We are so happy that you are interested in inviting someone from Transform to speaker at your upcoming event. The ministry of speaking, training, teaching, and organizing is a fundamental part of our mission, and we are grateful for opportunities to share this work.
Honorarium & Expenses
As event host, you agree to provide an honorarium and cover costs associated with travel to and from your event. Please note speaking honoraria are an important and much-needed revenue source to sustain the speaker directly.
We are particularly attuned to the needs of nonprofit organizations and those with limited funds. Inability to pay the established honorarium should not discourage you from completing the application. We do not want cost to be a deciding factor in bringing an event to your community, and will work with you on ideas and alternative resources.
Our experience has shown that seeking partners to share the costs and responsibilities of an event can be a helpful approach. If the honorarium presents a significant hardship for your organization, please let us know.
All honoraria should be made payable to Transform Network (not the speaker) and should be mailed to our PO Box before the day of the event. Additional travel expenses covered by the host include:
-Round-trip coach airfare (reservations made by Transform Network and billed to host)
-Ground transportation (to and from airport/event)
-Hotel accommodations and all travel-related meals and expenses (billed to host by Transform Network)
$500 – $3500 is generally inclusive of one day of teaching or training. Honoraria for each additional day and/or speaking engagement that a speaker is expected to participate in will be negotiable. All presenters are willing to negotiate
Event hosts are responsible for securing hotel accommodations or a home stay with a private bedroom for the speaker using direct billing to your organization. Accommodations should include high-speed internet capability.
The event host is also responsible for arranging a representative to meet the speaker at the airport and take him/her to the hotel and to and from related events during his/her stay. A ride must also be arranged to return the speaker to the airport.
Outreach & Publicity
Local outreach is very important to us and we ask that our hosts actively and broadly publicize their event by sending email blasts; placing ads and/or announcements in local newspapers; passing out flyers at local gatherings; publicizing the event through social media such as Facebook and Twitter; and spreading the word about the event through personal and community blogs.
Transform will promote your event to our network through an email blast. This blast is usually sent one to two weeks in advance of the event.
You are welcome to purchase presenters’ books and resource materials for your event through us in advance ask that you make arrangements for volunteers to handle the sales on site.