Some folks might be interested to know about the results of the April 15th event, and so here we go:
This was a startup event, and as such, demanded a few additional funds to get things rolling. The net result is that we lost about $500 from the overall proceeds, with the bulk of the revenues going to simple things like printing the stationery, localized Google advertising, signage, Meetup.com membership fees, Eventbrite and Paypal service fees, web hosting, a cash box, a battery pack, a high speed SD card for the camera, and some software to support the video capture and archiving component. We already had some things like the camera, a tripod and so on – so these assets were not included in the startup costs.
Despite the loss position, we still donated $100 to Union Gospel Mission, as we set out on this project with a commitment to donate a minimum of $100 or 10% of the proceeds, whichever is greater. We would have done more, but that’s where we came in.
Thanks to all for your strong support, and we look forward to having you all come out again at all of the future events!