My friend Candice Benge runs Transient Theater, a traveling theater cooperative. Last year, they crowd-sourced funding for a tour across the United States, including the New York Fringe Festival. And they came out $2000 ahead!
Now they’ve posted their spreadsheets, so you can learn exactly how they did it:
Financial transparency was something that was important to me from the beginning and I think one of the things that I like about cooperatives vs. more traditional business models. So in that spirit we’d like to share some pages from our “books.” Perhaps it will be helpful to others who are interested in doing something similar.