What Is The Social Book?

Comprehensive calendar of fundraising events for Houston charities and non-profits

The Social Book has long been the city’s comprehensive calendar of fundraising events for charities and non-profit organizations and has expanded to be the Calendar of Calendars for everything from performances, parties, food/wine/spirits, exhibitions, museums, art and fashion, and trunk shows, to festivals, city, business, and cultural events, sporting/outdoors, and nearly every sort of entertainment. It is also the go-to resource guide of the premier purveyors of goods and services, including service providers in the special events industry—party planners, decorators, venues, technical services (light/sound/video), caterers, and florists—that one might need to produce any type of event to spectacular effect. Other industries are also well represented, and all our advertisers are the “best of the best” companies offering other invaluable goods and services that enhance our enjoyment of life.

Social Book Physical Book
Now in its third decade, The Social Book began as a “clearinghouse” for event dates to assist charities in scheduling fundraisers in our active community. It has become a mainstay of society and business leaders, detailing most every fundraising event of the social year—from golf tournaments to luncheons to galas. With our Calendar of Calendars expansion, we are now the one-stop-shop for filling your personal calendar for any event of interest to you. Subscribers are kept up to date about new events on this website (and printed updates to the beautiful, must-have leather binder, at additional cost).

Subscription Highlights

  • The Calendar“—the long-range proprietary schedules available from no other single source
  • Snapshots“—a chronicle of recent events with photos and highlights
  • Columns“—Articles by Social Book and guest columnists on enlightening and entertaining topics of interest our readers demand
  • Chairman’s Yearbook“—portraits of the hard-working individuals who give of their time and energy to put on the worthy non-profit fundraisers
  • The Honor Society“—recognizing those who lend their names and rally support for the causes
  • The Boardroom“—spotlighting the Officers and Boards of Directors of the organizations
  • Houston Treasures“—featuring portraits and biographies of The Social Book’s Houston Treasures Award Honorees who have made significant contributions to the community in the fields of philanthropy, volunteerism, the arts, science or medicine, media, business, and public service

How It Works

Submit Event To Calendar

With our new “Calendar of Calendars,” any subscriber is invited to submit any kind of event to our calendar. The first step is to register with the site by creating an account by clicking the red “subscribe” button in the upper right-hand corner of the Home page. With your account credentials, you will be able to submit new events (not already on our site). Once your event is posted, any changes to your event information must be done by The Social Book. All you need do is email our publication and give us the event date, event name and whatever changes you need to be made. We will be happy to take care of that for you. The Social Book reserves the right to edit or omit submissions in accordance with its policies. New events are posted on the website as received, verified and approved.

The following enhanced benefits are provided at no additional cost to non-profit organizations with annual access subscriptions.

The Honor Society And Chairman’s Yearbook

When the honorary chairs, honorees and chairpersons of your events have been selected, please let us know using the “Social Book Forms” tab under “About Us” on the Home page. Chairpersons will be invited to have a complimentary portrait taken by one of The Social Book’s photographers, or they (or their photographer) may email us an existing portrait instead. It is your responsibility to provide us with the photographer’s name so that we may properly credit them with the photo. Honorary Chairs and Honorees are photographed exclusively by Gittings.

The Boardroom

The Boardroom profiles charitable and non-profit subscribers with their logo, vision and mission statements, contact information, and listings of officers and board of directors. For the sake of accuracy, we prefer that you send board information by email in a Microsoft Word attachment, but we will accept it in any digital format. When sending us your Board, we ask that you remove all tabs, additional spaces, columns, etc. and list one name below the other in a single continuous column in the order in which you want the finished Board of Directors to appear.

Social Book Subscriptions

Annual Access

$320 / Year
  • Full Access to Social Book Online Calendar
  • Event Details for the Whole Year
  • Exclusive Website Content
  • Ability to Submit Events to the Calendar

Monthly Access. This includes access to all areas of the site and far more detailed event information than just the "top five" facts, including valuable information such as who's involved, ticket prices, attire, contact info, links, etc.

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Annual Access With Printed Book

$500 / Year
  • Full Access to Calendar Event Details
  • Exclusive Website Content
  • Ability to Submit Events to the Calendar
  • Printed Leather Binder Social Book

Same as Annual Access with the addition of the iconic status symbol of the truly well connected: a leather-bound, glossy-print commemorative 25th Edition of The Social Book containing everything on the website, a resource guide of the best companies, mailed updates to the event listings and a license for access to the website calendar giving you the complete detailed information on events.

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Monthly Membership

$50 / Month
  • Full Access to Social Book Calendar
  • Event Details for the Whole Year
  • Exclusive Website Content
  • Limited ability to Submit Events to the Calendar

Includes access to all areas of the site and far more detailed event information than just the "top five" facts, including such valuable information as who's involved, ticket prices, attire, contact info, links, etc.

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One-time Event Listing

$75 Per Listing

You may list a single event on our calendar with comprehensive information, which we will publish. This includes all event details and a link for purchasing tickets to the event, a logo or photo for the event and the lowest individual ticket and table prices. This does not include a license to view the complete event listing. You would need to purchase a monthly or yearly subscription in order to view comprehensive information. Please contact our office to reserve this feature.

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