Old Gold Soul Press The Independent Publisher of the Works of Rashid Darden Washington, DC www.oldgoldsoul.com | www.rashiddarden.com FIRM OFFER This is a FIRM OFFER form. This document is a worksheet for the sponsoring organization that would like to bring Rashid Darden for a lecture, workshop, or other appearance. It is also a binding agreement on your part, so be sure that you are absolutely ready to move forward: your budget must be approved and your proposed dates must be firm. Should Rashid Darden accept this Firm Offer, it will be considered a binding agreement and you are thus obligated to sign a contract and pay a deposit of 50%. Please use this form even if you are requesting a volunteer or pro bono lecture. Please fill out the following information in its entirety. Take as much space as you need: 1) Sponsoring Organization: 2) Co-Sponsors, if any: 3) Date of Event: 4) Location of Event: (Please provide address, phone number, and website) 5) Timeline of Events/Itinerary: (If exact times are to be determined, please provide an estimate) 6) Speech Title/Topic you’d like Rashid Darden to address: 7) Name of Function/Event: 8) Audience: (Approximate number of attendees and who they are) 9) The Event is: ___Private ___Public Seating Capacity ___ Ticket Prices ___ 10) Fee you are offering: 11) Travel Expenses: Standard expenses include air or train fare, ground transportation in home and event city, meals, and incidentals. Travel will be arranged by Old Gold Soul Press and paid for by your organization. Please indicate below what you are providing: ___ First Class Airfare for ___ (# of people) ___ Coach Airfare for ___ (#of people) ___ Business Class Train fare for ___ (# of people) ___ Coach Class Train fare for ___ (# of people) ___ Ground Transportation in Home and Event City ___ Hotel, Meals, and Incidentals for ___ (# of people) for ___ (# of nights) 12) Hotel Accommodations (if different from event venue) 13) The name, title, company/organization, address, phone number, and email of the person who will be signing the contracts if the speaker should confirm: 14) Media: a. Please specify if there is to be any public promotion/advertising, and if so, please give details: b. Media Requests: If applicable, please specify any requests for media interviews. (Example, if a campus or community newspaper would like an interview with Rashid Darden while he is with you.) 15) BOOKS: Would you be interested in purchasing books in bulk in advance of the event? ___ Yes ____No ____ Undecided Can books be sold by Old Gold Soul Press at this event? ___ Yes ____No Can books be sold by the campus/local bookstore at this event? ___ Yes ____No 16) Additional information about your event/organization: Event Objective: Attire: Casual/Business Casual/Business/Formal Past speakers at this event: Additional speakers or performers participating at this event: Anything else you’d like Rashid Darden to know: 17) Check one: a. _____ We will prepare a contract based on this firm offer if Rashid accepts our terms. b. _____ We would like for Old God Soul Press to prepare a contract based on this firm offer if Rashid accepts our terms. Please acknowledge that this offer is FIRM and that you are an authorized signatory of the organization: Signed: __________________________________________________________ Authorized Signatory Date Sign this offer. Date this offer. Scan it. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.