Dale Hodgins wrote:
If anyone is interested in coming to my place to build a cottage, I'll do them one better. Build me a cottage and you can live in it for a year, spread over 5 if you like, or all at once. You don't have to pay anything.
Mike Cantrell wrote:People will donate to you so they can pat themselves on the back. This is a fairly callous way to describe it. Seth Godin would say, people feel the need to belong to a group based on their shared values, and people need to tell themselves a story where they're a hero.
Either way, the financial part doesn't go first. The social, emotional, personal part goes first. That's what leads to a decision to donate.
Dale Hodgins wrote:I'll see Mike's half built structure and raise it by a free breakfast if you can make it here by 8:30 and a free week in an old vehicle on the property if anyone is really desperate. It's not a building, but it's not in "The Rust Belt".
Jay C. White Cloud wrote:Perhaps ask for others to join you in purchasing this property and sharing in the toil of building the education program and its rewards?