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For Profit OR Not For Profit

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Topic: For Profit OR Not For Profit
Posted By: ticketjunior
Subject: For Profit OR Not For Profit
Date Posted: 8/13/07 at 11:16am
I'm interested to know if the majority of the theater groups are for profit or not for profit. 

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-James P. Walters
Phone: 404-272-4778
http://www.ticketjunior.com - www.ticketjunior.com

"We're the little guy in the ticketing business."



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Posted By: B-M-D
Date Posted: 8/13/07 at 6:11pm

My ct is non-profit but that's not to say that we don't make money.   Everything goes back into the organization whether it's for maintainence, equipment, etc or into the shows themselves.



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BD

"Dying is easy, comedy is hard."


Posted By: ticketjunior
Date Posted: 8/14/07 at 1:04am

No, I totally understand that being a non-profit organization surely doesn't mean you're not making money.  My wife and I are involved with a non-profit theater group here in the Atlanta area.  We're involved because we love it ... its a just for fun but we also know that the fun can quickly end if just for fun doesn't also equal a little bit of profit.  Thankfully the group we're involved in is well run and most of our events are well attended.

What I'm trying to determine is that if most community theater groups are non-profit organization as a business what can I do to cater to their needs.  I want to see each group thrive and I realize that in order to thrive you have to sell tickets to your event.  If people don't buy tickets and show up its not long before there will be nothing to show up for at all.

Therefore as a business I'm working to determine my value proposition for non-profit theater groups.  Beyond providing a system for helping them sell tickets and manage their box office can I truly help them consistently sell more tickets and bring more people into their venue to see each show.
 
Today the primary concern of my non-profit customers is always cost.  My for profit customers are far less concerned about how much the system cost and more concerned about what the system will help them do.  At the end of the day I would much rather have both customers but particular the non-profit customer asking how are you going to help me sell more tickets. 
 
I'm open to any feed back concerning what you think a ticket sales service should cost for non-profit organizations as well as more importantly understanding what can I do to help you sell more tickets.
 
 
 


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-James P. Walters
Phone: 404-272-4778
http://www.ticketjunior.com - www.ticketjunior.com

"We're the little guy in the ticketing business."



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