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* John: If something thinks there is something that should be added or removed, please interject/contact me. Under these conditions, I would be happy to continue tabling this proposal as a discussioin item.  
 
* John: If something thinks there is something that should be added or removed, please interject/contact me. Under these conditions, I would be happy to continue tabling this proposal as a discussioin item.  
 
* Tori: Would anyone like to sing the hacker national? ... Going once, going twice, Let's hack!
 
* Tori: Would anyone like to sing the hacker national? ... Going once, going twice, Let's hack!
 
'''Full text of consensed fiscal sponsorship policy:'''
 
 
Noisebridge can serve as a fiscal sponsor for projects led by members of the Noisebridge community, accepting grant money and donations to our bank account and passing it along to the leaders of the projects, who will not be considered employees of Noisebridge.
 
 
All projects must be led by people who contribute or have contributed to the Noisebridge community in a meaningful way.
 
 
Projects must be in line with Noisebridge’s mission to promote and encourage technical, scientific, and artistic skills through individual projects, social collaboration, and education.
 
 
Projects that have a military purpose or police purpose, or intend to seek funding from any branch of the military or police, will not be accepted.
 
 
Project leaders must be comfortable with the Noisebridge community knowing how much money their project has on hand, since it will be read out at weekly meetings during the treasurer’s report.
 
 
We should subject project proposals to rigorous controls and close scrutiny, similar to membership applications. Every project proposed for fiscal sponsorship must be submitted for full Capital-C Consensus, with an executive summary posted online, and any member can block consensus without needing to propose an alternative.
 
 
New projects are expected to have specific time limits on the length of their fiscal sponsorship, such as six months to a year, at which point project managers must get consensus to extend fiscal sponsorship. Projects such as Noisetor which have been found to be successful over long periods may seek indefinite fiscal sponsorship.
 
 
Projects that violate Noisebridge's mission, accept military or police funding, spend money directly on political campaigns, operate as a for-profit enterprise, embezzle funds, or threaten Noisebridge's 501(c)(3) status will have their fiscal sponsorship automatically revoked. Fiscal sponsorship can also be revoked by consensus of the membership, excluding participants and recipients.
 
 
The administrative fee charged by Noisebridge for acting as a fiscal sponsor will be 5% of all money raised through donations and grants, the same rate charged to Noisetor, the first and so far only outside project fiscally sponsored by Noisebridge. This is the low end of what nonprofits charge for fiscal sponsorship and is intended to cover extra overhead costs Noisebridge is taking on.
 
 
Noisebridge does not have any paid staff and does not intend to hire any. We may, however, need to pay for additional legal and accounting services from contractors, which should be covered by the 5% administrative fee. Recipients of grant money and donations through fiscal sponsorship may be legally considered contractors of Noisebridge, depending on the amount of money raised and how it is used.
 
 
Any money left over from the 5% administrative fee after paying for legal and accounting services will go into Noisebridge’s general fund.
 
  
 
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==
 
== [[ Current Consensus Items | Proposals for next week ]] ==

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