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My tits were literally bigger than barns, with nipples bigger than semi trucks. They were so big, I simply used my own boobs as a bed. A crane built into the ceiling was needed for me to move anywhere.
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Noisebridge needs money to run. Quite a lot, actually. Its about $11,649.30/mo.
But before I get talking too much about my life now, I should probably tell you how I got to be like this.
 
My name is Juliana, and I wasn’t always more tit than woman. Growing up, I had developed like any other girl. When I turned twenty, my boobs could hardly be called C-cups. I liked my cute little boobs, but I always wished for more. Bigger just seemed like more fun, and I wanted to feel sexier, in my own way. After my first two years at university, I replied to an ad for an experiment at the local branch of a big pharmaceutical company. They wanted young women to test a hormone  treatment designed to stimulate temporary lactation, to aid new mothers in breastfeeding. The treatment was supposed to last for two weeks, and promised a permanent increase of a cup size or two.
 
So I volunteered, and began the treatment. It was great! The promised cup sizes arrived almost overnight! I was so happy – I immediately went out and bought a whole new wardrobe. My poor credit card almost melted. Hours and hours were spent trying everything on – I even bought a bunch of new shoes, which you’ll find out I adore.
 
I needn’t have bothered though. I started the treatment on a Monday – by Thursday I had grown too big for even my new wardrobe. My cute C-cups were easily double Gs, big, round and full. I made a few phone calls, and by Thursday afternoon I was taken to see the in-house doctor at the pharmaceutical company. I was examined for all of fifteen minutes before the doctor rushed out, bringing back a whole bunch of med techs a few minutes later. I had blood drawn, lights shined in my eyes, questions asked, was poked and prodded, everything. Even a few scans in this really big machine that looked sort of like an MRI.
 
Then, I was allowed to re-dress and was taken to see the CEO. With a grim expression on his face, he explained to me what was happening. Something in the treatment had caused my genes to mutate – my boobs were swelling bigger, and weren’t likely going to stop. Like, ever.
 
Apparently the drug was causing my breasts to produce and store massive amounts of milk in a very lightweight way- I’ll admit, I didn’t understand most of what he said. But what caught my attention was his offer; his company would assume all my living costs in exchange for allowing myself to be monitored, and to agree to not sue the company. I agreed.
 
So now, I get everything I need for free. Sweet deal, eh?
 
That first month, I grew from C-cups to sizes that would make strippers jealous. I looked like I was smuggling basketballs around in my shirts. I would pass women on the street who just looked at me in disgust. I admit it hurt at first, but then I started to ignore them and really enjoy my body. Guys loved me! I could make even the strongest man whimper just by squeezing my huge boobs together gently.
 
I began to dress a little more provocatively – nothing slutty, just a few blouses that had deeper necklines, nice tight jeans, tall heels and boots.  I continued my studies, and became quite well known around my campus; the really tall girl with huge boobs was hard to miss.
 
By the time graduation rolled around six months later, life was a different story. My beautiful tits had swollen to be much, much larger than beachballs. Heck, I looked like I had two beanbag chairs attached to my front. My massive mammaries hung past my knees, stuck out several feet in front of me and to the sides, and wobbled precariously when I walked. Walking was slow – despite my milk being “lightweight” having dozens of gallons sloshing around was still heavy. I had to have several surgeries to strengthen my back. Everything I wore was custom made – all paid for, and still somewhat sexy.
 
I had started to milk myself, and the pharmaceutical company opened up a sister company to sell my milk. Not sure how that was allowed, but it let me feel better and better about myself, like I was contributing.
 
I still loved going out – walking downtown in a plunging red dress was my favourite. I’d get dressed up in a super tight red evening gown, which hugged my thighs and ass before opening up the back, swooping out over my enormous tits, and ending with glittering rhinestone strings to keep my tits in the dress. I’d usually pair it with a 5 or 6” pair of Louboutin pumps, just for added effect. Guys would literally faint. I think a car accident happened once because of me. I just giggled – I loved the attention.
 
Sadly, the attention didn’t last. I was quickly seen as a freak, and guys lost interest in me. Soon after graduation I began to have mobility issues. My breasts soon touched the floor when I stood, and I had trouble seeing anything in front of me. My house was modified with extra wide doors, reinforced walls and floors, and accessible everything. I couldn’t work any longer, relying on the company and my milk production to support me. Basic things like even washing took forever. First I had to maneuver my six foot long breasts into the shower, turn on all four showerheads, then grab my long-handled loofah and spend an hour scrubbing my tits. It was hard to reach all over. A couple of times each shower I’d have to stop, because the sensation would feel so good it would distract me. My nipples would engorge, and I’d need to quietly touch myself to relieve just how hot my tits made me. Little streams of milk would spray from my nipples if I had an orgasm, which made the shower the ideal place to masturbate.
 
I was now giving dozens of gallons of milk a day from nipples way bigger than soup cans. Apparently my milk was being sold and donated as a means to combat starvation. I’d giggle thinking I was forcing beauty queens to come up with a goal other than “reduce world hunger”, since I literally was.
 
It was around then that I started abandoning clothes. Nothing really fit my huge breasts, and I was usually alone in my house, so there was no point. If I wanted to feel sexy I’d put on a pair of my favourite boots or heels – I still bought tons of those online. The FedEX guys were never late to my house ;)
 
And then about three months ago I got the biggest shock since this whole thing started. I woke up one morning to find myself literally doubled in size overnight! My huge tits had pushed me to a corner of my bedroom – I couldn’t see anything, let alone move. Thankfully I sleep with my phone in my cleavage, so I was able to call my doctor. Yet more tests came before he was able to tell me a bit of residual drug was working its way through my body, aggravating my condition. I was going to get a lot bigger, real quick.
 
He made a few phone calls, and before I knew it a working crew was all over, knocking down walls and preparing forklifts to move me – the company was moving me to a specially modified airship hangar renovated to be lived in.  
 
The thought that my boobs needed to be moved by forklift was so exhilarating! I was the girl with the fifteen foot breasts! Just thinking about it turned me on! As soon as I was alone in my new home, I had a hot and wild night all to myself. My poor tits made quite a mess – they spurted milk everywhere with each orgasm, and even swelled a bit too. That was the first night I used my tits as a mattress; before I had always slept on my side, with my boobs hanging off the side of my bed and supported by pillows. Sleeping on my tits was the softest and most comfortable sleep I had ever had. I certainly didn’t need pajamas at this point, since my boobs could keep me warm and I actually really enjoyed spending all my time completely naked. It was thrilling!
 
  
I started growing faster – my boobs gained several feet a day in diameter. One particularly amazing day saw me grow ten feet in an hour, and have a mind-blowing orgasm.  
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<big>'''[[Donate or Pay Dues| Click here for info on how to pay your Membership Dues]].'''</big>
Once my growth began to slow back to what I considered ‘normal’, I was shown the crane on the ceiling. It would let me move about, to a certain extent. I was also told I was getting a roommate and assistant, but everyone was tight-lipped which made me insanely curious.  
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And finally, just yesterday I was told my current size – one hundred and fifty feet long! My beautiful tits were starting to flatten into more blimp shape, which was why they weren’t as tall. From my point of view all I could see was a mountain of breast-flesh, all soft and warm. I knew I was still growing, but little did I know that I had only just begun …
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=== Monthly Expenses and Dues ===
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{| border="0"
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! Typical monthly amount
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! Expense category
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! Notes
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|-
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|$6,500.00
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|Rent
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|Up from $3960 several years ago, and our current lease runs out next year
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|-
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|$1,578.16
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|Tor Project
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|Self-supporting but income is counted in our totals
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|-
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|$700
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|Club Mate
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|Purchased in bulk and made available for donation in the space, self-supporting
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|-
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|$900
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|Other snacks and drinks
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|Purchased in bulk and made available for donation in the space, self-supporting
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|-
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|$550
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|PG&E Electric Utility
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|Watch our power usage in real time here: https://grafana.noisebridge.net/d/MzEBCziik/power
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|-
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|$235.35
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|Accounting
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|Mostly CPA fees for dealing with the state
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|-
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|$547.69
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|Garbage & Recycling
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|Twice weekly pickup is more expensive
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|-
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|$189.29
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|Printing
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|T-shirts and stickers
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|-
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|$183.48
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|Insurance
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|An annual expense
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|-
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|$75
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|Internet
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|Monkeybrains
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|-
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|$150
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|Water
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|SFPUC
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|-
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|$40.33
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|Misc
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|PO box, misc 2169 repair supplies, Adobe Acrobat subscription
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|}
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=== Financial Reports ===
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'''Financial Report - July 10, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $92,658.03 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$64,519.34 in the General Fund
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$8,732.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$5,351.38 in the Equipment Fund
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$3,271.28 in the Laser Maintenance Fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$10,177.45 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$358.92 in the Sewing Fund
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$47 in the Electronics Fund
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0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund
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Notes:
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We renewed our lease through August 2019!
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - June 24, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $94,694.45 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$79,679.5 in the General Fund
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$10,704.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$437.64 in the Equipment Fund
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$3,094.28 in the Laser Maintenance Fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$177.45 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$358.92 in the Sewing Fund
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$42 in the Electronics Fund
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0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund
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Notes:
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The equipment fund is nearly exhausted, but there is a consensus proposal to refill it with $5,000 from the general fund. It was a huge success and should probably be refilled, in the treasurer's opinion. https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Equipment_fund
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The snack program is gradually being automated.
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We signed a lease renewal through August 2019, but are waiting on the landlord's signature. Our rent will go up to $6,500 per month, and we will be responsible for up to $10,000 in elevator repair costs per year, with cost-splitting with the landlord after that.
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We paid Scandiuzzi Krebs $2,000 for delivery of the discovery document.
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'''Financial Report - May 29, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $100,161.75 in the bank.
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''_Breakdown:_''
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$81,920.98 in the general fund
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$12,278.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$2,432.14 in the equipment fund
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$2,791.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$358.92 in the Sewing Fund
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0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund
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''Notes:''
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The broadcast fund was exhausted. Great work everyone! It helped fund NGALAC, a new USB conference microphone, a new projector, coax cables, and A/V and lighting equipment for the 10th Anniversary Party which is still useful for other events.
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We passed $100,000 in the bank, which is 1.4% of the way to our goal of $7,000,000. We also passed $80,000 in the general fund for the first time, not counting the HODL Fund, which belongs to the general fund but has wildly fluctuating prices that are not worth recording until we sell our crypto.
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The fridge has snacks and drinks now. We seem to be getting enough in donations to cover costs, but not much extra for the general fund. Please donate when you take drinks and snacks from the fridge so that we can continue to keep Noisebridge stocked!
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We've brought in $13,151.63 so far this month, so my estimate for the month as a whole is $13,500. This is $6,500 shy of our monthly goal of $20,000 per month.
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - May 7, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $97,722.91 in the bank.
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''Breakdown:''
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$77,956 in the general fund
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$12,826.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$3,075.07 in the equipment fund
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$392.21 in the broadcast fund
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$2,791.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$301.92 in the Sewing Fund
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Notes:
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Our regular recurring income looks like $12,700 per month, based on April. That's a big jump! We need to get to $20,000 to be sustainable.
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We briefly passed $100,000 in the bank for the first time on April 25th, and again early in May. We dropped back down with spending on food, drinks, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Investments for the future!
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I think we should hit $100 in profit per day from food and drinks alone. We'll see!
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We paid our rent for May, and paid Scandiuzzi Krebs $2,000 for the first installment for their discovery document. They're professional fundraisers who will help us develop a strategy to get grants and more recurring donations.
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We've begun purchasing snacks and drinks in bulk for the space, available for suggested donations. We want to buy another pallet of Club Mate soon. We put in an order for more stickers and t-shirts, which should hopefully arrive in time for Maker Faire.
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - April 10, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $94,512.02 in the bank.
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''Breakdown:''
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$73,091.11 in the general fund
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$14,798.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$3,075.07 in the equipment fund
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$392.21 in the broadcast fund
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$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$301.92 in the Sewing Fund
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Notes:
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The NGALAC payments have been taken out of the bank account now, which is reflected in the lower total since the 7th. Noisetor paid $1,547 for hosting yesterday.
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - April 7, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $96,221.55 in the bank.
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''Breakdown:''
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$73,226.64 in the general fund
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$16,372.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$3,075.07 in the equipment fund
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$392.21 in the broadcast fund
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$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$301.92 in the Sewing Fund
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Notes:
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - March 28, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $88,534.41 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$64,986.18 in the general fund, which about the same as last month's benchmark, after correcting for the Club Mate purchase
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$15,872.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$3,825.70 in the equipment fund
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$764.82 in the broadcast fund
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$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$232 in the Sewing Fund
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Notes:
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We have paid our rent for April. We spent $1,965.79 on a pallet of Club Mate, which should make back a significant profit over time.
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Noisetor Note:
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noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - February 28, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $90,445.97 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$66,835.74 in the general fund, which is over 10 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$16,270.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$3,825.70 in the equipment fund
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$764.82 in the broadcast fund
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$2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$232 in the Sewing Fund
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Notes:
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We have paid our rent for March.
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The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I have transferred its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. I confirmed the deposit is complete, so it will no longer be in the financial reports. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.
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Circuit Hacking Mondays has also been removed from the financial reports since the reimbursements have been made. I'm no longer tracking the Roguelike Celebration as a placeholder since I don't believe there is any more action there. Everything is rolled into the general fund.
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Looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - January 12, 2018'''
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Noisebridge has $86,379.08 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$43,957.03 in the general fund, which is over 7 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$20,364.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)
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$4,498.74 in the equipment fund
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$3,021.64 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
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$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
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$2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund
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$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$232 in the Sewing Fund
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$XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)
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Notes:
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The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I will be transferring its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.
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@patrickod looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.
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The sewing fund was seeded by a donation from Vice for shooting a documentary interview in our space. It’s always existed, but is being tracked in the financial report for the first time after a reminder from the sewing crew.
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What’s up with the Roguelike Celebration? I haven’t heard from anyone involved in that for quite some time.
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The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0
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'''Financial Report - November 08, 2017'''
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Noisebridge has $80,315.65 in the bank.
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_Breakdown:_
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$42,364.28 in the general fund, which is just over 7 months of critical expenses.
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$26,092.66 for Noisetor
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$5,622.15 in the equipment fund
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$2,947.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
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$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
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$1121.35 in the laser maintenance fund
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$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
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$200 in the Accessibility Fund
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$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund
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$XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)
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Notes:
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We’ve paid our rent for November. Our lease is up at the end of August 2018, and not getting renewed. We probably need to raise a bunch of money to move somewhere else.
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Some major general fund purchases: We paid to renew our PO box ($490) and our board directors insurance ($1,009). We also paid a $50 fine to the state of California for some paperwork snafu.
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This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 5 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as any hosting payments since then.
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Royalty payments were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation, and $125 was spent to file articles of incorporation for an independent nonprofit registered in the state Pennsylvania. Those papers were accepted, so we’re getting an EIN and applying for a 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption.
 +
 
 +
$358 in cash donations were added to the laser maintenance fund.
 +
 
 +
The Elevator Repair Fund was created and seeded with $200 by consensus. Some call button light replacements were ordered with a matching grant from the Equipment Fund.
 +
 
 +
The Accessibility Fund was created and seeded with $200 by a city requirement to spend an additional 20% of the cost of any new construction on accessibility improvements. These funds will be allocated by recommendation of the accessibility working group (TBD), which will prioritize the voices of people who are most affected by accessibility problems with the space.
 +
 
 +
The Roguelike Celebration has spent $2,062.50 on socks and $531 on metal pins. This event used to be hosted at Noisebridge and still raises money through Noisebridge’s financial infrastructure in exchange for a big donation. We will need to account for all roguelike income and expenses at some point; right now it’s all clumped into the general fund.
 +
 
 +
We have a $1,737 payment to Jakprints on October 26, possibly for stickers and t-shirts, but maybe for the Roguelike Celebration. I think this is our usual printer for t-shirts. @patrickod or @maltman23 may be able to confirm if these printing costs are for Noisebridge (general fund) or the Roguelike Celebration (which will be accounted for separately).
 +
 
 +
One caveat about the numbers in this report: It’s possible that Noisetor revenue since October 9 is missing, and their regularly scheduled hosting payment didn’t go through. If some revenue is reallocated to Noisetor, that would decrease the general fund total and increase the Noisetor total, without changing our overall bank balance. When their hosting payment goes through, that will decrease the Noisetor total and our overall bank balance by $1,547.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - October 05, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $83,299.38 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$45,058.43 in the general fund, which is about 7-1/2 months of critical expenses.
 +
$26,822.04 for Noisetor
 +
$5,830.12 in the equipment fund
 +
$3,037.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
 +
$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
 +
$763.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
$XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
“Critical expenses” include rent, utilities, Internet, trash collection, insurance, accounting fees, legal fees, bank fees, and state business registration fees, but does not include drink purchases, t-shirt or sticker printing, or payments for repairs and consumables. Critical expenses add up to around $6,000 per month.
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 2 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as their most recent payment for hosting.
 +
 
 +
$439.53 in book royalties were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation.
 +
 
 +
Some equipment fund money got spent on guitars, audio mixing rack infrastructure, and PS4 controller.
 +
 
 +
Eventbrite is starting to send us money for the next Roguelike Celebration, which we’re fiscally sponsoring again this year. They’ll be making a 5% donation of their revenue to Noisebridge’s general fund, which they estimate will be around $500, but that may be higher or lower. If they have a surplus when it’s all said and done, we’ll keep it in the bank as the “Roguelike Celebration fund,” for use at the next event. All of the expenses and revenue will be forwarded to treasurer@noisebridge.net for me to crunch the numbers. Until I actually crunch those numbers, though, I’m going to just treat all suspected Roguelike revenue (like mysterious Eventbrite deposits) as “general fund” for the purposes of these financial reports.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - October 02, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $83,145.56 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$43,725.28 in the general fund, which is about nearly 9 months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,348.54 for Noisetor
 +
$5,922.48 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
 +
$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
 +
$763.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. $288 was added to the laser maintenance fund from the laser maintenance cash donation box.
 +
 
 +
By my accounting, we have 37 dues-paying members and philanthropists kicking in $2,331.80 each month. It’s possible more people are paying dues in cash, which is harder to trace. I’m following up individually with some people. We have only 14 members who I know to be current on their dues, 2 members on hiatus, and 13 members who may or may not be paying dues or on hiatus but aren’t paying dues with the email address I have on file. We have 23 philanthropists I know to be currently paying dues.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - September 28, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $81,642.30 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$42,552 in the general fund, which is about 8-1/2 months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,305.79 for Noisetor
 +
$5,922.48 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
 +
$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
 +
 
 +
We recently spent $379.74 from the equipment fund and $379.73 from the project-specific donations to the general fund to purchase a MakerBot Ultimate 3D Printer. There is currently a fundraiser for a Prusa I3.
 +
 
 +
We just paid our rent for October, so our new post-rent baseline is $42,552. Our previous baseline (September 1st) was $40,054.28, which means that the general fund grew by nearly $2,000 this month.
 +
 
 +
That gain is even more impressive considering we took a dip of $2,500 to buy all of that Club Mate near the beginning of the month and still have about 2/5 of it left.
 +
 
 +
The expected return on the remaining Club Mate is about $1,200-$1,300.
 +
 
 +
So if we count our chickens before they hatch, our general fund grew by $3,200 - $3,300 this month.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - September 19, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,761.46 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$45,343.19 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,220.29 for Noisetor
 +
$6,336.72 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
 +
$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 16th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - September 16, 2017 - Including Breakdown of #NB10!'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$45,115.61 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,172.79 for Noisetor
 +
$6,336.72 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$1,412.96 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 12th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. It also takes into account new royalty payments to Thomas’ foundation.
 +
 
 +
We got another big deposit ($1,037.53) into our checking account from Eventbrite. We don’t know why they keep giving us money, but it’s great!
 +
 
 +
We spent $587.04 from the broadcast fund for A/V, staging, and lighting equipment for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball (#NB10). Each of the five performers for #NB10 were paid $200 from door and drinks donations, for a total of $1,000. We made several reimbursements from the equipment fund as well related to #NB10. Drinks and other remaining expenses were paid for out of the general fund. The event was extremely net revenue positive for the space.
 +
 
 +
Miscellaneous #NB10 expenses are described here: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB10-Misc-Expenses-Tally
 +
 
 +
Reimbursed drink expenses were $929.96, mostly reflected in totals from previous financial reports. Total expenses from the event add up to $3,639.24, not counting Club Mate consumed. The bartenders estimated 5 boxes, or 100 bottles, of Club Mate were consumed, previously purchased with general fund money at an estimated total cost of $315. $587.04 of that came from the broadcast fund. $638.01 of that came from the equipment fund. $2,729.19 came from the general fund, inclusive of the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed.
 +
 
 +
Our total revenue over the long weekend was $4,988.60. Subtracting expenses that were reimbursed from the general fund, the general fund increased by $2,259.41 over the weekend. Subtracting all expenses, our overall total accounts increased by $1,034.36. But spending money from the equipment fund and broadcast fund is a good thing! That money is meant to be spent.
 +
 
 +
(Note: Because this takes into account the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed, technically our cash accounts increased by $1,359.36, and the cash in our general fund increased by $2,574.41. But I think the cost of Club Mate should be included in the accounting for the event, the same way we deducted the cost of purchasing alcohol. The fact that Club Mate was pre-purchased in bulk is immaterial for our purposes of analyzing the event.)
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - September 12, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$42,965.56 in the general fund, which is just under 9 months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,172.79 for Noisetor
 +
$6,974.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$1,000 to reimburse performers at #NB10
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 6th, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, their subscription payment for their second hosting set-up, and a bunch of little one-off purchases and fees.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - September 6, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $79,618.40 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$38,601.54 in the general fund, which is under 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$28,668.83 for Noisetor
 +
$6,974.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
The general fund is below its typical level because of thousands of dollars of reimbursements for Club Mate, alcohol, and t-shirts for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball. Expect that to flood back in over the weekend.
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 1st, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their recent $841.20 purchase of a server. It also includes several reimbursements for items available for donation during NB10:
 +
 
 +
$404.16 to Ruth for the purchase of Bulleit and beer
 +
$460.80 to Jarrod for the purchase of custom t-shirts
 +
 
 +
This total does not separate out project-specific donations for the new 3D printer, but those donations are being recorded appropriately by donate.noisebridge.net. When the project hits the magic number, we will direct money from the general fund and a matching grant from the equipment fund to purchase the new 3D printer.
 +
'''
 +
Financial Report - September 1, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $81,810.10 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$40,054.28 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$29,457.78 for Noisetor
 +
$6,974.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,472.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 22nd, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting. We have paid our rent for September.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - August 22, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,809.04 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$41,598.87 in the general fund, which is over 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$30,946.28 for Noisetor
 +
$6,974.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$475.35 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 17th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
 +
 
 +
Today we reimbursed Mitch $2,500 for the purchase of a pallet of Club Mate for the space, which will be available to everyone at the regular $4/bottle donation rate. The expected delta between donation revenue and cost of purchase is around $700 for the pallet. We also reimbursed Lady Red $53 from the equipment fund for the purchase of a dress form for the sewing area.
 +
 
 +
We recently got a $1,956.49 deposit in our checking account from Eventbrite, and your treasurer does not know why. If anyone knows why, let him know for the record.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - August 17, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $86,771.69 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$43,903 in the general fund, which is nearly 9 months of regular expenses.
 +
$30,884.53 for Noisetor
 +
$7,027.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$142.62 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Notes:
 +
 
 +
This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 8th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
 +
 
 +
Today we reimbursed the laser working group $1,205.67 from the laser maintenance fund for purchases of wood and cardboard.
 +
 
 +
'''Financial Report - August 8, 2017'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,008.11 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$40,633.25 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$30,761.03 for Noisetor
 +
$7,027.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 3rd and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.
 +
 
 +
'''*August 3, 2017*'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $83,545.47 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$40,220.01 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$30,711.63 for Noisetor
 +
$7,027.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since July 28, 2017, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting.
 +
 
 +
The running total for Noisetor is not official and for general reference purposes only. The official total will be calculated manually at least once every two months until we have a more automated process.
 +
 
 +
'''*August 2, 2017*'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $84,585.91 in the bank.
 +
 
 +
_Breakdown:_
 +
$39,738.70 in the general fund, which is just shy of 8 months of regular expenses.
 +
$32,233.38 for Noisetor
 +
$7,027.73 in the equipment fund
 +
$2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund
 +
$2,000 in the broadcast fund
 +
$1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund
 +
$375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits
 +
 
 +
'''*July 31, 2017*'''
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has $83,933.09 in the bank. Here’s the breakdown of that money: $32,233.38 for Noisetor, $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund, $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund, $7,139 for the equipment fund, $2,000 for the broadcast fund, $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits, leaving around $38,974.61 for the general fund, which is nearly 8 months of regular expenses. August rent was paid.
 +
 
 +
=== Bookkeeping ===
 +
 
 +
It's important for Noisebridge to keep accurate financial records, and report them publicly and regularly, to give confidence to donors. It's also important to reimburse community members from the appropriate fund as soon as possible when they make a valid reimbursement request, ideally within 3 days.
 +
 
 +
Cash collected from the space for deposit in the bank should be counted, photographed, and reported in #finance-wg on Slack, for transparency and logging. You should identify the source of the cash (which cash box?) and where the cash is going. If the cash is going to an earmarked fund, rather than the general fund, record that in your running financial totals immediately. Don't count cash, do reimbursements, or make any other financial transfer if you don't have enough time to update your running totals. You are bound to forget, and it's too much mental burden to try to remember every little detail. Write it down, then forget.
 +
 
 +
Learn double entry bookkeeping. Use whatever system makes the most sense for you. Maybe that's a spreadsheet, or maybe it's a .txt file. Keep it simple. It's for your own purposes of creating financial reports to post to this wiki page. It doesn't need to be a complicated SaaS solution, unless you have a specific purpose in mind for that software, and are willing to put the extra time in to make the solution work.
 +
 
 +
Noisebridge has a wide variety of income sources and expenses. It might be easier to use .txt files than a pre-built SaaS solution. The author of this piece (John) used .txt files almost exclusively, because it was easier.
 +
 
 +
If someone wants to donate money for a specific, earmarked fund, create that fund without question. The treasurer is the executor of Noisebridge funds, not the decider of which funds should exist.
 +
 
 +
The general fund pays for rent, utilities, regulatory fees (like tax filing fees, permit fees, etc.), revenue-generating items like t-shirts, stickers, snacks, and drinks, and critical sanitary consumables like cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, and tampons. Guard the general fund with your life. Don't worry if it seems to be piling up money. It is Noisebridge's cushion against major financial shocks.
 +
 
 +
If the general fund dips below 10 months of regular expenses, be worried. If it dips below 4 months of regular expenses, panic.
 +
 
 +
{{ManualPage}}

Latest revision as of 21:22, 10 July 2018

Noisebridge needs money to run. Quite a lot, actually. Its about $11,649.30/mo.

Click here for info on how to pay your Membership Dues.

Monthly Expenses and Dues

Typical monthly amount Expense category Notes
$6,500.00 Rent Up from $3960 several years ago, and our current lease runs out next year
$1,578.16 Tor Project Self-supporting but income is counted in our totals
$700 Club Mate Purchased in bulk and made available for donation in the space, self-supporting
$900 Other snacks and drinks Purchased in bulk and made available for donation in the space, self-supporting
$550 PG&E Electric Utility Watch our power usage in real time here: https://grafana.noisebridge.net/d/MzEBCziik/power
$235.35 Accounting Mostly CPA fees for dealing with the state
$547.69 Garbage & Recycling Twice weekly pickup is more expensive
$189.29 Printing T-shirts and stickers
$183.48 Insurance An annual expense
$75 Internet Monkeybrains
$150 Water SFPUC
$40.33 Misc PO box, misc 2169 repair supplies, Adobe Acrobat subscription

Financial Reports

Financial Report - July 10, 2018

Noisebridge has $92,658.03 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_

$64,519.34 in the General Fund

$8,732.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$5,351.38 in the Equipment Fund

$3,271.28 in the Laser Maintenance Fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$10,177.45 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$358.92 in the Sewing Fund

$47 in the Electronics Fund

0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund


Notes:

We renewed our lease through August 2019!

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - June 24, 2018

Noisebridge has $94,694.45 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_

$79,679.5 in the General Fund

$10,704.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$437.64 in the Equipment Fund

$3,094.28 in the Laser Maintenance Fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$177.45 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$358.92 in the Sewing Fund

$42 in the Electronics Fund

0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund


Notes:

The equipment fund is nearly exhausted, but there is a consensus proposal to refill it with $5,000 from the general fund. It was a huge success and should probably be refilled, in the treasurer's opinion. https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Equipment_fund

The snack program is gradually being automated.

We signed a lease renewal through August 2019, but are waiting on the landlord's signature. Our rent will go up to $6,500 per month, and we will be responsible for up to $10,000 in elevator repair costs per year, with cost-splitting with the landlord after that.

We paid Scandiuzzi Krebs $2,000 for delivery of the discovery document.


Financial Report - May 29, 2018

Noisebridge has $100,161.75 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_

$81,920.98 in the general fund

$12,278.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$2,432.14 in the equipment fund

$2,791.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$358.92 in the Sewing Fund

0.1626 BTC in the HODL Fund

Notes:

The broadcast fund was exhausted. Great work everyone! It helped fund NGALAC, a new USB conference microphone, a new projector, coax cables, and A/V and lighting equipment for the 10th Anniversary Party which is still useful for other events.

We passed $100,000 in the bank, which is 1.4% of the way to our goal of $7,000,000. We also passed $80,000 in the general fund for the first time, not counting the HODL Fund, which belongs to the general fund but has wildly fluctuating prices that are not worth recording until we sell our crypto.

The fridge has snacks and drinks now. We seem to be getting enough in donations to cover costs, but not much extra for the general fund. Please donate when you take drinks and snacks from the fridge so that we can continue to keep Noisebridge stocked!

We've brought in $13,151.63 so far this month, so my estimate for the month as a whole is $13,500. This is $6,500 shy of our monthly goal of $20,000 per month.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - May 7, 2018

Noisebridge has $97,722.91 in the bank.

Breakdown:

$77,956 in the general fund

$12,826.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$3,075.07 in the equipment fund

$392.21 in the broadcast fund

$2,791.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$301.92 in the Sewing Fund

Notes: Our regular recurring income looks like $12,700 per month, based on April. That's a big jump! We need to get to $20,000 to be sustainable.

We briefly passed $100,000 in the bank for the first time on April 25th, and again early in May. We dropped back down with spending on food, drinks, t-shirts, stickers, etc. Investments for the future!

I think we should hit $100 in profit per day from food and drinks alone. We'll see!

We paid our rent for May, and paid Scandiuzzi Krebs $2,000 for the first installment for their discovery document. They're professional fundraisers who will help us develop a strategy to get grants and more recurring donations.

We've begun purchasing snacks and drinks in bulk for the space, available for suggested donations. We want to buy another pallet of Club Mate soon. We put in an order for more stickers and t-shirts, which should hopefully arrive in time for Maker Faire.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - April 10, 2018

Noisebridge has $94,512.02 in the bank.

Breakdown:

$73,091.11 in the general fund

$14,798.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$3,075.07 in the equipment fund

$392.21 in the broadcast fund

$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$301.92 in the Sewing Fund

Notes: The NGALAC payments have been taken out of the bank account now, which is reflected in the lower total since the 7th. Noisetor paid $1,547 for hosting yesterday.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - April 7, 2018

Noisebridge has $96,221.55 in the bank.

Breakdown: $73,226.64 in the general fund

$16,372.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE)

$3,075.07 in the equipment fund

$392.21 in the broadcast fund

$2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund

$200 in the Accessibility Fund

$179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund

$301.92 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - March 28, 2018

Noisebridge has $88,534.41 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $64,986.18 in the general fund, which about the same as last month's benchmark, after correcting for the Club Mate purchase $15,872.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $3,825.70 in the equipment fund $764.82 in the broadcast fund $2,473.28 in the laser maintenance fund $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

We have paid our rent for April. We spent $1,965.79 on a pallet of Club Mate, which should make back a significant profit over time.

Noisetor Note: noisetor.net/finances is still down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - February 28, 2018

Noisebridge has $90,445.97 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $66,835.74 in the general fund, which is over 10 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $16,270.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $3,825.70 in the equipment fund $764.82 in the broadcast fund $2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund

Notes:

We have paid our rent for March.

The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I have transferred its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. I confirmed the deposit is complete, so it will no longer be in the financial reports. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.

Circuit Hacking Mondays has also been removed from the financial reports since the reimbursements have been made. I'm no longer tracking the Roguelike Celebration as a placeholder since I don't believe there is any more action there. Everything is rolled into the general fund.

Looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0


Financial Report - January 12, 2018

Noisebridge has $86,379.08 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,957.03 in the general fund, which is over 7 months of critical expenses. (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $20,364.66 for Noisetor (SEE NOISETOR NOTE) $4,498.74 in the equipment fund $3,021.64 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $2,137.28 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $232 in the Sewing Fund $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

The Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation has been registered as an independent nonprofit in Pennsylvania and obtained independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Now that its status is confirmed and it has an independent checking account, I will be transferring its funds from Noisebridge to the new organization. Our first grant will be a small competitive scholarship given to a senior graduating from Thomas’ high school this spring with an interest in creative writing.

@patrickod looks like noisetor.net/finances is down, so I can’t calculate Noisetor’s recent revenue, only expenses. The total in this report is therefore lower than the real total. The most recent Noisetor donation I have recorded in my notes is from October 9, 2017, so any donations past that date have not been included in my calculations here.

The sewing fund was seeded by a donation from Vice for shooting a documentary interview in our space. It’s always existed, but is being tracked in the financial report for the first time after a reminder from the sewing crew.

What’s up with the Roguelike Celebration? I haven’t heard from anyone involved in that for quite some time.

The laser maintenance fund revenue and expenses are being tracked here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c3LHJ4RYClrEC-8m4VBMEjJU_KorokSuVbW3CiaB84A/edit#gid=0

Financial Report - November 08, 2017

Noisebridge has $80,315.65 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,364.28 in the general fund, which is just over 7 months of critical expenses. $26,092.66 for Noisetor $5,622.15 in the equipment fund $2,947.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $1121.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $200 in the Accessibility Fund $179.77 in the Elevator Repair Fund $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

We’ve paid our rent for November. Our lease is up at the end of August 2018, and not getting renewed. We probably need to raise a bunch of money to move somewhere else.

Some major general fund purchases: We paid to renew our PO box ($490) and our board directors insurance ($1,009). We also paid a $50 fine to the state of California for some paperwork snafu.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 5 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as any hosting payments since then.

Royalty payments were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation, and $125 was spent to file articles of incorporation for an independent nonprofit registered in the state Pennsylvania. Those papers were accepted, so we’re getting an EIN and applying for a 501(c)(3) federal tax exemption.

$358 in cash donations were added to the laser maintenance fund.

The Elevator Repair Fund was created and seeded with $200 by consensus. Some call button light replacements were ordered with a matching grant from the Equipment Fund.

The Accessibility Fund was created and seeded with $200 by a city requirement to spend an additional 20% of the cost of any new construction on accessibility improvements. These funds will be allocated by recommendation of the accessibility working group (TBD), which will prioritize the voices of people who are most affected by accessibility problems with the space.

The Roguelike Celebration has spent $2,062.50 on socks and $531 on metal pins. This event used to be hosted at Noisebridge and still raises money through Noisebridge’s financial infrastructure in exchange for a big donation. We will need to account for all roguelike income and expenses at some point; right now it’s all clumped into the general fund.

We have a $1,737 payment to Jakprints on October 26, possibly for stickers and t-shirts, but maybe for the Roguelike Celebration. I think this is our usual printer for t-shirts. @patrickod or @maltman23 may be able to confirm if these printing costs are for Noisebridge (general fund) or the Roguelike Celebration (which will be accounted for separately).

One caveat about the numbers in this report: It’s possible that Noisetor revenue since October 9 is missing, and their regularly scheduled hosting payment didn’t go through. If some revenue is reallocated to Noisetor, that would decrease the general fund total and increase the Noisetor total, without changing our overall bank balance. When their hosting payment goes through, that will decrease the Noisetor total and our overall bank balance by $1,547.

Financial Report - October 05, 2017

Noisebridge has $83,299.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,058.43 in the general fund, which is about 7-1/2 months of critical expenses. $26,822.04 for Noisetor $5,830.12 in the equipment fund $3,037.48 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $763.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits $XXX in the Roguelike Celebration fund (placeholder—all roguelike moneys treated as general fund until we reconcile numbers)

Notes:

“Critical expenses” include rent, utilities, Internet, trash collection, insurance, accounting fees, legal fees, bank fees, and state business registration fees, but does not include drink purchases, t-shirt or sticker printing, or payments for repairs and consumables. Critical expenses add up to around $6,000 per month.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since October 2 and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, as well as their most recent payment for hosting.

$439.53 in book royalties were added to the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation.

Some equipment fund money got spent on guitars, audio mixing rack infrastructure, and PS4 controller.

Eventbrite is starting to send us money for the next Roguelike Celebration, which we’re fiscally sponsoring again this year. They’ll be making a 5% donation of their revenue to Noisebridge’s general fund, which they estimate will be around $500, but that may be higher or lower. If they have a surplus when it’s all said and done, we’ll keep it in the bank as the “Roguelike Celebration fund,” for use at the next event. All of the expenses and revenue will be forwarded to treasurer@noisebridge.net for me to crunch the numbers. Until I actually crunch those numbers, though, I’m going to just treat all suspected Roguelike revenue (like mysterious Eventbrite deposits) as “general fund” for the purposes of these financial reports.

Financial Report - October 02, 2017

Noisebridge has $83,145.56 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,725.28 in the general fund, which is about nearly 9 months of regular expenses. $28,348.54 for Noisetor $5,922.48 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $763.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. $288 was added to the laser maintenance fund from the laser maintenance cash donation box.

By my accounting, we have 37 dues-paying members and philanthropists kicking in $2,331.80 each month. It’s possible more people are paying dues in cash, which is harder to trace. I’m following up individually with some people. We have only 14 members who I know to be current on their dues, 2 members on hiatus, and 13 members who may or may not be paying dues or on hiatus but aren’t paying dues with the email address I have on file. We have 23 philanthropists I know to be currently paying dues.

Financial Report - September 28, 2017

Noisebridge has $81,642.30 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,552 in the general fund, which is about 8-1/2 months of regular expenses. $28,305.79 for Noisetor $5,922.48 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 19th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

We recently spent $379.74 from the equipment fund and $379.73 from the project-specific donations to the general fund to purchase a MakerBot Ultimate 3D Printer. There is currently a fundraiser for a Prusa I3.

We just paid our rent for October, so our new post-rent baseline is $42,552. Our previous baseline (September 1st) was $40,054.28, which means that the general fund grew by nearly $2,000 this month.

That gain is even more impressive considering we took a dip of $2,500 to buy all of that Club Mate near the beginning of the month and still have about 2/5 of it left.

The expected return on the remaining Club Mate is about $1,200-$1,300.

So if we count our chickens before they hatch, our general fund grew by $3,200 - $3,300 this month.

Financial Report - September 19, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,761.46 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,343.19 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,220.29 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 16th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Financial Report - September 16, 2017 - Including Breakdown of #NB10!

Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $45,115.61 in the general fund, which is just over nine months of regular expenses. $28,172.79 for Noisetor $6,336.72 in the equipment fund $2,597.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $1,412.96 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 12th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship. It also takes into account new royalty payments to Thomas’ foundation.

We got another big deposit ($1,037.53) into our checking account from Eventbrite. We don’t know why they keep giving us money, but it’s great!

We spent $587.04 from the broadcast fund for A/V, staging, and lighting equipment for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball (#NB10). Each of the five performers for #NB10 were paid $200 from door and drinks donations, for a total of $1,000. We made several reimbursements from the equipment fund as well related to #NB10. Drinks and other remaining expenses were paid for out of the general fund. The event was extremely net revenue positive for the space.

Miscellaneous #NB10 expenses are described here: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/NB10-Misc-Expenses-Tally

Reimbursed drink expenses were $929.96, mostly reflected in totals from previous financial reports. Total expenses from the event add up to $3,639.24, not counting Club Mate consumed. The bartenders estimated 5 boxes, or 100 bottles, of Club Mate were consumed, previously purchased with general fund money at an estimated total cost of $315. $587.04 of that came from the broadcast fund. $638.01 of that came from the equipment fund. $2,729.19 came from the general fund, inclusive of the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed.

Our total revenue over the long weekend was $4,988.60. Subtracting expenses that were reimbursed from the general fund, the general fund increased by $2,259.41 over the weekend. Subtracting all expenses, our overall total accounts increased by $1,034.36. But spending money from the equipment fund and broadcast fund is a good thing! That money is meant to be spent.

(Note: Because this takes into account the estimated cost of Club Mate consumed, technically our cash accounts increased by $1,359.36, and the cash in our general fund increased by $2,574.41. But I think the cost of Club Mate should be included in the accounting for the event, the same way we deducted the cost of purchasing alcohol. The fact that Club Mate was pre-purchased in bulk is immaterial for our purposes of analyzing the event.)

Financial Report - September 12, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,486.38 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $42,965.56 in the general fund, which is just under 9 months of regular expenses. $28,172.79 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Foundation $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,000 to reimburse performers at #NB10 $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 6th, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, their subscription payment for their second hosting set-up, and a bunch of little one-off purchases and fees.

Financial Report - September 6, 2017

Noisebridge has $79,618.40 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $38,601.54 in the general fund, which is under 8 months of regular expenses. $28,668.83 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,522.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

The general fund is below its typical level because of thousands of dollars of reimbursements for Club Mate, alcohol, and t-shirts for the Noisebridge 10th Anniversary Exhibition & Ball. Expect that to flood back in over the weekend.

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since September 1st, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their recent $841.20 purchase of a server. It also includes several reimbursements for items available for donation during NB10:

$404.16 to Ruth for the purchase of Bulleit and beer $460.80 to Jarrod for the purchase of custom t-shirts

This total does not separate out project-specific donations for the new 3D printer, but those donations are being recorded appropriately by donate.noisebridge.net. When the project hits the magic number, we will direct money from the general fund and a matching grant from the equipment fund to purchase the new 3D printer. Financial Report - September 1, 2017

Noisebridge has $81,810.10 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,054.28 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $29,457.78 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,472.95 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 22nd, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting. We have paid our rent for September.

Financial Report - August 22, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,809.04 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $41,598.87 in the general fund, which is over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,946.28 for Noisetor $6,974.73 in the equipment fund $2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $475.35 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 17th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Today we reimbursed Mitch $2,500 for the purchase of a pallet of Club Mate for the space, which will be available to everyone at the regular $4/bottle donation rate. The expected delta between donation revenue and cost of purchase is around $700 for the pallet. We also reimbursed Lady Red $53 from the equipment fund for the purchase of a dress form for the sewing area.

We recently got a $1,956.49 deposit in our checking account from Eventbrite, and your treasurer does not know why. If anyone knows why, let him know for the record.

Financial Report - August 17, 2017

Noisebridge has $86,771.69 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $43,903 in the general fund, which is nearly 9 months of regular expenses. $30,884.53 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,438.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $142.62 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Notes:

This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 8th and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

Today we reimbursed the laser working group $1,205.67 from the laser maintenance fund for purchases of wood and cardboard.

Financial Report - August 8, 2017

Noisebridge has $84,008.11 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,633.25 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,761.03 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since August 3rd and their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship.

*August 3, 2017*

Noisebridge has $83,545.47 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $40,220.01 in the general fund, which is just over 8 months of regular expenses. $30,711.63 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

Note: This running total takes into account Noisetor’s donations since July 28, 2017, their 5% contribution to the general fund for fiscal sponsorship, and their most recent payment for hosting.

The running total for Noisetor is not official and for general reference purposes only. The official total will be calculated manually at least once every two months until we have a more automated process.

*August 2, 2017*

Noisebridge has $84,585.91 in the bank.

_Breakdown:_ $39,738.70 in the general fund, which is just shy of 8 months of regular expenses. $32,233.38 for Noisetor $7,027.73 in the equipment fund $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund $2,000 in the broadcast fund $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits

*July 31, 2017*

Noisebridge has $83,933.09 in the bank. Here’s the breakdown of that money: $32,233.38 for Noisetor, $1,117.29 in the laser maintenance fund, $2,093.81 in the Thomas J. Shutt Memorial Fund, $7,139 for the equipment fund, $2,000 for the broadcast fund, $375 from Friends of the Public Library to reimburse Circuit Hacking Mondays for kits, leaving around $38,974.61 for the general fund, which is nearly 8 months of regular expenses. August rent was paid.

Bookkeeping

It's important for Noisebridge to keep accurate financial records, and report them publicly and regularly, to give confidence to donors. It's also important to reimburse community members from the appropriate fund as soon as possible when they make a valid reimbursement request, ideally within 3 days.

Cash collected from the space for deposit in the bank should be counted, photographed, and reported in #finance-wg on Slack, for transparency and logging. You should identify the source of the cash (which cash box?) and where the cash is going. If the cash is going to an earmarked fund, rather than the general fund, record that in your running financial totals immediately. Don't count cash, do reimbursements, or make any other financial transfer if you don't have enough time to update your running totals. You are bound to forget, and it's too much mental burden to try to remember every little detail. Write it down, then forget.

Learn double entry bookkeeping. Use whatever system makes the most sense for you. Maybe that's a spreadsheet, or maybe it's a .txt file. Keep it simple. It's for your own purposes of creating financial reports to post to this wiki page. It doesn't need to be a complicated SaaS solution, unless you have a specific purpose in mind for that software, and are willing to put the extra time in to make the solution work.

Noisebridge has a wide variety of income sources and expenses. It might be easier to use .txt files than a pre-built SaaS solution. The author of this piece (John) used .txt files almost exclusively, because it was easier.

If someone wants to donate money for a specific, earmarked fund, create that fund without question. The treasurer is the executor of Noisebridge funds, not the decider of which funds should exist.

The general fund pays for rent, utilities, regulatory fees (like tax filing fees, permit fees, etc.), revenue-generating items like t-shirts, stickers, snacks, and drinks, and critical sanitary consumables like cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels, and tampons. Guard the general fund with your life. Don't worry if it seems to be piling up money. It is Noisebridge's cushion against major financial shocks.

If the general fund dips below 10 months of regular expenses, be worried. If it dips below 4 months of regular expenses, panic.


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