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Postby shando » October 15th, 2012, 11:54 am

kbadr wrote:
happywaffle wrote:This is more a Non-Profit 101 question: what do you do with the profit? Return to the co-owners?


That would be illegal. It's got to stay in the organization. That's what makes it a non-profit. What you're describing is profit-sharing. Also, there technically are no "owners". There is a board that would make decisions on the direction of the non-profit.


Yeah, non-profits have to keep the money inside the organization. But say a non-profit makes a lot of money through sales or grants or whatever. That money can get turned around to be used for higher salaries for employees, capital and infrastructure improvements, bigger marketing budgets, etc. Being a non-profit doesn't mean you can't make money, just that the money you make can't be divvied up to give back to people based on what they've "invested." You have to keep it inside the organization.
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Postby happywaffle » October 15th, 2012, 12:05 pm

shando wrote:
kbadr wrote:
happywaffle wrote:This is more a Non-Profit 101 question: what do you do with the profit? Return to the co-owners?


That would be illegal. It's got to stay in the organization. That's what makes it a non-profit. What you're describing is profit-sharing. Also, there technically are no "owners". There is a board that would make decisions on the direction of the non-profit.


Yeah, non-profits have to keep the money inside the organization. But say a non-profit makes a lot of money through sales or grants or whatever. That money can get turned around to be used for higher salaries for employees, capital and infrastructure improvements, bigger marketing budgets, etc. Being a non-profit doesn't mean you can't make money, just that the money you make can't be divvied up to give back to people based on what they've "invested." You have to keep it inside the organization.


Aha, so the opposite of what I suggested. Roger that. Carry on with the thread!
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 14th, 2012, 11:05 am

trabka wrote:Jill - What led to the decision to run Huge as a non-profit? Was that always the plan, or did it land there as you all were working on getting it off the ground?


Adam, I don't know you that well, but you've seemed really cool in the few dealings we've had and i look forward to knowing you better. what's the one thing you wish people knew about you BEFORE they got to know you?
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Postby trabka » November 15th, 2012, 1:21 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:Adam, I don't know you that well, but you've seemed really cool in the few dealings we've had and i look forward to knowing you better. what's the one thing you wish people knew about you BEFORE they got to know you?


I'm told I can put off an air of being really intense and standoffish due to my frankness and tendency to not dive in head first when meeting new people, especially in group situations. Because of that, I would just say that I'm generally fine with people calling me out on my more questionable bold pronouncements, and that I genuinely prefer to have the temperature of a room and a sense of a new person before I'm comfortable putting myself out there. I also value free chocolate.

That's really the only useful information I could think of someone having before getting to know me.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » November 15th, 2012, 1:29 pm

trabka wrote:
Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:Adam, I don't know you that well, but you've seemed really cool in the few dealings we've had and i look forward to knowing you better. what's the one thing you wish people knew about you BEFORE they got to know you?


I'm told I can put off an air of being really intense and standoffish due to my frankness and tendency to not dive in head first when meeting new people, especially in group situations. Because of that, I would just say that I'm generally fine with people calling me out on my more questionable bold pronouncements, and that I genuinely prefer to have the temperature of a room and a sense of a new person before I'm comfortable putting myself out there. I also value free chocolate.

That's really the only useful information I could think of someone having before getting to know me.


excellent, good to know! thanks!
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Postby cindy » December 12th, 2012, 5:45 pm

Jordan, what's a skill you'd like to cultivate, but haven't yet?
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » December 17th, 2012, 11:28 am

cindy wrote:Jordan, what's a skill you'd like to cultivate, but haven't yet?


hmm...i'd love to take martial arts back up, or maybe archery. i've always had a slight interest in it and did pretty well in our PE unit on it when i was a kid. plus, my Dad just bought a bow and has taken up bow hunting, so now seems as good a time as any to learn. :)
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Postby mpbrockman » December 17th, 2012, 1:32 pm

Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell wrote:plus, my Dad just bought a bow and has taken up bow hunting, so now seems as good a time as any to learn. :)


'specially with all those presents to wrap.

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Postby helena-back » December 30th, 2012, 5:43 am

Cindy : What "mask" do you feel you've worn most often in everyday life?
What "mask" would you prefer to be wearing...in the new year?

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Postby cindy » January 3rd, 2013, 12:29 am

helena-back wrote:Cindy : What "mask" do you feel you've worn most often in everyday life?
What "mask" would you prefer to be wearing...in the new year?


Well that is a timely question. My default state of existence seems to be tired and a little more grumpy than is generally socially acceptable. The more tired I get, the grumpier, so I have gradually cultivated a happy face that I wear when I'm out among groups of people but know that I'm not in a mood to cope with that setting and the obligations that come with it. Lately, it's been feeling more like a convenient lie than an honest coping mechanism, and I'm not especially proud of how some people compliment the "real" me when what they're seeing is the mask. So my goal for the new year is to try to fix the tired, because I would prefer not to wear a mask at all.
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Postby jillybee72 » January 3rd, 2013, 2:51 am

Adriane, what were you like when you were seven or eight?
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Postby helena-back » January 3rd, 2013, 8:02 am

I was in shock. At 7, I was abandoned by my mother to my GP's (her P's).
From NYC to San Antonio over night. Thankfully I had been spending the summer's w/ them since I could walk, so I already had a tiny grasp on my surroundings.
Just before my 7th B-day, I had been run over by a car in NYC, but only my right hand (over 35 fractures in an 1" wide strip)
Piano became my phys-therapy. As a result, I am somewhat ambidextrous; though I write right-handed, I prefer to eat left-handed.

A latch key kid then, & like most kids of that time, TV was my babysitter.
I watched a lot of movies, musicals, 40's-60's classic films & anything
w/Carol Burnett or Shirley MacLaine interested me the most.
I would mimic Katherine Hepburn. Playing out scenes in the backyard,
from the films, maybe w/a friend, but usually w/a doll &/or dog.
My GP's were of the "to be seen & not heard" school of child rearing.
At home, I stayed to myself a lot. Loved school, got in trouble for talking.
"Talky as a jaybird,she was, something smart to say on every subject" (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Even in 2nd & 3rd grade, I would sell & trade little nic-nacs.
Drawing, reading, singing to the radio, dancing, play-acting, climbing trees, checking out cicadas & peel-bugs...Hmm, not much has changed.
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Postby Rev. Jordan T. Maxwell » January 3rd, 2013, 10:38 am

Jill, what did you want to be/do before you got infected by improv? ;)
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Postby jillybee72 » January 3rd, 2013, 12:11 pm

Thank you for the glimpse of little Adriane, Adriane, I love her.

When I was very young, I wanted to be a pony. Then I saw a production of "Oklahoma" and I thought, "Yeah, I'll do that." And I wanted to be an actress from then. In college I started to get disenchanted. I am poor at memorizing and I hate taking direction. Just at that moment a friend introduced me to improv and voila! Here we are!!
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Postby Chuy! » January 3rd, 2013, 2:26 pm

jillybee72 wrote:Thank you for the glimpse of little Adriane, Adriane, I love her.

When I was very young, I wanted to be a pony. Then I saw a production of "Oklahoma" and I thought, "Yeah, I'll do that." And I wanted to be an actress from then. In college I started to get disenchanted. I am poor at memorizing and I hate taking direction. Just at that moment a friend introduced me to improv and voila! Here we are!!


Wow, other than the pony part, this is almost exactly my story... (I wanted to be a ninja)
Chicken Fried Steak and all that...
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