Wow. This has become a spam thread. Obviously no one from the city is monitoring it to block spammers.
Fairfield Center tried to create a nonprofit center, and got several nonprofits to sign on, but not enough to make the numbers work. Nonprofits could pay a reasonable rent, could share space and interact in a way that creates a greater synergy of quality creative effective programming. This could be a way to help people over the longterm by keeping costs down for participating nonprofits, including shared space for meetings, kitchen, client work spaces, copier phone and internet costs, etc. JMU's nonprofit concentration experts in the School of Strategic Leadership Studies could offer consulting advice on the project.
I have to say, this was Jeff Heie's idea, or at least we brainstormed it together :-)
Thanks Elizabeth. I'm thinking the DNR could play this up, do a story on the org/project to receive the money. I'm sure JMU would get involved too, be willing to promote among students as a way to connect students with the community. United Way facilitating is a great idea.