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Welcome to Ten Thousand


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Welcome to Ten Thousand


Welcome to Ten Thousand

 

What is Ten Thousand?

Ten Thousand is a campaign to pre-order 10,000 copies of the upcoming Infamous Mothers (May 2017)  book to be gifted to women in prison, homeless shelters, transitional living facilities, low-income housing, women in domestic abuse shelters, single moms in college, and any place else encouragement and inspiration is needed.

Why Ten Thousand? 

As the single mother of six, the creator of this campaign, knows the challenges that come with poverty and raising children on limited resources. 

There are no quick fixes.

But as a PhD Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as an award-winning educator and social entrepreneur and as a cover girl for BRAVA Magazine, she also understands that so much of change begins with the stories we tell ourselves, the conversations we have, the images we see.  

Ten Thousand is about inspiring that change. It's about giving 10,000 mothers living on the edges of our society 20 powerful stories about women like them. 

It's also about giving each purchaser something in return: an invitation to a book retreat, a customized journal, a discount on registration for our national conference, and so much more. 

How Ten Thousand?

There are three ways we achieve Ten Thousand.  All are meant to inspire conversation, build connections, reframe the narrative around mothering from the margins, encourage the purchase of multiple books at once.  

1. One for Me. Two for Her (123 Program) -- for individuals and small groups.

2.  Two Hundred -- for organizations and learning instiutions

 3. The Corporate Program -- for businesses

 

Tier 1: One for Me. Two for Her.


 For Individuals

Tier 1: One for Me. Two for Her.


 For Individuals

The Conversation Level

Welcome to the first of two giving tiers. At this level, you are committed to supporting one to two other women. You believe in this work, and you want to one to two other women believing in it, too.  

One Book

One Book

One for Her

You're a giver! So you made the choice to purchase a book for someone else. Thank you! Since the book is going on tour with us to be given away, there's no need for you to pay shipping cost. And because you're so thoughtful, we're sending a book mark, and some stickers your way. 

 

Two Books

Two Books

One for me. one for her

Giving is awesome, but you want in on the conversation, too! We don't blame you. And because you like to stay current with your reading, we're adding a book mark, some stickers, and a pen, too!

Three Books

Three Books

One for me. two for her

You're committed! You understand that the conversations in this book are important. So you made the choice to buy one for you, one for someone close to you, and one for someone you don't know. We're with you all the way. To support your efforts, we're including the following with your purchase:

  • two books
  • one book to be distributed to an infamous mothers while on tour in one of the 10 cities
  • 2 book marks
  • a customized notepad
  • a conversation guide

Tier 2: One for Me. Two for Her.


For Individuals, Book Clubs, Other Small Groups

 

Tier 2: One for Me. Two for Her.


For Individuals, Book Clubs, Other Small Groups

 

The Movement Level

Supports at this level is committed to making this work transcend conversation. They want to create an impact. Below are three purchasing options that gives them access to exclusive programming that will help mobilize a movement.

Five Books

Five Books

One for Me. four for her.

You realize that this is bigger books. So you made the choice to buy five: one for you, one for someone you know, and three for women you don't know. You want to touch the lives of as many people as you can, help reframe the narrative around mothering from the margins, and make an impact. Your purchase comes with the following:

  • two books to be mailed to you
  • three books to be distributed to infamous mothers in one or more of the 10 book-tour cities
  • two book marks
  • two customized Infamous Mothers journals
  • a conversation guide
  • an invitation for you to participate in our virtual Infamous Mothers book retreat, A Day of Listening

 

Ten Books

Ten Books

One for Me. Nine for Her.

There's power in numbers. So you made the choice to purchase 10 books: one for you, two for people in your immediate circle, and seven for women you do not know. Your purchase comes with the following:

  • three books to be mailed to you
  • 10 books to be distributed to infamous mothers in one or more of the 10 book-tour cities
  • three book marks
  • three customized Infamous Mothers journals
  • a conversation guide
  • an invitation for you and two others to participate in our virtual Infamous Mothers book retreat, A Day of Listening
Twenty Books

Twenty Books

One for me. nineteen for her.

For you, this really is a movement to change the way we think about women who mother from the margins, to change the way women engage other women. You want us to flood the nation with these very important conversations. You want more women engaging each other in meaningful ways. So you made the choice to purchase 20 books: one for you, four for women you don't know, and fifteen for women you don't know.

  • five books to be mailed to you
  • 15 books to be distributed to infamous mothers in one or more of the 10 book-tour cities
  • five customized book marks
  • five customized Infamous Mothers journals
  • two conversation guides
  • an invitation for you and four others to participate in our virtual Infamous Mothers book retreat, A Day of Listening
  • a 20% discount registration to our national conference, The Talk Back (February 2018)
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Tier 1: The Two Hundred Program


For Women's Organizations, Churches and Housing Developments

 

Tier 1: The Two Hundred Program


For Women's Organizations, Churches and Housing Developments

 

 

Mobilizing the Women

 
 
Bring Infamous Mothers programming to your organization.

Bring Infamous Mothers programming to your organization.

Infamous Mothers -- A Woman's Campaign

The heart of this work is about the empowerment of women. When you make the choice to sponsor books in quantities of 50 or more for your clients, you invite Sagashus to your organization to connect with the women you serve and/or the people you employ. 

For 50 books...

  • your organization's logo on one promotional item at our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 25 book marks
  • 5 Infamous Mothers journals
  • an Infamous Mothers reading guide
  • 5 seats for clients and/or staff of your organizations to attend our mini-conference in your city (during tour) 
  • 1 seat for a member of your staff to attend our professional development worksop

For 100 books...

  • your organization's logo on two promotional items at our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 50 book marks
  • 10 Infamous Mothers journals
  • 10 Infamous Mothers reading guide
  • 10 seats for clients and/or staff of your organizations to attend our mini-conference in your city (during tour) 
  • 5 seats for members of staff to attend our professional development worksop
  • access to one four-week mini courses on our online learning environment, Infamous Mothers University (IMU), for up to 20 women per class

For 200 books...

  • your organization's logo on three promotional items at our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 100 book marks
  • 20 Infamous Mothers journals
  • 20 Infamous Mothers reading guide
  • 20 invitations for your clients and/or staff to participate in our half-day mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 10 seat in our professional development worksop
  • access to two four-week mini courses on our online learning environment, Infamous Mothers University (IMU), for up to 20 women per class
  • the first women's organization to raise 200 books brings Sagashus back to your city for one full day of professional development with your staff (limit 50 individuals)

For 300+ books...

  • all of the above
  • logo in the book

 


 Infamous Mothers -- The Living Campaign

For a significant portion of her life, the author of Infamous Mothers lived in subsidized housing. While there, she pursued a bachelor's degree and began graduate school. She's a living witness of how living in these communities can make a difference, especially when when paired with powerful programming. When you make the choice to sponsor books on behalf of your residents (or on behalf of other residents in your area), you make the choice to bring quality to programming your community through out Infamous Mothers --Living Campaign.

For 50 books...

  • your logo on one item at our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 25 book marks
  • 5 Infamous Mothers journals
  • an Infamous Mothers reading guide
  • 5 seats for clients and/or staff  from your organization to attend our mini-conference in your city (during tour) 
  • 1 seat for a member of your staff to attend our professional development workshop

For 100 books...

  • your logo on two items at our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 50 book marks
  • 10 Infamous Mothers journals
  • 10 Infamous Mothers reading guides
  • 10 seats for clients and/or staff from your organization to attend our mini-conference in your city (during tour) 
  • 5 seats for members of your organizations' staff to attend our professional development workshop

For 200 books...

  • your logo on three items at our mini-conference--called the Experience--while visiting your city on book tour
  • 100 book marks
  • 20 Infamous Mothers journals
  • 20 Infamous Mothers reading guides
  • 20 invitations for your residents and/or staff (women only) to participate in our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • access to two four-week mini courses on our online learning environment, Infamous Mothers University (IMU), for up to 20 women per class
  • the first housing development that raises 200 books brings Sagashus to your complex to provide one day of programming for the women in your complex (limit 50 women)

For 300+ books...

  • all of the above
  • logo in the book

 

 

Bring Infamous Mothers to your housing complex.

Bring Infamous Mothers to your housing complex.

Bring the Infamous Mothers Book Ministry to your community.  

Bring the Infamous Mothers Book Ministry to your community.

 

Infamous Mothers--The Ministry

Christian books often offer little encouragement to women we call Infamous Mothers, leaving many female believes feeling silenced and ignored. In your church, you  may have a women's group that is all about empowering mothers on the margins, and you are looking for ways that ministry can help inspire others. Maybe you want to sponsor books for members of another church--a church in one of the 10 cities of our tour. Whatever the case may be, A Faithful Initiative provides genuine pathways to give voice to so many voiceless Christian women. With this initiative, you get the following:

A 50-Books Sponsor

For 50 books

  • puts your logo on one promotional item at our Infamous Mothers Christian- Development Workshop in your city
  • 25 books marks (Christian edition)
  • 10 Infamous Mothers journals (Christian edition)
  • a ministry guide
  • 5 seats at our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop in your city, during tour only (for all women in the congregation)
  • 1 seats at our Infamous Mothers Christian Leadership & Ministries Workshop in your city, during tour (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

 A 50-Books Sponsorship + Space for our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop (limit 100 Mothers)

  • puts your logo on two promotional items at our Infamous Mothers Christian- Development Workshop in your city during tour
  • reserves 15 spaces for women in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop in your city, during tour only (for all women in the congregation)
  • reserves 7 spaces for leaders in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian Leadership & Ministries Workshop (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

 

A 100-Books Sponsor

For 100 books...

  • your church's logo on two promotional items at our mini-conference in your city
  • 50 book marks (Christian edition)
  • 20 Infamous Mothers journals (Christian edition)
  • 10 seats at our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop in your city, during tour (for all women in the congregation)
  • 7 seats at our Infamous Mothers Christian Leadership & Ministries Workshop in your city, during tour (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

A 100-Books Sponsorship + Space for our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop / Infamous Mothers Leadership & Ministry Development Workshop

(limit 100 Mothers work the general workshop; limit 50 for the leadership workshop)

  • puts your logo on 3 promotional items at our Infamous Mothers Christian- Development Workshop in your city (during tour)
  • reserves 25 spaces for women in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop (for all women in the congregation)
  • reserves 14 spaces for leaders in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian Leadership & Ministries Workshop (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

A 200-Books Sponsor

For 200 books

  • puts your logo on 3 promotional items at our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop in your city (during tour)
  • the first church to raise 200 books brings Sagashus to their congregation to share her Christian testimony, participate in a Q&A, and gives a Christian-based workshop on some of the lessons, themes or topics in the book
  • 100 book marks (Christian edition)
  • 40 Infamous Mothers journals (Christian edition)
  • 20 seats at our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop  (for all women in the congregation)
  • 10 seats at our training for Infamous Mothers Leadership & Ministry Development Workshop  (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

200 Books + Space for our Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop/Infamous Mothers Leadership & Ministry Development Workshop

(limit 100 Mothers work the general workshop; limit 50 for the leadership workshop)

  • puts your church's logo on all promotional items along with a letter from your congregation to the women attending the conference
  • reserves 30 spaces for women in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian-Development Workshop, during tour (for all women in the congregation)
  • reserves 17 spaces for leaders in your congregation to attend the Infamous Mothers Christian Leadership & Ministries Workshop, during tour (for leaders of the church and/or women's ministries)

A 300-Books Sponsor

For 300+ books...

  • see all of above
  • puts your logo in the Infamous Mothers book

 

 

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Tier 2: The Two Hundred Program


For High Schools, Colleges and Universities

Tier 2: The Two Hundred Program


For High Schools, Colleges and Universities

 

An Intellectual Pursuit

As a PhD Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sagashus pursues cutting-edge research in feminist, motherhood studies and 21st century literature. Her work includes discussions about race, class and gender. Surprisingly, a dissertation that focuses on adults often looks at the ways in which girlhood shapes womanhood. While on tour, one of her major goals is to connect with high schools and colleges across the country to share her findings. Your book sponsorship through the Ten Thousand campaign can bring her to you.

 
 
Bring author Sagashus Levingston, to your high school.   

Bring author Sagashus Levingston, to your high school. 

 

Infamous Mothers -- Young Adult Package

While this book is about mothers, the stories often begin with the women's youth. They tell stories about fighting at school, experiencing sexual trauma, becoming mothers as teens, feeling powerless in the classroom, and more. They also talk about how they overcame these challenges coming out on the other end as doctors, counselors, business owners and other community leaders and powerhouses. When your institution chooses to sponsor books on behalf of vulnerable mothers in your community, you bring Sagashus the PhD Candidate, author, speaker, magazine cover girl, and award-winning social entrepreneur to your school district. 

50 Books

  • puts your institution's logo on one conference item
  • 10 additional books for your school to keep
  • 25 book marks (Youth Edition)
  • 5 Infamous Mothers journals -- Youth Edition (advice/writing prompts from mothers to youth)
  • an Infamous Mothers reading guide -- Classroom/Youth Edition (explores each woman's pathway from childhood challenges to their important roles in society now)
  • while in your city on book tour, an invitation for your school to attend an all-district reading and Q&A talk with the author (90 minutes)

100 Books

  • puts your institution's logo on one conference item
  • 20 additional books for your school to keep
  • 50 book marks (Youth Edition)
  • 10 Infamous Mothers journals -- Youth Edition (advice/writing prompts from mothers to youth)
  • 4 Infamous Mothers reading guides -- Classroom/Youth Edition (explores each woman's pathway from childhood challenges to their important roles in society now)
  • puts your school's logo on two conference items & one marketing item for our mini-conference in your city (during tour)
  • 5 students from your school joins Sagashus for breakfast and a small group discussion (during tour)

200 Books

  • puts your school's logo in the book
  • 40 additional books for your school to keep
  • 100 book marks (Youth Edition)
  • 20 Infamous Mothers journals -- Youth Edition (advice/writing prompts from mothers to youth)
  • 8 Infamous Mothers reading guides -- Classroom/Youth Edition (explores each woman's pathway from childhood challenges to their important roles in society now)
  • the first school in your city to raise 200 books brings Sagashus to one  of its classrooms as a guest English, Gender Women's Studies, Afro-American Studies or Writing Instructor. 

 

 

 
 
Bring Sagashus Levingston (PhD Candidate) to your school, college or university to talk about the dissertation research that led her to Infamous Mothers and social entrepreneurship.

Bring Sagashus Levingston (PhD Candidate) to your school, college or university to talk about the dissertation research that led her to Infamous Mothers and social entrepreneurship.

Infamous Mothers -- College/university Package

Infamous Mothers the book coffee-table book was born from Infamous Mothers the dissertation work. When your institution chooses to sponsor books on behalf of vulnerable mothers in your community, you bring Sagashus the PhD Candidate, author, speaker, magazine cover girl, and award-winning social entrepreneur to your college campus.

A 100-Books Sponsor

100-Books

  • puts your institution's logo on one conference item
  • invites Sagashus to a virtual talk (90 minutes) and Q&A with students, faculty, staff at your your institution

100-Book Sponsorship + Space for our half-day conference (limit 100 Mothers)

  • puts your institution's logo on one conference item

 

A 200-Books Sponsor

200 Books

  • puts your institution's logo on two conference items
  • the first institution to reach 200 books brings Sagashus to their campus to be a guest instructor for a class in one of the following: business, English literature, composition, Afro-American Studies, Gender Women Studies (90 mins max)
  • up to 10 students join Sagashus for lunch and discussion 

200 Books + Space for our half-day conference (limit 100 Mothers)

  • puts your institution's logo on two conference items along with text from your institution to the women attending the conference

A 300-Books Sponsor

300-Books Sponsorship

  • all of the above
  • your logo in Infamous Mothers

300-Books Sponsorship

  • your logo on all of the mini-conference materials at our book-signing event in your city
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Corporate Sponsorship


Corporate Sponsorship


500 Books

  • Logo on all marketing materials for the 10-city book tour--including all banners
  • Logo on all marketing & promotional materials for the mini-conference in your city
  • A sponsor's table at the national conference (February 2018)
  • Logo in Infamous Mothers book

300 Books

  • Logo on all marketing materials for the 10-city book tour--including all banners
  • Logo on all marketing & promotional materials for the mini-conference in your city
  • Logo in Infamous Mothers book

200 Books

  • Logo on all marketing & promotional materials for the mini-conference in your city
  • Logo in Infamous Mothers book

100 Books

  • Logo on three promotional items for the mini-conference in your city
  • Logo in Infamous Mothers book

75 Books

  • Logo on three promotional items for the mini-conference in your city

50 Books

  • Logo on two promotional items for the mini-conference in your city
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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions


Is Ten Thousand all about selling books?

Pre-ordering Infamous Mothers is the cornerstone of the Ten Thousand campaign, but the campaign itself is about something so much more. It's about empowering women--especially those of us on the fringes. It's about listening and learning. It's about vulnerability and stepping outside of our comfort zones. It's about the work that happens when the pussy hats are gone. It's about real engagement. 

What is Ten Thousand?

Ten Thousand is a three-part campaign: 1.) It is the initiative to pre-order 10,ooo books to be gifted away during the Infamous Mothers tour. 2.) It is 40-days of community and social media programming that's meant to raise awareness about the concerns, challenges and triumphs expressed in the book. 3.) This programming is also meant to put marginalized mothers at the center of conversations about women and to draw connections between those on the fringes and those at the center.  Combined, these three pieces come together to form the Ten Thousand campaign.

How is this campaign different from the everyday work of Infamous Mothers?

It's not. This is the work. What's new is that we've taken so much of the fragments and pieces we've learned over the months and are deploying them in this very focused campaign.

What's the difference between One for Me. Two for her., Ten Thousand and 123?

Ten Thousand is the official name of the larger campaign. One for me. Two for her. is the name of the program within the campaign. 123 or the 123 Program is another name for One for Me. Two for her. 

Why are the books for this campaign marked at their regular price?

  • We are using a significant amount of the revenue from this campaign to do the following:
    • cover the cost of programming at organizations like the YWCA, DAIS and the Catalyst Project
    • create paid internships for women who are Infamous Mothers 

Why is the cornerstone of the Ten Thousand Campaign the 123 Program (One for me. Two for her.)?

We coined the campaign Ten Thousand because of our goal to bring 1,000 books to women in each of our 10 tour cities. The 123 Program is one way we plan on accomplishing this very bold endeavor. 

Why is the 123 Program (One for me. Two for her) a pre-order campaign? 

To gift 10,000 books--especially in such a short amount of time (tour starts in June)--we have to pre-order them. We created this campaign as a means to not only reach our book goal, but more importantly, to raise awareness and to generate conversation as we accomplish this goal.

What if I only want to order a book for you to give to someone on tour, meaning I don't want it shipped?

If you solely want to order a book for us to give to someone on tour, choose the option One for her. You will not be charged for shipping.