We promote advocacy, education, and service. As people who have been homeless or are experiencing homelessness, the speakers in the Bureau are the real experts on homeless issues and we believe that their voices are essential in the fight to end homelessness. Speakers' presentations work to promote advocacy, understanding and service.
We look forward to working with you and learning more about your event. Please review our information and guidelines for event hosts and complete the event form and return it in a timely manner.
Groups requesting two or three speakers should allot 60 - 90 minutes for the presentation to include introduction, moderation, speaker(s), Q & A, and informal interaction with the speakers' post-session.
These time frames are only recommendations. The Speakers' Bureau has worked with a variety of faith groups, student organizations and social action service-oriented groups with presentations ranging from full high school assemblies to smaller panel presentations. We can be flexible and can adjust our presentation format to fit your group's schedule.
Honoraria : Each speaker will receive a suggested $100 honorarium each time they speak locally in the DC metro area.
Program Fee : We ask that groups provide a program fee to the National Coalition for the Homeless of 50% of total honoraria to bring the Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau to your group. If you are unable to provide 50%, please let us know.
Total Costs :
For 1 speaker -- $100 honorarium plus a $50 program fee. Total: $150For 2 speakers -- $200 honoraria plus a $100 program fee. Total: $300For 3 speakers -- $300 honoraria plus a $150 program fee. Total: $450
Payment : NCH will send an invoice via email to your group once the request form is received and event is scheduled. We ask that you pay upon receipt of the invoice, in advance of the speaking engagement. Payment via check is preferred, but we also accept cash or credit card charge via our website.
Travel & Accommodations:
If speakers are traveling by car, NCH will invoice the mileage cost at the rate of 54.5 cents per mile driven. Any tolls will also be calculated in advance and added to the invoice. If speakers are traveling by train or plane, we ask requesting groups to purchase tickets. Please contact the Speakers' Bureau Coordinator with any questions or concerns.
On long trips (4 hours or more) we ask groups to arrange lodging for the night for our speakers, the number of rooms depending on the number of speakers and their genders. We can stay at guest housing on campuses, local motels, hotels, and bed and breakfast facilities.
For meals not otherwise provided by requesting groups, a per diem will be added to the invoice, including $10 for breakfast, $10 for lunch, and $15 for dinner. For more information, please contact the Speakers' Bureau Coordinator.
Become a Member/Make a Donation : If your organization would like to support the work of the National Coalition for the Homeless, it can do so by becoming a member or by making a donation. More can be found on the NCH website (www.nationalhomeless.org).
Please fill in the check memo section with: Speakers' Bureau (date of presentation).
If you are unable to provide the 50% program fee cost, please let us know and we can discuss possible arrangements.
Travel: We will submit an invoice to you for all travel costs. We will purchase the necessary travel arrangements upon your approval of invoiced costs.
Once we have received this filled out Event Info Form, we will send you a confirmation within 5 days of receiving the request. We will also send you an invoice in advance of the event.