Here are answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a Be a Tree presenter. If you are a Doggone Safe member there is more information at the Member's page.
How do I become a Be a Tree presenter?
No. These are two separate things. There is a fee for membership.
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Does Doggone Safe screen presenters?
Doggone Safe does not screen presenters. In order to do the presentation on behalf of Doggone Safe and become eligible to be a paid Doggone Safe presenter, you must sign the License Agreement and provide additional information about yourself to Doggone Safe. Doggone Safe reserves the right to revoke license agreements at any time for any reason.
It is optional to sign the license agreement. Signing the license agreement gives you the following privileges:
What Logos and Links Can I Use?
As Be a Tree presenter/member you are entitle to use the Be a Tree logos at your website and in your printed materials. These will be emailed to you once you sign the license agreement.
You are also entitle to include the phrase "Licensed Be a Tree Presenter" with a link to the Doggone safe main site or the Be a Tree page in your email signature.How much do presenters get paid?
Doggone Safe pays $100 per presentation to licensed presenters who are Doggone Safe members and who book programs through Doggone Safe. Most presenters start by doing volunteer programs. Presenters are paid for the actual programs that they present, but are expected to volunteer time in promoting the program and making sure that all necessary materials (e.g. photocopies) are available. If presentations are more than 1/2 hour drive away, Doggone Safe will attempt to negotiate a travel expense allowance from the program recipient or sponsor.
Presenters are only paid for programs booked through Doggone Safe. These are still considered to be non-profit presentations since Doggone Safe does not make a profit. You cannot represent yourself as presenting for non-profit Doggone Safe unless programs are booked through Doggone Safe and you have signed the license agreement. Doggone Safe retains the right to refuse to book programs for specific presenters for any reason.
You can do programs on your own as a volunteer without booking through Doggone Safe. You can run presentations at your own facility on a for-profit basis, but you cannot represent yourself as an affiliate of non-profit Doggone Safe.
Can I do presentations for free?
Yes, most people do presentations on a volunteer basis. This is a great way to do some community service while promoting your business or organization.
How do I arrange for presentations?
There are various ways you can arrange for presentations.
It is easier to offer free programs than to offer programs that must be paid for. If you would like to be paid, the best approach is to work with Doggone Safe so that the program can be advertised as supporting a non-profit organization. Doggone Safe will help members who are licensed Be a Tree presenters to prepare and submit funding proposals to local businesses or community groups. You must identify the potential sponsor. More information is available at the Members-only page.
Can I be a presenter outside the US?
Yes, you can be a presenter from any country. Doggone Safe does not ship the Teacher Kit outside the US, but you can purchase the downloadable version and get it printed locally, or you can purchase the printed Teacher Kit from the manufacturer. See our store for more details.