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2019 WRITE-A-THON | June 23 - August 3

Tips for Sponsors

Thank you for your interest in donating to the Write-a-Thon! We tremendously appreciate the support. Pledge or donate whatever suits your budget. Every contribution helps, no matter how large or small. For extra fun, sponsor more than one writer. And if you're a writer participant yourself, donating to other writers is a great way to get donations in return!

To sponsor an author with your donations, please follow the steps below.

Sponsor a Specific Author

  1. Browse our writers page for the author you want to support. We encourage you to give to individual writers so that they are motivated to accomplish their writing goals!
  2. Click on the writer's profile page. You can read their information and see their progress!
  3. Click on the blue "Donate" button.
  4. You will be asked to Login. Log ins are required for pledges, but not required for donations.
    1. If you have an existing log in, now is the time to do so!
    2. If you are a new donor, please register.
    3. Don't want to create a log-in? You can still donate! Simply click on Skip and follow the next steps.
  5. Select a donation amount.
  6. You have the option to Check Out Now, or Continue Browsing. Continue browsing if you'd like to support other authors! Once you're ready, click on Check Out Now OR the shopping cart on the top right of the screen.
  7. You will see a Shopping Cart which lists the author you'd like to support. Once you've confirmed the author and the amount, click on Confirm.
  8. You'll be asked to select a payment method: Paypal, Credit Card, or Mail.
    1. Paypal: Paypal will open in a new tab or window. Please follow the instructions.
    2. Credit card: follow the steps on the screen. Once you confirm you will be taken to our secure Plugnplay site where you can fill in the rest of your credit card information.
    3. Mail: a sample letter and mailing address will open in a new window. Please print the letter and mail it with a check enclosed. Trouble accessing the letter? You can download a copy here: http://clarionwriteathon.com/members/sponsorletter.php.

That's it! You should receive confirmation of your payment within 48 hours. If you encounter any issues with payment please email treasurer@theclarionfoundation.org and we will do our best to get back to you ASAP.

Sponsor Multiple Authors

  1. Visit http://clarionwriteathon.com/sponsors/sponsor-form-multi.php
  2. Select writers from the drop down list and enter the amount you would like to pledge for each one. Click on "Add writer" to add new writers.
  3. Make sure to select your desired sponsorship visibility (public, private, or anonymous).
  4. Once you're ready, click on Donate. Be sure your donation is complete before clicking this option!
  5. You will see a confirmation page with a list of all the authors you have agreed to sponsor. Check to make sure that this information is correct, and click "Confirm." Warning: if you click on "Cancel" in this screen you will have to re-enter all the authors and amounts.
  6. Select your payment type.
    1. Paypal: Paypal will open in a new tab or window. Please follow the instructions.
    2. Credit card: follow the steps on the screen. Once you confirm you will be taken to our secure Plugnplay site where you can fill in the rest of your credit card information.
    3. Mail: a sample letter and mailing address will open in a new window. Please print the letter and mail it with a check enclosed. Trouble accessing the letter? You can download a copy here: http://clarionwriteathon.com/members/sponsorletter.php.

Donate to Clarion
Don’t have a specific writer but want to support anyway? That’s easy! You can go to the Clarion Workshop's writer page and follow the same donation steps you would for another author.

How else can I support besides donating?

  1. Signal boosting the Write-a-Thon and your favorite participants is always tremendously appreciated! Get others involved.
  2. What writers need most is encouragement and support. You can provide it by visiting the writer's blog or team blog - check out their writer's page to find links.
  3. Stay in touch with your writers, so you'll know if they need a little extra push to get where they want to go!
  4. You can show further support and make an additional small donation by purchasing a Write-a-Thon coffee mug or notebook for yourself or your favorite writers.

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