Call for Donations
As we prepare for the 2nd edition, we appeal for your support in the form of donations. Abantu Book Festival is a not-for-profit initiative; we rely on donations and sponsorship for income.
We aim to recruit up to 1000 new patrons, each donating R50 per month x 9 months (= R450), amounting to R450 000 in total. You can pop your once-off contribution of R450, or arrange a monthly Standing Order of R50 (March-December 2017).These funds are earmarked for production expenses, while we source sponsorship.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for banking details. Use your full name as reference for easy tracking.
Donation comes with several, small benefits e.g. complimentary merchandise, social media shout-outs, listing in the festival catalogue and website.
This fundraising method corresponds with the notion of a people’s book festival, our organising principle; and this way we can maintain the financial and operational independence we have established.
So far 200 people have signed up, with 60 making their contributions immediately. These range from R50 to R2000, which is over and above what is requested. Many have committed to make regular contributions throughout the year.
Thank you for your support.
The Festival Team