Donate and Support

National Writers Series

The National Writers Series is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the Grand Traverse area with the best and brightest literary talent today. Plus, NWS works diligently to raise the next generation of writers by offering numerous educational opportunities and college scholarships to area youth from elementary through high school.

You can contribute online or mail a check to National Writers Series, 1200 W. 11th St. #231, Traverse City, MI 49684. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Donation Levels

Keep the Conversation Going with an NWS Membership

Our programming is supported by ticket sales, grants, and charitable support from our incredible community. An NWS membership of any level helps our mission tremendously. NWS members can enjoy 10% off at Morsels in Traverse City (yum!) as well as access to special donor events, pre-sale tickets, and more.

Learn more about our donation levels below, and join us in a round of applause for the amazing donors who have supported us over the years!

Contribute online or mail a check to: National Writers Series, 1200 W. 11th St. #231, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Nobel

$10,000 or More

  • Set of books from ALL author events for the calendar year ($400 value)
  • Two (2) complimentary premium reserved tickets to all NWS events ($800 value)
  • NWS logo canvas tote or NWS tumbler
  • Quill Membership benefits

Bestseller List

$5,000 - $9,999

  • Two (2) complimentary premium reserved tickets to all NWS events ($800 value)
  • NWS logo canvas tote or NWS tumbler
  • Quill Membership benefits

National Book Award

$1,000 - $4,999

  • NWS logo canvas tote or NWS tumbler
  • Quill Membership benefits

Quill

$100 - $999

  • Purchase up to four (4) tickets during advance purchase weeks
  • NWS Sticker
  • 10% off purchases at Morsels

Friend Membership

$50 - $99

  • Purchase up to two (2) tickets during advance purchase week
  • NWS Sticker
  • 10% off purchases at Morsels 

Donation Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Business Sponsorship of National Writers Series

When you invest in the National Writers Series’ corporate sponsorship program, you are building valuable social capital by aligning with our events and experiences that targeted consumers are passionate about. At the same time you are supporting our mission to promote creative writing with local students and to connect communities with national writers to advance appreciation of the written word.

View the 2021 Summer Sponsorship guide.

 

Who Will See Your Business

  • More than 5,000 patrons attend National Writers Series events each year, with average attendance of 330. Our virtual events receive an average of 450 registrations per event.
  • The conversation continues even after the author has left the stage. Attendees can find replays of many events on:
    • Interlochen Public Radio, which has more than 100,000 listeners in the greater northern Michigan region
    • Up North Cable TV, which reports more than 75,000 YouTube views per year of NWS author interviews
    • The National Writers Series YouTube channel and National Writers Series podcast.
  • More than 90% of our attendees for live events live in Grand Traverse or Leelanau Counties, and our virtual events bring in viewers from all over the country.
  • Sponsors are recognized in a myriad of ways, from a high-profile banner at Cherry Capital Airport to weekly email blasts, logos on our website, posters distributed throughout out the region, event displays, and social media marketing. We also give verbal recognition from the stage and in a pre-event slide show.

Virtual Literary Sponsor: Summer 2021

$500

• Business name and logo in pre-event video (one slide)
• Clickable logo link on NWS website and on sponsored author event page
• Business name included as literary sponsor in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
• Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000 NWS attendees – includes your business name/logo
• Recognition at the end of the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
• Business name on Cherry Capital Airport banner
• Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library poster
• Inclusion of business and logo in the post-event email to attendees
• 1 complimentary copy of the book

Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Virtual Event Sponsor: Summer 2021

$1,000

• Pre-recorded chat with NWS to be shown in the pre-event video
• Business name and logo (two slides) in pre-event video
• Business name included as event sponsor in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
• Clickable logo link on NWS website and on sponsored author event page
• Inclusion in sponsored email blast to 10,000 NWS attendees – includes business name/logo
• Recognition at the end of the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
• Business name on Cherry Capital Airport banner
• Business name on 24" x 36" Horizon Books and Traverse area District Library poster
• Inclusion of business and logo in the post-event email to attendees

Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Virtual Arts Benefactor: Summer 2021

$1,500

• Business category exclusivity
• Business name, logo, and description in pre-event video (two slides) shown at all events
• Your business listed as Arts Benefactor Sponsor on the Cherry Capital Airport banner
• Clickable logo link on NWS website and inclusion on EVERY author page
• Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000+ NWS attendees – includes your clickable logo
• Recognition at the end of the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
• Two seats at our first face-to-face event
• Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library poster

Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Virtual Season Sponsor: Summer 2021

$2,000

• Business category exclusivity
• Business name and logo in pre-event video (two slides) shown at all events
• Your business listed as Season Sponsor on the Cherry Capital Airport banner
• Clickable logo link on NWS website and inclusion on EVERY author page
• Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000+ NWS attendees – includes your clickable logo
• Recognition at the end of the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
• Four seats at our first face-to-face event
• Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library poster

Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Virtual Sustaining Sponsor: Summer 2021

$2,250

• Business category exclusivity
• Business name, logo, and description in pre-event video shown at all events
• Your business listed as Sustaining Sponsor on the Cherry Capital Airport banner
• Clickable logo link on NWS website and inclusion on EVERY author page
• Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000+ NWS attendees – includes your clickable logo
• Recognition at the end of the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
• Six seats at our first face-to-face event
• Virtual visits by selected authors
• Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library poster

Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.