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  • 04 May 2016 11:44 PM | Anonymous

    On April 29th, 2016, ADC hosted a successful fundraising dinner at the Polish Cultural Center in St. Louis. Deemed the Heritage Fundraising Dinner, the event featured a full dinner, intermedia presentations, remarks from diverse groups of community leaders, and a live jazz performance. The fundraiser was hosted to benefit the construction of the African Diaspora Cultural Center in St. Louis.

    ADC members and event attendees rose to the challenge posed by the fundraiser's main theme: "Invest in our Legacy". Attendees left the event feeling inspired and empowered, and have continued to send in their pledges on the days following the event. 

    During the event, ADC unveiled the site for the construction of the new African Diaspora Cultural Center. The African Diaspora Cultural Center will occupy four and a half acres of land and will contain both outdoor and indoor event space. The center will host authentic cultural events as well as high profile international meetings and conferences, playing a vital role in the revitalization of the St. Louis Community. It will also serve as ADC’s headquarters, hosting ESL, immigration advocacy and counseling, and health resource referral services for members, and showcasing authentic African culture and cuisine.

    Fundraising totals will be released once all donations have been collected. Pictures from the event will be available on our social media pages, and on the Gallery section of our website.

    ADC will announce the second round fundraiser in the coming months.



  • 11 Mar 2015 7:01 PM | Anonymous

     

    The Board of Directors, the Executives of ADC. Inc. agreed to transition the organization from nonmember to a membership organization effective January 2015.

    Nonprofit organizations and businesses are not commercially driven, nor do they retain profits. Opening a business and obtaining nonprofit status indicates your willingness to help the community.

    Nonprofits can identify themselves as nonmember ship or membership corporations or organizations.

    Nonprofit organizations function like profit organizations, and board members of both types of organizations make decisions regarding operations, marketing and other business aspects.

     In a membership nonprofit, individuals who support the nonprofit can join the organization as members and become part of the decision-making process.

    Nonprofit members can elect and vote for new board members and suggest changes to the nonprofit's bylaws.

    Some nonprofits do not elect members, and this is common in smaller nonprofit organizations.

    Operating a nonmember ship nonprofit reduces varying opinions and suggestions.

    With membership organizations, non-board members who join the organization can voice their feelings on management issues, performance and operations of the nonprofit.

    In a nonmember ship organization, outside supporters are not involved in the process and board members make all the decisions

    Opting for a nonmember ship organization might contribute to a smoother decision-making process due to fewer individuals.

     On the other hand, structuring a membership organization and welcoming the opinions and voices of people who support the nonprofit presents the organization in the best light.

    This indicates a willingness to hear and accommodate the needs of supporters, and this act can attract additional support.

    Our website has been changed to reflect the new format indicating levels of membership and benefit packages.

    Watch out for details.

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