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Binc Announces 2018 Share the Good Campaign

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation kicked off their spring fundraising drive Sunday, April 1.  The Share the Good campaign will encourage monthly sustaining donations by sharing the stories of book people who help and have been helped by the Foundation.

Throughout the month of April, Binc will share stories of booksellers who have been helped after life changing events, from natural disasters to medical emergencies. Binc will also share messages from current supporters explaining why it’s important to maintain a safety net for booksellers. The goal of the campaign is to encourage 50 booklovers from across the country to become Binc monthly sustaining donors.

“Sharing these stories is important because they illustrate how book people are really helping each other,” said Pamela French, Executive Director. “But more importantly these stories show how critical it is to have a place to turn when life throws you a curve ball.”

A book industry veteran of more than 40 years is among those whose stories will be told during Share the Good:

In my 47-year career in the book business, I never asked for anything in return. Simply being around books, and in the culture of books, was the reward in itself. But sometimes life throws painful challenges in our path that we could never anticipate. This is what happened to me.

And it’s because of indie booksellers such as yourselves who donate money to Binc – even when times are toughest – that I received the crucial help I needed after my surgery. My gratitude for all of you good people is beyond measure. I have been deeply humbled, and I promise you that when I am able, I will pay it forward.

The Binc Foundation was founded and funded by booksellers. Binc continues to accept individual gifts directly and through payroll deduction, but the focus of Binc’s Share the Good campaign is to increase participation in the sustaining donor program.

“We depend on our sustaining donors to keep the bookseller’s safety net strong. Current sustaining donors help two booksellers through emergencies every month of the year,” French said. “The aim of the Share the Good campaign is to increase the strength of the safety net so we can help even more booksellers each month.”

Booksellers from sustaining donor bookstore Page 158 Books in Wake Forest, North Carolina, shared why they ‘Think Binc’ in a video the Foundation released as part of the Share the Good kickoff. The video is available here.

“Binc is a safety net, ultimately, for small and independent bookstores like our own,” Brian, a bookseller at Page 158 said. “Let’s face it: in the world of small bookstores you never know what’s going to happen.”

Press Releases

2018

April 2018: Binc Encourages Booklovers to Share the Good with Spring Fundraiser

March 2018: AdventureKEEN Announces Shop Local Live Local All Year Long

February 2018: Binc announces 2018 Higher Education Scholarships

2017

December 2017: #MoreThanEver launches

#MoreThanEver Unlocks Second Match 

August 2017: Chuck Rides Again

Macmillan Booksellers Professional Development Scholarship Announced

June 2017: Binc partners with Macmillan to introduce diversity scholarship

Binc Announces 2017 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

May 2017: Binc Announces Major Industry Support

May 2017:  Binc Launches Third Campaign to Sustain 

2016

August 2016: Authors Ann Patchett and James Patterson Become Ambassadors for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

June 2016: Binc Welcomes New Director of Development, Kathy Bartson

June 2016: Binc Announces 2016 Higher Education Scholarship Winners

February 2016: Binc Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Booksellers

January 2016: Binc Announces  2016 Higher Education Scholarship Program

2015

November 2015: Binc Prepares to Write the Next Chapter

June 2015: Binc announces new board member, Julia Cowlishaw

June 2015: Bookseller Chuck Robinson Announces 2400 Mile Cross Country Bike Ride Supporting Three Book Industry and Community Foundations

May 2015: Binc Announces 2015 Higher Education Scholarship Recipients

April 2015: Binc Launches Campaign to Sustain

March 2015: Binc Foundation Announces Program Expansion – Childcare & Eldercare

February 2015: Binc announces new chairs to lead Marketing and Fundraising Committees

January 2015: Binc Welcomes New Board Members for 2015

2014

November 2014: Binc Foundation Announces Signed Book Auction

August 2014: Binc Foundation Announces New Board Members

August 2014: Binc Foundation Honored as 2014 Great Nonprofit

July 2014: Binc Foundation Releases Industry Survey Results

July 2014: Binc Expands Financial Assistance Program to Include Funeral Expenses and Homelssness Prevention

June 2014: Binc Foundation Introduces Matching Grant Pilot Program

May 2014: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation 2014 Scholarship Winners Announced

May 2014: The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation releases video detailing how they helped one California bookseller eliminate over $100,000 of medical debt

March 2014: Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation initiates industry-wide survey to gauge awareness and program effectiveness.

January 2014: Binc expands scholarship program offering up to $198,500 in higher education scholarships to qualifying bookstore employees and dependents

2013

November 2013: Binc awards scholarships to support booksellers attending Winter Institute 9

July 2013: Binc Foundation announces new board members

July 2013: Binc Foundation announces the recipients of their 2013 Academic Scholarship Program.

June 2013:  Binc Foundation to offer utility shut-off prevention to bookstore employees

May 2013:  Binc Foundation announces Sips & Songs – Great Music for a Great Cause

February 2013:  Binc Foundation announces 2013 higher education scholarship program

2012

January 2012:  Binc Foundation announces 2012 board members

August 2012:  Binc Foundation announces 2012 scholarship results

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October 2012 – Hurricane Sandy special edition
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Binc in the News

2017

June 2017: Binc carries on Border’s legacy

2013

November 2013: Bookstore crisis has a fairytale ending

October 2013: Binc Raises $7,361 at Regional Bookseller Shows

June 2013: Binc Foundation interview on The Lucy Ann Lance Non-Profit Spotlight Show on 1290 WLBY AM for Sips and Songs – scroll down to the 5th interview

2012

February 2012: Binc Foundation finds new purpose

February 2012: Borders Group Foundation changes name, mission to serve book industry employees

June 2012:  It’s Not Billions, but it Can Help Rescue an Artist. (View as PDF)

October 2012: ABA and Binc Partner to Offer Emergency Financial Assistance to Indie Booksellers

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