amp wrote:I was going to suggest that Anne actually consider the “I survived” shirt mentioned on another thread for sales to help with the financial hit that must have happened but hung off when I saw donations were being offered. Now that the profit/non profit worry has been raised I’ll mention what I was thinking so you all can tear it apart (not meant to be a bad thing, groups usually polish ideas).
I was envisioning the bird with an inside out umbrella… maybe an icepack on its beak or hailstones at its feet with “Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2008” on the front. I was thinking verbiage on the back could be something like:
I SURVIVED FRFF 2008
70 MPH Winds!
Golf Sized Hail!
Who says festival attendance isn’t an extreme sport??!!
(and YES I will attend FRFF next year!)
My thought was that it could be pre-sold on the list, or to the either the list of folks who ordered tickets or get the flyer. Pre-selling should enable buying just what’s wanted – no extra stock. This might be more effort or cost than it’s worth, but wanted to toss the idea out.
Notlob wrote:I'm no lawyer or bean counter, but seems to me that in exchange for funds to a private corporation, the "donor" should receive some compensation in the form or a stock or a bond.
I've never heard of donating to a private corporation before (except the US government bailing out wall street investment companies).
I would be more willing to donate if FR became a 501(3)c (is that the right term?).
john r wrote:if falcon ridge became a 501c3, it would have to have a biard of directors, while this can be good, it can also lead to a greater emphasis in the bottom line over time and change the festival (like newport). there are advantages, though - particularly in the increased possibility of grants. (NEA puts out some nice ones for fork festivals). basically, there are pluses and minuses.
i have already donated a little money to the tornado fund, but i would like to see a more detailed description of what the financial challenge is - not a full disclosure of finances - but some rough idea of what we are facing.
KEEP THE FESTIVAL ALIVE
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