Earned Income Plan

Arts & Culture

This project will save us $11,794 , allowing us to to earn much-needed income and to meet a community need.

What We Need

  • Assessment and recommendations for income-generating activities that will complement the Organization's current mission and existing programs
  • Actionable steps necessary to implement recommendations, alongside estimates of upfront time and monetary investment required
  • Challenges and potential risks identified in pursuing the plan

Nice To Have

A pricing strategy and method.

How This Will Help

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute recently acquired a renovated building that houses our offices and art galleries/meeting rooms. Amenities include a kitchenette, an outdoor deck, WiFi, AV equipment and some closets. We would like to create and formalize an earned income plan to rent out workstations and meeting spaces. We also want to have a pricing strategy for our rentals, admission fees etc. This project will help us utilize resources more effectively, and raise much-needed revenue to help fund our social justice,arts,culture and education programs.

What We Have In Place

We currently have ideas for renting co-working spaces & mtg rms and experience which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have customers, someone to manage rentals etc. and the ability to provide any other information you need.

Fun Fact

Our organization consists primarily of very talented smart and cool people of African ancestry. CCCADI is 41 years young and growing! Our new "home" in a beautifully renovated and landmarked former firehouse in historic El Barrio (Harlem) is on a major thoroughfare near all forms of public transportation.

  • Location: Remote (work anywhere)

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides all relevant marketing and branding materials, including but not limited to annual reports, fundraising collateral, website copy and information on representative stakeholders such as donors, advocates, and constituents served
Milestone 1: Analysis and Feedback
  • Professional provides initial analysis of existing programs, constituents served, and representative supporters
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager brainstorm potential revenue-generation streams and potential target markets
Milestone 2: Recommendations
  • Professional provides recommendations for most promising revenue streams, target markets and customers/supporters
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, and a specific revenue stream is chosen
Milestone 3: Delivery of Plan
  • Professional provides the actionable steps, costs, and time estimates involved in developing the income stream
  • Professional outlines key milestones and performance indicators to help assist the Organization as they execute the plan
  • Professional outlines and challenges to be aware of as the Organization executes on plan should also be laid out
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Background in business development, entrepeneurship, or strategy consulting
Prerequisites for Organization
  • Staff member involved in either financial or strategic planning committed to this project
  • Business plan in place, or demonstration of clear mission, goals and strategies
  • Clear idea of earned income stream(s) that would serve your mission well

Our Mission

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) preserves and presents African Diaspora cultures; trains the next generation of cultural leaders; and unites Diaspora communities. We leverage arts and culture as tools for personal transformation, community-building, and social justice.

What We Do

CCCADI presents the work of artists of African descent through exhibitions and workshops. We offer in-school and after-school programs for school-age children, as well as professional development for teachers. CCCADI offers a fellowship program for artists and opportunities for cultural exchanges as well as conferences and

Arts & Culture Education