FREE Dallas Event for Freelancers: “Negotiate—Get Paid What You’re Worth” Official Spark Group Launch is July 11th

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FREE Dallas Event for Freelancers: “Negotiate—Get Paid What You’re Worth” Official Spark Group Launch is July 11th
 

(Dallas, June 28) -- SPARK Dallas, a chapter of the national Freelancers Union, is kicking off its first meeting at Capital Factory & The DEC at the Centrum on July 11th. This month’s meeting topic concerns the challenge of negotiating higher, more competitive rates as a freelancer.

“At our launch meeting, we’ll discuss a topic central to the wellbeing of freelancers in DFW: knowing how to price your services,” says Sarabeth Flowers Lewis, co-leader of the group. “It’s can be hard to know what your work is worth, but it can sometimes be even more difficult to know how to communicate with clients regarding your prices.” Whether you struggle to negotiate with clients to earn fair rates for your services or just want a fun opportunity to connect with other freelancers in the DFW area, come out! All are welcome.

Freelancers Union is a national nonprofit that “promotes the interests of independent workers through advocacy, education, and services.” While the organization is based in NY, volunteer representatives of Freelancers Union host SPARK meetings in cities across the United States, enabling a more hands-on approach to learning, advocacy, and training. The organization’s newest chapter is in Dallas:

"Freelancers Union started SPARK as a way to enable members to network and grow their careers. With 375,000 members nationally, Freelancers Union has seen dramatic growth in Texas in recent years. Led by volunteer community organizers, the new Dallas SPARK launches on July 11, giving local independents the opportunity to connect and build a united local community." - Dave DeSario, Freelancers Union member who works on Member Organizing and Engagement.

The kickoff SPARK event is a workshop to empower freelancers to negotiate more competitive rates for their services. The meeting will be hosted as an open-discussion so that everyone has equal chance to share ideas, ask questions, and glean from the techniques of other freelancers.

July’s event has multiple local sponsors. Capital Factory x The Dec, Buzzballz, Sparkling Ice, and courtesy of Taqueria La Ventana, they will be providing us a gift card for a small giveaway we’ll be hosting the day of.

Get connected with Dallas Freelancers Union SPARK via social media.
Facebook: @dallasfreelancersunionspark
Twitter: @sparkdtx
Instagram: @sparkdtx
LinkedIn: Dallas Freelancers Union Spark


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About Freelancers Union
Freelancers Union is the largest and fast-growing organization representing the 57 million independent workers across the country. We give our 375,000+ members a powerful voice through policy advocacy, benefits, and community. Membership is free and open to freelancers of all kinds, from graphic designers to contractors to entrepreneurs to moonlighters. Freelancers Union was founded by Sara Horowitz in 1995. In 2008, we launched Freelancers Insurance Company, the first portable benefits model for freelancers, providing independent workers with high-quality, affordable, and portable health insurance. The union’s National Benefits Platform, launched in 2014, helps freelancers across America access benefits, including retirement, life, liability, dental, and disability insurance. Since its founding, Freelancers Union has fought for and won protections for freelance workers, including Unincorporated Business Tax reform and successfully advocating for new models for healthcare. In 2016, Freelancers Union led a victorious campaign to enact first-of-its kind legislation in New York City giving freelancers unprecedented protections from non payment. Caitlin Pearce was named Executive Director in 2018.


About SPARK
SPARK is the community aspect of Freelancers Union and the local hub for freelancers to connect with one another and help cultivate a freelancer community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. We host monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month for freelancers to discuss various topics such as starting a freelance business, growing a current freelance business pricing, taxes, legal stuff, and more!

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