Overview and Guidelines
The community partnership exchange breakfast is a community-based effort launched in 2002. These breakfasts are designed on a first-come-first-served basis. Our core set of principles revolves around fact-based information distribution and community-participatory research. Shaping a multi-level interactive action platform, of organic principles that address artificial barriers designed, authorized, and sustained by public policy.
In October 2002 we became a living organism with 135 community stakeholders from several neighboring subdivisions, now we are active in over 60 neighborhoods, Houston Harris County. In 2010 and 2013 we added six additional breakfasts on the northeast and west totaling ten events a year in three sections of Houston. In 2019, we plan to expand to the southwest, adding three forums, with a capacity of 400 seating. These events will be posted by February 2019.
Mission: Our mission evolves attracting stakeholders to become action-orientated advocates using fact-based presentations. We are compiling a record of advocacy that inspires existing and new homeowners, businesses, and other stakeholders — to work together for the common good of the neighborhood that includes taxpayers’ interest.
- These breakfasts serve as a non-partisan taxpayer resource pool, a repository of collective civic history, social interaction, cultural enrichment, business exchange, political platforms, and a springboard of diverse views. Neighborhood Archaeology feature added in 2019.
- Using the concept, manage by specific objectives that will enrich grassroots leadership, develop programmatic activities through civic clubs that advocate for fact-based solutions that can reduce inequities connected with tax-based service delivery primarily.
Geography and Demographics:
- Breakfasts are convened in privately owned venues. The average attendees at the South/Southcentral location are about 390 with an expansion capacity of up to 600. The largest attendance was 800, Bethel Baptist Church in 2006. The northeast breakfast averages 240, with the largest audience of 310, with a size of 400, and the Northwest, our newest location since 2013 averages about 106 with a capacity of 180. We serve age groups from 22 – 102 years with an estimated voter profile of 95%; with a cross-section of the employed and retired workforce from all sectors. We do not guarantee the number of people that will attend any breakfast.
Security and Safety:
- The safety and security of these breakfasts are most important to us, and we will have ushers or paid security to escort out any participant off-premises exhibiting unacceptable or unauthorized behavior regardless of their position. We have had problems with candidates and elected officials attempting to attend by being co-cosponsors. Co-sponsorships are required. Our last full breakfast was held on the north side on February 26, 2020, due to covid 19. We are installing temperature, masks, sanitizing, safe distancing, food handling safety practice.
- Co-sponsorships for all or any candidates or elected officials are required. Underwriters or co-sponsors are open to individuals, corporate, the private sector, governmental, agencies, and other interested parties seeking an advertising, marketing, or promotional advantage for a product or service — all sales final. If a co-sponsor is unable to attend — two-venue announcements will be made of their co-sponsorship. Advertisement is separate and different from co-sponsorship.
Advertisement and Co-sponsorship Categories:
- Ad spaces, video commercial, robocalls, e-blast, walkabout and talk about, all rates seasonal. We are interested in Flagship co-sponsors. Combination packages are available upon request. We are more than a breakfast.
- Checks payable to Charity Productions 15 days before an event, all sales final. We can receive payments from our PayPal account on our website (www.charity-productions.org). If we have received an insufficient check or late payments in the past from you, we can only accept cash, money order, or cashier’s check, 15 days in advance of the event. A late fee of $150 will be attached to any late co-sponsorship payment. Waivers upon approval.
- Checks made payable to Charity Productions – we are encouraging payments before the deadline dates.
- Late fee deadline: January 16, 2019 – add $150.00, is added after this date
- Pop up late fee deadline: January 23, – add $450.00 after this date – added to the co-sponsorship amount – day of the event possible no entry.
- PayPal, cashier’s check, money order, or cash – All sales final
- No materials on cars in the parking lot, the fine will be assessed at $5.00 per car, and invoice your campaign.
- If the candidate has paid for co-sponsorship and does not attend, no refunds.
- Newsletter, announcement, and event promotional materials are not part of the co-sponsorship price.
- Speaking co-sponsorship has up to three-minute segments not to exceed nine minutes. Candidates can have two staff members with a campaign button only.
- Advertising is a separate fee for advertising listing unless the event host offers a courtesy ad to co-sponsors.
Other Guidelines: Candidates or Elected Officials are the only ones that can pass out election materials. Staff can attend but no campaign apparel, hats, buttons, badges, T-shirts, or material communicating a vote for a specific candidate is allowed. No candidate push cards or signs are permitted on cars or attendees of the breakfast. If a candidate claims they are not aware of these guidelines – please don’t attend or have someone get my attention. CXW.
- Our media partner is CPI Media Group a part of Charity Productions responsible for recording and promoting these breakfasts has all publishing rights. All rights or publications or distribution are owned by Charity Productions. All other media outlets are not allowed without prior approval from CPI Media Group.
Our guidelines revised annually or as needed: (12/3/2009 first enacted), 9/4/2011 2nd revision, 12/28/2011 3rd revision, 11/27/2012 4th revision, 9/2/2015 5th 12/16/2017 6th revision — revised 2/19/18, 8th revision, 1/5/2019, 9th revision 6/21/19, and 12/6/21. Thank you for your cooperation.
Please submit any questions in writing. Charles X White