Community Update – March 2023

March 31, 2023

Hello Highwire Community!

We’re continuing to iterate on our community update process! This month, we’re doing a brief update, along with a survey for community feedback about our upcoming class offerings!

In-Person Community Meeting Next Month!

Next month (and likely once per quarter) we will have an extended community meeting covering a retrospective on the past few months and details about our ongoing 2023 strategy, plans, and volunteer opportunities. This will also be livestreamed online.

This will be at the Co-Balt Workspace at 1014 West 36th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211, from 5-7pm. The Zoom info for anyone joining remotely is:

Meeting ID: 847 7302 0234
Passcode: 587429

COVID and Show Status

As of March 14th, Baltimore City remains in low status according to the CDC Community Risk levels, with a significantly lower case load compared to January 2023. At this time, in-person events remain ON, and are recommended for vaccinated individuals only. Two key resources for anyone attending an event:

  • Our regularly updated in-person event status, including local and national COVID data.
  • Our venue guide, which includes information about the the location, physical space, and policies of our in-person venues.

We have stopped tracking Monkeypox/Orthopoxvirus case rates as of December 2022.

Finances and Growth

MonthIncomeExpensesNet IncomeBank Balance
December 2022$2,866.51$1,710.73$1,155.78$4,624.98
January 2023$1,654.33$2,580.74-$926.41$3,610.56
February 2023$2,003.42$767.13$1,236.29$4,751.63
Monthly financial summary for December 2022 through February 2023

Growth Metrics

 September 2022December 2022March 2023
Facebook Followers1,0581,0831,146
Instagram Follows9471,0091,075
YouTube views38,02240,42745,604
Unique YouTube viewers2,2001,0001,600
YouTube subscriptions641662688
Workshops scheduled657075

As we often say – the numbers are going up and to the right, with no major surprise