Background:

The Welcoming Committee helps LGBTQ people access the entire world in outrageous comfort. In the cities where we operate, we take our members, by the hundreds, to iconic cultural, nightlife, sports, and travel destinations. These events, or “takeovers,” are the hallmark of our approach to helping our members achieve day-to-day experiential equality everywhere they want to go.

Now, TWC is building partnerships with local community groups to assist in providing social experiences for their members. Our partners have the unique opportunity to access events where their members are guaranteed to have a blast, and all the logistical work required in planning and executing the events is left to TWC.
 

What is a TWC Community Partner?

TWC Community Partners are non-profit organizations like sports teams, graduate school groups, and local advocacy groups who are interested in providing opportunities for their members to participate in social experiences together. These experiences strengthen relationships within these groups and between those groups and the greater LGBTQ community. Just imagine bringing your members together for a baseball game and sitting all together amidst 750 LGBTQs. Or heading to The Nutcracker, an iconic cultural institution, where you can bring your group and meet other individuals in the community throughout the night.

How does it work?

We ask that each community partner assigns a point person to work with TWC HQ to select experiences they think would be most beneficial for their members. Four times per year, TWC will send along event opportunities, including cultural, sports, and travel experiences and ask delegates to select those they believe their group would be most interested in. From there we'll work with each partner individually on an event-by-event basis.
 

Why this is unusually awesome:

Community Partners, depending on the events they select, have the opportunity to benefit in at least one of the following ways:
1) Gain early access to high demand events that typically sell out in a few hours or a few days.
2) Hold a certain number of seats for their group and ensure that all members are sitting together.
3) Fundraise through a per person referral fee for each ticket sold. Referral fees will vary depending on the event and ticket availability. 

 

This sounds cool. How do I get started?

1) If you haven't already, get in touch with Gena: gena@thewelcomingcommittee.com
2) You'll work one on one with the appropriate city managers at TWC to select experiences that best fit your group.
3) Your group bubbles with joy and you look really good for it!