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=== How can I pay my membership dues? ===
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=== How can I donate or pay dues to Noisebridge? ===
You can pay your monthly membership dues in any number of ways.
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* We accept dues payments to our '''PayPal''' account:
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noisebridge23@gmail.com<br>
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With a PayPal account you can pay from your bank account or from your credit card.
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*You can also set up an '''automatic monthly PayPal payment''' for dues:
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**For automatic regular payments of $80 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Standard%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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**For automatic starving hacker payments of $40 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Starving%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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* You can '''write a check''' (made out to "Noisebridge") and give it to a board member at the space, or you can mail it to:<br>
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Noisebridge<br>
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83C Wiese St.<br>
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San Francisco, CA  94103<br>
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* You can also '''give cash''' to a board member at the space; please use an envelope labelled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever's appropriate).
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* You can do a '''direct bank transfer''' to the Noisebridge bank account (at Wells Fargo Bank).  To get the bank transfer info, please email:<br>
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treasurer AT noisebridge DOT net<br>
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=== Are membership dues tax deductible? ===
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''' Yes you can help us! Just signing up for a [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=10&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $10/mo] makes a simple easy step that guarantees we'll always be around with cavalcades of hackery and invention in your city (or an inspiration to you elsewhere). $10! That's around how much you pay for that disused github private repository! It's what you pay for half an uber cab ride! A single monthly drink with a friend! Some chicken! One third of your last foolish Kickstarter binge! Go on! FOR NOISEBRIDGE!
No, but donations (in excess of dues) will be(as soon as our 501c3 paperwork goes through.)  Talk to a board member for more information.
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=== How can I donate to Noisebridge? ===
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Alternatively...
You can donate to Noisebridge in any number of ways.<br>
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* We accept dues payments to our '''PayPal''' account:<br>
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{{Membership}}
noisebridge23@gmail.com<br>
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* '''Bitcoin''': 1B5sJQ6Wu6AmK9xG5YTic4Nszw4PS7UMAM (see [[Bitcoin]] )
With a PayPal account you can pay from your bank account or from your credit card.
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* '''PayPal''' treasurer@noisebridge.net:
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** Regular membership subscription: [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Doing%20well%29&cy_code=USD&a3=160&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $160/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Standard%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $80/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Starving%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $40/mo]
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** '''Repeating donation (affiliate membership):''' [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%29&cy_code=USD&a3=160&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $160/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $80/mo][https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $40/mo][https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=20&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $20/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=10&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $10/mo]
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** One-time payment: [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=treasurer%40noisebridge%2enet&lc=US&item_name=Noisebridge%20dues&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHostedGuest dues] [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=treasurer%40noisebridge%2enet&lc=US&item_name=Noisebridge%20donations&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHostedGuest donation]
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* '''Bank transfer''': Wells Fargo and other banks offer online 'billpay' options for their account holders that set up regular recurring or single time payments.  email '''[mailto:treasurer@noisebridge.net treasurer@noisebridge.net]''' for the account and routing numbers that you will need for this alternative to using online middleman services.
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* '''Check''' made out to "Noisebridge", with memo: "December Dues" or "Donation" (or whatever is appropriate)
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: give it to a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] or officer at the space, or mail to:
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:'''2261 Market Street #235-A'''<br>
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:'''San Francisco, CA  94114'''<br>
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* '''Cash''': give to a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] or officer at the space, or any of the donation buckets.
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: For dues, please use an envelope labeled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever is appropriate).
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* '''Causes.com''': [http://www.causes.com/noisebridge http://www.causes.com/noisebridge]
  
* You can '''write a check''', made out to "Noisebridge", and give it to a board member at the space, or you can mail it to:<br>
 
Noisebridge<br>
 
83C Wiese St.<br>
 
San Francisco, CA  94114<br>
 
* You can also '''give cash''' to a board member at the space.
 
  
 
=== Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible? ===
 
=== Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible? ===
Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we are about to apply for our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Once we are approved for our tax exempt status, all donations to Noisebridge are retroactively tax deductible.  (However, '''dues''' are not deductible due to IRS rules.)
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Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we recently received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. All donations to Noisebridge since October 2008 are considered charitable gifts.  Whether or not your donation is tax deductible depends on your tax situation and other factors; consult your tax preparer.  Please contact [mailto:secretary@noisebridge.net secretary@noisebridge.net] and [mailto:treasurer@noisebridge.net treasurer@noisebridge.net] should you require documentation of your donation.
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Non-cash donations over $500 require filling out [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8283.pdf IRS form 8283].  The rule for IRA account donations for owners over 70.5 years old has been extended through 2012, providing an option for fully tax-free donations to Noisebridge.  Consult your tax professional for more information.
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Non-cash donations over $5000 generally require an appraisal of the property prior to the donation to claim a deduction. 
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All non-cash donations must be in good condition or better to be claimed as a deduction.  For non-cash donations over $500, make sure to bring a copy of your contact information so Noisebridge can send you form 8282 if required under certain circumstances.  If you use a car to bring non-cash donations to Noisebridge, your transportation and parking expenses are probably (but not always) deductible.  See [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf IRS publication 526] for details and a list of records to provide to your tax professional so they can determine whether the deduction will be allowed.
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If you own appreciated securities such as stocks, donating the securities in lieu of cash usually reduces your tax liability and may increase any tax refund due.  If you have a retirement account with your employer, you may own securities and not even know it.  Consult your employer's retirement plan administrator and your tax advisor for more details.
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=== Are membership dues tax deductible? ===
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Maybe.  Whether you can deduct your dues hinges mainly on the amount of value you obtain from the dues, and [http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar02.html#en_US_2010_publink1000229659 many other things].  There are too many factors to consider to give a hard and fast answer here.  Some members do deduct their dues, but your relationship with Noisebridge may be different than theirs.  There are also rare circumstances in which deducting your dues provides no net benefit to your tax liability.  Please discuss it with your tax preparer.
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=== Do companies match donations? ===
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Some employers will match an employee's tax-deductible contribution to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!  Generally the nonprofit has to do some small amount of paperwork. Contact a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] if your employer will match, and we're happy to do this work!
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In particular, the following companies are already set up:
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* Google (as of July 2009)
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* Microsoft

Revision as of 01:10, 13 March 2013

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How can I donate or pay dues to Noisebridge?

Yes you can help us! Just signing up for a $10/mo makes a simple easy step that guarantees we'll always be around with cavalcades of hackery and invention in your city (or an inspiration to you elsewhere). $10! That's around how much you pay for that disused github private repository! It's what you pay for half an uber cab ride! A single monthly drink with a friend! Some chicken! One third of your last foolish Kickstarter binge! Go on! FOR NOISEBRIDGE!

Alternatively...

Membership

Who is a member?

  • Bitcoin: 1B5sJQ6Wu6AmK9xG5YTic4Nszw4PS7UMAM (see Bitcoin )
  • PayPal treasurer@noisebridge.net:
  • Bank transfer: Wells Fargo and other banks offer online 'billpay' options for their account holders that set up regular recurring or single time payments. email treasurer@noisebridge.net for the account and routing numbers that you will need for this alternative to using online middleman services.
  • Check made out to "Noisebridge", with memo: "December Dues" or "Donation" (or whatever is appropriate)
give it to a board member or officer at the space, or mail to:
2261 Market Street #235-A
San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Cash: give to a board member or officer at the space, or any of the donation buckets.
For dues, please use an envelope labeled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever is appropriate).



Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible?

Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we recently received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. All donations to Noisebridge since October 2008 are considered charitable gifts. Whether or not your donation is tax deductible depends on your tax situation and other factors; consult your tax preparer. Please contact secretary@noisebridge.net and treasurer@noisebridge.net should you require documentation of your donation.

Non-cash donations over $500 require filling out IRS form 8283. The rule for IRA account donations for owners over 70.5 years old has been extended through 2012, providing an option for fully tax-free donations to Noisebridge. Consult your tax professional for more information.

Non-cash donations over $5000 generally require an appraisal of the property prior to the donation to claim a deduction.

All non-cash donations must be in good condition or better to be claimed as a deduction. For non-cash donations over $500, make sure to bring a copy of your contact information so Noisebridge can send you form 8282 if required under certain circumstances. If you use a car to bring non-cash donations to Noisebridge, your transportation and parking expenses are probably (but not always) deductible. See IRS publication 526 for details and a list of records to provide to your tax professional so they can determine whether the deduction will be allowed.

If you own appreciated securities such as stocks, donating the securities in lieu of cash usually reduces your tax liability and may increase any tax refund due. If you have a retirement account with your employer, you may own securities and not even know it. Consult your employer's retirement plan administrator and your tax advisor for more details.

Are membership dues tax deductible?

Maybe. Whether you can deduct your dues hinges mainly on the amount of value you obtain from the dues, and many other things. There are too many factors to consider to give a hard and fast answer here. Some members do deduct their dues, but your relationship with Noisebridge may be different than theirs. There are also rare circumstances in which deducting your dues provides no net benefit to your tax liability. Please discuss it with your tax preparer.

Do companies match donations?

Some employers will match an employee's tax-deductible contribution to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! Generally the nonprofit has to do some small amount of paperwork. Contact a board member if your employer will match, and we're happy to do this work!

In particular, the following companies are already set up:

  • Google (as of July 2009)
  • Microsoft
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