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www.authorsandmore.com Carole Weitzel President Email: carole@authorsandmore.com 512 914-2596. What is Authors and More ?. A booking agency for authors, storytellers and other presenters. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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www.authorsandmore.comCarole WeitzelPresidentEmail: carole@authorsandmore.com512 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 planningWhat's your budgeta. Honorarium or feeb. Travel expenses1. Flight, car rental, and/or mileage2. Hotel3. 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 audiencePublicize the eventLibrary websiteParent Links, emailsPublic Library

Create excitement for the author visitRead the booksLearn 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.

$$$ Saving Ideas (cont.)Check with the Public LibraryCommunity groups in the area may book the author/storyteller for an evening performanceBook ClubsLadies or Men's groups

Look for a community sponsor

Funding Sources:

TCA - Texas Commission on the Arts Anina Moorehttp://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 grantsMost large companies have a grant programEducation grantsSome of these are listed later in the slides

Corporate Grants

A Plus educational foundation rewardswww.aplusfcu.orgEmail: educationfoundation@aplusfcu.org Applications available Feb. with a May deadlineBank of America: Corporate Philanthropyhttp://www.bankofamerica.com/foundation/

Corporate Grants (cont.)Capital One: Contributions and partnership http://capitalone.com/about/corporate-citizenship/partnershipKohls: Associates in Action http://www.kohlscorporation.com/CommunityRelations/Community04D.htmWhen 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 Foundationhttp://starbucks.com

Corporate Grants (cont.)Target: Arts and culture in schoolswww.target.com/grantsTarget: Take charge of educationRedcard 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 Fargohttps://www.wellsfargo.com/about/charitable/tx_guidelinesWalmart and Sam's Club Giving Programhttp://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8916.aspx

Education GrantsAdopt-A-Classroomhttp://www.adoptaclassroom.org/index.aspxAmerican Library Associationhttp://www.ala.org/ala/awardsgrants/awardgov/awardapps/index.cfmDonors Choosehttp://www.donorschoose.orgInstitute of Museum and Library Serviceshttp://www.imls.gov/applicants/name.shtm

Education Grants (cont.)International Reading Associationhttp://www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants.aspxLee and Low Bookshttp://www.leeandlow.com/p/administrators_grants.mhtmlNational Endowment for the Humanitieshttp://www.neh.gov/grants/index.htmlNational Storytelling Networkhttp://storynet.org/programs/grants/index.html

Education Grants (cont.)School grantshttp://schoolgrants.orgSociety of Children's Book Writers and Illustratorshttp://www.scbwi.org/Pages.aspx/About-School-VisitsTexas chapterhttp://www.scbwi.org/Regional-Chapters.aspx?R=47U. S. Department of Educationhttp://www2.ed.gov/fund/grants-apply.html

Education Grants (cont.)The Wallace Foundationhttp://www.wallacefoundation.org/GrantsPrograms/Pages/default.aspx

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