November Member Feature: House of SpeakEasy Foundation

November 6th, 2023

Welcome to our Member Feature series! For the month of November, we are excited to introduce the House of SpeakEasy Foundation, one of our members at Nonprofit New York!

Whether you are a new member or have been a member for many years, we want to get to know you! Introduce yourself to the Nonprofit New York community by participating in our Member Feature series! Submit your response here.

What is your organization's mission?

House of SpeakEasy connects authors and audiences in innovative and sustaining ways. Founded in 2013, SpeakEasy is dedicated to the idea that literature matters and that the essence of literary culture is the relationship between writers and their readers. To foster that relationship, SpeakEasy brings authors out from behind the book into direct contact with audiences, ensures that writers are compensated for their work and time, and stimulates the audiences of tomorrow by exposing them to the best writing of today by offering literary programs to students in underserved communities and through a bookmobile delivering literature to areas of high need.

What do you like the most about being a Nonprofit New York member?

Access to a community and resources to support nonprofits

Have you made relationships with other Nonprofit New York members? If so, what has come out of building those connections? If not, is there any organization you'd like to partner with?

We have yet to, but we would value the opportunity to collaborate with literacy and educational nonprofits to help complement their work.

Tell us a fun fact about your organization.

We operate a bookmobile that delivers brand-new books to students, families, and communities living in "book deserts," high-need communities. And we do this for free! The bookmobile thrived during the pandemic, given that our bookmobile fosters open-air browsing that was ideal for social distancing.

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