Taking Care of the People Who Take Care of Us

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Tuesday, June 13, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
Chair: Shannon Davies, Director, Texas A&M University Press
Panelists: Nicole Mitchell, Director, University of Washington Press; Jason Fikes, Director, Abilene Christian University Press

Establishing a development board whose members are charged specifically with giving and raising money for your press can also increase your visibility, elevate your stature, and provide a strong voice of support in good times and bad. Three directors from small and mid-sized presses talk about the formation of their development boards, discussing the nuts and bolts of how to create such a board, how to fund it, how to nurture and sustain it, and how to partner with your university’s development department or foundation. Whether or not you can afford a full- or part-time development person on staff, every press has the potential to bring together an influential group of people who are willing to give of their time, talent, and treasure to benefit university press publishing.

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