MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS PRIVILEGES

LEADERSHIP. ADVOCACY. CONNECTIONS. RESULTS. 

Downtown Partnership members receive unparalleled access to benefits, exposure to special programming, networking functions, and additional opportunities unmatched by any other local membership-based organization.  

We are here to help you make the connections and access the resources you need to succeed. We keep a finger on the pulse of Downtown San Diego by tracking demographics and development activity to help you understand the market. Armed with small and large-scale business experience, our team understands your perspective and has the know-how to get things done throughout our urban core. 

We offer a variety of levels of membership at various rates on an annual basis. Reference the details below for more information about our various levels of membership and member-exclusive opportunities. 

Join today to share ideas, strengthen ties, find new opportunities, and make meaningful connections! 

MEMBER CATEGORIES & RATES

Local and state offices we collaborate with to support the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of Downtown and drive initiatives 

Local organizations we collaborate with to support the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of Downtown and drive initiatives 

Rate: $450

Designed for a small urban retail or restaurant 

Rate: $525 

Designed for 501(c)(3) – charitable organizations, 501(c)(4) – civic leagues and social welfare organizations, 501(c)(6) – social advocacy groups, or a private charitable foundation  

Rate: $850 

Designed for an early-stage startup entering the market 

Rate: $1,260 

Designed for an independent business owner   

Rate: $3,150 

Designed for a small business with less than 15 employees 

Rate: $5,250 

Designed for a mid-size business with 16-49 employees 

Rate: $10,500

Designed for a large business with more than 50 employees   

Rate: $15,000 

Designed for a company who is an advocate within their industry and serves the greater good through innovative contributions which affect their community in a positive way

Rate: $20,000  

Designed for a company who is a champion within their industry and serves the greater good through innovation contributions which affect their community in a positive way

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Provided with a downloadable official Downtown Partnership widget to display on your company website and or LinkedIn

  • Company name listed in member roster section of website 

  • Access to an exclusive member portal and members-only section of our website to make connections with other members and receive exclusive deals, updates, and information (You will receive an email with the details on how to create a username and password)
     
     
  • Opportunity to access and list contact information in exclusive DSDP Member Online Directory    
  • Opportunity for an individual to serve as the member representative, participate on committees and select member programs & initiatives (dependent on each committee’s availability and requirements)

  • Access to professional development and leadership opportunities

  • Provided the opportunity to participate in low-cost high-quality networking and business development opportunities

  • Access to sponsorships and event tickets at a discounted rate

  • Member to member introductions   
  • Exclusive membership updates highlighting the latest initiatives the Downtown Partnership is championing to support public policy, advocacy, members-only events and resources for members from members   
     
  • E-newsletter highlighting the efforts and happenings taking place throughout Downtown San Diego   

Additional member benefits per level

All levels of membership will receive the above baseline benefits and starting at the Partner Enterprise level elevated benefits are provided and with each greater level the member company receives the prior level of benefits along with the additional benefits outlined at the specific level. 

  • Opportunity for select business services to be included on preferred member vendor list featured on standalone page of DSDP website 
  • Up to two employees listed in the member portal to receive membership updates and participate on committees 
  • Link to company website in member roster section of website  
  • Up to three employees listed in the member portal to receive membership updates and participate on committees  
  • About company included in member roster section of website   
  • Invitation to attend the Developers Circle/Roundtable Discussion 
  • Up to four employees listed in the member portal to receive membership updates and participate on committees 
  • Company name listed in the annual special event brochure 
  • Invitation to attend the President & CEO and Chair of the Board Roundtable Discussion focused on a topic that supports the advancement of the economic prosperity of Downtown 

Receive the complete list of above membership benefits along with the following. 

  • Increased awareness around your initiative and area of focus to boost your company’s credibility and commitment within our membership base, audience, and community
  • Personalized profile on our website showcasing the work your company is doing to make the city and Downtown community a better place

Advocate:   

  • Company name listed in the annual report 
  • Quarter page ad included in annual report
  • Opportunity to highlight your work via a Member Spotlight Feature (outline of content requirements & available dates will be provided) 

Champion:  

  • Company logo included in the annual report   
  • Half page ad included in the annual report 
  • Opportunity to highlight your work via a Member Spotlight Feature (outline of content requirements & available dates will be provided) 
  • A placement will be provided to promote an item that supports your company on Twitter and LinkedIn 
  • Member listing on digital signage in the Downtown Partnership office and scrolling on the membership page of the website    
  • Company name included quarterly in the digital Membership Updates  
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A LA CARTE BENEFITS
  • Member Spotlight Feature – $300
     
  • Annual Report Story or Ad feature – Full Page Cover, and Both Half and Full Page Mid Placement, and End Placements Available – $375-$2,000 

  • Sponsored Newsletter Content – $50/email   
  • Sponsored Social Media Posts – Inquire for Per Platform Pricing 

  • Website Homepage Carousel – $178/month 
     
  • Website Local Banner Ad – $90/month  
  • Monthly Downtown Development Tracker  

  • Weekly Local Agencies Legislative Lineup  

  • Summer Mixer 

  • End of Year Holiday Mixer 

  • Convos Over Coffee Session  

  • Wine & Wisdom Session  

  • Fed & Educated Session 

If interested in one of the above opportunities please reach out to Kaitlin, kpayne@downtownsandiego.org to secure your participation.

UNDERREPRESENTED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES MEMBERSHIP

Of the many initiatives outlined on behalf of expanding our inclusiveness and diversity strategy, we are committed to cultivating a culturally diverse membership base and Board of Directors to lead and govern effectively. 

Our underrepresented business enterprises membership opportunity fosters economic inclusion and provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to engage with their community, share their voice and vision and provide expertise, perspectives, experiences, and reputational capital.  

We encourage businesses that qualify to take advantage of this opportunity and to join us as an active member.  For more details and to apply, click here.

READY TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Click on the button below to complete our Membership Application and we will get in touch with you soon to complete your registration and to start your membership.  

member testimonial

"Since joining in 2010, my membership with the Downtown San Diego Partnership has been invaluable. The Downtown Partnership encourages/supports business and personal growth, while providing you with the opportunity to engage in committees and programming that are important to the success of both my company and our urban neighborhoods. Through my membership I have built stronger relationships with individuals from various industries. The Partnership team is extremely helpful, relatable, and professional."
Cecilia Kucharski
Vice President, Webcor