Sponsorship Options- NBWC 2020

Sponsoring the

15th NATIONAL BLACK WRITERS CONFERENCE

“Activism, Identity and Race: Playwrights and Screenwriters at the Crossroads”

2020 NBWC

Conference Dates:
Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2018; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Conference Location:
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

(Last updated Nov. 14, 2019)

So You Would Like to become a Sponsor?

There are many opportunities and ways to support the 15th National Black Writers Conference (March 2020). Become a part of the growing number of contributors to this historic event. We welcome contributions from individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses both large and small, in addition to grants.

Sponsorship(s) will support the National Black Writers Conference and the educational and literary programs presented by the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY. By supporting the National Black Writers Conference, you will help to keep a rich tradition of recognizing and celebrating the contributions and culture by writers and poets of the African diaspora to American and world literature.

NBWC Sponsorship Opportunities In- Brief

Sponsorship Requested

   MonetaryCovers the
   following costs
     Travel, lodging

    Program— panels, workshops, readings

    Public Relations—ads and publicity

    Printing—program journal, posters, brochures

   Media     TV, print, radio, and Internet
   Reception / Awards
   Presentation
    Catering, Gift bag items
  Awards / Scholarships     Literary Awards, Essay Awards, and Book   Scholarships

All donations are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501.3 of the Internal Revenue Code through the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY).

Current Sponsors and Partners Include:

AKILA WORKSONGS, INC.

Amazon Literary Partnership (as part of JOK Reading Series)

Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch

ConEdison                  Ford Foundation             New-York Historical Society

The Office of Inez Barron, NYCC           The Office of Laurie Cumbo, NYCC

Download Sponsorship Guide(s):

Guides are inclusive of a description of the conference, history, target audience, and highlights.

2020 NBWC SPONSORSHIP GUIDE5.NOV14.19

NEW! Now you can make your contribution online.
[For contributions $5 – $4,999 via the Research Foundation of the City University of New York (RFCUNY), a 501C3 organization.]  

If submitting online or via check, we ask that you please complete the NBWC Pledge Form and e-mail the completed form to both creynolds@mec.cuny.edu and mlewis@mec.cuny.edu;  or if sending via mail send to:

Center for Black Literature at
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
1650 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

RE: NBWC 2020

NBWC SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

JOHN OLIVER KILLENSPLATINUM PACKAGE $10,000

  • Includes everything at the previous level, plus:
  • Full-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
  • Additional six tickets/ entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
  • Premium signage on stage (standing banners only)
  • Mention on all marketing material (once agreement is made)
  • Additional two items in gift bags / or participant folder
  • Mention from the stage at NBWC
  • One link from CBL website to theirs
  • Press opportunities where applicable
  • Two entries Saturday luncheon with authors

 

GWENDOLYN BROOKSLEGACY PACKAGE $5,000

  • Includes everything at the previous level, plus:
  • Half-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
  • Additional two entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
  • Mention on all marketing material (once agreement is made)
  • Two items in gift bags / or participant folder
  • Mention from the stage at NBWC

 

LANGSTON HUGHESJUBILEE PACKAGE $3,000

  • Benefits: Sponsor a particular panel for the Conference; name of individual or organization will be listed as a program sponsor.
  • Two entries to NBWC and Benefit Banquet
  • Digital signage (on TV monitor day of the conference)
    Mention from the stage at NBWC

 

MEDIA SPONSORSHIPS VARY

A media sponsor shares information about Center’s programs with an eBlast or placement with the organization’s shared calendar or newsletter or social media platform, or by community engagement and outreach. Sponsorship covers the following costs: public relations and publicity; TV, print, radio, and Internet.

    • Benefits:
    • Half-page Ad in NBWC Commemorative Program
    • Four entries to NBWC and VIP Reception
    • Mention from the stage at NBWC
    • One item in gift bag or attendee/participant folder
    • One link from CBL website to theirs

 

We appreciate your support to make our Conference and programs a success. In the past, we have received funding from the following organizations and individuals and have appreciated their generous support:

  • African American Literary Book Club (AALBC.com)
  • Amazon Literary Partnership
  • Capital One
  • ConEdison
  • The Ford Foundation
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
  • Humanities New York
  • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • New-York Historical Society
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis -Hudson, Just Us Books
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
  • Office of New York City Council Member Inez Barron, 42nd District
  • Office of New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo, 35th District
  • Brooklyn Delegation of New York City Council

SPONSORSHIPS COVER THE FOLLOWING COSTS:

Participant honorarium, panel programming, workshops, author readings.

All donations are exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501.3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

To submit Sponsorship, please contact:     
Center for Black Literature, Tel: 718-804-8883

Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director, bgreene@mec.cuny.edu

Clarence V. Reynolds, Director creynolds@mec.cuny.edu, 718-804-8881

Maēshay k. Lewis, Logistics Coordinator mlewis@mec.cuny.edu, 718-804-8882