A number of readers have been rattling my cage asking about when the Orchestra 990 Project Kickstarter Mk II project is getting underway. For those not already in the know, the Orchestra 990 Database Project planned to convert a decade of professional orchestra IRS Forms 990 returns into a keyword searchable database with filtered results. A Kickstarter campaign took place in the spring of 2014 but ultimately fell short of the funding goal.
At that time, the plan was to launch the Kickstarter again in the fall but the frustrating side of a bang up year for arts consulting and Venture Platform business and the birth of ArtsHacker means that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.
Consequently, we’re going to have to push back the Mk II launch until 2015 once ArtsHacker is in a good groove and the time exists to not just run the project again but allocate the time to do it right.
In the meantime, many thanks to everyone who wrote over the past several weeks asking about the project along with all of the terrific support back in the spring.