Our readers are discerning, educated & highly values driven. They trust us to connect them with curated content that helps them be more conscious, active members of our community & promote businesses that are actively doing good for their customers, employees, community & the planet. All Austin Common partners gain posting privileges on our website, with the ability to share events, job openings, and even blog posts.
Just think of us as your personal translators. We’ll take any message you’re trying to get out into the world & make sure it comes across in an authentic way, through storytelling & engaging multimedia content. No annoying popup or banner ads here!
Being a partner company gains members of your staff access to our multi-issue, cross-sector Common Good Professional Network (a private, digital community to support continued learning, problem-solving & success) & The Common Club (a supportive group to help young people & newcomers develop into local leaders.)
Every dollar you spend partnering/advertising with us supports our mission to build a more civically-engaged & community-minded Austin, actively advancing sustainability, equity & our local economy.
As part of our promise to readers, we only promote organizations that are doing good for their customers, employees, the planet, and the local community. That’s why we ask all prospective partners to fill out a short application before we make things official 🙂
Here’s how the process works:
You choose the partnership level above that fits you best.
If you choose our sliding scale or basic partnership, you’ll be able to enter your credit card information right away online (but we won’t actually run your card until your application has been approved.)
You’ll then be prompted to create a login for our site and fill out a short application form (which will also become your profile page if your application gets approved.) You’ll have 3 business days to fill out the form.
We’ll review your application within 5 business days. If you’re approved, we’ll run your credit card, officially grant you access to the site, and send you your super cool Austin Common stickers in the mail.
After you sign up to become an Austin Common Partner (see above), you’ll receive an email with information on how to create a login for our website, as well as instructions on how to post. (Don’t worry – it’s pretty easy!) In order for your events to be considered for inclusion in our weekly newsletter as well, just be sure to submit them by noon on Tuesday the week before.
As a for-profit, for-purpose organization, our number one goal is to serve the local community… not to make money. That’s why we don’t allow just anyone to advertise on our website (sorry Exxon Mobile!). We only want to promote businesses, nonprofits, and government departments that are doing good for their customers, employees, the planet, and the local community. That’s why we ask we ask all prospective partners to fill out our short application form.
But don’t worry, we also recognize that nobody is perfect and so if you’ve had hiccup along the way, we give you the opportunity in the application to explain how you’ve worked to make yourself better since.
One of the benefits of our partnership program is that it brings together dozens of social-impact organizations in Austin. Our goal is to collectively amplify all of our work by providing our partners the opportunity to easily support and get connected to city-wide campaigns of positive impact. For example, in spring of 2020 we are working with Travis County and the City of Austin to develop fun and explainatory digital materials to promote the 2020 Census and share with our partner organization. Our goal is to make it easy as easy as possible for you to support an effort that ultimately benefits us all.
At The Austin Common, we have two individual membership clubs that provide networking, support, and leadership opportunities – The Common Club and The Common Good Professional Network. By becoming an Austin Common Partner, your employees will gain access to these clubs. You can learn more about them here.
We never want price to a barrier in helping to promote organizations who are doing good work in our community. If you are a grassroots organization with no staff and an annual budget of less $1,000, you can apply for free posting privileges on our website. All you have to do is fill out this form.
Yes! We also offer Brand Introductions (1-month of targeted promotions and personalized content creation to introduce your organization to our audience in an authentic and meaningful way) and Blast Packages (heavy event promotion across all our platforms, promoting your conference, gala, etc). Interested? Just fill out this form.
Each week, The Austin Common reaches 10,000 Austinties through our website, newsletter, and social media feeds. If you’d like to learn more about our audience, you can download our complete partnership packet here.
We support people taking action and never want price to be a barrier for organizations who are doing good work in our community. If you’re hosting events and bringing people together to advance sustainability, but can’t afford our partnership program, you might want to consider applying for our Grassroots Org Posting Discount.
In order to qualify, you must be an organization with no paid staff and an annual budget of less than $1,000/ a year. If you meet those terms, please fill out this application to apply for free event posting privileges on TheAustinCommon.com.