Partner with Mac & Cheese Productions℠

“I have never met a person who encouraged & pushed me more than you do. I’m just about in tears because that includes my own parents. It’s so validating, which is the thing I think I have sought most in life, to know someone like you values me.” — a Cheese-It

You have an awesomeness that you want strategically promoted to a targeted yet expansive community of genuine, big-hearted, open-minded doers, optimists, and goodness spreaders.

“Mutually-beneficial” has a nice ring to you.

Mac & Cheese Productions’ recipe for how to live – personal development, self-love, play, holisticness, authentic and lasting connections – is a natural fit with you. And something you want to be a part of.

Mac & Cheese Partners are companies, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting those who choose to live a Life of Yes℠.

Why Partner with Mac & Cheese Productions℠

Since 2004, Mac & Cheese has spent $0 on marketing and advertising. Word of mouth has created a robust and active referral network full of people who have experienced Mac & Cheese, affectionately called Cheese-Its, and who love nothing more than to spread its goodness.

Mac & Cheese is a press-darling and usually, they find us, from Forbes to Crains to SELF to the New York Times (and a bunch more, see bottom of page).

Saya had an almost-100% bartered wedding, a demonstration that vendors see the value in partnering with her.

Mac & Cheese takes its referrals and associations very seriously and thus does not partner blindly. We are looking to partner with those who have similar a value system, work-ethic (fun and laid-back yet uber-professional!), outlook (positive!), and community.

What Partners Say

“Thanks to our services being featured, our group has assisted an owner in selling her home successfully in Wrigleyville. In addition, we have had people who were interested in learning more about the home-purchase process attend our first-time home buyer seminars.”

“I really value Saya’s word-of-mouth recommendations. A plug brought me three terrific people to live in my rental condo, for instance. Yes, there’s Craigslist for such things, but Saya’s connections are, in some sense, pre-screened, and I know that friends and acquaintances of hers will be responsible, civilized and cool.”

“OMG, literally hours after your posting did I receive a call from a new client interested in our catering services! THANK YOU!”

“The Mac & Cheese network is awesome! For over a year I was trying to sell a credit I had with a local trolley company. I posted it a few times on Craigslist and tried to network through my friends. Even with a substantial discount, I had no takers. Knowing she had an extensive network, I reached out to Saya. Within 24 hours of posting it, I had two leads and within a week I was able to cut a deal with Tracy, who’s getting married and will be using the trolley for her wedding—a true win/win! I will definitely use the M&C network again and I highly recommend it as a marketing tool.”

 “I had the opportunity to place a slideshow Ad during the last Fear Experiment event. It was great to see my glass studio’s information flash up on the screen in front of a crowd of 750 people and all of the performers! I had no idea what would come from it but it turned out that I got interest from several people who saw the ad and wanted to take a glass class. We scheduled the class with the interested folks, had a wonderful time and now I have a new group of return customers!”

Partnership Opportunities

These can be one-offs or continuous, e.g. you raffle away a laptop at an offering or you provide a scholarship each Sleepaway Camp.

Partnerships have run the gamut from a cell-phone company providing a phone and a year of service to give away to a restaurant providing a meal for event attendees to a career coach offering free sessions to a company sending M&C an annual check to support its offerings as it deemed fit.

  • Food & Drink: supply nourishment at one of Mac & Cheese’s offerings
  • Venue: host a Mac & Cheese experience, from a two-hour class to a performance to a weekend camp
  • Financial — No Strings: you think what Mac & Cheese is doing is valuable and want to support its mission and growth via cold hard cash
  • Financial — Scholarships: in order to make its experiences accessible to everyone, M&C often provides financial assistance; you can earmark your monetary contribution for such scholarships
  • Financial — Event Sponsorship: to see the various levels available, ask Saya via the form below
  • Service Provider: you want to offer a service to Cheese-Its and/or to Saya for free/a discount or specifically to Saya
  • Product Provider: you want to offer a product to Cheese-Its and/or to Saya for free/a discount
  • An avenue not listed above? Indicate it on the form below

In exchange for above, Mac & Cheese offers a variety of goodness, type and quantity to be agreed upon between you and M&C, such as:

  • Online Promotion — social media and e-newsletter
  • Sponsored Blog Post — you pen a post on a topic that you feel would be of interest to Cheese-Its
  • In Person Promotion — M&C promotes you at an event, you promote yourself at an event, or combination of both
  • Event Promotion — inclusion on event webpages and event communication
  • Naming Rights — naming exclusivity for and on-going promotion of an offering e.g. “the Clif Bar Fear Experiment℠ Scholarship”
  • Event Curation — M&C curates an event for you/featuring you

Partner with Mac & Cheese Productions℠