[vcf-midatlantic] NeXT(s) f/s in Maryland
thebogans at mac.com
Thu Jan 17 08:42:36 EST 2019
On Jan 17, 2019, at 7:55 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> Is this about the expense or the transport?
> Nope. Our policy is that we don't purchase artifacts. We only accept
>>> Has anybody reached out to him officially on behalf of VCF? I think
> "we're a nonprofit dedicated to... _mission_ that doesn't have a BeBox, and
> this would be a key part of our collection. It would be very appreciated."
> Is a compelling point to make for someone who clearly cares about his
> We did not reach out. Unfortunately, we've found that such requests fall on
> deaf ears. Once someone decides to sell, they see dollar signs not altruism.
That’s understood. I’ve been responsible for fundraising for two different non-profits for over a decade. Different circumstances as we aren’t typically looking for artifacts, but still.
However, sending a Facebook message literally takes all of about 1 minute, a couple minutes if you wish to be lengthy.
The worst that can happen is no response or a “no.”
Not even trying accomplishes nothing, trying is not even a waste of time since we are actually talking 60 seconds.
Additionally, since this person is apparently unloading a significant amount of valuable equipment, the tax break angle can legitimately come into play here.
I am not on the board, so I cannot reach out on behalf of VCF. However, I would ask that those who can please do.
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