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.
Groups of up to 25 individuals needing space for a "Faces" presentation can reserve space at the NCH office (located at 2201 P Street NW, Washington, DC 20037) for a fee of $25.00 ($50.00 on Sundays). Please speak to the Speakers'Bureau Coordinator for more information.
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 engagements located within 35 miles of Washington, DC:
For 1 speaker -- $50 honorarium plus a $25 program fee. Total: $75For 2 speakers -- $100 honoraria plus a $50 program fee. Total: $150For 3 speakers -- $150 honoraria plus a $75 program fee. Total: $225
Total costs for engagements located 35-70 miles outside of Washington, DC:
For 1 speaker -- $75 honorarium plus a $37.50 program fee. Total: $112.50 (plus travel expenses)For 2 speakers -- $150 honoraria plus a $75 program fee. Total: $225 (plus travel expenses)For 3 speakers -- $225 honoraria plus a $112.50 program fee. Total: $337.50 (plus travel expenses)
For engagements more than 70 miles outside of Washington, DC, please use our non-local request form.
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 : If you are located in the DC metro area we can usually use public transportation or a cab.
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.
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.