[Noisebridge-board] A model we use that might not be best...

David Molnar dmolnar at eecs.berkeley.edu
Wed Jun 17 12:24:04 PDT 2009


Christie Dudley wrote:
> The way we've been doing it with things like T-shirts and so forth is
> that a NB member has fronted the money for the fund raising activity
> and then donated the proceeds to Noisebridge.  Now, while this pretty
> much works for us, I'm willing to wager it doesn't look so good for
> the IRS.  If we continue with this model, we will only have donations
> from members for things that require money up front to accomplish,
> which is everything of any size at all.  Is this something we would
> want to address?
This sounds like something we should bring up with Carol Gee, our
lawyer. We've already asked her to look into whether Noisebridge
membership dues count for the "Public Support Test" of the 501c3
application.

David Molnar


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