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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, PO Box 5833, Traverse City, MI 49696. All donations are fully tax deductible.

Recurring Annual Donation

Make a recurring annual donation to the National Writers Series.

 

Recurring Monthly Donation

Make a recurring monthly donation to the National Writers Series.

 

One-time Donation

Give a one-time donation to the National Writers Series.

 

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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 access to ticket pre-sales, special donor events, 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, PO Box 5833, Traverse City, MI 49696.

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

Thank you! Please mail a check to:
National Writers Series, PO Box 5833, Traverse City, MI 49696

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

Thank you! Please mail a check to:
National Writers Series, PO Box 5833, Traverse City, MI 49696

National Book Award

$1,000 - $4,999

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

Thank you! Please mail a check to:
National Writers Series, PO Box 5833, Traverse City, MI 49696

Quill

$100 - $999

  • Purchase up to four (4) tickets during advance purchase week
  • NWS Sticker
 

Friend Membership

$50 - $99

  • Purchase up to two (2) tickets during advance purchase week
  • NWS Sticker
 

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.

 

Who Will See Your Business

  • More than 7,000 patrons attend National Writers Series events each year, with average attendance of 300 including in-person and virtual.
  • 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: Winter/Spring 2022

$500

  • Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000 NWS attendees – includes your business name/logo with clickable link
  • Clickable logo link on sponsored author event page
  • Business name and logo in pre-event video (one slide)
  • Business listed on the season line-up poster displayed at Horizon Books, Cherry Capital Airport, and the City Opera House for all events
  • Business name included in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • Recognition at the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
  • Inclusion of business and logo in the post-event email to attendees

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

Live Literary Sponsor: Winter/Spring 2022

$1,000

  • 2 reserved tickets to your sponsored event 
  • Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000+ NWS attendees – includes your business name/logo with clickable link
  • Pre-event social media marketing opportunities
  • Clickable logo on website
  • Event posters distributed throughout the Grand Traverse region
  • Business listed on the season line-up poster displayed at Horizon Books, Cherry Capital Airport, and the City Opera House for all events
  • Business name included in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • A public “thank you” for that evening’s sponsorship during introductory speech
  • Business name and logo in pre-event slide show, which is shown at all events
  • 24 x 36-inch “thank you” poster displayed at the sponsored event

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

 

Virtual Event Sponsor: Winter/Spring 2022

$1,000

  • Virtual ad or 15-second video that airs live before the event
  • Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000 NWS attendees – includes your business name/logo with clickable link
  • Clickable logo link on sponsored author event page
  • Business name and logo in pre-event video (two slides)
  • Business listed on the season line-up poster displayed at Horizon Books, Cherry Capital Airport, and the City Opera House for all events
  • Business name included in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • Recognition at the event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
  • Inclusion of business and logo in the post-event email to attendees

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

Live Event Sponsor: Winter/Spring 2022

$2,000

  • 2 reserved tickets to your sponsored event
  • Opportunity to set up a display table at event to promote your business and/or collect attendee contact information
  • Inclusion in weekly email blast to 10,000+ NWS attendees – includes your business name/logo with clickable link
  • Pre-event social media marketing opportunities
  • Clickable logo on website
  • Event posters distributed throughout the Grand Traverse region
  • Business listed on the season line-up poster displayed at Horizon Books, Cherry Capital Airport, and the City Opera House for all events
  • Business name included in Record-Eagle and Northern Express ads
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • A public “thank you” for that evening’s sponsorship during introductory speech
  • Business name and logo in pre-event slide show, which is shown at all events
  • 24 x 36-inch “thank you” poster displayed at the sponsored event
Contact us (231) 486-6868 to inquire about becoming a sponsor.

Season Sponsor: Winter/Spring 2022

$3,000

  • 4 reserved tickets to each event of the season
  • Opportunity to set up a display table at events to promote your business and/or collect attendee contact information
  • Business category exclusivity
  • Pre-event social media marketing opportunities throughout the season
  • Business name and logo in pre-event video 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 every event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
  • Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library posters for each event
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • Free advertisement in the NWS program guide

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

Sustaining Sponsor: Winter/Spring 2021

$3,500

  • 6 reserved tickets to each event of the season
  • Business category exclusivity
  • Opportunity to set up a display table at event to promote your business and/or collect attendee contact information
  • Pre-event social media marketing opportunities
  • Business name, logo, and description in pre-event video shown at all events
  • 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 every event, which will also be included in the YouTube recording
  • Your business listed as Sustaining Sponsor on the Cherry Capital Airport banner
  • Business name on 24 x 36 Horizon Books and Traverse Area District Library posters for every event
  • Business name and logo included in the NWS program guide
  • Free advertisement in the NWS program guide

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