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Dear friends and fans of Noisebridge:
 
Dear friends and fans of Noisebridge:
  
We need your help.
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'''We need your help.'''
  
Despite our best efforts to fly under The Storm, The Great San Francisco Reckoning has finally fallen upon us, and Noisebridge is staring displacement in the face in 2018.
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Despite our best efforts to fly under The Storm, The Great San Francisco Reckoning has finally fallen upon us. '''Noisebridge's landlords do not want to renew our lease.'''  Come August 2018, we will almost certainly be out of our space at 2169 Mission St.
  
Noisebridge's lease will not be renewed by our landlordsCome August 2018, we will almost certainly be out of our space at 2169 Mission St.
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We don't know where Noisebridge will end up, but '''our community is committed to providing a home for hacking and making in San Francisco.'''  We believe that San Francisco needs a hackerspace that is open to as many people as possible as often as possibleWe also strongly believe that the residents and guests of our town deserve a space to pursue their hopes, interests, and ambitions at their own pace in a safe space where lack of funds is no barrier to entry.  This is what Noisebridge provides, and has provided for nearly a decade.  With your help we are going to keep providing the best donation based space for everyone’s technical and creative projects.
  
Noisebridge is committed to providing a home for hacking and making in San Francisco, but staying in SF doesn’t come cheap.  The price of space per square foot has more than tripled over our current lease.
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To continue this mission, '''Noisebridge absolutely needs to raise money''' at a much higher level then it has in the past. The best way you can help us out, right now, is to become a monthly donor. Please do so at:
 
 
We don’t know where we’ll end up.  Only one thing is clear: in order to survive, Noisebridge absolutely needs to raise money at a much higher level.
 
 
 
Right now, we’re asking for donations.  A lot of donations.  More donations than Noisebridge has ever gotten before.  
 
 
 
The best way you can help us out -- right now -- is to become a monthly donor.
 
  
 
http://donate.noisebridge.net
 
http://donate.noisebridge.net
  
Even if you can’t commit to a monthly donation, any amount you give will help us build a war-chest to get through our most difficult financial challenge yet.  
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Even if you can’t commit to a monthly donation, any amount you give will help us build a war-chest to get through our most difficult financial challenge yet. In addition, if you can provide resources, skills, and experience towards fundraising on the order of six figures or more, we’d really like to talk to you. Remember, '''Noisebridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization''', with all the good things that entails. Tax deductions, employer matching, fuzzy feelings!
 
 
http://donate.noisebridge.net
 
 
 
In addition, if you can provide resources, skills, and experience towards fundraising on the order of six figures or more, we’d really like to talk to you.  
 
 
 
We believe that San Francisco needs a hackerspace that is open to as many people as possible as often as possible. We also strongly believe that the residents and guests of our town deserve a space to pursue their hopes, interests, and ambitions at their own pace in a safe space where lack of funds is no barrier to entry. This is what Noisebridge provides.  With your help we are going to keep providing the best donation based space for everyone’s technical and creative projects.
 
  
This won't be the last message you receive about helping Noisebridge succeed in 2018 and beyond. And we entreat you to spread this message far and wide -- because it’s going to take a global village.
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We're still organizing our fundraising and discovering our options, so this won't be the last message you receive about helping Noisebridge succeed in 2018 and beyond. We entreat you to '''please spread this message far and wide''' -- because it’s going to take a global village.
  
 
Thank you for all your support, and hack the planet,
 
Thank you for all your support, and hack the planet,
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The   (Noisebridge Space Program)
 
The   (Noisebridge Space Program)
  
PS: Noisebridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with all the good things that entails. Tax deductions, employer matching, fuzzy feelings!
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Postscript: If you’d like to keep up with our progress, we’ll be keeping updates and information at: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Space_Program

Revision as of 06:40, 20 December 2017

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Dear friends and fans of Noisebridge:

We need your help.

Despite our best efforts to fly under The Storm, The Great San Francisco Reckoning has finally fallen upon us. Noisebridge's landlords do not want to renew our lease. Come August 2018, we will almost certainly be out of our space at 2169 Mission St.

We don't know where Noisebridge will end up, but our community is committed to providing a home for hacking and making in San Francisco. We believe that San Francisco needs a hackerspace that is open to as many people as possible as often as possible. We also strongly believe that the residents and guests of our town deserve a space to pursue their hopes, interests, and ambitions at their own pace in a safe space where lack of funds is no barrier to entry. This is what Noisebridge provides, and has provided for nearly a decade. With your help we are going to keep providing the best donation based space for everyone’s technical and creative projects.

To continue this mission, Noisebridge absolutely needs to raise money at a much higher level then it has in the past. The best way you can help us out, right now, is to become a monthly donor. Please do so at:

http://donate.noisebridge.net

Even if you can’t commit to a monthly donation, any amount you give will help us build a war-chest to get through our most difficult financial challenge yet. In addition, if you can provide resources, skills, and experience towards fundraising on the order of six figures or more, we’d really like to talk to you. Remember, Noisebridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, with all the good things that entails. Tax deductions, employer matching, fuzzy feelings!

We're still organizing our fundraising and discovering our options, so this won't be the last message you receive about helping Noisebridge succeed in 2018 and beyond. We entreat you to please spread this message far and wide -- because it’s going to take a global village.

Thank you for all your support, and hack the planet,

The   (Noisebridge Space Program)

Postscript: If you’d like to keep up with our progress, we’ll be keeping updates and information at: https://noisebridge.net/wiki/Noisebridge_Space_Program