Contributing


How do you build a thriving community?

Eclectic Tech, LLC holds the space and the vision every month, but this is really an organic community event, and it is and becomes what you make of it. There are many ways for businesses and individuals to contribute to Holistic Hudson Valley to make sure it grows and remains successful:

SponsorshipPrizesVolunteeringWritten ContributionsPromotionsSignageRefreshments

Hosting

Our thanks and gratitude to the New Hampton Healing Farm for becoming our "permanent" event host. This position is currently filled. Thank you for your interest!

If you think you may want to host a Holistic Hudson Valley event, please see: Special Information for Hosts & Event Advertising Information for Hosts

Event Sponsoring

This is a simple corporate sponsorship level. Per-event sponsorship is $25 and allows you to display your signage, bring a table if you'd like to put out materials, and 3 minutes to address the crowd during the announcements break. You may sponsor 5 meetings for $100 and a whole year (11 meetings) for $175. There are only 2 sponsorship slots available on a per-event basis, so please check for availability and I can send you an invoice.

Prize Sponsors

At every event we have 1 giveaway slot available for a door prize to someone who RSVP'd and showed up for the event. You may donate a prize in the name of yourself or your business. If you would like to donate a prize but will not be attending the event, you may send the prize to "Eclectic Tech, LLC, PO Box 225, New Hampton NY 10958" but please make sure I know to expect the prize :) Otherwise I may think it's a gift for me.

Volunteering

One or more volunteers are welcome at our events. Your event fee will be waived (or your membership extended an extra month) as a Thank-You! for helping out. Volunteers can help with checking people in at the door, set-up &/or break-down of the event. Please Contact Criss with what you would like to do to help out. One of the great benefits of volunteering for check in (just as one example) is that you get to be the first face and name that every guest sees! Volunteers can help set-up, break-down as well. Thank you!

Written Contributions (with link exchange)

I am looking for articles about the different holistic (Wellness, Art, Music, Spirit, Environment...) categories. If you have an article for a holistic category that's not listed in the directory, the category will be created. So please feel free to write and contribute articles for unlisted subjects that related to holism.

  • Category Descriptions - up to 500 words describing the category
  • Feature Articles - 1000+ words

Your contribution should be an original piece (not a copy of Wikipedia, something else you've already written, or something "borrowed" from another website) and will be linked to your Directory listing &/or your website. A link back to your website is very important for search-engine results.

If there are multiple contributions for a wellness category, the best one will be featured on the Category page and an "Other descriptions..." type link will lead to the other contributed descriptions that are deemed appropriate for posting. There are so many different ways to look at the same topic. Pieces will be judged based on brevity (under 250 words is preferred), clarity, reading level (lower is better), and scope (how well they cover the category). Judging entries is up to the staff at Holistic Hudson Valley and is subject to our whims, available time, and personal judgment.

You may contact me for my email address if you are interested in contributing. We only accept contributions from people who live, work, breathe, eat, worship, school, or practice in the Hudson Valley New York area.

Spread the Word

We have postcards, a Facebook page, etc. and can easily create more materials to make it easy for everyone to promote upcoming Holistic Hudson Valley events. Please invite people to our online group, forward our event announcements, or hand out our business cards or flyers. This type of volunteering makes it clear that we've got a pulse :)

Signage sponsor

Help us purchase banners, chloroplast signs, and more to be used as event signage. We will do what we can to tastefully co-brand the piece and so you get some recognition for your contribution every time someone sees the signage.

Media & quantity sponsoredSponsor PriceProspective use
Window Clings (12)$25.00For car windows, for members
Window Clings (larger)$35.00For door/window at event venues
Business Cards (1000)$40.00Hand out & leave-behinds at local venues (current batch Sponsored by Liberated Life Coaching)
Door banner$60.00On door at Host venues (2 desired)
Postcards (1000)$50.00Hand out & leave-behinds at local venues Sponsored by Liberated Life Coaching and New Hampton Healing Farm
Table banner (1)$60.00On or over table at trade shows
Car Magnets (12)$70.00Prizes & on sponsor & coordinator vehicle(s)
Chloroplast signs (8)$75.00In-ground pointing directions near venue
Posters 8.5 x 11 (250)$99.00Post at holistic establishments throughout area

Refreshments sponsor NEW!!!

As the group grows, it becomes a marvelous opportunity for individuals or businesses to provide a snack or drink for the attendees. Please contact us about what you're thinking and we can arrange to have you in our rotation as someone bringing snacks to a meeting. We prefer gluten-free, low-carb and vegan options, organic if possible — just so that the highest number of attendees can enjoy your contributions.


© Eclectic Tech, LLC.
Holistic Hudson Valley is a community service organized by Criss Ittermann of Eclectic Tech, LLC.
Please make event and membership checks out to Eclectic Tech and mail to:
Holistic Hudson Valley c/o Eclectic Tech LLC, PO Box 225, New Hampton, NY 10958
For more information, call or text Criss at Eclectic Tech: 845-820-0262