|Funding and Organizational Model for Coho US||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Grace Kim (graceschemataworkshop.com)|
|Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:20:52 -0700 (PDT)|
As Alice noted, "Membership" can be a generic term! If individuals feel more inclined to become "members", I would encourage individuals to consider a donation of $50-100. That is equivalent to many annual membership fees for your local zoo or museum. If 100 people became "members" that would raise $5000 for the organizations. I know some you are capable of a donation of $500 per year. If we had 30 such individuals that would raise another $15,000. And then there are others who could probably give at $1000/year. And if 15 did that then we'd raise another $15,000. But unlike memberships, where you might get a mug or newsletter, this is truly a tax deductible donation. If we want the organization to succeed and continue its work in advocacy (great to see so many new faces from different sectors at the conference) and outreach (all our communities benefit from prospective members finding us on the website), then we all need to consider a sustaining gift. Might you consider a donation of any amount for a 3-year period? And after that, consider renewing that pledge for a slightly greater amount. If we don't all do our part now, we can't complain in a year or two if the organization has to fold. (Bill Hartzell share at the conference that the board had to consider that in the past 3 years.) That's like complaining that your "favorite" breakfast place closed when you didn't go for breakfast more than once a year. I'd encourage you in joining me to make a multi-year gift to coho US. One that you have to think twice about. One that stretches you. grace h. kim schemata workshop (sent via mobile messaging) > > Message: 1 > Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2015 12:16:50 -0400 > From: Alice Alexander <alicecohous [at] gmail.com> > To: Cohousing-l <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Funding and Organizational Model for Coho US > Message-ID: > > > Many thanks to the good comments on a revenue model for sustaining Coho/US. > To confirm: > > Coho/US is not a membership organization; we are a 501(3) nonprofit > organization. We do not require membership dues from individuals or > cohousing communities, and our services as a connector and clearinghouse to > grow and support cohousing are available to everyone, not just "members." > . "Membership" can be a generic term! > >
- Re: Funding and Organizational Model for Coho US, (continued)
- Re: Funding and Organizational Model for Coho US Sharon Villines, June 10 2015
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