiling to be flexible and consider new ideas and opportunities. If you have an idea for how we can partner or want to align with us – reach out! We are a community driven organization and we WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!