Busy time. I am preparing for a major surgery so we kind of put things on hold temporarily . We now have a board of directors for the non profit. When we switched from Go Fund Me because they were taking a sizable chunk of the donations, I joined an organization called Network for Good. After setting it up we have had not a single donation. It's linked from the front page of the website. We are looking into it because to donate, they ask for folks to fill out information such as address, etc which is really smart so we can keep in touch, but as I said, no donors.
Meanwhile, we have a Grant Writer on Board who is about to approach the various government entities for money. A large part what we got from donations has gone for legal fees and setting up the offices as we continue to grow. The physical building will be VERY EXPENSIVE, unless we get the building donated. Still, its a very expensive and time consuming thing.
I have met with curators of a dozen museum and halls of fame, and it took them anywhere from 5-10 years before they has a building. I was there for the grand opening in the blues hall of fame (Memphis) 2 years ago. They got the building 8-10 years after they started, but had induction ceremonies every year prior! But we have a few guys interested that may be able to help in a big way, plus the grants, so we are on it. Look for another update soon.
Meanwhile, donations are greatly needed. Go to the link on the southernrockhalloffame.org website, or mail a check, made out to Southern Rock Hall of Fame to SRHOF, PO Box 44, Converse, SC 29329. to Thank you!