How to Shoestring an Author Donation Box
A post from Ramona DeFelice Long on how to support the arts without having to get a second job…
Like most authors, I love to support my local arts organizations and sometimes fantasize about writing a big check to endow an alliance, sponsor a scholarship, or underwrite a performance. Unfortunately, I am not at the big-check level of success, but that doesn’t mean I can’t contribute in my own way.
To benefit the Newark Arts Alliance, and its upcoming Bohemian Night fundraiser, I offered to put together a box of books by Delaware authors. It’s an easy way to help the area arts scene and to promote work by writers living and working in the state.
How complicated is it to put together a box of books for donation? Not complicated at all!
First, you buy an attractive box:
Second, you contact writers who have benefited from the work of the arts group. You remind them of all the good works and ask for a donated book–autographed, if…
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