Asheville Downtown Association seeks nonprofit partners for Downtown After 5 events

The Asheville Downtown Association is looking for nonprofit partners to help sell wristbands at Downtown After 5 events. In exchange, nonprofits will receive 50 percent of proceeds (up to a maximum of $2,000).

Here’s the information via the Asheville Downtown Association website:

Downtown After 5 Wristband Applications Due February 7

The Asheville Downtown Association is now accepting applications for our Wristband Nonprofit Program, part of the Downtown After 5 summer concert series. The nonprofit organization works the wristband sales tents at the event and splits the sales (receiving up to a maximum of $2,000) with the Asheville Downtown Association. The ADA will select 5 nonprofit organizations, one for each Downtown After 5 (held third Fridays, May-September).

Please download the Wristband Charity Application that must be completed by February 7 in order to be considered for the 2014 season. Please also note the following:

• Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 7.
• Applying organizations must have a sponsoring ADA Board Member who acts as their liaison.
• The applying organization must have at least 26 individuals, over 18, available to work in two shifts (16 – 1st shift, 10 – 2nd shift). These shifts run from 4:45-7pm and 7-9:15pm.
• The group will split the wristband revenues with the ADA (50/50) up to a maximum of $2,000.

Downtown After 5 dates are: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 and September 19

Organizations are not required to be members of the Asheville Downtown Association to apply to become a wristband charity, however, we encourage local nonprofits to join to receive additional benefits for your organization. For a $50 nonprofit membership, we can provide additional marketing for events and promotions through social media, member profiles, discounts, event listings on our new website, and weekly newsletter (1,300+ recipients). You can join as a nonprofit member online or by emailing

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