To become a 2021 Blue Thumb Partner, please download and read through the Partner Agreement. Then submit the form below. Become a Blue Thumb Partner Organization Name* Partner Contact InformationThis information is for Blue Thumb Partner communication; we will not share it beyond Blue Thumb Partners.Primary Contact Name* First Last Primary Contact Email* Primary Contact PhonePrimary Contact Address* Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Add information for another contactIs there anyone else who would like to be kept in the loop (receive Blue Thumb emails and updates)? Add an additional contact Additional Contact InformationThis information is for Blue Thumb Partner communication; we will not share it beyond Blue Thumb Partners.Additional Contact Name* First Last Additional Contact Email* Additional Contact PhoneAdd information for another contact Add another contact Additional Contact InformationThis information is for Blue Thumb Partner communication; we will not share it beyond Blue Thumb Partners.Additional Contact Name* First Last Additional Contact Email* Additional Contact PhoneAdd information for more contacts Add more contacts Additional Contact(s) InformationThis information is for Blue Thumb Partner communication; we will not share it beyond Blue Thumb Partners.Please include all names and emails you would like addedPublic Contact InformationOne of the benefits of being a Blue Thumb Partner is your profile on bluethumb.org that contains information about your organization for thousands of site visitors every year. The information you provide here will be used to populate that profile; please supply as much information as you are willing to, so that site visitors can learn how you can help them and how to contact you.Partner DescriptionPlease share what you'd like your partner description to say, or a link to page you'd like it pulled from. One or two paragraphs is typical.Partner LogoPlease upload a high-quality logo to be used in your partner profile. For best quality, it helps if it's 800x800 pixels.Max. file size: 96 MB.Services ProvidedPlease check all the boxes that describe your company/organization Government Agency Grant Information Informational Speaker Nonprofit Landscape Design Landscape Installation Landscape Maintenance Green Infrastructure/Stormwater Management Turf Alternatives Native Plant Nursery Tree Care Soil & Amendments Permeable Pavement Other Other ServicesAll your offered services will appear on your profile and be searchable, but only the above ones will be filterable by visitors.Grant/Cost Share URLIf your organization offers cost-shares or grants to the public, please provide a link to a website page with relevant information. Use Primary Contact Email for Public Contact?Should we share your Primary contact email on your profile, or would you like a different one to be displayed? Share my primary email Don't share my email Public Contact Email*How should interested members of the public contact you? Use Primary Contact Phone for Public Contact?Should we share your Primary contact phone number on your profile, or would you like a different one to be displayed? Share my primary phone number Don't share my phone number Public Contact Phone*How should interested members of the public contact you?Use Primary Contact Address for Public Contact?Should we share your Primary contact address on your profile, would you like a different one to be displayed, or would you like to not display an address on your public profile? Share my primary address Don't share my address Public Contact Address*Where can interested members of the public find you? Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / Postal Code Organization Website Facebook Handle Instagram Handle Twitter Handle Service OpportunitiesWe need dedicated partner time contributions as well as financial contributions to maintain Blue Thumb’s success and support our Blue Thumb program staff as well as Finest on Earth Blue Thumb marketing materials like an updated website, increased social media presence, email blasts, and display and event resources. Since not all partners have the same financial resources to contribute, Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water® program partners can help run various divisions of the program. Hours served go toward a reduction of membership fees at $50 per hour. Up to 50% of the total fee may be paid in service hours (100% for nonprofits and volunteer-led groups). If you are interested in providing services to Blue Thumb in lieu of your organization’s partner fees, please consider joining one of the subcommittees below. Other opportunities are available throughout the year (i.e. volunteering at the state fair). Please note: Blue Thumb Partners may also fulfill their volunteer hours with their Master Water Stewards hours.Blue Thumb SubcommitteesMarking any committee(s) is not a commitment, but a statement of interest. Blue Thumb staff will be in contact to confirm and talk about next steps. More information is available in the Partner Agreement. Membership Recruitment and Retention Workshop Development & Promotions EJ Hub Resources & Materials Partner Meetings Year End Recognition Event State Fair & Engagement Steering Committee Partnership InformationFees are a necessary part in helping Blue Thumb – Planting for Clean Water® achieve our vision and offer all the partner benefits outlined. In 2021 members may continue to fulfill up to 50% of fees with volunteer action hours on subcomittees and at events. Nonprofits and volunteer-led organizations have the option to fulfull their full partner fee through service hours.Small Organizations: Fee = $250 - $750 Business (Gross revenue < $500,000) Nonprofit, WMO (Annual budget < $500,000) City (Population < 5,000) County / SWCD (Population < 50,000) Watershed District (Taxable Market Value < $1 Billion) Medium Organizations: Fee = $500 - $1,500 Business (Gross revenue $500,000 - $1,000,000) Nonprofit, WMO (Annual budget $500,000 - $1,000,000) City (Population 5,000 - 50,000) County / SWCD (Population 50,000 - 400,000) Watershed District (TMV $1 -$5 Billion) Large Organizations: Fee = $1,000 - $3,000 Business (Gross revenue > $1 Million) Nonprofit, WMO (Annual budget > $1 Million) City (Population > 50,000) County / SWCD (Population > 400,000) Watershed District (TMV > $5 Billion) Partner Size*Please select the size of your organization using the descriptions above, and then the amount of your fee. Small Organization Medium Organization Large Organization Partner Fee*Please choose the amount of your partner fee. Small organizations are expected to contribute between $250 and $750.Please enter a number greater than or equal to 250.Partner Fee*Please choose the amount of your partner fee. Medium organizations are expected to contribute between $500 and $1,500.Please enter a number greater than or equal to 500.Partner Fee*Please choose the amount of your partner fee. Large organizations are expected to contribute between $1,000 and $3,000.Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1000.Organizations outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area (in and beyond Greater Minnesota) can request a 50% reduction in the partner fee. Nonprofits and Volunteer-led groups can fulfill their fee in 100% service hours. All partners can also apply up to half of their partner fee towards the cost of a workshop package, and order discounted Blue Thumb materials as outlined in the partner agreement.Greater Minnesota or Out-of-State Partner DiscountThough we strive to provide all partners with the benefits of partnership, we realize that those outside of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area are likely to have more difficulty attending events, borrowing displays, and giving/getting referrals from other nearby partners; until we build up regional hubs of partners, we're offering a 50% discount for those who feel it's warranted. Yes, my organization is outside of the metro area and would like a 50% discount. Are you planning on fulfilling up to half your dues through volunteer hours?*We will invoice for any unfulfilled service hours at the end of the year. No, please invoice me for the full amount of the above fee. Yes, please invoice me for 1/2 the amount of the above fee. We are a nonprofit or volunteer-led group and plan to fulfill 100% of the fee through service hours Partner Fee InvoiceTo be invoiced upon form submission.Partner Fee InvoiceTo be invoiced upon form submission.Blue Thumb Partner Promise*Blue Thumb partners are not required to limit their projects to only those involving native plants, pollinator habitat and/or stormwater retention; however, they should endeavor to approach their work with ecological principles whenever possible, and encourage their clients, customers, members, or residents to do the same. Native plants are understood to be local ecotype plant material propagated from original sources no farther than 200 miles (300 miles for trees and shrubs) from the projects. Additionally, partners with shoreline stabilization projects commit to using only local ecotype native plants in their designs, as shorelines present too easy an opportunity for non-native plants to spread. I understand and agree with the above Partner Promise. Sponsorship OpportunitiesAre you interested in learning more about additional program and marketing sponsorship opportunities? Yes! Please reach out to me to share more about sponsorships.