Become a Volunteer for the Foundation

Volunteers are an essential part of our organization. Volunteer opportunities range from assistance with special fundraising events to serving on various committees to becoming a Binc Foundation Advocate.

Serve on a Committee

We are currently seeking volunteers from all sectors of the book industry (stores, trade associations, publishers, etc.) for our committees.

Development and Communication Committee

  • Provides consultation to the Foundation staff on public relations, advertising, marketing, and communications strategies.

The Development and Communication Committee full description and responsibilities can be found here.  For more information, please contact Kathy Bartson.

Finance and Governance Committee

  • Reviews the Foundation’s annual budget and prepares for presentation to the Board of Directors.

The Finance & Governance Committee full description and responsibilities can be found here. For more information, please contact Pam French

Program Committee

  • Oversees programs and services to provide charitable assistance

The Program Committee full description and responsibilities can be found here. For more information, please contact Kit Steinaway

Spread The Word

Advocate Program

Being a Binc Advocate is a chance for you to advocate in your community on behalf of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation. If you are a Binc bookseller or have contacts in the book industry, you can help Binc by actively participating in social media, and/or using personal connections to inform other booksellers, potential donors, and people in your local community to raise awareness of the Foundation. We will provide you with all the materials to help you better understand our programs and how you can join us in our vision of being a safety net for booksellers. If you would like a basic info sheet in order to advocate to a local bookseller, click here Binc at a glance.

Share your story

Have you received a financial assistance grant? Have you or your dependent been awarded a Binc Scholarship? If you are comfortable sharing your story, you can be an inspiration to others who have a need, but are reluctant to apply. It would be a huge help to Binc if you would share your story by recording your testimonial or creating a short video. Here are some “How-To’s” for making a video, as well as a very useful YouTube video. There is also a “how-to” for recording your audio story or quote.

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Write an article for our blog or newsletter

Pick any topic you feel would engage book lovers. Reviews, stories, remembrances or first-person accounts.

Submit a video sharing why you support binc

We’ve prepared a quick guide for making a Binc video here.

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