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New Performing arts fundraiser

Discussion in 'Stage Management and Facility Operations' started by Alfonso, May 20, 2019.

  1. Alfonso

    Alfonso Member

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    Hello, I have a go fund me to help get funding to start a new performing arts center in my town I was curious if I can post a link to have it shared on here?
     
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    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Just you, or is there a board of directors? Is it a registered non-profit?
     
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  3. Alfonso

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    Its me and a couple people I used to work with, not a registered non profit.
     
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    FMEng Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Accepting other people's money is a serious matter. I hate to dampen the enthusiasm, but I wouldn't give unless those two conditions were met, and I have a feeling that's true for most donors, especially for larger gifts and grants.

    Having worked for a start-up non-profit that raised $7 Million in 4.5 months, to buy a broadcast license, I recall that we couldn't accept a dime until we had non-profit status.

    We already had a governing board. In terms of starting a board, you need a few people who are successful in their fields. Former politicians, business people, leaders in the community. One or two with local name recognition is helpful.

    I suggest that you need to talk with an attorney before going any further. And there is record keeping for donor's taxes. What happens if you fail? Is there a mechanism to return the money?

    If it was easy, someone would have already done it.
     
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