ASHA offers 2 levels of corporate support: The Corporate Partnership Program and the Event Sponsorship Program.
The Corporate Partner Program is for companies that invest $50,000+ in ASHA asset purchases in a marketing contract over a one-year time frame. These asset purchases may include, but are not limited to advertising (both print and digital), exhibit space, sponsorship, and mailing lists. Corporate Partners alone have access to ASHA’s membership via email (administered by ASHA).
The Event Sponsorship Program consists of individual sponsorship opportunities for ASHA’s in-person and online conferences throughout the year, in addition to opportunities for companies to support special programming that is not offered for continuing education credits. Sponsorship is offered to companies registered as an exhibitor on the exhibit hall floor (there may be flexibility for sponsorships taking place away from the convention center.)
Corporate support (partnership and event sponsorship) is a source of non-dues revenue for ASHA and increases programming and opportunities for members. Every corporate partner or event sponsor must submit all related advertising materials for thorough review. The review process is conducted by ASHA’s practice professionals. Reviewers are looking to deter efficacy claims, person-first language, the perception of endorsement, etc. ASHA reviews advertising content in the ads and/or materials related to the sponsorship opportunity. If the collateral materials contain an efficacy claim, ASHA staff will contact the company and ask if research is available on their website, or would be made available upon request should a member ask for substantiation of the claim. However, ASHA only validates whether or not the research is relevant to the claim; ASHA does not form an opinion on the research. View a full list of the ASHA Advertising Contract Conditions and Standards, which also applies to sponsors.
In addition, ASHA requires vendors who purchase a corporate partnership or an event sponsorship to sign a contract agreeing to follow all the aforementioned provisions of advertising. In addition, the sponsorship contract specifically states that: