Warren-Newport Public Library District
Lake County, Illinois
Board of Trustees
Adopted: May 15, 2007
Reviewed/Revised: November 20, 2012; January 20, 2015
ARTICLE 1. PURPOSE AND DEFINITION
The purpose of this policy is to define the sponsorship policy of the Warren-Newport Public
Library District (WNPLD).
Sponsorship is an agreement between WNPLD and a sponsor whereby WNPLD receives either
money or a benefit in kind for an event, campaign, or initiative. The sponsoring organization or
individual receives publicity or other benefits.
ARTICLE 2. OBJECTIVES
WNPLD has the following objectives in sponsorship relationships:
to obtain sponsorship for appropriate events, campaigns, or initiatives;
to protect the position and reputation of WNPLD;
to provide a consistent and professional approach toward sponsorship;
to obtain optimum value in sponsorship arrangements; and
to protect Trustees and employees from claims of inappropriate dealings or relationships
ARTICLE 3. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Section 3.01 Opportunities
The WNPLD will seek opportunities to work with both local and national organizations by
identifying sponsorship opportunities of mutual benefit in keeping with WNPLD’s
Section 3.02 Relationships with Sponsors
Sponsorship provides publicity and advertising for sponsors, thus raising the profile of sponsors
WNPLD will not put itself in a position where a sponsorship has or may appear to have:
influenced WNPLD Trustees or Employees in carrying out their responsibilities;
attempted to gain favorable terms from the WNPLD in any transaction; and/or
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aligned WNPLD with an organization whose values conflict with WNPLD values.
Section 3.03 Unsuitable Sponsors
WNPLD will not entertain sponsorships from organizations which:
are religious in nature;
are in financial or legal conflict with WNPLD;
are primarily political in purpose; and/or
embrace values that conflict with WNPLD values.
Section 3.04 Policies
WNPLD will comply with its purchasing policy and procedures and may advertise sponsorship
ARTICLE 4. PROCEDURES
In seeking sponsorship, WNPLD will consider its sponsorship strategy and this policy
and will follow applicable guidelines.
All sponsorship proposals must be approved by the Executive Director and the Board of
Sponsorship proposals may be referred to the WNPLD legal counsel for review.
All prospective sponsors will be given a copy of this Policy.
ARTICLE 5. DISTRICT DISCRETION
WNPLD retains complete discretion with respect to all of the following:
approving the nature and content of all materials to be used by a sponsor; and
terminating a sponsorship where there is a violation of this policy or the sponsorship
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