[Noisebridge-board] IRS 501(c)(3)application sent in!

Rachel McConnell rachel at xtreme.com
Thu Jan 29 17:19:29 PST 2009


Well, I mean after 3 or 4 months, but we could start planning sooner 
than that.

Rachel McConnell wrote:
> Fantastic!  Tell the list, maybe we could have a 
> celebratory/fund-raising Event of some kind?
> 
> R
> 
> Jacob Appelbaum wrote:
>> Mitch Altman wrote:
>>> I was at Carol Gee's yesterday to sign all the forms, and they are
>>> now sent off to the IRS.
>>>
>>> Here's what we can now expect: Carol says that after about 3 or 4
>>> months we should be approved as "provisional".  We then have 5 years
>>> to prove ourselves as a public benefit, including getting a certain
>>> percentage of funds donated from outside the organization (with the
>>> donations coming from lots of individuals or businesses, and not just
>>> some big donors).
>>>
>>> It is possible that the IRS will have some questions for us that we
>>> will need to answer within the 3 or 4 months.  It is also possible
>>> that whoever examins our application hates the word "hacker" (or
>>> something), and that will make it more difficult for us.  But Carol
>>> sez that this isn't likely.
>>>
>>
>> Awesome news Mitch! I think in five years, we'll be able to do prove
>> that we're a public benefit. Probably much sooner!
>>
>> Best,
>> Jake
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