Design~Build~Live (DBL) is now offering business memberships! After nearly 20 years of successful sustainable living presentations, classes, workshops, special events and community projects, we are finally offering select local businesses the opportunity to officially put their support behind our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Design~Build~Live is unique among nonprofits, as we:
~ Offer free monthly presentations on topics such as natural building systems, rainwater harvesting, nontoxic materials, and sustainable site design
~ Conduct hands-on workshops that empower people to design, build or implement these life-supporting practices
~ Host nationally-renowned visionary speakers on important sustainable topics
~ Build sustainable, natural structures that enhance the community
Your membership is an investment in the local community, people and environment as well as an excellent opportunity to ally your business with Design~Build~Live, a community organization with a proven history of contributing to the education and sustainability of the Austin area and beyond. Your financial support will help move us toward our goals to:
~ Build a sustainable living education center
~ Expand our workshops and educational events
~ Create a demonstration village, a living example of urban sustainability
Please take a look at the various business memberships categories below and select one that best fits your company’s needs. We would also be happy to discuss a customized membership arrangement designed specifically for your organization.
Your membership contribution, less the fair market value of any goods or services received from DBL, is deductible for federal income tax purposes. If you have any questions or wish to discuss a custom membership, please contact Michele Hallahan via the “Contact Us” tab in the nav bar or at 512-731-4851.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How to Become a Business Member
1. Consult the “Member Categories” below for benefits associated with each membership level.
2. Login to your account (or Create an Account if you don’t already have one), and select ‘My Membership’ from the drop-down menu
3. Select the level of membership and method of payment that’s right for you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$150 Business Burrow
Tangible benefits for your organization:Business listing and hotlink on the DBL Resources page for a year Special recognition on the DBL homepage for a one-month period 2 tickets to the DBL Holiday party (worth $20 or more each)
Plus the following benefits for 2 designated representatives of your company for 1 year:A 20% discount on workshops and classes A 10% discount on all books and publications Free admission to monthly presentations Free organic cotton bag holder/ dispenser (worth $10) Advanced notice of select limited-capacity events Access to upcoming members-only website content
$250 Business Cottage
Tangible benefits for your organization:Special recognition on the DBL homepage for a three-month period 2 tickets to the DBL Holiday party (worth $20 or more each) A complimentary business card-size advertisement on our Resources page for 3 months
Plus all of the Business Burrow benefits listed above for 2 designated representatives of your company for 1 year.
$500 Business Hamlet
Tangible benefits for your organization:Special recognition on the DBL homepage for a six-month period 4 tickets to the DBL Holiday party (worth $20 or more each) A complimentary business card-size advertisement on our Resources page for 6 months Your business logo on the homepage of DBL for 6 months One hour of natural building or sustainable living consultation with a qualified DBL representative
Plus all of the Business Burrow benefits listed above for 4 designated representatives of your company for 1 year.
$1000 Business Village
All of the benefits of the Business Hamlet membership for 12 months, plus:2 tickets to all sections of the annual special event (special events in the past have involved workshops with published, nationally renowned natural building/ sustainable living experts such as Brad Lancaster www.harvestingrainwater.com and Carol Venolia www.naturalremodeling.com) each worth up to $200.
Summary of Business Benefits by Membership Category
|Membership Type →
|Free advertising for your educational programs on DBL website||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|10% Discount on all books and publications for ‘x’ employees*||2||3||4||4|
|Free admission to monthly presentations for ‘x’ employees*||2||3||4||4|
|Advanced notice of select limited-capacity events for ‘x’ employees*||2||3||4||4|
|20% discount on workshops for 12 months for ‘x’ employees*||2||3||4||4|
|Free organic cotton bag holder/ dispenser (worth $10) for ‘x’ employees*||2||3||4||4|
|Business listing and hotlink on our Resources page||X||X||X||X|
|Special recognition on the DBL homepage||1 month||3 months||6 months||12 months|
|Tickets to the DBL Holiday party (worth $20 each)||2||2||4||6|
|A complimentary business card-size advertisement on our Resources page||3 months||6 months||12 months|
|Your business logo on the homepage of DBL||6 months||12 months|
|One hour of consultation with a DBL representative (worth $125)||X||X|
|2 tickets to all special events in one year (worth $400)||X|
* The “x” refers to the numbers shown in the categories to the right