**this is a copy of a discussion from the Fundraising group***

Several years ago when I had a non-profit organization for muscular dystrophy awareness, we did a cookbook to raise money for it. We did pretty good.

This year for the Alumni Association I am running we are doing a Vegetarian Cookbook. It is going to the publisher this week. It will have about 600 recipes and a 3 ring binder hard back (padded) with lots of goodies inside. It is part of our fundraiser for the Association. I am working with one of the best publishers.

However, for some time I have wanted to do one for PPMD. I think we can do this together as a group. It will be very easy. We can enter our recipes onto an online recipe database. Anyone can go in and put their recipes for any of the categories- unlimited recipes. The cost of the cookbook is based on how many recipes are in the cookbook. PPMD is a non-profit and because of this, we have a 90 day credit (up to 90 days to pay the publisher back). That is not the hard part, because I'm more than sure we can seel the cookbooks with no problem. We can even get an ISBN# on it to sell in stores.

My cookbook for the Association will be out by this Thanksgiving. I am also involved with another cookbook for Aikdo Meadows, another non-profit (for domestic abuse) that I run with a good friend.that will be out this spring.

Before we get started on this, I like to do a quick survey to see how many people would like to be part of this. Be part of a team to make sure this does succeed. We can begin this process right away or we can begin after the holidays.

Would you like to join me? We would need a Chariperson and a few on the committee. Let me knwo what you think!

Thanks!
Dee

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I saw that Julie and I saw it was a year old and then didn't see or read any more. So I thought maybe someone needs to "speak" up. What we should do is put a group together (as a committee) who has experience with cookbooks and from there branch out to market for the recipes. Between the two companies that Susan I was talking about, both allow us (anyone) to put recipes in through an online recipe database and from there they can download it when all done and create the book from there. We just have to decide on a cover, how many recipes we want (a goal), name of cookbook, personal pages and design.

When we did the cookbook back in the early 2000, most of our personal pages were stories of the kids with their picture. I suggest we do that as well as we put in pages of about DMD and about PPMD and their various Annual Fundraisings.

Is anyone on SKYPE??? IS it possible for us all to meet on skype for a video conference?

Advise please.


Julie Gilmore said:
There is a group on here called DMD recipe ideas - we have all been talking about doing exactly the same thing but have been struggling with the logistics of how to put the cookbook in action - perhaps if we all work together we can come up with a plan, and get this ball rolling :)

And so yes Dee, I would love to be involved and will even put your discussion up on the Recipes group page to get everyone geared up again :)
PROPOSAL: If you have experience putting a cookbook together and If you would like to be on the cookbook committee, have NO plans this Sunday (October 4); and if you have skype let us meet around 1pm et on Skype. My screen name is dee.bird We can do a video conference and see if we can get the ball rolling on this.

I believe if we get started on this, we can have the cookbook published by this spring and ready to raise funds.

If this Sunday is not good for you but would like to be part of the committee, please let us know.

WE can create an email where people can submit their suggestions/ideas for the cookbook and see what can be taken it into consideration.


Anyone would like to join in...let us know.
Hi Dee and Julie:

I don't not have any cookbook experience nor am I I great cook BUT you know I have the determination of a MomMom so anything you need me to do I will and I have some really great recipes from my mom so let me know if you need me.

We have our event coming up this Saturday with the raindate of the next Saturday and I will have to figure out how to get on Skype? So if we could postpone it just for a few weeks or you want to get started and then I can get caught up that's fine too.

Dee said:
PROPOSAL: If you have experience putting a cookbook together and If you would like to be on the cookbook committee, have NO plans this Sunday (October 4); and if you have skype let us meet around 1pm et on Skype. My screen name is dee.bird We can do a video conference and see if we can get the ball rolling on this.

I believe if we get started on this, we can have the cookbook published by this spring and ready to raise funds.

If this Sunday is not good for you but would like to be part of the committee, please let us know.

WE can create an email where people can submit their suggestions/ideas for the cookbook and see what can be taken it into consideration.


Anyone would like to join in...let us know.
I just talked to Ryan. We just need to put a proposal together of what is required/needed and he will take it to Kim and then we have a go. We just need to lay out a good proposal for the final approval and then we can begin. They will help us promote to get recipes and promote to help sell the cookbook.

thumbs up!
Donna...let's see what the other responses are for the skype...but you are always welcome to put in your suggestions and once we have the site for you to enter your recipes you can put in unlimited recipes any time through the deadline date. safe hugz, Dee

Jacobs Mommom said:
Hi Dee and Julie:

I don't not have any cookbook experience nor am I I great cook BUT you know I have the determination of a MomMom so anything you need me to do I will and I have some really great recipes from my mom so let me know if you need me.

We have our event coming up this Saturday with the raindate of the next Saturday and I will have to figure out how to get on Skype? So if we could postpone it just for a few weeks or you want to get started and then I can get caught up that's fine too.

Dee said:
PROPOSAL: If you have experience putting a cookbook together and If you would like to be on the cookbook committee, have NO plans this Sunday (October 4); and if you have skype let us meet around 1pm et on Skype. My screen name is dee.bird We can do a video conference and see if we can get the ball rolling on this.

I believe if we get started on this, we can have the cookbook published by this spring and ready to raise funds.

If this Sunday is not good for you but would like to be part of the committee, please let us know.

WE can create an email where people can submit their suggestions/ideas for the cookbook and see what can be taken it into consideration.


Anyone would like to join in...let us know.

Dee My wife and I put a Scottish cookbook together this year for Action Duchenne (formerly Parent Project UK). It took 6 months of hard work but it has been very well received. We had it professionally designed and printed it in full color with a hardback cover. It appeals to a broader range of people rather than just those that would support a charity. We have recipes from 40 famous Scots and we funded the design and print by getting restaurants to donate £100 ($160) to have a recipe page. There is a third section for supporters of the charity who donated between $50 -$150 for a recipe page. Another source of funding came from sponsors who paid $1600 up front and received 100 books, when they were printed, to give to their customers.

The celebrities have attracted buyers from the USA, France, Germany and Australia.

There is a website that you can have a look at the details of the book. http://www.thecaledoniankitchen.co.uk

If you want any advice about what we did over here just get in touch.

Best regards

Kenny Munro
Thank Kenny! can you send me your email in case we have any questions.

We also can custom our cover as well and design. It cost a little more but it is well worth it. I just would like to see how some of your pages looks like inside. Is there something we can see any of the pages inside? Advise! dee

Kenny Munro said:

Dee My wife and I put a Scottish cookbook together this year for Action Duchenne (formerly Parent Project UK). It took 6 months of hard work but it has been very well received. We had it professionally designed and printed it in full color with a hardback cover. It appeals to a broader range of people rather than just those that would support a charity. We have recipes from 40 famous Scots and we funded the design and print by getting restaurants to donate £100 ($160) to have a recipe page. There is a third section for supporters of the charity who donated between $50 -$150 for a recipe page. Another source of funding came from sponsors who paid $1600 up front and received 100 books, when they were printed, to give to their customers.

The celebrities have attracted buyers from the USA, France, Germany and Australia.

There is a website that you can have a look at the details of the book. http://www.thecaledoniankitchen.co.uk

If you want any advice about what we did over here just get in touch.

Best regards

Kenny Munro
Dee

Email me at info@thecaledoniankitchen.co.uk and I'll email you back PDF files of the pages.

Kenny

Dee said:
Thank Kenny! can you send me your email in case we have any questions.

We also can custom our cover as well and design. It cost a little more but it is well worth it. I just would like to see how some of your pages looks like inside. Is there something we can see any of the pages inside? Advise! dee

Kenny Munro said:
I went to your website and saw it..and it looks awesome!! you all did a great job. I am just not good in figuring your money comparing to usa money. i may consider getting one for my own. maybe we can get a group together and order one box of it here. (i think it said there was 15 in a box). but my email is: deebird611@cox.net. but looks like you all did a wonderful job with all that celebrities and all. I could see why it took that long, but it is well worth it. thanks for sharing this with us!! safe hugz, dee

Kenny Munro said:
Dee

Email me at info@thecaledoniankitchen.co.uk and I'll email you back PDF files of the pages.

Kenny

Dee said:
Thank Kenny! can you send me your email in case we have any questions.

We also can custom our cover as well and design. It cost a little more but it is well worth it. I just would like to see how some of your pages looks like inside. Is there something we can see any of the pages inside? Advise! dee

Kenny Munro said:
I don't have skype right now, but will see if I can get it set up by Sunday. I don't know if I can make it by 1 PM Eastern . . .that's 10 AM Pacific and I'll be at church. I'd like to help though. Let me know what I can do.

Susan
I can easily change it to a later time Susan...I only set it up at that time just in case there were a lot of football fans here. tell me what is good for you! Dee

Susan Rathfelder said:
I don't have skype right now, but will see if I can get it set up by Sunday. I don't know if I can make it by 1 PM Eastern . . .that's 10 AM Pacific and I'll be at church. I'd like to help though. Let me know what I can do.

Susan
Dee,

You can just leave the time as is for now. I am not set up on skype and don't know if I can get it set up by then. I would need my husband's help and he is really busy right now. I still need to buy a camera/microphone also.

Susan

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