hi. it's erin from the co-op.
we've not folded. but we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff.
we'll be coming out of our hibernation soon.
"transitioning through organizational/life stuff"
Funny, I thought thats kind of what CM co-op was supposed to help other people do.
Curious, how many musicians has the co-op helped, and do the staff work on a volunteer basis or are they paid?
Guidestar has very little info on your nonprofit at the moment to go by...
I've been trying to get a hold of anybody at the CMC for over a month. Never did get any kind of a response. I hit them up to help replace some gear CDR lost in a fire and once to get some relief from some medical bills. I thought they were probably kaput too, until Necropolis went to play the Anyway fest and saw that some of the proceeds went to benefit the CMC.
I appreciate that this is a volunteer organization and I'm sure it's not easy, however, everybody is busy and it isn't easy running any music related organization. I've been through several giant organizational/life stuff scenarios with CDR whilst working a million hours a week. I, of all people, know it sucks to have internet goons harping on you while you are trying to get something done behind the scenes, but once you take money and free time from the public you don't get to just drop off the map, you've got an obligation to make good on your promises, one way or another.
Sorry if I get a little sanctimonious about this, It is just unbelievably crummy to send e-mail after e-mail to some anonymous info@ when you are in the sort of bad spot medical bills can put you in and get no response at all. Not even a "we have been on a break as we transitioned through giant organizational/life stuff." autoresponse.
Bad user experience.