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I would never support a business based on the color of someones skin.

Oh boy. Neither do we. Lucky for you, people who identify as a member black race come in many colors.

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Does BOM accept offers for speaking engagements?

Yes! We are available to discuss speaking engagements if we feel your audience matches our mission. Please fill out this discovery form and we will be in touch within 2 weeks.

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I sent you a message using the contact form and have not received a response back. What is going on?

We are unable to respond to all messages that come our way. Otherwise, expect a reply back in 2-3 weeks if we have never spoken before.

2021-03-16T15:18:30-04:00March 16th, 2021||

My organization would like to highlight BOM in our upcoming newsletter, on social media, on our website, etc. Is this okay?

You are welcome to advertise BOM through your organization. We do require all copy and logo usage to be approved before launch. Contact us.

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I represent a media outlet and would like to interview a member of your team.

Contact us with your name, the organization you are representing, your story idea, and any other relevant information.

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Can BOM recommend a black business that (insert need here)?

We recommend that you thoroughly scour our directory before contacting us for recommendations. Our directory is free and public-facing and we encourage you to use it! Alternatively, we do offer paid consulting to businesses that would like to sign the Maine Black Business Pledge but need help finding black businesses that fit their creative offering. Book a consulting appointment via our Acuity calendar.

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We would love to collaborate on a project with BOM.

Please contact us with your idea and we will be in contact if we feel your project aligns with our overall goals.

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What programs and services do you offer?

Maine Black Business Directory

Maine Black Business Pledge

BOM Podcast

BOM Family Relief

Workshops*

Maine State Prison Gift Guide*

Speaking Engagements*

Outreach and Advertising*

Consulting*

*Individual pages coming soon*

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How is BOM funded?

We are funded by individual contributions, peer-to-peer fundraisers, foundations, donor-advised funds, service costs (including advertisements and our outreach program), corporate sponsorships, and bi-annual merchandise sales.

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Can you promote such and such? (orgs outside of directory)

We are extremely conscious about the information that we co-promote. With that being said, we are generally unable to explicitly share your organization’s programs and initiatives with our members, unless you meet the following requirements.

  1. Have established a relationship with BOM
  2. Donate to our outreach program
    1. We offer a tier level approach, dependent on the amount of work required on our end
  3. Contact us 3-4 works before your launch date or due date

Contact us for more information, including a donation rate sheet.

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