Thank you community for your amazing financial support through the GiveBig campaign. The community has raised $7269.56.
This is the beginning of our seed money for The Firehouse.
Our goal is $100,000.00 and we are working hard spread the word, share information and make ourselves available for questions and comments. Please feel free to share this information with others and we are still accepting donations through paypal. (see link on the side bar)
Look for information about our upcoming town hall and other public meetings we will be holding to continue to stoke the flames of enthusiasm for this incredible project.
With love and gratitude,
Your Ignition Northwest Board
Sharon Afforde, President
Erik Christopherson, Treasurer
Ben Tramposh, Secretary, Events Committee Chair
Daniel Azoulai, Arts & Education Grant Committee Chair
David Hendrickson, Director
Don Driscoll, Director
Jole Sack, Director
David Hendrickson (aka Dr Who) has been a member of the Seattle Burning Man community since his first Critical Northwest in 2013. He is involved as a Ranger, theme camp organizer, and artist at Critical Northwest, Seacompression, and Burning Man. His goals on the board are to continue to develop and grow the community through more communication, interaction, and establishing more relationships with local businesses and organizations. He enjoys electronics, music, and long walks in the dust.
Read all about the plan! Come to the potluck to discuss!
Burners of Seattle,
We do not assault your inboxes lightly, but we are at an important decision point and your input is essential. Your Events Committee worked very hard to engineer a glorious SeaCompression for 2017 in SoDo - however, it would be expensive, and the only date available conflicts with another great Seattle Burner institution: the Deep Playa Equinox Campout. Your Board has simultaneously discovered an extraordinary opportunity to make a long-term investment in a clubhouse / makers space / event venue.
Due to available resources, these options are, unfortunately, mutually exclusive. Neither can happen without your contribution. We’re asking for your vote, but it’s not going to be as simple as clicking a button on surveymonkey. This is a do-ocracy. We need your support and your participation. We are asking that you review the details of each proposal outlined in the attached presentation, then do either (ideally both) of the following:
1) Donate to INW through “Give Big” in the next two days. Your donation will be matched by the Seattle Foundation, and possibly again by your employer. Include a comment which option you support: MONKEY BLOCK or FIREHOUSE. If your choice does not prevail, your donation will go to support Art Grants for SeaCompression rather than venue costs.
2) Get in our faces: Whether or not you are in a position to donate, please tell us what you will do to support your preferred SeaCompression – join the events committee, volunteer on production, talk to us! Your first opportunity will be at the Burner Potluck today (8 May) at 9205 Renton Ave S. Seattle, WA 98118 (More details on the FB Event linked).
OTHER TOPICS FOR ENGAGEMENT:
Fiscal sponsorship: Did you know you as an artist, or as a burner organization (e.g. camp, WA Arts Nonprofit, Burner-run LLC) can use INW's 501c3 status to solicit tax-deductible charitable donations?
Join the Grants Team: Support the amazing work being done here in the PNW.
How can we better fuel you?
-- Ignition NW
IgnitionNW is a 501c3 non-profit, fueling the community through participatory arts, events, and education.
Ignition Northwest fuels community through participatory arts, events, and education.
To engage our membership in the shared value of collaboration, self-expression, and inclusivity.
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