Be well, Albany.
CDFi is silence.
After the 15th of December, all communication to CDFi will go unanswered.
We will lose our domain, http://www.federationofideas.net, but all other online presences will exist until the respective services deactivate them for idleness.
An addendum from Thomas, who worked so hard to bring vitality to our city:
As of January 1st, I will be relocating in New York City to seek some newer, greyer, pastures.
Plagiarized from a local business owner:
To run a business or space successfully you have to avoid:
-having a small space
-having esoteric events/appeal
-having to rent your building
If you have one of the above list items you’ll be OK. If you have two or more you’ll be significantly hardshipped.
CDFi had a great run; make sure to put it down in the 2000 – 2010 chapter of Albany history. I learned that you have pace yourself in your activities and vision. Dylan B. said that burnout will happen if you try and do too much.
Things I’ve learned running a nonprofit:
-Don’t try to build from scratch right away–see what you can glom off of. What’s the point of going it on your own?
-Your mission statement is a very important document. Stay to its vision and revise it if necessary. Make sure group members are connected with its purpose.
-Make the hard and thankless labor fun!
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