Love what we do? Want to offer your support so we can keep doing it? You’ve come to the right place. When you support Raspberry you help us grow something bigger than a magazine: a community. You’re not just helping us toward our goals of printing a real-life magazine, you’re contributing to a cultural hub where writers, artists, creators can come together to develop and showcase their work.
Raspberry magazine is a publication by Red Press Society (RPS) a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth of Fraser Valley arts and culture through online and print media, events, and related initiatives.
For the time being, Raspberry is the primary beneficiary of all donations to RPS, meaning your sponsorship contributes to our goals:
- Print distribution in the community
- Hosting events
- Promotion of artists (visual art, theatre, creative writing, dance, music, etc.)
- Honoraria for artists we showcase
- Operational costs including paying our writers, editors, photographers, and other currently unpaid staff.
We require funding in these areas so we can provide a free, high-quality arts and culture publication to the communities of the Fraser Valley.
We believe arts, culture, and community life should be accessible to all citizens; thus, the real beneficiary of your generosity is your neighbour, your friend, a painter whose mural you admired in passing, the aspiring writer whose first story is published locally in print— and the list goes on.
There are two ways to support Raspberry based on the kind of relationship you want with us. Are you looking to sponsor us through an ongoing partnership where we both benefit from what we’re trying to accomplish? Awesome! More inclined to offer up a donation out of the kindness of your heart so we can go on our merry way? Also awesome! We welcome any and all support (this is one of those every-bit-helps scenarios), so let us know what works for you.
Become a Sponsor
When you decide to sponsor Raspberry we approach it like a partnership. We have shared goals, shared values, and mutual contributions to the creative cultural community in the Fraser Valley. We’re planting roots and cultivating a relationship that runs deep into the core of what we’re trying to accomplish. We’re all in this together.
One way we see this relationship thriving is through your ongoing financial contribution which directly impacts our growth as a magazine and cultural hub. In turn, we recognize your organization in the front of our magazine, offer advertising during the period of sponsorship, and promote you on our social media channels and at any Raspberry events.
Another way this relationship could thrive is through your contribution of goods and/or services. Your offer will help us realize our goals and impact the cultural community in the Fraser Valley. We make sure people are aware of that by offering providing the same benefits to those offered through financial sponsorship.
If a sponsorship or partnership is something you want to discuss further, fill out this form to get in touch with us. We’d love to chat. “[We] think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”