HOW TO REQUEST THE SPEAKERS FEE FROM THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES
MATERIALS TO HELP SECURE A SPEAKERS FEE AND PROMOTE THE PRESENTATION
ASK STUDENT CLUBS TO SPONSORE THE PRESENTATION
PLEASE ASK STUDENT CLUBS ON YOUR CAMPUS TO REQUEST A SPEAKERS FEE OR HONORARIUM
Talk with the leadership of your school's
student clubs and ask them to request an honorarium and transportation funds from the student senate. It is good to do this as soon as possible before all the finding is allocated. Professors, school administrators and department heads generally do not bring this type of presentation to your campus.
Your school's honorarium will pay for the work of Food
Not Bombs. Schools have provide from $900 to as much as three thousand
dollars for our presentation. Every student pays a studnet activity fee to fund speakers, concerts and other events. All student clubs can request funding for speakers by providing a proposal to the student senate or other organization on campus.
It is important to seek funding as soon as you can before other clubs spend all the funds. The sponsoring club will be asked to send us a contract for us to sign. We will complete and sign the contract and email you a signed W-9 form that will be returned to the school with the contract.
Please talk with student leaders that have navigated the system in past years to learn the details required by your school. Every school has their own system.
KEITH DONATES THE SPEAKERS FEE TO HELP FOOD NOT BOMBS
The honorariums or speakers fees are donated to Food Not Bombs and used fund the global coordination office and to
provide resources for local groups like large cooking pots, bike carts,
bulk dry goods, printing, and to fund gatherings and other special projects.
We have relationships for discounted cooking equipment, solar ovens, as
well as bulk food and bike carts. Honorariums provided by campus organizations have
financed relief efforts like Katrina and Sandy, Food Not Bombs gatherings and have provided support for local groups by providing
bulk food for anti-globalization protest, tent city occupations, base
camps at efforts to stop the distraction of the environment and other
large events that might need financial assistance. The video we show on Africa is a great example of our using an
honorarium to help Food Not Bombs. The van and cooking equipment
shown in the video was purchased with speakers fees from several colleges.
It is important to seek funding as soon as the school year starts
before the student senate gives away all of the student activity funds.
You can ask student groups to request funding from the student senate.
We are happy to help you navigate your schools bureaucracy. Many clubs
like Amnesty International, SDS, Student PIRG, Hunger and Poverty clubs, the Progressive Student Alliance,
National Lawyers Guild, Anti-Sweatshop campaigns, Oxfam, Student Peace
Action as well as animal rights clubs, and campus vegan and vegetarian
societies have co-hosted the presentation. These clubs will join
together each requesting $400 or more to provide transportation, housing
and a speakers fee.
It is also possible to ask the chair persons of social science departments,
environmental studies, history, political science, law and many other
Food Not Bombs related subjects for funding. Department heads can donate
about $300 for a guest speaker to talk to their students.
A few schools have been able to donate around $1,500 when several student groups working together each
pitching in $600 or more from their yearly budget. Several student
senates have provided as much as $3,000 for the presentation. It would be wondeful if you were able to raise even more so see what you can do. Contrast
these modest fees to those requested by Republican student groups which
are often as much as $20,000 to $35,000 per speaker. (See links below) Your student senate will not be
surprised if your club requests a few thousand dollars as they provide
thousands more to bring in far right speakers.
We have a small advisory
group to help determine where the funds should go. A small amount
supports the office that is focused on
supporting the creation of new Food Not Bombs chapters paying for the
phone, web hosting, some transportation, printing and such.
presentation is free to all Food Not Bombs groups. Consider bringing the
tour to your school and at the same time contacting your local Food Not
Bombs group other community group to organize a free presentation off
campus. Typical honorariums requested by Republican
Conservative student organizations often request
large honorariums for their speakers. Student governments are
comfortable providing fees of $20,000 to $50,000 or more for speakers
requested by student groups like the College Republicans. For example one student
union invited Alberto Gonzales to speak at Washington University for
$30,000. It would be much better if student activity fees were used to support more positive projects like Food Not Bombs.At the same time this presentation will encourage your classmates to participate in your student organization.
Disgraced former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is
being paid $30,000 by the Washington University Student Union to speak
on our campus
Leslie Swanson - co-founder of Food Not Bombs
Bobby Castillo -
Native American Activist
Alex S. Vitale - Associate Professor
Department of Sociology Brooklyn College and former Food Not Bombs
Emmanuel Rodriguez - Food Not Bombs in Monterrey
This is the questionnaire we use to make sure our
grants are well used.
Questionnaire For Local Food Not Bombs
Please consider inviting Mr.
McHenry to speak to your community. Speaking fees are reasonable and
donated to Food Not Bombs. Your community will find Keith's message
hopeful, motivating and full of useful information sure to be an
inspiration to everyone. Schools have provided honrariums from $500 to
several thousand which Keith donates to Food Not Bombs. To schedule your
presentation call us at 575-770-3377 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make
arrangements. You can also call us toll free at 1-800-884-1136. We will
give a free presentation for any Food Not Bombs group. Please contact
us for more details. Visit our
schedule and consider booking a presentation when we are already in your
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