Last Sunday, 116/2013, I had the pleasure of appearing on SoundNotion.tv and among the topics discussed were the value of transparency and the rise of the organized patron stakeholder group. On that topic, I gave the SoundNotion crew a head’s up about a new Kickstarter campaign I’ll be launching within the next month to raise funds for creating a new searchable orchestra 990 database.
The segment where we discuss the project and rationale behind it picks up at the 51:01 mark and if the YouTube gods are smiling on us, the clip below should begin right at that point. If it doesn’t I apologize and suggest you manually move to that time stamp.
This is all related to a topic discussed last month and regular readers likely recall the interest poll from 9/27/2013; based on those responses, there’s ample evidence that launching the fundraiser will be worthwhile. Moreover, my development team at Venture determined that from a technical perspective, it is completely doable plus we’ll be able to offer a host of expanded offerings.
As a result of all this effort, the decision was made to temporarily disable new subscriptions at Adaptistration Premium until we determine if the Kickstarter project succeeds. Current subscribers will still be able to log in and access restricted content but if the fundraiser meets the goal, Adaptistration Premium will cease to exist in its current incarnation in favor of diverting those resources to a new orchestra 990 database project (which will certainly need a sexier name; any ideas?).
Many thanks to all those who took the time to participate in the poll and reach out with direct messages. Details will be made available as they develop but here are some tenets of the project that will help shape not only the Kickstarter campaign, but the mission driven site functionality:
- Keyword driven 990 searches and results will be free for all users, all the time.
- An L3C will be formed as the entity under which all work and ongoing administration will be carried out (A L3C is a low-profit limited liability company that provides the ability to generate investments and foundation support in socially beneficial, for-profit ventures).
- Multi taxonomy filtering will help users filter results based on basic items such as state and zip as well as custom categories.
What sort of functionality would you like to see?