Sunday, January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017 (Tosh's Diary)
January 15, 2017
Last night I had a dream that gave me a great idea. Before I went to sleep last night, I was listening to a recording by the Jack Quartet, who focuses on contemporary music. When I went to their website, I read that they are actually a non-profit organization. As I dreamed last night, I came to the conclusion that I started my own non-profit to back my work as a writer. When I woke up to pee at around 3:42 in the morning (I have a digital clock in the bedroom) I thought this was a fantastic idea.
The Trump statue project is depressing me because I can’t seem to get it started. But to start up a company that’s the main purpose is for people to invest, or a better word, donate money to my career as a writer is a brilliant one. The beauty of the donation is that since I’m non-profit, it can be a tax write-off for the donator. Therefore easier to get funds and budget together. One thing I have noticed throughout my life is the big difference between me and the other guy/gal down the street is that I have ideas. It doesn’t make me better than them, but just a tad smarter.
The key thing regarding my career is that I don’t work for another person. One thing I’m an expert on is me, and how “me” looks at the world. Clearly, there is a need for someone like me to give the ‘me’ perspective to readers and fans alike. The first order of business for the day is to put together a board of directors together. Every non-profit organization has a board, where the members are financially responsible for that organization. In theory, they are accountable to make sure the organization is funded adequately and that they keep notes to all official meetings. Which by law, I think the Board of Directors has to meet, at the very least, once a year. My first thought is to get my wife on the board, my mom, a few publishers I know who are devoted to my work, and maybe a lawyer or two. People are impressed if you have a lawyer on your board. It shows that you’re not messing around. And maybe one celebrity. Since the Trump Statue is not doing so hot (but it will be !). I’m thinking of getting a key member of the Donald Trump world into my organization on the board. My first thought is getting Stephen Bannon on my board. Logic thinks that he at least reads. He does own a website. This could be a plus for me.
I have one friend who is an outright Trump supporter, and he told me that he knows Bannon. I wonder if I can reach Bannon through my friend. If I get him to commit to the board and at the very least, go to one meeting per year, I think this is a win-win for me. We will see….