Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-04 Thread Winston, Alan P. via Organizers
Bay Area Country Dance Society: - Offers various levels of membership with no additional perks beyond the entry-level (and that perk is a $2 discount on admission to regular dances, but given that we also have a "pay what you can" option at those dances you don't really save

[Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-04 Thread Emily Addison via Organizers
ful experience with: - sponsorships (individual/company/other) - grants - donations (collected at the dance OR one-off/ongoing donor programs) - other fundraising (e.g., pie/cake sales anyone?) - membership - merch … that make money? - special events … that make money? - other?

[Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-28 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting at the door and taking money. Who does it? - organizers? - volunteers? - a mix? - nobody? - how many people at a time? How is it done? - scheduling people to do the task (how?) - vetting/soliciting the vols (any

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission (Chrissy Fowler)

2017-12-28 Thread Claire Takemori via Organizers
Hi Chrissy, We have a small dance part of the BACDS. 3rd Sundays 3-6pm. bacds.org/sbc <http://bacds.org/sbc> Organizers sit the door & take money when no volunteers are available. We solicit volunteers when they sign in for the dance. Sign in sheet has pre-dance, & Dances #

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price (Winston, Alan P.)

2018-12-04 Thread Terri Widergren via Organizers
982...@slac.stanford.edu> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" > > Bay Area Country Dance Society: > > - Offers various levels of membership with no additional perks beyond the > entry-level (and that perk is a $2 discount on admission to regular dances, > but

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price (Winston, Alan P.)

2018-12-04 Thread Claire Takemori via Organizers
rship with no additional perks beyond the entry-level (and that perk is a $2 discount on admission to regular dances, but given that we also have a "pay what you can" option at those dances you don't really save any money on buying a membership). - On the membership form there's also an

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price (Winston, Alan P.)

2018-12-04 Thread Terri Widergren via Organizers
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Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-04 Thread Mac Mckeever via Organizers
Both of our dance weekends and our NYE dance provide nice profits to help our weekly eventsSeveral times a year dances will sponsor a dance for a special occasion - which, iin effect, costs us money - they cover all the expenses and everyone gets in free - but they are usually on dates where

Re: [Organizers] Organizers Digest, Vol 44, Issue 6

2018-12-05 Thread Katie Olmstead via Organizers
gt; price >> Message-ID: <1fe10a73-16b7-4643-f29a-068300982...@slac.stanford.edu> >> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" >> >> Bay Area Country Dance Society: >> >> - Offers various levels of membership with no additional perks beyond th

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-31 Thread Jim Thaxter via Organizers
In Columbia, MO, we usually have two people (usually organizers) greet people at the door and take money, invite newcomers to join our mailing list, hand out second-dance-free cards, count the money, pay musicians, caller, and sound man, put out flyers. Old-timers ask newbies how they heard about

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-28 Thread Joseph Kwiatkowski via Organizers
Small town community dance. Used to have nobody collect money just leave a box at the door. Never had a problem. We hold the dance in a Grange building, and the Grange now "sponsors" the dance. We now have various non-dancing Grange members, volunteers, and friends sit at the door

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-04 Thread Donald Perley via Organizers
one-off/ongoing donor programs) > other fundraising (e.g., pie/cake sales anyone?) > membership > merch … that make money? > special events … that make money? > other? > > I'm pulling together a curated collection of success stories on this subject > for CDSS that will then be shar

Re: [Organizers] Lower attendance this year?

2017-12-19 Thread Jeff Kaufman via Organizers
location, which we've never found. (As soon as I win the lottery I > will...) > 14-1/2 years ago we switched from Saturday evenings to Friday evenings, due > to venue problems. Saturdays had higher attendance, but lost more money > because the hall was a lot more expensive. > We have

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-04 Thread Carol Geisler via Organizers
al times a year dances will sponsor a dance for a special occasion - > which, iin effect, costs us money - they cover all the expenses and > everyone gets in free - but they are usually on dates where the dance would > have provided a profit > We got grants for 25 years - but they cut

Re: [Organizers] Cancellations payment to musicians and callers policy

2017-12-09 Thread Brian Appleberry via Organizers
as cancellation was known/decided: We tried to contact all performers (including a paid sound technician) before they left home, and explained that we prefer to reimburse only the performers who have already expended money/time.3) Discussed the situation with each performer.  Often performers are willing

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-31 Thread Lisa Sieverts via Organizers
> > We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting > at the door and taking money. > > > Who does it? > > - organizers? > > - volunteers? > > - a mix? > ​At Peterborough NH, it's mostly volunteers, occasionally an organize

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-31 Thread Peter K Martel via Organizers
, at 1:04 PM, Lisa Sieverts via Organizers <organizers@lists.sharedweight.net> wrote: >> We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting at >> the door and taking money. >> >> Who does it? >> - organizers? >> - volunteers?

[Organizers] (no subject)

2017-12-31 Thread B Fabinski via Organizers
I eyeball it. Bob Fabinski On 12/28/17 11:22 AM, Chrissy Fowler via Organizers wrote: We're curious abouthow other dance organizers handle the task of sitting at thedoor and taking money.

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-28 Thread Don Veino via Organizers
redweight.net> wrote: > We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting > at the door and taking money. > > > Who does it? > > - organizers? > > - volunteers? > > - a mix? > > - nobody? > > - how many people at a time?

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for connecting family dances with contra

2017-10-12 Thread Chrissy Fowler via Organizers
in a year. All performers paid a per person guarantee, plus potential profit-sharing if there is money left after expenses. 7. Other things you feel are important details/considerations? We roll all the admission money into one pile; admission income from both dances supports the entire two-dance even

Re: [Organizers] Taking admission

2017-12-29 Thread Alan Winston via Organizers
that there was a conceptual problem with having the people who were most broke being in charge of the money, and this meant that managers would come by every so often and harvest all the big bills from the cash box. (English dances, generally a lot smaller) Dance manager (same person or a substitute

Re: [Organizers] Looking for innovative door pricing model

2018-12-15 Thread Claire Takemori via Organizers
Hi Heitzso, Can you tell me how you pay for the dances since you are losing money every time hiring a top band and paying them well? Thanks for sharing. Claire Takemori (campbell CA) Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:00:14 + From: heit...@growthmodels.com <mailto:heit...@growthmodels.

Re: [Organizers] Ideas for revenue BEYOND the door entry price

2018-12-06 Thread David Chandler via Organizers
looking for more! Do you have successful > experience with: > >- sponsorships (individual/company/other) >- grants >- donations (collected at the dance OR one-off/ongoing donor programs) >- other fundraising (e.g., pie/cake sales anyone?) >- membership > -

Re: [Organizers] (no subject)

2017-12-31 Thread Rich Dempsey via Organizers
stimating what should be there is tricky. It usually works out when I > eyeball it. > > Bob Fabinski > > On 12/28/17 11:22 AM, Chrissy Fowler via Organizers wrote: > > We're curious about how other dance organizers handle the task of sitting > at the door and taking money

Re: [Organizers] outdoor dances in parks?

2019-04-15 Thread Dugan Murphy via Organizers
provides the insurance for these events and fundraises money to pay performers for events throughout the season, including the contra dances. PICD handles booking. Both organizations do promotion. *Dancing on asphalt*: It's not awesome. I don't think there's anything else to say about it. If people

Re: [Organizers] Looking for innovative door pricing models!

2018-12-15 Thread Heitzso via Organizers
of our dancers drive a distance to come (20-60 minutes) and would consider another dance as their home dance. I try to book regional to weekend quality talent (Toss the Possum is our next band, then George Paul & Ben Schrieber, then ContraForce, then RushFest). So we lose money every month th