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www.authorsandmore.comCarole WeitzelPresidentEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
A Plus educational foundation rewardswww.aplusfcu.orgEmail: email@example.com 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