[Noisebridge-discuss] $500 donation - what would noisebridge do with it?
hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Sat Jan 8 14:27:37 PST 2011
We have a cash account for tracking funds that never make it into a
bank account. Earmarked donations are definitely discouraged, but
money that is donated and spent immediately can still be tracked.
If the final "donation" is goods, in many cases, Noisebridge just
provides a receipt that has no monetary value but instead lists items,
and the donor is then responsible for putting a monetary value on it
using personal receipts.
In short, Patrick can have a tax receipt regardless of whether his
donation is monetary or goods.
On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 10:23, jim <jim at systemateka.com> wrote:
> $500.00 is significant money for which patrick may
> want 501(c)3 tax credit, in which case he should give
> the money to the treasurer.
> i am sympathetic to respecting donors' wishes to
> donate things and/or money for specific purposes. i'm
> also sympathetic to rejecting such dedicated
> donations if they're more hassle than valuable. but
> i'm not aware of any way-inappropriate or high-hassle
> factor donations so far.
> On Tue, 2011-01-04 at 01:52 -0800, Albert Sweigart wrote:
>> Honestly, I think rent would be the best way that money can be used
>> even if it is not the most visible. We currently don't accept
>> donations for specific projects because it creates an overhead for the
>> treasurer & co. If you know of some people working on things at NB,
>> it'd probably be easier to give them the money directly.
>> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Long story short, I get paid next week. I had planned and budgeted a
>> > month ago to donate $500 to Noisebridge, with the condition that the
>> > money be spent on some sort of improvements, projects, or combination of
>> > things that we generally agree (members and non-members alike) would
>> > improve the space (not rent).
>> > So use this thread to discuss and reach a consensus.
>> > Patrick
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