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Hi all, again. I am still trying to gauge the viability of an idea I have for a nonprofit organization in my community, and it still kinda depends on you lovely Maestronetters whether anything can get started within the year. I have located supportive faculty at the University of Kansas, veteran Suzuki teachers, a vast array of enthusiastic strings pedagogy majors who are willing to be very underpaid, children in need of private music lessons, interested grant making foundations, a large space and several small rooms that can be used for free any time, a luthier (obviously), contacts from similar organizations, and so forth. That's all pretty good, I think. While I have no idea how to apply for nonprofit status (I hear from an attorney friend that it takes many more hours than it used to), I would still like to get started. All that is missing is instruments. Tiny instruments to not-so-big instruments. Cellos, violas, and violins. Anything you might otherwise retire from your rental fleet. Anything that might be in a basement space never set up and gathering dust. That sort of thing! If I had nonprofit status for such a project, I could seek funding for new instruments, I realize, but again, that is really hard, there's no board yet for example, and also... I know that some of you throw away good fractional instruments from time to time. Also, still looking for advice and experiences with similar organizations and startups. I know there is such a huge variety of experience and expertise here, and I'm hoping to hear a few stories and experiences. Thanks.