Human history is built on the concept of community. From the very first hunter-gatherers that grouped together to make their lives easier, to the modern large corporations, community is the glue that holds people together.
When a person feels they are a part of something, amazing things happen. A sense of community is something that is a big deal for such an isolated profession as writers. There are conferences and groups for authors, for aspiring authors, for casual writers, even for specific niches such as romance or science fiction writers. But there never has been a sense of community for that vital and yet invisible type of writer – the ghostwriter.
So we created one.
The first annual Ghostwriters Unite! Conference was a fantastic success! More than 70 of us came together from all over the globe to meet, learn, teach, discuss, share, and, in the space of only a few days, launch a thriving sense of community.
We’ll have even more of this to offer this year. Planning for Ghostwriters Unite 2014 is well underway. The conference will run from October 10-12 in Las Vegas.
We’ll have new panels, new topics, and new keynote speakers. We’ll cover some of the perennial issues that proved so popular last year–fees and contracts, finding clients and troubleshooting problems–and open some new discussions: ethics, standards, the benefits and values of professionalization.
Personally, I can’t wait!
But to pull it off, we’re going to need your financial support. A donation of $500, $250, or even $50 dollars will help us get the ball rolling for Ghostwriter’s Unite 2014.
What you may not know is that a few of us who put together last year’s first-ever ghostwriters conference have been busy since then, establishing Ghostwriters Unite Incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, with the aim of continuing to produce this annual event and keeping the community alive.
Why am I asking for money? Ghostwriters Unite Incorporated needs funds to place the deposit on the conference hotel, and, eventually, to cover the cost of panelists and speakers. In the short-term, however, we need to file our 501c3 IRS form 1023 and pay attorney fees!
What we won’t be doing with donations is paying ourselves. This is an all-volunteer organization. 100% of all contributions go toward the conference and its attendant legalities, such as filings, liability insurance, and so forth. No one connected with the conference receives any money from the organization.
What we do need—sooner rather than later—is your support. If you went to Ghostwriters Unite 2013 you know what a vital, important event it was. We all want this wonderful sense of community to continue! Your donation will guarantee that you’ll have an even better experience this time around (after all, this will be our second trip around the block!)
And if you didn’t attend in 2013, but plan to this year, your donation will help ensure we can make that happen!
Oh, and yes, your contribution is tax-deductible.
So help us maintain this amazing sense of community for the talented and exclusive group that we are. Click the link below to make your contribution to keeping our spirit of community alive.
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