The Start-up Fund breakdown looks like this. These figures are based on Professional and Patron Membership Fees only. The actual start-up amount will be a small percentage (approximately 3%) less than what these figures reflect.
Based on 2010 census for the greater Cincinnati area, there are approximately 2,200,000 people living in the the greater Cincinnati (tri-state) area. If the target population for professional members in this region is just .125% of the total population, then the Association should be able to recruit 2,750 professional members. If the target population for patron members in this region is just 3% of the total population, then the Association should be able to recruit 66,000 patron members. If all professional members are required to recruit 3 patron members each, then:
Professionals Fee Fees
Patrons Fee Fees
2,750 $150/yr $412,500 x 3 (8250) @ $100 $825,000
Total start-up funds: Professional Members fees = $ 412,500
Patron Members fees = $ 825,000
Total Star-up funds = $ 1,237,500
The Start-up Fund goal is set at $850,000. This will allow the Association to produce thirty (30) plays per year @ $20,000 per play. This will provide salaries for Facilitators, insurance costs, legal costs, clerical costs, internet costs, and miscellaneous costs.