I'd like to get the second KFA event in New York City moving forward.
I would love it if people could weigh in on a couple of things.
1. How do we feel about returning to the Center as a venue?
Personally I found the Center to be a pretty great choice. As their
main contact for the event they were fairly easy to work with. They
have a lot of space that works with the KFA model, and I think we
could potentially solve some of the issues we encountered before by
trying to get a bit more space. Internet access was obviously an
issue we would have to address again.
Or, would anyone like to suggest a viable alternate venue?
2. Dates! I would like us to pick a date that works with KFA Boston
in September. Not too close together, but with good synergy. (Yes, I
did just say "synergy".)
How does mid-August sound? I am wary of pushing into the holiday
season, and think that the event could come together in that time
Floating World in NJ (21-23 aug) will draw some kink-audience away
from NYC. However, it might be excellent to offer a simultaneous
free alternative for those of us who can't afford (or aren't into)
weekend events at hotels.
> Aug 8th sounds good to me. A few people I would have liked to have
> seen are out of town then, but I'm sure that will happen no matter the
> As for funding, perhaps we should come up with a banner or something
> that people can put on their blog/page to direct people to the best
> donation site?
> I can throw something together. Anyone have any requests for sizes?
Jack, can you also make a general "donate to KinkForAll" banner, and
one specific to KFANYC2? This would be a great visual asset to have
for all KinkForAll fundraising efforts, not just this event's.
Also, looking at the KFANYC2 page on the wiki, it doesn't look like
there is a Donations section set up yet. Although this probably sounds
like common sense to a lot of people, I would like to remind people
not to place banners or links to non-existent donation pages on their
blogs and elsewhere until there is a landing page or section for
potential donors to actually arrive at.
> Hey Jack,
> A banner would be great! Having both general and event-specific
> banners is a great help to us. No idea on sizes, personally. Thank
> you very much!
> I'm going to drop off list for a little while right now as my day
> job heats up, but I'll get a donation button up on the KFANYC2 page
> tonight - if someone doesn't beat me to it :).
> Sara Eileen
Sara, please ping me when you get a donation button and/or account set
up for KinkForAll New York City 2. As I am the custodian of the first
KFANYC's finances, I can transfer the several hundred dollar surplus
from last event's fundraising efforts to your account at your
convenience. Please also be ready to publish KFANYC2 finances
transparently online before I do this so that everyone (myself
included) can see the cash flow in, and out.
Jack, the donation link is up on the KFANYC2 web page. (I had some trouble with the HTML of the pretty button, but the link itself works just fine.)
May, the KFANYC2 account is set up, so that transfer can happen at your leisure.
And ping, everyone: our financials are now publicly viewable via Google Docs:
Siobhan, that is *extremely* exciting. :) Thank you for helping get
I'll wait til after KFANYC2 to cancel the service on it. -Siobhan PhoenixSiobhan, that is *extremely* exciting. :) Thank you for helping get KFANYC2 online! Cheers, -maymay
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Does this help? Make sense? Anyone have contacts with appropriate sponsor/donor possibilities that they would fee comfortable approaching?
On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 11:25 AM, Siobhan Phoenix <slync...@gmail.com> wrote:
Has there been any financial donations? what happens if the deposit on
the venue does not get paid? should be start looking at canvassing to
some of the community orgs for financial help, or is the emphasis on
self-reliance and participants helping with this sort of thing?
1200 dollars may not seem like a lot, but it is for the target
audience here -