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www.authorsandmore.com Carole Weitzel President Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 512 914-2596
What is Authors and More ? ● A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters. ● An agency owned by a librarian who knows what a presenter needs and what a school needs in a presenter. ● An agency that will work with you to help you find the right author for your event. ● Liaison with the author, publisher, and librarian.
Visit Tips: ● Start your planning ● What's your budget a. Honorarium or fee b. Travel expenses 1. Flight, car rental, and/or mileage 2. Hotel 3. Meals or per Diem
What's most important to you? ● Identify the author or storyteller that best fits your event. ● Date: It would be best to have 3 available dates. ● If you must have a specific date – are you flexible with the presenter? ● Price range
How to make a great event without breaking the budget: ● Prepare the audience ● Publicize the event ● Library website ● Parent Links, emails ● Public Library ● Create excitement for the author visit ● Read the books ● Learn about the author ● Check for equipment needs
$$$ Saving Ideas: ● Is there another school in your district which also wants to schedule the author the same week? ● Sometimes an author will discount their fee when they are booked for more than one school in the same week in the same area. ● Authors and More can help with booking authors for more than one day from surrounding districts thus saving costs for everyone. Authors and More
$$$ Saving Ideas (cont.) Check with the Public Library Community groups in the area may book the author/storyteller for an evening performance Book Clubs Ladies or Men's groups Look for a community sponsor
Funding Sources: ● TCA - Texas Commission on the Arts – Anina Moore http://www.arts.state.tx.us/ ● PTAs - Be proactive with the PTA, ask to be on the programs committee. ● Book Fairs - Tell parents the book fair is raising money to bring authors to the school. Let them know that the profits benefit the students and how you plan to use it.
Funding Sources (cont.) ● Corporate grants Most large companies have a grant program ● Education grants Some of these are listed later in the slides
Corporate Grants ● A Plus educational foundation rewards www.aplusfcu.org ● Email: email@example.com Applications available Feb. with a May firstname.lastname@example.org ● Bank of America: Corporate Philanthropy http://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/
Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Capital One: Contributions and partnership http://capitalone.com/about/corporate-citizenship/partnership ● Kohls: Associates in Action http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community04D.htm http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community04D.htm When a minimum of 5 Kohl associates from one location volunteer for 3 consecutive hours for a youth-serving nonprofit organization, associates help the nonprofit earn a $500 grant. ● Starbucks Foundation http://starbucks.com
Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Target: Arts and culture in schools www.target.com/grants ● Target: Take charge of education Redcard holders give 5% to the school of their choice on their purchases. Promote this with your parents and staff. Checks are given to the school in September. School's status can be checked online at anytime for the balance.
Corporate Grants (cont.) ● Wachovia and Wells Fargo https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/tx_guidelines ● Walmart and Sam's Club Giving Program http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8916.aspx
Education Grants ● Adopt-A-Classroom http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/index.aspx ● American Library Association http://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardgov/awardapps/index.cfm ● Donors Choose http://www.donorschoose.org ● Institute of Museum and Library Services http://www.imls.gov/applicants/name.shtm
Education Grants (cont.) ● International Reading Association http://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants.aspx ● Lee and Low Books http://www.leeandlow.com/p/administrators_grants.mhtml ● National Endowment for the Humanities http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html ● National Storytelling Network http://storynet.org/programs/grants/index.html
Education Grants (cont.) ● School grants http://schoolgrants.org ● Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators http://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/About-School-Visits Texas chapter http://www.scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=47 ● U. S. Department of Education http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-apply.html
Education Grants (cont.) ● The Wallace Foundation http://www.wallacefoundation.org/GrantsPrograms/Pages/default.aspx