I'm brand spanking new here. First post. Some brief notes for you. In 2006 I finished a bachelors of fine arts in photography. I was a photoshop artist and portrait photographer for several local studios during and after my degree. This is back in the CS2 days. My husband and I decided to have our first child in 2007. Our daughter was born at 28 weeks of pregnancy and the past almost 5 years of been a medical blur with little to no photography jobs to my name. My street cred is all but gone. I have been offered a dream job with a non-profit foundation close to my heart. I've been asked to make a proposal. I have NO clue what to ask for or say.....HELP!!! Some specifics are that they would be supplying me with a whole new set-up. Dream computer, camera, lenses, etc. Everything I would need to start a photography business equipment wise. About $13,000 worth. My proposal to them is that they buy my list of necessaries and I work those items off at $75 an hour (about 173 hrs) or 1 year whichever comes first. This is cheap hourly, I think, but I'm just starting again and the foundation is only a year old. I would be building their portfolio for their foundation. It's a pretty good deal for me. I don't have 13 grand to throw down and I'm still using CS2 on my pre-intel iMac to process my canon 20D images At the end of pay off or 1 year, I own these items and become a _________ for the foundation. This is where things get murky to me. I'm lost in the legalities of it all. Should I stay at the $75 an hour to be their beck and call gal or do I go for a yearly lump sum to do the same. Shoots will vary between charity events and weekly meetings. Maybe 3-5 hours a week maybe more depending on what is going on. So pricing by project isn't really feasible. They need this next step information because they will possibly be asking for funding through grants. I will also be writing articles and posting related images to their website in a blog type of style. I have now clue how to bundle this into the proposal. Ok, and my next question... I've never been a commercial type of photographer. I want to give them full rights to do as they please with the images, but I want to use those images to build my portfolio. I don't want to sell them, just use them on my website and to show future clients. So I don't want to give away my copyright. License wise, what on earth do you call that? I started to read through ASMP's website and got really overloaded. Oh, and they have super amazing lawyers. I do not. I'm just worried about regretting and missing something. I need to get this done within a week or two. Please please please help me!