The (scary) act of asking

The Art House

I’ve just come back from filming our latest little film to get a fundraising thing going…. We need patrons, we’ve come to a point where we know, for certain (especially in the light of having, this summer, to support Bik’s Dad through cancer), that without some kind of solid, steady income, we probably aren’t going to weather all the normal crises cafes face.

I’ve come home with a huge vulnerability hangover from having to ask people for money, on camera.

It looks easy when other nonprofits and charities do it. It isn’t easy.

When we’ve asked for help before, usually when there’s been a crisis (like when we we burgled a few years ago and asked folks to fund our new alarm system and ‘Fool da Robbers’) or during the summer months when we always take less in the cafe, it’s always been one-off. It’s great, this…

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