“Build a Home” Seed Fund – The Last Stretch!

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AMC and it’s forebears have been dancing here for 18 years in many different temporary homes!

As many of you know, we are exploring the possibility of leasing or buying a building to be a permanent home for AMC! Shifting from hosting weekly dances to managing a permanent space is a big!

To facilitate this, we are developing a nonprofit business plan which will ensure the operation will be realistic and sustainable. Performing the space search, developing a build-out budget, ensuring our understanding of the market, and developing a realistic funding plan for leasing or buying a space, building it out, and filling it with community events is significant work!

To do this work we have identified a $10,000 goal!

This $10,000 will cover the expenses of:

  • Space Search – Real-estate research to find what spaces that match our needs are available in Asheville
  • Market Research to estimate realistic income from the projected space in the form of AMC events, Space rental from aligned organizations, space rental from other events, Grants, non-Grant Fundraising, and possibly other operations such as a cafe
  • estimate operations expenses of the researched activities
  • estimate basic build-out expenses for a leased or purchased space
  • Development of a nonprofit business plan
  • Professional development of officers around nonprofit business development
  • Fundraising costs for the Seed Fund

We’re almost there!

Our Silent Auction and other seed fund donations have already raised nearly $7,000 towards our seed fund!

We hope we can raise the remaining ~$3,000 by the end of 2018!

Your Donations will be matched!

With the wonderful support of a matching donor, all donations received by Christmas Eve of 2018 will be matched (up to $1,500)!


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