Charity Datebook FAQ’s

Can I pay for the listing by check?
We strongly discourage paying by check, but if it is your only viable payment method, please contact Ana Coronel to arrange.

I’m having a problem with the website, and I can’t submit my listing. What do I do?
Please contact Ileana Caban with any issues regarding the submission form on our website.

My credit card won’t go through. What’s wrong?
Please contact Ana Coronel with any issues regarding payment.

The photo for my listing isn’t ready. Can I still submit the listing?
Yes, as long as you can send the photo to the editor, Melissa Puppo by the August 30 deadline. Please make a note in the photo field that it is forthcoming.

Will this photo work?
Photo Specs:
– 1 Vertical or Square Photo
– At Least 2″ H
– 300 DPI (high resolution)

I have a lot of information to mention in my listing. Can you fit all of this?
We do our best to accommodate all of the information provided, however the listing must fit into the allotted 1/2 page size. If the copy runs over, we will have to shorten it.

I already submitted my listing, but I have a change, an update, or additional information I need to have added in. How do I update it?
Please send any changes, updates, or additional information that you need added to your listing to the editor,  Melissa Puppo by the September 2 deadline. After the deadline passes, we cannot promise that we will be able to fit any changes that significantly alter the length of the listing.

How will I know that my listing has been accepted?
You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your listing. In the rare case that PBMG is forced to cut your listing, you will be notified. Otherwise, a proof of your listing will be available to review in early August.

Why was this change made in the copy that I submitted for my listing?
We edit the listings to comply with our internal Style Guide and the rules of grammar.

Can I add a new category in my listing?
No. For consistency purposes, all of the information that appears in the listing must fall under the fields provided on the submission form.

Can I select where my listing will appear in the layout?
No. The listings are arranged alphabetically.

In addition to my listing, how can I place an ad in Fort Lauderdale Illustrated?
Please contact our Publisher, Melissa Schwartz at for rates and information.

How can I receive copies of the Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Charity Datebook?
Each organization will receive one complimentary copy, which will be mailed to the address listed on the submission form. For rates on additional copies, please contact Marjorie Leiva at to arrange.