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Len Zenith Jr

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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 09:11:23 pm »

You want me to do it for exposure? Lady this is Canada, in winter time people die from exposure!

Or another one I get all the time is "We don't want to pay for a sound guy, can't they just "plug in"" (pointing to some random corner of the venue)
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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 08:11:07 am »

"I presume you get paid to do your job? Well, This is my job."
Sometimes it works, sometimes not.
I will make concessions if it's a "cause" I believe in, but it is never "free".
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Rick Earl

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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 11:33:03 am »

One of my favorites:
"But we're a non-profit organization (or church)"
To which I reply:
"I am not"
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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 11:41:03 am »

One of my favorites:
"But we're a non-profit organization (or church)"
To which I reply:
"I am not"
If I had a dollar for every time I've done that I could afford the down payment on a Lyon rig.
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Caleb Dueck

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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 02:41:47 pm »



One of my favorites:
"But we're a non-profit organization (or church)"
To which I reply:
"I am not"

Even if you're a non-profit - does anyone involved not get a paycheck?  You all get paid?  So do I. 

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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2018, 04:06:40 pm »

One of my favorites: A florist I know was asked to provide services for free for exposure or some such thing. His reply was that he was working on his 401(k) not his portfolio.


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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2018, 04:24:47 pm »

That is a line I need to remember.
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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2018, 07:14:20 pm »


Even if you're a non-profit - does anyone involved not get a paycheck?  You all get paid?  So do I. 

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Sometimes and sometimes not-our church is working on our annual Christmas program.  Our budget is well above the median income for the county though small by many of your standards.  The only paid people are 3 church staff-who work many extra hours at no additional pay.  The time of 150 plus others is entirely volunteer-almost all the funding comes from our members.  We are the main sponsor for a local holiday shopping promotion-and our event will bring 3000-4000 out of county people (county population is 20,000) in on one weekend-many who will eat in local restaurants, etc.

We usually ask for discounts-but don't feel like anyone owes us one.  Yet, if we don't ask and tell what is happening? If they decline we may have to adjust our plans to fit what we can afford, but that is OK

If we charged admission I might feel different.  I realize this may be an unusual situation-but is asking in and of itself wrong?
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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2018, 10:27:10 pm »

If there is any discounting of rates going on, believe me the invoice shows the full amount and a final line item for discount and why. So many times I've seen discounted invoices without any mention of them being discounted...and then the next person says but so and so paid this.
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Re: Why ask for the moon, while only willing to pay for a 3 stop bus fare
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2018, 11:08:07 pm »



I realize this may be an unusual situation-but is asking in and of itself wrong?

Asking if a price is negotiable is fine.  What I don't like is the mindset of, "We deserve for you to go home to your family without a paycheck, while my paycheck is untouched."  501c3 does not mean everyone involved is a volunteer. 

I have multiple relative who are pastors at rural churches with essentially zero tech budgets.  When I'm helping them get quotes for events or projects - I don't assume we deserve to pay less than other organizations. 


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