Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Should taxpayers support every non-profit group?

What does $40,000 pay for:

Salary for part-time employee (20-25 hours/wk) - $25,000

Rent/Phone/ Internet - $2,000

Conference/trainings - $2,000

Marketing/advertising - $5,000

Office/printing supplies - $1,000

Programs of Work - $5,000

Operations and Management/Staffing:

We have attained 32 affiliates in our first six months. Our projection is to double that by the end of our first year and have 100 members by the end of 2012. We intend to hire a part-time director by January 1st 2012.

Question: And, who might that be?

Financial Plan:

New Albany First IBA's initial fee structure is as follows:
Individual/Family Membership - $25/$40 per year
Friends of New Albany First (for non-profits and other interested parties, including business located outside of New Albany/Floyd County)- $50/year
Regular Business Memberships - $120/year
Supporting Business Memberships - $300/year
Sustaining Business Memberships $500/ year

Question: Have you considered having fundraisers and collecting donations?

Freedom Of Speech would like to say:

Our city is sitting on a $2.3 million deficit of miss management and malfeasance. Why should this group or any other group be entitled to our EDIT Funds? Should every Tom, Dick, and Harry that has a non-profit or have applied for non-profit status get funding?

If you do for one then do we have to give to all?

As they say: "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink!"