Current Fundraising Goal
We are still trying to catch up on on our bills
because of the slow month in December. And as you
know, there have been record low temperatures,
Just think of all the energy it takes to keep
8,000 square feet of studio space warm for
dancers (as important for safety as it is for
January has been our busiest month ever, but our
goal is nothing short of starting a new month
from a clean slate. If January revenue is any
indication, then our future monthly revenue
should cover our monthly expenses. For a new
non-profit business startup less than a
year old to reach such a break even point, that
is nothing short of phenomenal!
To achieve this, the BCCA needs your help.
Our goal is to raise $20,0000. This
amount pays all of our outstanding bills, back
salary payments to instructors and staff,
quarterly property tax, etc.
Our goal is to reach a level of financial
sustainability. As you may know, a shortage of
capital is one of the primary reason why most
business startups fail. The winter session is
off to a great and we feel we are just starting
to turn the corner. To do so, we continue to
rely on your support.
Dear Community Friends,
It is amazing to think that we are only a few
months away from our first year
anniversary. We have accomplished so much, but
we would never have made it this far
without your support. BCCA is growing quickly.
Throughout all the changes, we are committed
to bringing you quality and excellence in our
programming and services.
This new newsletter has the purpose
of bringing you timely information on our
organizational challenges, goals, and triumphs.
you enjoy the format and I welcome any feedback.
|How You Can Help|
| ||Sponsorship is an excellent way to earmark your
contribution towards something of significant
benefit to the BCCA. For example, there is
tremendous value and cost savings for BCCA to
own its own copier. Please view our
complete list of sponsorship
There are numerous other ways you can help. Make a
Forward this e-mail to a caring friend (see link
at bottom of newsletter). Take
our classes. Attend one of our upcoming events.
Buy a pass.
our beautiful facility for your private social
event or meeting.
The BCCA is a charitable 180
organization. We have recently submitted our
final paperwork to receive our 501(c)(3) tax
exempt status, which we expect to have within a
few weeks. For now, if you would like your donation
to be tax exempt, please mention it to us and
we'll process the contribution through one of
our fiscal agents.
Make a Donation
|We Want to Own Our Building|
| ||The BCCA's long-term security is best assured
with ownership of the building we have worked so
hard to renovate.|
We are actively seeking real estate investors,
developers, or philanthropist-minded individuals
or foundations who could financially assist us
with the building purchase. The possibility
exists for a rare opportunity to own premium
commercial property in Coolidge Corner, the
commercial center of Brookline.
Our target date for buying the 14 Green Street
property is June 2003. Please submit any
referrals to Vlad Selsky, Director of Development.
BCCA Location Map
|Plans for Fundraising Campaign|
| ||Many brand new arts and community centers are
financed through an initial fundraising campaign
that can last several years. The BCCA started
along a very different path. However, we are
still reliant on support from our community.|
We are in the process of preparing for our first
fundraising campaign, but to do so a few
key ingredients still need to be in place.
Primarily, we are seeking people with
fundraising experience, time, and commitment to
help the BCCA.
Fundraising Consultant - Work with the Director
of Development and Fundraising Chairs to
formulate a fundraising strategy and help meet
our fundraising objectives.
Fundraising Chairs - One or two persons who can
supervise a fundraising committee. Fundraising
experience and knowledge of Brookline is
preferable but not required.
Fundraising Committee Members - Individuals who
can help raise funds from multiple sources
(fundraising campaign, grants, benefits,
corporate sponsorship, etc.)
Please notify Vlad Selsky with any referrals.
|We Need Volunteers|
| ||The BCCA is always in need of reception
volunteers to greet our customers and help them
to their classes. This is a fun way to help the
BCCA, make some new friends, and sample free
classes in return!|
We are also looking for people to help
distribute each session's course catalogs.
Please help us get the word out.